Student Project Fund

The Student Project fund is a fund to support student projects relating to Space.
The purpose of the fund is to create opportunity for students to engage with the research environment and learn the process of proposing, winning and delivering on research


Project TitleUniversityAcademic Supervisor
On-Orbit Refuelling DemonstrationUniversity of SydneyXiaofeng Wu
Space Vehicle Systems TestingAustralian National UniversityJuan Felipe Torres
Establishing Plants in Space Biology Payload for Future Lunar ExperimentsWestern Sydney UniversityChristopher Cazzonelli
Semi-Autonomous Lunar/Martian Sample Collection and Life DetectionUniversity of Technology SydneyMarc Carmichael
UTS Rocketry TeamUniversity of Technology SydneyMarc Carmichael
Project Pardalote (USyd Rocketry)University of SydneyMatt Cleary
The Bluesat Project High Altitude BalloonUniversity of New South WalesElias Aboutanios
Using Mechanoresponsive Cancer Cells to Study the Role of Force-Sensing Channels in Cellular Adaptations to Microgravity University of New South WalesKate Poole
UOW Mechatronics Society Participation in ARCh 2025University of WollongongJoseph Polden
Space Biology Module Payload Development for Future Lunar ExperimentsMacquarie UniversityEdiz Cetin
Project Orchard (UNSW Rocketry)University of New South WalesGarth Pearce
Macquarie Aerospace Rover Society (MARS)Macquarie UniversityEdiz Cetin
Sydney Interplanetary Rover InitiativeUniversity of SydneyAnne Bettens
Development and Optimisation of an air-brake System for NU Rocketry University of NewcastleBoyang Li
Student Investigators and Academic Supervisors will be contacted by

The Student Project Fund Program:

The Basics

Who: Undergraduate, Postgraduate and HDR students at the SRN universities.
What: Any project in any discipline, so long as it relates to Space.
How much: projects can be funded up to $10,000 each.

The Details

  • Student Investigators (the student leader of the project) must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia.
  • Each project must have an Academic Supervisor that agrees to supervise the project and administrate the funds through their university account.
  • Projects may take up to 6 months.
  • Group projects are highly encouraged.
  • Total funding budget nominally covers one student project per SRN university.
  • Applications will be assessed by the SRN on a competitive basis.
  • Submit to and CC:

The Documents