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Domestic Research Scholarships

Stipends

The female athlete - team sports (Sports Leadership & Development) PhD Scholarship

Closing date: 24 November 2017

Applications are open for a PhD scholarship in the area of Sports Leadership and development at the University of Canberra’s Faculty of Health. The scholarship involves the development of a PhD course as a series of studies investigating the area of Sports Leadership and Development with the opportunity for the successful candidate to blend their own interests with those of the University.

Applicants with a background in sports, sports leadership, and sports development pathways are actively encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will join a community of staff and other higher degree by research scholars working on related topics.             

The scholarship is offered on a three-year full-time basis, and comes with potential travel for field work. A first-class honours degree or equivalent is required. 

Benefits

The scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs, indexed annually ($27,082 for 2018, tax-free), for up to three years.

How to apply

Applicants must apply for admission and scholarship using the relevant forms (see link below) and ensure they include the UC Sports Leadership & Development PhD Scholarship cover sheet with their application (available here).

For application instructions for admission and scholarship see here.

UC Sports Leadership & Development PhD Scholarship conditions of award

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarships

Closing date: 30 September 2017

Available for future and current domestic students in all research disciplines.

Eligibility details

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be a domestic student (Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen)
  • not have previously held an Australian-Government-funded research scholarship for more than 6 months.

* Preference will be given to applicants with First Class Honours (H1) or equivalent, applying for PhD.

Benefits

The scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs, indexed annually ($27,082 for 2018, tax-free), for up to three years. In addition, scholarship recipients are eligible for an allowance for relocation and thesis production.  See the RTP Stipend Scholarship Conditions of Award for more information.

How to apply

For application instructions for admission and scholarship see here.

Background

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships are funded by the federal government to provide support to postgraduate research students of exceptional research promise.

Before 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship (Domestic) was referred to as the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).

NATSEM Scholarship

Closing date: 30 September 2017

Eligibility details

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be a domestic or international student seeking to enrol, or enrolled, as a full-time candidate in a PhD in Economics with the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
  • have a minimum first-class honours (H1) or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment

Benefits

The scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs, indexed annually ($27,082 for 2018, tax-free), for up to three years. For more information see the NATSEM Scholarship Conditions of Award

How to apply

Applicants must apply for admission and scholarship using the relevant forms (see link below) and ensure they include the NATSEM Scholarship cover sheet with their application (available here).

For application instructions for admission and scholarship see here.

Deepwater Higher Degree by Research Scholarship

Closing date: 30 September 2017

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be a domestic (Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen) or international student
  • be seeking to enrol, or be enrolled, as a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) undertaking research on the molecular mechanisms of metastratic cancer
  • have a minimum first-class honours (H1) or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment

Benefits

The scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs, indexed annually ($27,082 for 2018, tax-free), for up to three years. For more information see the Deepwater Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Conditions of Award

How to apply

Applicants must apply for admission and scholarship using the relevant forms (see link below) and ensure they include the Deepwater HDR Scholarship cover sheet with their application (available here).

For application instructions for admission and scholarship see here.

NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust PhD Scholarship

Closing date: 30 September 2017

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be a domestic (Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen) or international student
  • be seeking to enrol, or be enrolled, as a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) candidate in the area of road safety
  • have a minimum first-class honours (H1) or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment

Some of the projects available for study in the area of road safety are 'Mobile phone use and driver distraction in young adults' (see flyer) and 'Road safety around schools' (see flyer). Applicants interested in these projects are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Rachel Davey prior to application (Rachel.Davey@canberra.edu.au).

Benefits

The scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs valued at $33,000 for up to three years, and includes additional annual support for conference attendance and one-off support for thesis printing.

How to apply

Applicants must apply for admission and scholarship using the relevant forms (see link below) and ensure they include the UC Sports Leadership & Development PhD Scholarship cover sheet with their application (available here).

For application instructions for admission and scholarship see here.

NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust PhD Scholarship conditions of award

W J Weeden Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Not open for applications for 2018

This Scholarship is generously funded by the family of the late W J Weeden. The PhD scholarship provides exemption from tuition fees for international students. It offers a stipend (living allowance) equivalent to the Research Training Program stipend scholarship ($26,682 per annum 2017 rate)(tax free and indexed annually) and is available for the duration of the course (up to 3 years).

This scholarship is open to domestic and international PhD candidates.

The conditions of award for the W J Weeden scholarship is a schedule to the Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Policy, available in pdf and rtf.

Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships

Up to five general Postgraduate scholarships are granted each year across all disciplines, to allow students undertaking an Australian PhD to undertake research in the U.S. as a Visiting Research Student.

What are the benefits?
  • Monthly stipend for living expenses
  • Travel Allowance
  • Establishment allowance
  • ASPE medical insurance of up to A$100,000 (for the scholar only)
  • National orientation program, showcase & gala presentation dinner
  • Assistance with identifying and applying to host institutions via Placement Services
  • In-country “gateway” orientation program, run by the IIE
  • Enrichment Seminars in the United States with other international Fulbright scholars
  • Access to a professional network of distinguished Australian and American Fulbright alumni
  • Ongoing assistance from the Commission with visas, enrichment opportunities and pastoral care
  • Media and publicity support
What are the conditions?
  • Funding is stipend based and is for a maximum of ten months (eight months is the preferred minimum) – this includes for those undertaking full degree programs (see below for more details).
  • Stipend is paid monthly and is pro-rata, i.e. it will be reduced for shorter programs
  • Funding does not cover tuition fees
  • Awardees must be admitted to a recognised host institution in order to take up the scholarship
  • VSR awardees can work with multiple institutions but should be based at and spend the majority of their program with one primary host
  • Awardees wishing to undertake degree programs which exceed the maximum ten months for which Fulbright funding is awarded must demonstrate sufficient additional funding to cover the costs of living and studying in the U.S. for the remainder of their program. Please note, the cost of obtaining a full postgraduate degree from a U.S. university is very high and must be considered carefully
  • Awardees must demonstrate they have sufficient additional funds to support any accompanying dependents during their stay in the U.S.
  • Please see General Award Terms and Conditions for more information

For more information on Fulbright Scholarships visit the Fulbright website.

Fee scholarships

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset

Available to future and current domestic research students in all disciplines.

Eligibility details

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • be a domestic student (Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen)
  • be applying for or currently undertaking a Higher Degree by Research course (PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters by Research).

Benefits

The scholarship is provided to offset the costs of tuition fees for domestic research students enrolled in higher degree by research courses. For more information see the RTP Fees Offset Conditions of Award.

How to apply

No application required for domestic candidates. This scholarship is automatically awarded to domestic research students undertaking a Higher Degree by Research course at the University of Canberra.

Background

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarships are funded by the federal government to provide support to postgraduate research students.

From 1 January 2017 the Research Training Program (RTP) Offset Scholarship replaces the Research Training Scheme (RTS), which was previously used by universities to cover the cost of domestic tuition fees.