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International 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 Scholarship

Closing Date: 30 September 2017 

The scholarship is funded under the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scheme and is available for future and current international students in all research disciplines.

Eligibility details

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

  • be an international student
  • 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 overseas health cover (single cover), and an allowance for relocation and thesis production. For more information see the RTP Stipend Scholarship Conditions of Award.

The International HDR Stipend Scholarship may be accompanied by a tuition fee sponsorship for up to three years, at the discretion of the University Scholarships Committee.

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.

From 1 January 2017 the International Higher Degree by Research Stipend Scholarship replaces the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IRPS).

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.

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.

NATSEM Scholarship conditions of award

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.

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.

Deepwater Higher Degree by Research Scholarship conditions of award

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 (RTP) 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 students.

You must provide a full CV, 1,000 word proposal and two examples of academic writing including one published work and the name and contact details of two academic referees.

Conditions of award (pdf and rtf)

Sponsored pathways to PhD

RISTEKDIKTI PhD pathway and top-up stipend

The University of Canberra and the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of Indonesia agreement provides a jointly sponsored pathway and scholarship agreement for approved applicants, and includes the following benefits:

For applicants required to undertake English language training prior to PhD commencement

  • UC sponsored ELICOS tuition fees (10 weeks)
  • UC sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate (10 weeks)

For PhD study

  • RISTEKDIKTI sponsored living stipend
  • UC sponsored top-up living stipend
  • UC sponsored tuition fees for 7th and 8th semesters

Eligibility for this sponsored agreement is assessed and approved by RISTEKDIKTI. Assessment for admission to the course is undertaken by the University of Canberra.

UC-MORA PhD pathway agreement

The University of Canberra and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA), Indonesia agreement provides a jointly sponsored pathway agreement for approved applicants, and includes the following benefits:

For applicants required to undertake English language training prior to PhD commencement

  • UC sponsored ELICOS tuition fees (10 weeks)
  • UC sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate (10 weeks)

For PhD study

  • MORA sponsored PhD tuition fees
  • MORA sponsored living stipend

Additional benefits

  • MORA sponsored overseas health cover and student amenities fees

Eligibility for this sponsored agreement is assessed and approved by MORA. Assessment for admission to the course is undertaken by the University of Canberra.

UC-VIED PhD pathway agreement

The University of Canberra and Vietnam International Education Development agreement provides a jointly sponsored pathway agreement for approved applicants, and includes the following benefits:

For applicants required to undertake English language training prior to PhD commencement

  • UC sponsored ELICOS tuition fees (10 weeks)
  • UC sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate (10 weeks)

For PhD study

  • Co-sponsored living stipend at RTP scholarship rate
  • UC sponsored tuition fees

Additional benefits

  • UC sponsored visa costs (reimbursement), overseas health cover student amenities fees

Eligibility for this sponsored agreement is assessed and approved by VIED. Assessment for admission to the course is undertaken by the University of Canberra.