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Available research scholarships

PhD Scholarships Information Session

Where: Clive Price Suite, Building 1, University of Canberra
When: 27 September 2022, 5:30pm until 7pm
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Register your interest in attending the Information Session, email: UCSportStrategy@canberra.edu.au

Applications for study in Semester 1 2023 close 11:59pm AEST 30 September 2022

How to apply: Application for this scholarship is submitted via the HDR Application Portal. For application instructions for admission and scholarship see here.

Eligibility: Domestic and International applicants

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must:

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

For the allocation of scholarships for 2023 the following applicants will be given priority:

  • Applicants approved for admission to PhD with an Australian First-Class Honours result, or qualification or Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) considered by the University to be equivalent (e.g. Master by coursework with a research project of at least 25% of the course with a result of at least 80).
  • Current PhD candidates who have successfully achieved Confirmation of Candidature and have completed less than two years of candidature (EFT) at 31 December 2022;
  • Indigenous Australian applicants approved for admission to a PhD.
  • At least one scholarship allocated to each of the following areas: Health; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

In addition, at least 20% of scholarships will be awarded to applicants who have received First-Class Honours, and at least 20% to applicants who have received a Master by Coursework with a result of at least 80.

Benefits: The scholarship provides a stipend to assist with living costs, indexed annually ($30,000 for 2023, tax-free), for up to three and a half years. In addition, scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for a reimbursement of relocation costs within six months of commencement (new candidates only) and a reimbursement of thesis production costs (for theses submitted prior to maximum submission date). Reimbursement amounts are detailed in the scholarship offer letter.

International candidates approved to commence offshore as part of the International Offshore Onboarding Pilot Program during 2023 will not be paid their stipend scholarship until they are able to undertake their research onshore, at which point they will be back-paid their stipend, and are eligible to apply for reimbursement of relocation costs within six months of their arrival in Australia.

See the RTP Stipend Scholarship Conditions of Award for more information.

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).

Closing Date: No application necessary

Eligibility:

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).
  • RTP Fees Offsets may be offered to international HDR candidates whose application for stipend scholarship has been assessed in a competitive assessment process (University level process only).

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.

Applications for study in Semester 1, 2023 close 11:59pm AEST 30 September 2022 

The Indigenous Australian Higher Degree by Research Stipend Scholarship has been established to encourage applications from engaged and ambitious indigenous applicants to undertake a PhD or Master by Research course in any discipline at the University of Canberra.

The scholarship provides a tax-free living allowance of $35,000 per year for the duration of course, up to four years for a doctoral course and two years for a masters course. An additional $10,000 of research funding is available to be used for any cost related to the project. The scholarship also includes provisions for paid sick leave or family carers leave, paid maternity/parental leave and paid cultural leave.

Domestic applicants approved for entry to a Higher Degree by Research course at University of Canberra are also approved for an RTP Fee Offset to cover the cost of tuition fees for the duration of the course (four years for doctoral course and two years for master course).

Applicants who have also applied and are successful for an RTP Stipend Scholarship, will receive this scholarship as a top-up to the RTP Stipend, to the same value as above.

To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must:

  1. be enrolled, or seeking to enrol, as a full-time candidate in a Higher Degree by Research course at the University of Canberra;
  2. meet the requirements for admission to the course and receive of an offer of admission; and
  3. identify as an Indigenous Australian.

For more information see the UC Indigenous Australian HDR Stipend Scholarship Conditions of Award.

For enquiries, please contact graduateresearch@canberra.edu.au

Applications for study in Semester 1, 2023 close 11:59pm AEST 30 September 2022

Application for this scholarship is submitted via the HDR Application for Admission/Scholarship form.

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 and a stipend to assist with living costs, indexed annually ($29,863 for 2023, tax-free), for up to three years. In addition, scholarship recipients are eligible to apply for a reimbursement of relocation costs within six months of commencement (new candidates only) and a reimbursement of thesis production costs (for theses submitted prior to maximum submission date). Reimbursement amounts are detailed in the scholarship offer letter.

International candidates approved to commence offshore as part of the International Offshore Onboarding Pilot Program during 2021 will not be paid their stipend scholarship until they are able to undertake their research onshore, at which point they will be back-paid their stipend, and are eligible to apply for reimbursement of relocation costs within six months of their arrival in Australia.

The conditions of award for the W J Weeden scholarship is available here.

Established in 2016 by UC CIRI, this scholarship program has been set up to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at UC who are pursuing a course of study beyond a Bachelor Degree.

This scholarship will provide financial assistance to selected students so they can focus on one of the following courses of study at the University of Canberra:

  • Honours
  • Postgraduate Coursework
    • Graduate Certificate
    • Graduate Diploma
    • Masters
  • Higher Degree by Research
    • Masters by Research
    • PhD
    • Professional Doctorate

When to Apply

Applications are accepted all year round and will remain current for 3 months.

Applications will be considered in the next offer round after lodgement.

How to Lodge Your Application

Completed documentation is to be emailed to uc-ciri@canberra.edu.au with the subject line:  UC CIRI Scholarship Application.

If you are unable to submit your application via email, please contact the UC CIRI Administrator on (02) 6206 8678.

Help with Completing your Application

If you need help with completing your application staff at the Ngunnawal Centre will be happy to help. They are located in Building 5, Room A13 or you can call them on (02) 6201 2454.  Alternatively, you can call Tamara Posch at UC CIRI on (02) 6206 8678.

Applying

Before completing or submitting your application please ensure you have read and understood the Terms and Conditions.

This PhD Scholarship is to support research to explore the implementation of a health service intervention in Australian aged care settings, using a mixed methods approach. This project (qualitatively and quantitively) will evaluate different aspects of the implementation of “integrating pharmacists into the aged care facilities in the Australian Capital Territory, Australia”. This project is funded by the Commonwealth.

To apply, interested candidates are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae, and information on relevant research along with the names and contact information of two academic referees to Assistant Professor Sam Kosari (Sam.Kosari@canberra.edu.au)

Scholarship opportunity: This is a funded full-time PhD position ($30,000 per year for each of the three years, tax free) however, applicants who are not Australian Citizens will be required to pay international fees.

Click here for more details on the scholarship and eligibility to apply.

See Health Research Institute Scholarship Conditions of Award for more information.

Closing Date: Closing dates vary, please refer to Data61 website for more information.

Eligibility: Domestic and International applicants

To create a better world for future generations, CSIRO’s Data61 impart a calibre and depth of research that impacts a wide range of industries. From smart cities, data-driven health & social services, to digital economy, safety & security and digital government, at Data61 they create data you can trust.

Eligibility        

Data61 PhD Scholarships and Data61 Top-up Scholarships are open to domestic or international students. The successful applicant must have already applied for, or have already commenced a PhD research program at University of Canberra and accept Data61 scholarship conditions.

Benefits

Not only will Data61 PhD scholars join a national team and rub shoulders with world leading researchers, they will apply their knowledge across data rich communities that inform, impact and continually evolve. Scholars will receive a full stipend set at a rate equivalent to the Research Training Program base rate (The Top-up Scholarship is valued at $10,000 per annum (in exceptional circumstances Data61 can award up to $15,000) per annum.

How to apply

Please visit the Data61 website for more details.

Applications open between 1 January and 1 June

The Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship is open to final year PhD and Master students conducting a thesis by research, and is intended to assist them with living expenses during the most intrusive part of their thesis write-up period. The scholarship provides a total of $6,000 over a 12-week period.

Applications can be made through the Elite Editing website at https://www.eliteediting.com.au/scholarship/ between 1 January and 1 June. The scholarship is awarded before 31 July each year.

Closing date for applications is 31 October 2022

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is offering Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarships for students enrolled at an Australian University and holding a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or university equivalent, commencing in late 2022 or early 2023.

These scholarships are for PhD projects in CSIRO priority research areas. The students’ research will be co-supervised by CSIRO and university researchers.

CSIRO’s scholarship and postgraduate programs provide the future generation of scientists with the opportunity to launch their scientific careers working alongside leading scientists in world class facilities to deliver real world solutions.

Candidates must apply via the CSIRO Careers webpage - Studentships and 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.

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.

The N&MRC invites applications from outstanding candidates to undertake a PhD funded by an N&MRC PhD Stipend Scholarship.

The PhD candidate will be supervised by the Centre’s academic leaders in the field of Communication and Media Studies, on a topic related to one of its three research Labs:

  • Digital News+ Lab. The home of the Digital News Report: Australia, DN+L researches the changing nature of the news and media industries in the digital environment. Potential research projects include:
    • Journalism in the digital age
    • News consumption in regions, generations and social groups
    • Digital media policy and regulations
    • Digital platforms
  • Critical Conversations Lab investigates the way issues of social and political concern emerge through media and digital networks to enable public participation and influence political agendas. Projects might include:
    • Royal Commissions as ‘critical conversations’
    • Public discourse and networks (e.g. climate change, ageing, or work)
    • Media and social policy
    • Political and government communication
  • The Media Cultures Lab examines the impact of digital media technologies on social behaviour and social change, particularly in our daily lives. Projects include:
    • Media discourse of active transport policy
    • Parents and technology
    • Cyber safety
    • Generations and technology

The N&MRC provides a stimulating and supportive research training environment, where Higher Degree by Research candidates work with experienced researchers and participate in seminars, workshops and masterclasses.

Applications for this PhD Scholarship are invited from competitive applicants with excellent academic track records, and relevant professional experience. The N&MRC Stipend will be paid at the full RTP Scholarship rate of $28,597 (2021 rate), plus $4,000 Faculty of Arts and Design infrastructure support.

Interested candidates should prepare an Application incorporating:

  1. Covering letter of no more than two pages addressed to Professor Kerry McCallum, Director, News and Media Research Centre.
  2. Curriculum Vitae. This should include academic qualifications and professional experience.
  3. Research Proposal of up to 1000 words should include: Title, aims and purpose of the proposed research; reference to key academic literature; understanding of the topic and its professional context; proposed research design and methods; and potential outcomes of the study. **Candidates are strongly advised to identify potential supervisors and contact them, or the N&MRC Director, Kerry McCallum to discuss their proposed topic.
  4. References: All applications require two academic and/or professional references.

Applications are welcome by Friday 22 January 2021, for commencement in 2021.

Please email your completed application to nmrc@canberra.edu.au.

This PhD Scholarship aims to support research that explores the application of geospatial analysis (spatial regression, spatial microsimulation, etc) in socio-economic research. The research will be conducted under supervision of research leaders at the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra.

For over 20 years NATSEM has been, and remains, one of Australia’s leading economic and social policy research centres, and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost centres of excellence for microsimulation, economic and geospatial modelling, as well as policy evaluation. NATSEM undertakes independent and impartial research, and aims to be a key contributor to social and economic policy debate and analysis Australia-wide and throughout the world through expert economic modelling of the highest quality, and supplying applied research  services to commercial, government and not-for-profit clients. Through its research NATSEM is an active contributor to social and economic policy debate and receives extensive media and public attention.

To apply, interested candidates are invited to send their Curriculum Vitae, a short proposal of a research they would like to undertake, and information on relevant research they have completed previously along with the names and contact information of two academic referees to Associate Professor Yogi Vidyattama at yogi.vidyattama@canberra.edu.au.

Scholarship opportunity: The annual rate of the Scholarship will be the same as the full-time rate published for the relevant RTP Grant Year each year on the University of Canberra website, and indexed annually in accordance with the Higher Education Support Act 2003. Applicants who are not Australian Citizens will be required to pay international fees.

The University of Canberra is establishing 5 Industry co-funded research scholarships for PhD candidates commencing in Semester 1, 2023.

For more information about these scholarships and how to submit an Expression of Interest application, contact us at graduateresearch@canberra.edu.au

This scholarship opportunity aims to the health leaders of the future. Students will use research to answer ‘real world’ questions and issues that have impact on practice and policy related to Indigenous tobacco control in Australia.

University of Canberra Health Research Institute (UC HRI)

UC HRI was established in 2015 to consolidate and showcase the University's health research strengths, building sufficient scale, scope, sustainability, and infrastructure necessary to support world-class research. We actively encourage and support interdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches in addressing 'real world' issues. Excellence in research is at the core of our vision. Our research informs government policy and professional practice to improve individual and community health outcomes and the healthcare system.

The successful candidate will be enrolled into our flagship PhD Plus programme and be integrated into high performing academic teams in a world class research environment.

PhD candidates will be awarded a scholarship stipend of $30,000 per annum (and indexed), comprising a tax-free living allowance for 3 years.

Research areas

The successful candidates will be supervised by Dr Penney Upton and Dr Sunil George, who provide technical support to the National Best Practice Unit Tackling Indigenous Smoking (NBPU TIS).  NBPU TIS is a consortium led by Ninti One, an Indigenous owned not for profit organisation. Consortium members include UC-HRI and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet based at Edith Cowan University. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, NBPU TIS is one element of the successful Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program. This scholarship will provide opportunities to link into the consortium and the TIS program and to learn from key stakeholders and experts in Indigenous tobacco control. We would be particular interested in research proposals in the following areas:

  • Preventing smoking and vaping uptake in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth;
  • Social marketing campaigns to increase awareness and uptake of Quit support in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
  • Using social media for tobacco control;
  • Tobacco control in remote and very remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
  • Supporting smokefree environments (at home, car or workplace).

More information about the TIS Program and the work of NBPU TIS can be found on the TIS website: https://tacklingsmoking.org.au/

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • meet the University of Canberra’s admission requirements;
  • meet residency requirements;
  • not be currently enrolled in a PhD program at another university at the time of application;
  • apply as a full-time candidate;
  • have obtained the equivalent of a Master’s degree by research or 1st Class honours degree in a related subject to the research area(s) above
  • Be available to start in February 2023 (Semester 1)

Successful candidates can be located on the UC campus in Bruce, or in Darwin NT.

Application Process for the PhD Scholarship

Prospective applicants should submit a full CV and an expression of interest (EOI) – 2 pages max. providing information on their research experience and area of interest to: penney.upton@canberra.edu.au

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Dr Penney Upton: 04 8113 3384

Applications for the scholarship closes on Sunday, 20 November 2022.

A NSW Institute of Sport and University of Canberra: PhD Talent Identification Project

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) and the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE) are looking for a candidate to undertake a PhD program titled “Optimising Talent Identification: Integrating Coach Ratings, Psychometrics and Perceptual Neuroscience.”

NSWIS contributes to elite athletes’ performance at a national and international level by providing evidence-based and innovative sports science and medicine support to Australian high-performance athletes. UCRISE is a research and innovation institute, which brings together staff from a wide variety of academic disciplines based in the University of Canberra’s faculties and research centres around the central uniting theme of sport and exercise. UCRISE actively seeks to support the University’s aspiration to be regarded as Australia’s leading university for sport education and research.  More information can be found at: http://www.canberra.edu.au/research/institutes/ucrise

How will it work?

The project will analyse the potential for perceptual neuroscience measures to increase the success rates of talent identification programs at the NSWIS. This will be achieved by undertaking the first prospective longitudinal data collection and evaluation of perceptual psychophysical measures in NSWIS pathway athletes. Measures will include perceptual psychophysical measures, psychometric measures, coach rating scales, performance rankings for the relevant sport and Athlete Management System data where available.

You will have the opportunity to work with talent identification staff and coaches in both the domestic and international daily training and competition environments as well as undertake research that is deeply relevant to the development of Australia’s sporting talent.

The successful applicant will be embedded within the NSWIS Coaching, Regional and Talent unit, led by Director Andrew Logan, at the NSWIS Olympic Park Sydney and will involve travel domestically and working closely with coaching and high-performance staff. Regular visits to the University of Canberra also be undertaken to ensure the candidate benefits from university academic and institutional support.  The PhD program will comprise both a comprehensive literature analysis as well as a research component. The aims will be to:

  1. understand current practices relating to talent identification.
  2. investigate and identify aspects of perceptual neuroscience and psychophysical testing that influence human performance ability, that are not age determined, and have not been utilised previously in talent identification.
  3. investigate the efficacy of these strategies in the talent pathway.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for this opportunity you must possess as a minimum a bachelor’s degree recognised in Australia and satisfy Visa requirements if you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen. You must also be able to demonstrate relevant experience and a passion for working with athletes and coaches and high-level communication skills, both written and verbal are required. Applicants with high-level sporting experience and First-Class Honours (or equivalent) or research Master’s degree are preferred. Current students who will graduate by the end of 2022 are eligible to apply.

The PhD is funded by a NSWIS/UCRISE scholarship grant (AUD$40,000 p.a tax free) and a travel and consumable budget for four years.

NSWIS Project Lead: Andrew Logan, Director NSWIS Coaching, Regional and Talent unit

Supervisors: The team comprises a highly experienced group of applied sport scientists.

Dr Rebecca Dowse (Strength and Conditioning Coach, NSWIS)

Assoc/Prof Stephen Cobley (University of Sydney)

Assoc/Prof Phil Newman (University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise)

Assoc/Prof Jeremy Witchalls (University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise)

Professor Gordon Waddington (University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise)

Enquiries:

Please direct all enquiries to:

Prof Gordon Waddington

gordon.waddington@canberra.edu.au

How to Apply:

Send your CV and an expression of interest letter (2 sides, A4 maximum) to: ucrise@canberra.edu.au

Closing Date:  25th November 2022.