We are calling for candidates for postgraduate research scholarships (Masters or Ph.D. level), to fill capability gaps in focus areas compatible with our five-year strategic plan. Awards are available for full scholarships and supplementary top-up awards for holders of Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) or equivalent funding. Scholarship applications can be submitted via SugarNet.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
To be eligible for a full SPRS or a top-up scholarship, the candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia and must have acceptance at a recognized research institution.
The Principal Supervisor for the postgraduate study program must provide evidence that the host organization supports the project and the applicant’s candidature for the relevant study program.
The SPRS award offers supplementary or full scholarships, the number and value of which are at the discretion of SRA. For a higher probability of success, the applicant is encouraged to also apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or equivalent through their host university. Preference will be given to applicants who receive an RTP or equivalent scholarship. Successful applicants not holding an RTP scholarship or any other base scholarship will be provided a tax-free stipend of $32,000 per annum (exclusive of GST). Successful applicants with an RTP scholarship will be provided a tax-free top-up set at a maximum of 75% of the RTP stipend rate which is determined by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training each year. All successful applicants will also be provided with an additional budget of $10,000 (excluding GST) per year to support research project operating expenses.
Scholarships are available for three years for PhD studies and two years for Research Masters studies and are awarded on the basis of academic excellence.
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Organization / Institution Name
The University of Queensland