Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships

The following scholarships are funded by by external funding bodies and donors for specific research projects or disciplines. These vary in amount, condition requirements and closing date.

Please click on a scholarship below for further details.

Faculty/Institute

Office of the Provost/Academic Division

Discipline

All disciplines

Campus

  • Sandy Bay
  • Hobart
  • Newnham
  • Inveresk
  • Cradle Coast
  • Sydney

Research Theme

  • Better Health
  • Data, Knowledge & Decisions
  • Creativity, Culture & Society
  • Marine, Antarctic & Maritime
  • Environment, Resources & Sustainability

Scholarship type

Living allowance

Value & Duration

This scholarship provides 26,682pa (2017 rate) living allowance for 3 years, with a possible 6 month extension.

Funding source

This scholarship is funded from the Indigenous Student Success Programme

Closing date

Applications are accepted throughout the year

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this scholarship:

  • Applicants must be Australian Aboriginal or Torres   Strait Islander people who meet the Commonwealth three tiered criteria for Aboriginality
    • is of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
    • identifies as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and
    • is accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives or has lived
  • The Higher Degree by Research (HDR) requirement must be undertaken on a Full-time basis
  • Applicants must already have been awarded a first class Honours degree or hold equivalent qualifications or relevant and substantial research experience in an appropriate sector
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong research and analytical skills

*Additional eligibility requirements may be applicable under the Indigenous Student Success Programme Guidelines https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00036

*These scholarships are subject to Exemption 13/09/033 that permits advertising for and awarding of the scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates only.

Application Process

Applicants should visit the Apply Now http://www.utas.edu.au/research/degrees/apply-now website and complete an application via the University of Tasmania’s Online Applications System. Please indicate under Scholarship Support that you wish to be considered for a Japanangka Errol West Graduate Research Scholarship.

More information

Please contact Felicity Wilkinson for more information via email Graduate.Research@utas.edu.au

The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship scheme supports outstanding Australian health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive, and to develop a capacity for original independent projects.

The NHMRC's Research Grants Management System (RGMS) must be used to access/enter your Profile and CV, and to submit your scholarship application. Applicants that are not yet registered in RGMS should contact the Research Help Centre (RHC) at help@nhmrc.gov.au for more information.

A complete application consists of:

  • Parts A and B of the application form;
  • The relevant information in your RGMS Profile and CV;
  • The required supporting documentation, as outlined below.

To be eligible applicants must be:

  • A domestic applicant - Australian citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident or a New Zealand citizen and must be based in Australia for the duration of the award;
  • Have an academic qualification equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with Honours Class I or IIA; and
  • Meet all eligibility criteria as set out by the NHMRC.

Applications are dependent upon NHMRC founding rounds. Applicants are to complete their application through the NHMRC's RGMS by this date and submit to the Research Hub.

The Funding Rules and Advice and Instructions to Applicants are available on the NHMRC website. All applications must be submitted electronically using the NHMRC Research Grant Management System (RGMS).

This scholarship is to assist Indigenous students with costs associated with university study.

Apply

For instruction on how to apply please visit the direct link to this opportunity on the Scholarships and Bursaries webpage.

This scholarship is to assist Indigenous students with costs associated with university study.

Apply

For instruction on how to apply please visit the direct link to this opportunity on the Scholarships and Bursaries webpage.

Faculty/Institute

Office of the Provost/Academic Division

Discipline

All Disciplines

Campus

  • Sandy Bay
  • Hobart
  • Newnham
  • Inveresk    
  • Cradle Coast  
  • Sydney

Research Theme

  • Better Health      
  • Data, Knowledge & Decisions    
  • Creativity, Culture & Society
  • Marine, Antarctic & Maritime            
  • Environment, Resources & Sustainability

Scholarship type

Supplementary/Top-up Scholarship

Value & Duration

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This scholarship provides $5,000 p.a. living allowance for 12 months. It can be awarded in addition to other living allowances for high achieving Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Students.

Further information is available on the Scholarships webpage.

Funding source

This scholarship is funded from the Indigenous Student Success Programme

Closing date

Applications are accepted throughout the year

Eligibility

The following eligibility criteria apply to this scholarship:

  • The scholarship is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander HDR Students
  • The degree can be Part-time or Full-time. Can apply pro-rata

Application Process

Applicants will be assessed based on their needs, research capacity and assessment against other applicants.

Information and guidance on the application process can be found on the Apply Now website.

Information about scholarships is available on the Scholarships webpage.