The Cuthbertson Elite Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship


A donation provided by the late Sir Harold Cuthbertson and Lady Cuthbertson to the University of Tasmania Foundation forms the endowment of the Cuthbertson Elite Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship. The top-up scholarship supports suitably qualified applicants of agriculture, horticulture, silviculture or aquaculture.

Type of scholarship

Top-Up Scholarship

Next scheduled offer


Scholarship terms

  1. A donation provided by the late Sir Harold Cuthbertson and Lady Cuthbertson to the University of Tasmania Foundation, together with any future donations and accrued interest, form the endowment (the Fund) of a scholarship known as the Cuthbertson Elite Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (the Scholarship).
  2. The Scholarship will be awarded as a Top-up Scholarship for eligible PhD candidates holding a Research Training Program (RTP) stipend or equivalent to a base living allowance stipend.
  3. The Scholarship may only be awarded to an eligible Higher Degree by Research student studying at the University of Tasmania in the discipline of Agriculture, Horticulture, Silviculture or Aquaculture. The eligibility criteria are:
    1. For a PhD candidate who is an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia;
    2. Completed at least four years of tertiary education studies and have achieved First Class Honours or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution;
    3. Only available to those who will be undertaking a full-time PhD program at the University of Tasmania;
    4. Not have been awarded a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature/scholarship;
    5. As this is a top-up scholarship, the student must already hold a base stipend at the Research Training Program (RTP) rate;
    6. The award is allocated by demonstration of academic merit as well as personal qualities and achievement that are relevant to the applicant making a significant contribution to society.
  4. If changes occur to courses, or the criteria in practice limits the number of applicants significantly, the University Graduate Research Office may modify the criteria with regard to the intention of the donors to ensure the scholarship can be awarded.
  5. The Scholarship selection will be determined by an approved selection process overseen by the Dean of Graduate Research, with specific regard to the eligibility criteria as detailed in clause 3.
  6. The Scholarship is tenable for three and a half years with paid and unpaid leave entitlements consistent with those specified in the University’s current RTP conditions of award and is subject to the student:
    1. continuing in full-time study or in part-time study if approved by the Graduate Research Office;
    2. continuing to make satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the Higher Degree by Research Candidature Management and Higher Degree by Review of Progress Policies;
    3. providing a written report on their progress to the Graduate Research Office where specified in the conditions of the award.
  7. The duration of the scholarship will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken:
    1. towards the degree prior to the commencement of the scholarship; or
    2. towards the degree during suspension of the scholarship.
  8. The Advancement Office will set the annual value of the Scholarship with regard to the income from the Fund. The value will be reviewed prior to advertisement of the scholarship.
  9. The Dean of Graduate Research and the Graduate Research Office will determine all other matters concerning the Scholarship, including advertising, application procedures and the method and time of payment.