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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships

Future student scholarship
The Advance Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships program supports Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander scholars to complete a PhD.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Research

Student type

Future students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive


The program provides up to $120,000 over three years (GST exempt) for scholars to undertake an applied PhD research project. This includes a thesis submission payment of $2,500 if you submit your thesis within 3.5 years of starting your research.

Eligibility

Nominees must:

  • Identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • conduct the scholarship in Queensland
  • be a new commencing full-time student
  • be an Australian citizen, or secure Australian residency for the duration of the scholarship. If the Scholar does not have residency at the time of application, if successful, they have up to six months from the date of notification to obtain residency covering the duration of the scholarship.

The scholarship proposal must either:

  • address at least one of the Queensland Science and Research Priorities, or be aligned to a Queensland Government Roadmap area
  • apply the research of Business Schools to support entrepreneurship and small to medium enterprise growth in Queensland.

Nominations for Advance Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships are to be submitted by QUT.

How to apply

The application consists of:

The template is available on the Advance Queensland website and must be:

  • printed
  • signed by a delegated representative from QUT
  • scanned in PDF
  • uploaded with the application form.

Find out more about our selection process and application assesment guidelines.

What happens next?

Applications for the Advance Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships are open continuously until all funding has been allocated.

Applications will be assessed as they are received, and will be evaluated according to how they address the program’s assessment criteria.

We may contact you during the assessment process to clarify information provided in the application or to provide additional information.

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