Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Creative practice and communication and design

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian and Academic performance

Application dates

Applications close
30 October 2020

What you'll receive

The successful applicant will receive a living stipend scholarship of $28,092 (2020 rate), as well as a Creative Industries Faculty top-up of $12,504. In total, students will receive a total stipend of $40,000 per annum for two years, which will be indexed annually. This amount is tax-free for full-time students.

The Creative Industries Faculty will also contribute a total of $3,000 (over a 2 year period) to support other related research costs.

The scholarship will be governed by the QUTPRA rules, however the top-up does not offer a paid extension.


To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the entry requirements for a Master of Philosophy at QUT.

You must also:

  • have recently completed an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution in a cognate discipline within the creative industries from either:
    • creative practice (acting, animation, creative writing, dance, drama, film and screen, music, technical production, visual art)
    • communication and journalism (digital media, media and entertainment industries, journalism, professional communication)
    • design (architecture, fashion, industrial design, interior design, interactive and visual design, landscape architecture)
    • related humanities and social science areas such as cultural studies, history or linguistics.
  • have a GPA of 5.0 or above
  • be able to take up the scholarship and begin full-time study preferably in February 2021, but before the end of July 2021
  • develop a research proposal that responds to and aligns with the one or more research priorities in the Creative Industries Faculty
  • demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research
  • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and provide a confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent form stamped with a common seal belonging to a registered organisation. Learn more about confirming your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

How to apply

From Monday 17 August, QUT will be moving to a two-step application process, with an Expression of Interest (EOI) followed by a full application by applicants who are invited to apply on the basis of their EOI.

Applicants must submit their EOI by Sunday 20 September 2020 to ensure inclusion in the annual scholarship round. Applicants with a successful EOI will be invited to submit a full application - full applications must be submitted by Friday 30 October 2020.

Applicants who have submitted an application prior to Monday 17 August 2020 and have indicated that they wish to be considered for a scholarship will be automatically included in the round.

To apply for this scholarship, you should complete the additional requirements listed below and include them in your application for the QUT annual scholarship round. You should indicate on the scholarship application form that you wish to be considered for the Enoch Scholarship.

Additional requirements:

  • cover letter including a personal statement concerning how your research will directly address/support an issue within your community including how you intend to disseminate the results of the research within your community
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) or statement of personal attainment
  • your full academic transcript for undergraduate studies.

What happens next?

Scholarship recruitment is aligned to QUT’s annual scholarship round which closes on 30th September 2020.

For more information about the scholarship or application process please contact Associate Professor Sandra Gattenhof.

About the scholarship

The Enoch scholarship is named in honour of the achievements of Wesley Enoch AM and those of the Enoch family in arts and cultural leadership. The scholarship is a special category for high quality Master of Philosophy (MPhil) applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background in the Creative Industries Faculty.

QUT is committed as part of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research strategy implementation plan to:

  1. invest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander human capital for the future of the nation by increasing the number of higher degree research students
  2. produce highly skilled Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research graduates, who have the knowledge and skill sets required to conduct complex research, analysis for evidence-based policy development
  3. build a stronger focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers within the University through dedicating ongoing resources to targeted research capacity building and productivity.

As the scholarship recipient, you will have the opportunity to work with leading researchers in the creative industries to undertake your own innovative research in either creative practice, communication and journalism or design, and to gain an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification.

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