Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Current students

Study area

All study areas

Eligibility criteria

Indigenous Australian and Academic performance


Australian only

Application dates

Applications close
18 June 2021

What you'll receive

Successful applicants will receive up to $10,000 to disseminate their research findings by publication (digital or traditional) which may include one or more of the following:

  • drafting and submitting one or more Q1 journal articles while under examination
  • developing a monograph or creative work for publication
  • preparing an industry report for publication
  • other activities approved by QUT

You may also request additional publication advice from an experienced mentor and your supervisors.


You must:

  • be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • be enrolled in a QUT Higher Degree Research (HDR) course
  • have completed Final Seminar (PhD students) or Research Seminar (MPhil students)
  • be under examination or go under examination before 1 September 2021

How to apply

Prepare and submit your application by 18 June 2021 to the Coordinator, Research Admissions and Scholarships at

Your application should include a:

  • CV or resume
  • personal statement outlining your reasons for applying for the Garawa Publication Bursary (max 500 words)
  • workplan outlining your proposed activities, timeline, budget and expected outcomes (max 2 pages). The budget may include (but is not limited to) items such as:
    • stipend
    • editing support
    • design or publishing costs.

What happens next?

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel and all applicants will be notified of the outcome by 30 June 2021.

For more information about the bursary or application process, email

About the scholarship

The Garawa Publication Bursary is supported by donors Professor Bruce Lawford and Dr Susan Shadforth. Their generous gift will be used to support Indigenous research students while they are under examination, enabling the students to disseminate publications derived from their research and highlighting the contribution of Indigenous scholars in the community.

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