Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarships

Summary

Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area All study areas
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value Base stipend of $38,092 per annum (2020 rate), indexed annually, tuition fees
Scholarship duration 3 years with the possibility of two 6 month extensions in approved circumstances.

Scholarship description

Awarded to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy in any field at The University of Queensland.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must be:

  • an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • studying full-time and onshore in Australia
  • nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ
  • assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the higher degree by research program.

Additionally, you must not:

  • hold a qualification at the same or a higher level than the higher degree by research program you are undertaking
  • be receiving a living allowance award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the higher degree by research program
  • be receiving a Commonwealth-funded tuition fee scholarship

See Terms and Conditions for more information.

Applicants are required to provide compelling evidence of their Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status. This would usually take the form of confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status under the common seal of a community organisation. Where exceptional circumstances apply, statutory declarations and other forms of documentation may be considered. Original or certified copies of supporting documentation must be provided.

Before you apply

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them before applying.

How to apply

Apply for this scholarship when you apply for a higher degree by research.

To ensure there is enough time to review your application, we recommend applying least 2 to 3 months before the research quarter in which you hope to start.

Before submitting an application you should:

  • check your eligibility 
  • prepare your documentation and
  • contact the HDR Liaison Officer in your proposed school or institute with any questions you may have.

When you apply, make sure that you:

  1. Include a Confirmation of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Status.
  2. Tick 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Enter 'Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarships' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
  4. Enter 'UQ Graduate School' as the 'Sponsor / organisation'.

See an example of what you have to do

The HDR Liaison Officer in your proposed enrolling school or institute will be able to help you with the application process.

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ

Contact

Graduate School
(07) 3346 0503

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

If you are awarded a scholarship after commencement there will be no retrospective payments of this scholarship.