Aboriginal Christianity in Queensland: a comparative perspective - PhD Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,597 per annum (2021 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 24 November 2020
Closing date 18 December 2020


This anthropological or historical project will consider Indigenous responses to Christian evangelisation/missionary activity in Queensland. It will trace themes such as the significance of particular Christian traditions in relation to conversion experiences, inter-generational patterns of religious activity and church politics, the significance of church membership as an aspect of Aboriginal identity, the relationship between Christianity and Indigenous religion, and the politics of Christianity in Indigenous Australia including land use and tenure.

The specific regional and religious topic focus for the project will be determined by the successful candidate in consultation with their advisors.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

This scholarship is open to all applicants, but Indigenous researchers are especially encouraged to apply and may qualify for additional funding support equivalent to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarships.

Applications are closed.

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  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘QAR-RMin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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Selection criteria

This PhD project is suitable for graduates from a number of disciplinary backgrounds, including (but not limited to) Studies in Religion, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Asian Studies, Languages and Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies and Archaeology. 

Applications are closed.


Dr Richard Martin
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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.

Applications are closed.