At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens

Awarded to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to undertake a research higher degree (Masters by Research, MPhil or PhD) at The University of Queensland.

Award value:
$50,000 per annum, consisting of a living scholarship of $45,000 and $5,000 in research support.
Applications open: 
17 February 2017
Applications close: 
5 March 2017
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible you must:

    • Be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
    • Be studying full-time and onshore in Australia.
    • Be nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ.
    • Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the research higher degree program.
    • Not hold a qualification at the same or a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking.
    • Not 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 research higher degree program.
    • Not be receiving a Commonwealth funded tuition fee scholarship.

    See the terms and conditions for more information.

    Please note you are required to provide ‘Confirmation of your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Status’ as part of your application. Your confirmation must be recognised within your own community or organisation and be signed by the appropriate signatory under their Common Seal.

Founded by a donation from Mr Greg Poche AO and Mrs Kay van Norton Poche, the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health is offering scholarships to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to undertake Research Higher Degrees in health. The Lowitja instiute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, also provides funding that contributes to this scholarship.