AQ Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships 2017-18

Application Date: 9 November 2017 to 29 June 2018

Region: Queensland wide

Amount: Up to $120,000


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To be eligible for funding, the scholar must be nominated by a Queensland-based agency, including universities, research agencies, government organisations, not-for-profit/charitable organisations and businesses.

The proposed PhD Scholar must:

  • identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • be commencing a new, full-time PhD research program at a Queensland university after the application is submitted
  • undertake the project in Queensland

What’s important:

  • Applications will be assessed in the order that they are received until the funding pool is exhausted.
  • Up to $120,000 (GST exempt) over 3 years for each scholarship.
  • Optional $2,500 thesis submission payment if thesis is submitted within 3.5 years of commencement.
  • Approved scholarships must begin within six months of being offered the award.

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