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Postgraduate research scholarships
Browse the scholarships for prospective and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying a postgraduate research degree.

To find a scholarship that works for you, browse the full list of postgraduate research scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current students.

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme $15,000 p.a. (for up to 4 years)
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pharmacy student
  • Member of the student Rural Health Club or a member of the University’s affiliate Rural Health Club
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Centre for Research Excellence –
Strengthening Systems for Indigenous Health Care Equity
Up to $28,000 per annum
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in enrolled in, or satisfy the admission requirements for entry to, a PhD, Masters by Research or Honours program
  • Must have one of the Chief or Associate Investigators of the CRE-STRIDE as their primary or co-supervisor
TBC TBC
Elevate Scholarship Various
  • Domestic student
  • Identify as a woman
  • Commencing a STEM degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) at an Australian University
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Faculty of Medicine and Health Research Centres Stipend Scholarship Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • RTP applicant
  • Supervised by a member of a faculty’s flagship or impact research centres
N/A N/A
Greta Davis Equity Scholarship for Musically Talented Students $10,000 p.a.
  • Studying performance in a coursework or research degree at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Demonstrates an eligible disadvantage
TBC TBC
NSW Aboriginal Housing Office Accommodation Grant Up to $10,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island student
  • Full-time student
  • Living independently
  • In housing stress
1 September 2021  30 September 2021 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Child and Youth Mental Health $35,950 or $14,050 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • PhD in Psychology
  • Research in child and youth mental health with Growing Minds Australia
12 August 2022 Until filled
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Cultural Supervision $20,000 (for 1.75 years)
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Master of Philosophy student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Must have at least one supervisor who is an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
29 April 2021 12 May 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Social and Emotional Wellbeing $20,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Master of Philosophy student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Knowledge of program evaluation
30 July 2021 19 August 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Transforming Inequality in Schools $35,950 p.a. for up to 3 years
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Unconditional offer of admission to undertake PhD with Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Honours degree (First Class) or a First Class Honours Equivalent Degree or a Master's degree with a substantial research component
  • Be willing to undertake research in the field of Aboriginal Education with a research focus
23 September 2022
24 October 2022
Professor John Cleverley Memorial Scholarship $5000
  • Master's by research or PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
28 March 2022 25 April 2022
Research Training Program Stipend Scholarships $35,629 per annum
  • Domestic Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or enrolled in a postgraduate research degree
N/A N/A
Rosemary Valentine Memorial Prize TBC
  • Full-time student at the Conservatorium of Music
  • Studying voice or piano
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare (pdf, 160.6KB) Up to $60,000 (for 12 months)
  • Australian citizen
  • Appropriate prior experience
  • Proof of community consultation and affirmation and/or education
  • Undertake a project/program, further education or research
N/A 4 September 2020
The Isaacs Family Scholarship in Science $72,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or currently enrolled in a Masters Degree within the Faculty of Science
17 March 2022 27 March 2022
The Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
The Jane Sheridan Scholarship $20,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Commencing or enrolled in select fields of study
8 October 2021 7 November 2021
Tom Austen Brown Postgraduate Research Scholarship $50,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student in First Nations archaeology
  • Hold an honours degree in archaelogy or master's degree or MPhil
  • Research First Nations archaeology
29 April 2022 26 May 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Indigenous Foreign Policy $35, 950p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic full-time PhD student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Researching in Indigenous Foreign Policy
  • Hold First Class Honours or equivalent
TBC TBC
 
 
 

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