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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships

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
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
Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship Up to $7000
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • Accepted into an exchange program or short-term mobility program
NSW Aboriginal Housing Office Accommodation Grant Up to $10,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island student
  • Full-time student
  • Living independently
  • In housing stress
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Ceremonial Songs $7000 (for 15 months)
  • Full-time PhD student at the Con
  • Willing to research in Warlpiri communities
  • Hold an honours or a master's degree
  • WAM of 80
3 June 2020 30 November 2020
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
19 November 2020 31 March 2021
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 Howard-Smith Scholarship TBC
  • Full-time student at the Con
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or rural/remote student
5 March 2021 31 March 2021