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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
ARC Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Contemporary Housing Practices $27,094 (for up to 3 years) + $1000 pa
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student at the School of Architecture Design and Planning
  • Hold an honours degree (or equivalent) in human geography, urban studies or housing studies
  • Commenced study by July 2020
11 June 2020 17 July 2020
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
Charles Herbert Currey Memorial Scholarship Up to $7000
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate degree
  • Accepted into an exchange program or short-term mobility program
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
22 September 2020 29 October 2020
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 29 October 2020
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
17 August 2020 21 September 2020