Prospective Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students are invited to apply for a PhD Scholarship with the Griffith Criminology Institute. The scholarships provide a living allowance of approximately $27,082 (2018 rate, indexed annually) per annum. Tuition Scholarships are also available for international HDR candidates.

You can apply for the:

Apply by Tuesday 2 October 2018 to be considered for these scholarships.

How to apply

Visit and use the application guide to step you through the online process.

GCI Scholarship Top-up Funding

GCI offers up to 5 Top-up Scholarships each valued at $6,000 per annum, paid in addition to the usual living allowance. Applicants must meet the University’s selection criteria for entry into the PhD programme and be awarded a living allowance Scholarship to qualify for the extra GCI Top-up funding.

All students who apply for a Scholarship with GCI will be considered for top-up funding. Students may undertake one of the pre-formulated projects outlined here or any other HDR project within the Institute. All Scholarship applications will be considered via the usual round assessment process and topups will be awarded to the highest ranked GCI candidates in the Order of Merit.

Students must contact the supervisor or supervisory team by early-September 2018 to discuss the project and develop a research proposal for inclusion with the Scholarship application. Contact details for the supervisory teams of pre-formulated projects are provided in this document and students may contact our members directly to discuss projects and supervisory arrangements.

More information and a list of pre-formulated projects is provided here.

Other PhD Scholarships and Top-ups

Additionally, GCI is proud to support the Tony Fitzgerald Top-up Scholarship, and the Nina Westera Scholarship in Adult Investigative Interviewing.