A limited number of merit-based scholarships are available to continuing HDR candidates who have successfully confirmed their candidature and are progressing well with their research. The Continuing Student Scholarship Scheme is designed to provide financial support to outstanding HDR candidates, with the purpose of accelerating progress to thesis submission.

Successful candidates will be awarded a reduced tenure Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUPRS).

International candidates who are awarded a Continuing Student Scholarship may also be awarded a Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUIPRS) to cover the cost of tuition fees.

Continuing HDR candidates will be considered who:

  • Are enrolled in a higher degree research program at Griffith University and are able to enrol full-time for the duration of the scholarship
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 months equivalent full-time doctoral candidature; and no more than two years equivalent full-time doctoral candidature at the applicable scholarship commencement date
  • Are confirmed in their candidature
  • Will not be in receipt of any other full living allowance scholarship during the tenure of the scholarship
  • Hold an academic qualification or have relevant research experience that can be classified as Honours 1, or equivalent.

Detail on what constitutes equivalency to first class honours is provided in Schedule One of the Higher Degree Research Scholarship Policy.

Successful candidates will be awarded a reduced tenure Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUPRS).

HDR candidates must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) via email to their HDR Convenor outlining their academic basis for scholarship eligibility (i.e. qualifications, publications etc.), confirming that they meet all other eligibility criteria, as well as providing a referee report from their current principal supervisor. EOIs must be lodged no later than two weeks prior to the scholarship round closing date.

Upon notification from the HDR Convenor that the EOI was successful, applicants must submit a Current Candidate Scholarship application form and other supporting documentation to GGRS via myGriffith / My Candidate Centre / My Research by the scholarship application round closing date.

Applications must include:


1. a covering letter


2. a Continuing Student Scholarship Scheme application form (available via myGriffith > My Research > My Candidate Centre)


3. a referee report from your current principal supervisor


4. an updated research outline and completion plan


5. an updated CV


6. evidence of research publications or other research outputs (achieved since original application).

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.


Expressions of interest must be lodged with your HDR Convenor by 5.00 pm Tuesday 10 September, 2019.

If your Expression of interest is supported by your HDR Convenor your application must be lodged no later than 11.59pm on Tuesday 1 October 2019.