The scholarship is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander higher degree research candidates. It provides a living allowance of approximately AUD
$27,596 (2019 rate, indexed annually) per annum;— paid as a fortnightly stipend, and a relocation allowance. Sick leave, maternity leave and leave of
absence provisions also apply.
The scholarship is available to applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who identify themselves as such, and are accepted by the community with which they are associated with as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the program to which they have applied.
The scholarship may be held for up to two years for a research masters program and up to three years for a doctoral program. A six month extension may be granted to doctoral candidates in certain circumstances.
New applicants must follow the process for submitting an online application for a higher degree by research program, which also includes a section for scholarship application. You can access the online application here.
Current HDR candidates or applicants with a current offer (not yet commenced) are required to follow a different process for submitting a scholarship application. Details can be found here.
Applicants may only apply a maximum of two times in a five year period for consideration in the scholarship ranking and selection process.
For information on scholarship round opening and closing dates, see Key Dates