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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD Scholarships

Supporting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander scholars in gaining a research PhD degree to lay the foundation for a future research career.

What's important

  • Applications are now closed. 
  • Up to $120,000 (GST exempt) over 3 years for each scholarship.
  • Optional $2,500 thesis submission payment if thesis is submitted within 3.5 years of commencement.
  • Approved fellowships must begin in 2017.
  • Eligibility criteria apply.


Applications have now closed.

To be eligible for funding, the scholar must be nominated by a Queensland-based agency, including universities, research agencies, government organisations, not-for-profit/charitable organisations and businesses.

The proposed PhD Scholar must:

  • identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • be commencing a full-time PhD research program at a Queensland university in 2017
  • have a research proposal that:
  • spend at least 50% of the scholarship physically co-located with at least 1 Queensland-based industry/end-user partner organisation.

Guidelines and conditions

More information about the PhD Scholarships program can be found in the following documents:

How to apply

Applications have now closed.

Find out more about current recipients and their projects.

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Last updated
21 February, 2017

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