Australian Catholic University is offering postgraduate research scholarship to support an Australian Indigenous person to undertake either a Masters or Doctorate level research degree program. The scholarship is awarded for full or part-time research and may be held for a maximum of two years (Masters) or four years (Doctorate). The scholarship is provided to assist with general
living costs. The application deadline is 17th October 2014.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the Australian Catholic University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake research degrees at the Masters or Doctoral level at Australian Catholic University.
Scholarship Provider: Australian Catholic University, Australia
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Accreditation: Australian Catholic University is accredited by the Universities Australia ACCU (IFCU), ICUSTA and OUA.
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-A Master’s degree applicant would normally be a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree of Honours or equivalent, or a graduate with relevant professional research experience. A Doctoral applicant would normally have attained a Bachelor’s degree at Honours 1 or 2A level, or hold a Masters degree.
-Applicants must be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. The definition used by the Federal Government as their working definition, in state legislation and by the High Court, should be the only acceptable definition of Aboriginality.
-A student who has a part-time scholarship may revert to full- time study at any time with the permission of the university.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Australia can apply for these postgraduate research scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Australian Catholic University offers the ACU Indigenous Postgraduate Research Scholarship. These scholarships are open to Indigenous candidates to undertake research degrees at the Masters or Doctoral level.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The scholarship is awarded for full or part-time research and may be held for a maximum of two years (Masters) or four years (Doctorate).
What does it cover?
-Living Allowance: The scholarship carries a living allowance at the rate of $30,000 per annum for a full-time recipient or pro-rata in the case of a part-time scholarship at $15,000 per annum. The tenure shall be up to two years (Masters) or four years (Doctorate). A tuition fee waiver is provided by ACU and students are not liable for fees.
-Thesis Allowance: An allowance for costs associated with the production of a thesis will be paid upon presentation of original receipts to the Research Services Office at ACU. For a Master’s thesis this amount is up to $540 and for a PhD thesis $840. The thesis allowance is payable for costs associated with resubmission of a thesis, or the lodgement of bound copies of the thesis following approval. The combined total claim for submission and resubmission must not exceed the maximum amounts.
-The award of the scholarship does not cover any student-related charges/fees, candidates are responsible for paying such charges/fees themselves.
Selection Criteria: The University is required to select eligible applications on the basis of academic merit and through a competitive selection process. Applications will be referred to a selection committee comprising of the Dean of Research, Director Centre for Indigenous Education and Research and Research Training Standing Committee faculty nominees. The committee will determine the successful applicants on the basis of eligibility requirements and academic merit.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via email to the Graduate Research Office: Res.Cand-at-acu.edu.au.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 17th October 2014.