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Finder University PhD Scholarship National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training

Finder University PhD Scholarship National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training

Whether you want to explore a topic that interests you in-depth, create new knowledge or become an expert in your field, a Higher Degree in Research at Flinders will help you to make a difference. Applications are open for the PhD Scholarship for the 2023/2024 academic year.

The program is open for domestic students who are available to commence as full-time PhD students at Flinders University in 2023. Selected students will receive Tax-free scholarships of up to $40,000 per year, together with generous project support, including conference travel and professional development.

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Flinders University is a public research university founded in 1966 in Adelaide, Australia. It is a leading international university with a record of excellence and innovation in teaching. It provides over 160 undergraduate and master courses, plus higher degree research supervision across all disciplines.

Why study at Flinders University? Flinders is the right choice when it comes to graduating work ready. It offers the perfect student experience – with world-class facilities and exposure to industry. It provides students with the skills and confidence they need to excel in their studies and their chosen career.

Application Deadline: 21 April 2023.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Flinders University
  • Department: College of Science and Engineering
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: $40,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: Domestic
  • The award can be taken in Australia

Finder University PhD Scholarship National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training


  • Eligible Countries: Australia
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded for students’ skills in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering and/or earth sciences. Several projects are available studying physical and chemical issues associated with water movement through heterogeneous geological materials.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Be an Australian citizen; or New Zealand citizen; or have been granted permanent resident status; and
  • Applicants must be available to commence as a full-time PhD student at Flinders University in semester 2, 2023;

How to Apply

Application Form

  • How to Apply: To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit an Expression of Interest via email at [email protected], including the following documents (pdf or Word only):
  • A cover letter, addressed to Prof. Peter Cook, National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, referring to this project call, and summarizing your research experience;
  • Curriculum vitae, and
  • Academic transcripts
  • Supporting Documents: To submit an Expression of Interest, applicants must attach the following documents:
  • A research proposal approximately 500 words in length
  • A complete copy of the application and all supporting documents including your CV
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts for all studies attempted, except study at Flinders University
  • A summary of your research experience including details of any publications, research grants, or employment experience relevant to your proposed research project.
  • Send the application (including the checklist and application form) with supporting documentation to the contact person listed on the individual scholarship webpage
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet PhD admission requirements including:
  • Have an Australian Honours degree Class 1 or 2A or equivalent qualification (at least AQF Level 8),
  • Including a research component of at least 6 months of full-time study achieving Distinction (75%) OR
  • Including evidence of equivalent research experiences, such as a substantial first-author refereed publication or track record as an investigator on a competitive grant
  • Language Requirement: English language skills are required to study PhD at Finder University.


The scholarship includes:

  • A stipend valued at $40,000 per annum tax-free – Proposer to identify stipend value. The scholarship will be awarded for up to 3.5 years.
  • A Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship to cover tuition fees for Australian Citizens, NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents.

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