Indigenous Higher Degree Research (IHDR) Scholarships

This scholarship is now closed for 2016.

Anyone interested in applying in 2017 should contact the HDR Team in Research Services.

The information below is current and UNE anticipates another round of these scholarships in 2017.

In 2016 the Pro Vice Chancellor (Research) is called for applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking to undertake a Research Masters, PhD or Professional Doctorate at the University of New England. Up to ten Higher Degree Scholarships are were offered, for commencement in January - March 2017. Each scholarship is valued at $26,000.00per annum for three years for a PhD; or two years for a Research Masters.

The University is seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholars wanting to carry out research in areas of research priority for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly where these align with UNE's Areas of Research Priority. Research projects should be interdisciplinary in nature, and work across areas such as rural medicine, health, psychology, education, social work, public policy, law, criminology and sociology.

Selection of the IHDR Scholarships is based on four main considerations:

  • Aboriginality.
  • Academic merit as indicated by a Bachelor’s Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent.
  • Significant research experience undertaken in a community or professional capacity.
  • Capacity to successfully undertake higher degree research and to make a timely completion in the course at the required standard

Further information about IHDR Scholarships can be found in the Indigenous Higher Degree Research Scholarships Terms and Conditions.

To be considered applicants must complete the following forms:

To apply for the scholarship, please complete the UNE Scholarship application form and see the UNE Scholarship Guidelines for help.

To apply for entry to a higher degree course at UNE, please complete a UNE Candidature application form, and see the Guidelines for help.

You will need two referees reports for your application (you can use the same reports for both the scholarship and the candidature application). The form for referees reports is available here.

More information about the application process can be found on the HDR Team Webpage.

Additional Information

More information about UNE’s higher degrees can be found in the Course and Unit Catalogue under ‘Postgraduate Research’.

More information about research at UNE can be found on the Research Webpage.

More information about the UNE Oorala Aboriginal Centre can be found on the Oorala webpage.

Information about how to find a supervisor can be found here.