Indigenous Higher Degree Research (IHDR) Scholarships

2019/2020 Scholarship Information

In 2019 the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) has called for applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking to undertake a Higher Degree by Research degree at the University of New England. Up to ten Higher Degree Scholarships are were offered, for commencement in 2019/2020. Each scholarship is valued at $35,900 p.a for three years for a PhD; or two years for a Research Masters. In addition, IHDR candidates will be eligible to apply to Research Services for an additional $7, 000.00 per year for cultural supervision and/or mentoring.

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.

Eligibility criteria

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

How to apply

Further information about IHDR Scholarships can be found in the Indigenous Higher Degree Research Scholarships Terms and Conditions. To be considered for the scholarship please review the scholarship guidelines prior to completing the application form:

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). See the HDR Referee Report.

See more information about the HDR application process.

Additional information

More information about UNE’s postgraduate research in the Course and Unit Catalogue.

See more information about research at UNE's research.

See information about the UNE's Oorala Aboriginal Centre.

Find an  supervisor.