Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HDR Scholarship

Scholarship Information

In 2019 the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) called for applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking to undertake a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) degree at the University of New England. Up to ten Higher Degree Scholarships were offered, for commencement in 2019/2020.

This scholarship is valued at $36,520 p.a (2020) for three years for a Doctoral degree; or two years for a Research Masters. In addition, 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Scholarships is based on the following:

  • 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 can be found in the Aborigingal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Degree Research Scholarships Terms and Conditions. To be considered for the scholarship please review the scholarship guidelines prior to completing the application form:

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

Referees will need to complete the HDR Referee Report.