Data61 PhD Scholarship

Data61 PhD Scholarship

Are you passionate about a career in data science?

At CSIRO’s Data61, we believe that creating opportunities for PhD students is critical not only in our ability to drive Australia’s data-driven future but to lead the world in change.

To create a better world for future generations, Data61 impart a calibre and depth of research that impacts a wide range of industries. From smart cities, data-driven health & social services, to digital economy, safety & security and digital government, at Data61 we create the data you can trust.

The value of the scholarship will be indicated in the letter of offer and may comprise one of the following:

  • The Data61 PhD Scholarship which comprises a full stipend set at a rate equivalent to the Research Training Program base rate. The Data61 PhD Scholarship is indexed annually in line with the Australian Government Research Training Program.
  • The Data61 Top-up Scholarship, which provides additional support to candidates who are in receipt of a government funded, university funded or other third-party funded scholarship and is valued at $10,000 per annum (pro-rated). $15,000 will be considered for exceptional applicants.
  • Both of the above Scholarships.

The scholarship is comprised of a Living Allowance Stipend. The value and tenure of the scholarship is a full-time stipend rate of $27,082 per annum (in 2018 tax exempt for up to 3 years - indexed annually). The value and tenure of the top-up scholarship is a full-time stipend rate of $10,000 per annum (tax exempt for up to 3 years). $15,000 will be considered for exceptional applicants.

Note that prior EFTSL consumed will be deducted from the overall stipend tenure.

How to Apply

Enrolled Macquarie University candidates will need to apply to Data61 by  the relevant closing dates.

Please refer to https://www.data61.csiro.au/en/Collaborate-with-us/Students

Contact Email: Data61‐scholarships@csiro.au

Website: Data61 PhD Scholarship

Always refer to the funding body website for the tenure, current value, and closing date of each opportunity

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