Indigenous Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship

Indigenous Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship

Programs Available

PhD, MRes, BPhil 

Reference Number

INDIG-MQRES 

Opening Date

01 Jan 2018 12am AEDT 

Closing Date

31 Dec 2018 12am AEDT 

Scholarship available to

Domestic 

Description

The Macquarie University Indigenous Research Pathway Program provides scholarship support to Indigenous Australians to enrol in a postgraduate degree including Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research, Master of Philosophy, or Doctor of Philosophy, in any field of research.

The aim of the Program is to encourage and increase the number of Indigenous Australians undertaking postgraduate research study with a view to increasing the number of Indigenous Australian academic staff. The Program provides recipients with the opportunity to access:

  • Mentoring from academic and professional staff and fellow postgraduate students
  • Advanced research preparation and skills development
  • Career development and opportunity
  • The opportunity to present your research work at local, regional and national conferences

Candidates who are successful in receiving an Indigenous Research Pathway Program scholarship are welcomed into the host Faculty and encouraged to participate fully in academic life. As well as scholarship funding, there may be opportunity to undertake further paid employment such as tutoring, marking or Faculty activities.

For PhD and MPhil candidates, leave and other conditions are generally equivalent to that of the Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship and Macquarie University Conditions of Award. If the candidate has previously enrolled in study towards a research degree, the duration of the scholarship will be reduced by this period of prior enrolment. This is known as advanced standing.

Eligibility: To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be enrolled or enrolling in a Bachelor of Philosophy/Master of Research (ie year 1 or year 2), or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
  • Meet the University's minimum scholarship rating criteria.
  • Identify as Indigenous Australian

Statutory Declaration: The Indigenous Research Pathways Program is open to Indigenous Australians only. Applicants must supply either a copy of their Letter of Confirmation of Aboriginality or a completed Statutory Declaration to confirm their Indigeneity.

Availability

  • Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil)/Master of Research (MRes)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Scholarship Components

Value and Tenure: The value and tenure of the scholarship varies according to the degree being undertaken, as follows:

  • Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil)/Master of Research (MRes)
    • For candidates enrolling in the BPhil (Year 1), a stipend of AUD$8,000 in Session 1. Students who achieve a minimum overall weighted average of 65 at the end of Session 1 may also be eligible for a stipend of AUD$8,000 in Session 2. Enrolment in Session 3 units will not be considered when determining a domestic Year 1 candidate’s eligibility for the stipend payment in Session 2.
    • For candidates enrolling in MRes Year 2, the scholarship stipend is valued at $35,082 per annum (2018 rate), tax exempt, for 1 year. (This funding consists of the standard scholarship stipend based on the Commonwealth Government minimum scholarship funding rate, plus an additional $8,000 pa fixed rate supplementary stipend).
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
    • For candidates enrolling in an MPhil, the scholarship stipend is valued at $37,082 per annum (2018 rate), tax exempt and indexed annually, for up to 2 years. (This funding consists of the standard scholarship stipend based on the Commonwealth Government scholarship minimum funding rate, plus an additional $10,000 pa fixed rate supplementary stipend.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • For candidates enrolling in a PhD, the scholarship stipend is valued at $37,082 per annum (2018 rate), tax exempt and indexed annually, for up to 3 years. (This funding consists of the standard scholarship stipend based on the Commonwealth Government minimum scholarship funding rate, plus an additional $10,000 pa fixed rate supplementary stipend.)

Contact Details

Name: Professor Bronwyn Carlson
Phone: +61 2 9850 8891

How to Apply

New applicants to Macquarie University will need to complete the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Further information can be found on the How to Apply page.

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