Uruguay - The National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay (ANII) and Macquarie Co-Funded Scholarship Program

Uruguay - The National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay (ANII) and Macquarie Co-Funded Scholarship Program

Macquarie University has partnered with the National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay (ANII) to promote the training of Uruguayan students in a Masters or PhD program at Macquarie University in specific research disciplines via Co-Funded Scholarships. The scholarship round is currently open for candidates to commence with Macquarie University in 2019.

About the Co-Funded Scholarship:

For a period of four years, 5 Co-Funded Scholarships per year will be offered to eligible Uruguayan students accepted into a Master of Research (MRes) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at Macquarie University.

Applications are open for:

  • 2 year Master of Research (MRes)
  • Master of Research (MRes) Year 2 + PhD Bundle (1 year + 3 years)
  • 3 year Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (including “Cotutelle”)

The Co-funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

For a Master of Research program, the Co-Funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

  • Return Airfare between Uruguay and Australia
  • Overseas Health Cover
  • Full Tuition fees for up to 2 years
  • Scholarship payments valued at $22,000 for the 1st year of the Master of Research Program to assist in living costs
  • A stipend paid at the Research Training Program (RTP) Rate (2018 Rate $27,082) in the 2nd year of the Master of Research Program

For a PhD program, the Co-Funded Scholarship will provide funding for:

  • Return Airfare between Uruguay and Australia
  • Overseas Health Cover
  • Full Tuition fees for up to 3 years
  • A stipend paid at the Research Training Program (RTP) Rate (2018 Rate $27,082) in the 2nd year of the Master of Research Program

A 50% tuition fees scholarship will also be offered to these students for programs offered by the Macquarie University English Language Centre.

Specific Research Disciplines:

Candidates research projects should be from one of the Specific Research Disciplines listed as follows:

  • Geosciences
  • Energy, including Renewable Energy
  • Animal and Human Health (include Pharmaceutical)
  • Environmental Science
  • Biological Sciences and Biodiversity
  • Climate Science
  • Marine Science
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Audio-visual Production
  • Education and Social Development
  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Engineering
  • Advanced Medicine
  • Cognitive Science
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Other areas defined by the Parties

How to Apply:

  1. Candidates must first apply to Macquarie University. New applicants will need to apply to Macquarie University for admission and scholarship. Candidates research projects should be from one of the Specific Research Disciplines listed. For details on how to submit an application please visit the HDR How to Apply website.
  2. New applicants apply by completing the Online HDR Candidature and Scholarship Application via the Online Application System. Within the application please answer the question as follows:
    1. Scholarship Details - Select the scholarship that you would like to be considered for at Macquarie University, select ‘Co-funded Scholarship’
    2. Funding Arrangements - How will you fund your living and study expenses?, indicate ‘ANII MACQUARIE
  3. To be considered for the scholarship applicants will need to arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO). The academic referee will need to complete the ‘Academic Referee Report (Reference) for Scholarship’ form, available under How to Apply - Forms.
  4. Applications will be assessed at Macquarie University. If you are successful, Macquarie University will send a list of eligible candidates to ANII.
  5. ANII will make the final selection of students and inform Macquarie University.
  6. Selected candidates will receive an offer letter for the relevant higher degree research program.

Deadline to Apply:

Macquarie University application round is currently open for 2019 commencement. The round closes on 31 July 2018 (Sydney time).

For further information regarding the guidelines of the call, please refer to the National Research and Innovation Agency of Uruguay (ANII) website.

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