Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarships, Australia

Publish Date: Mar 01, 2016

Deadline: Apr 15, 2016

Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarships

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships are available for outstanding international and Australian students who wish to study towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at one of the following Western Australian universities:

  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Murdoch University
  • Notre Dame University (Fremantle Campus)
  • The University of Western Australia

Applicants for the Scholarships must have applied for enrolment in a PhD degree at one of the universities listed above, but not have already enrolled.

An applicant must have a bachelor’s degree of First Class Honours standard or equivalent and have:

  1. Applied for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent at the enrolling university;
  2. Applied for an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) or equivalent at the enrolling university if they are an international student

Applicants are encouraged to contact the enrolling university to confirm scholarship closing dates and application procedures.

Applicants must be intending to reside at St George’s College for the duration of the scholarship (exceptions may be considered).

All Forrest Scholars will receive a scholarship package which includes:

  1. an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent university postgraduate research scholarship stipend valued at $26,288 per annum in 2016 and indexed annually;
  2. an accommodation allowance valued at $19,716 in 2016 and subject to annual indexation;
  3. a relocation and research travel allowance of $13,000.

International Forrest Scholars will also receive an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) or equivalent university international fee Scholarship which covers the full international tuition fees and overseas student health cover.

Domestic Forrest Scholars will be granted exemption from the requirement to pay tuition fees for the duration of the scholarship.

Candidates will be drawn from those international and Australian applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic ability and the potential to undertake research work that will have the potential to change the world we live in. Candidates are encouraged to review the Fields of Scholarship for details of the key research areas offered at Western Australian universities.

Review of applications and selection of successful applicants will be undertaken by the Selection Committee consisting of eminent people from the research and broader communities.

Applicants must be available for interview in person or by SKYPE on 23 June 2016.

A complete application includes the following materials:

  1. Completed Application Form;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Short essay of no more than 1,000 words which provides an explanation of the  applicant’s desire to study at their nominated university, the plan of study, details of the research group, intended supervisors and future career plans. It must also address the following selection criteria regarding the applicant’s:
    1. academic achievements (with a bachelor’s degree of First Class Honours standard or equivalent);
    2. exceptional ability, resourcefulness and originality;
    3. potential to make a positive difference to the world; and
    4. demonstration of how the award would help build world-class innovation and research capacity in Western Australia;
  4. Copies of all academic transcripts;
  5. Contact details for four referees (2 academic and 2 personal);
  6. Copies of birth certificate or passport;
  7. Proof of English language proficiency;
  8. Photograph (passport style).

These materials can be submitted electronically as part of your application.

Applications are open from Monday 29 February 2016 until midnight WST Friday 15 April 2016

While applications are sought from doctoral scholars in all disciplines, applicants who wish to study in the fields represented by strong research groups at Western Australian universities are particularly encouraged to apply. As measured by the 2012 Australian Government research ranking exercise, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), these teams are working in:

  • Chemical Sciences
  • Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences
  • Medical & Health Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Biological Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Economics
  • Commerce, Management, Tourism & Services
  • Psychology & Cognitive Sciences
  • Studies in Creative Arts & Writing
  • Language, Communication & Culture
  • History & Archaeology
  • Technology

Applicants for a Forrest Doctoral Scholarship are encouraged to make contact with potential supervisors before submitting their application.

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