A range of scholarships are available for domestic and international students completing a research degree. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential to students who have been accepted into a research higher degree. Competition for scholarships is strong and in recent years successful applicants have held first class Honours degrees or equivalent qualifications.
Relevant scholarships supply a tax free living allowance of between $25,000 and $30,000 per annum for up to three years full-time study. Scholarship holders are entitled to paid recreation and sick leave and, in some cases, paid maternity leave. People from interstate or overseas may also be eligible to claim an allowance for travel expenses and removal costs to Adelaide.
Key scholarships which may apply to students completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with the Centre for Neuroscience are listed below.
Potential Scholarships (Domestic Applicants):
> Flinders University: Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
> Flinders University: Flinders University Research Scholarships (FURS)
> Flinders University: Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue Indigenous Student Postgraduate Research Scholarship
> Flinders University: Joyner Scholarships in Arts, Law, Medicine and Science
Potential Scholarships (International Applicants):
> Flinders University: Flinders University Research Scholarships (FURS) (if student has recently completed undergrad in Australia)
> Flinders University: International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
> Flinders University: Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FIPRS)
> Australia Awards Scholarships
> Australia Awards Fellowships
> Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships
Additional scholarships may be available depending on the research topic, for example the Adelaide Institute of Sleep Health offers multiple sleep-health PhD scholarships in the areas of sleep disorder phenotyping and the healthcare project "Alertness, Safety and Productivity". To search the full list of potential scholarships see www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships-system/index.cfm/scholarships/search
Scholarship applications open early September and close October 31 each year. Some mid-year scholarships are available for current honours students, these applications open mid May and close June 30. For further information on mid-year scholarships see www.flinders.edu.au/scholarships-system/index.cfm/scholarships/display/ac679
Applications for postgraduate research scholarships are submitted electronically. Current Flinders University students and those who have graduated within 12 months may complete and submit an application using the My Application tab in the Student Information System. All other applicants must download relevant documents and email completed application and supporting documentation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: some scholarships have specific application requirements. It is recommend that prospective applicants read relevant guidelines carefully to ensure all parts of the application are completed prior to submission. Incomplete or late applications are not considered.