Australian Government :Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (Domestic)

Opening Date: 01-09-2017   Closing Date: 31-10-2017  


The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and research potential to enable suitably qualified applicants to undertake full-time study towards a research higher degree (Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research).

The Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships are tenable at Flinders University for up to three years for a Doctorate by research, or up to two years for a Masters degree by research, subject to satisfactory progress. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree will be deducted from the maximum period of tenure.


The scholarship pays an indexed stipend of $26,682 pa tax free (2017 full rate), and include a Research Training Program place, which provides an off set for tuition fees for up to 4 years, and generous allowances and leave provisions.


Awards will normally only be available to those who:

  • Are Australian citizens; or permanent residents of Australia; or New Zealand citizens; 
  • Have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement and have an appropriate Honours 1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree;
  • Are enrolling as full-time students (part-time awards are available in certain circumstances); 
  • Will commence or are continuing a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research; 
  • Have had their candidature accepted in the area in which they propose to undertake their studies.

This award will not be available to students who have held a Commonwealth Government-funded postgraduate research award previously unless it was terminated within three months of it being awarded. Holders of a Flinders University Research Scholarship (FURS) will not be considered for the award of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship to continue study in the degree for which the FURS is held.


Applications for postgraduate research scholarships and admission to candidature are submitted electronically.  If you are a current Flinders University student or you graduated within the previous 12 months you can complete and submit an application using the My Application tab in the Student Information System.

To apply for a scholarship, you must proceed to the My Scholarships tab, and select Research Higher Degree Scholarship Main Round.  By completing this online application you will be assessed for all of the RHD scholarships on offer in the main round.  You can see a list of all the offered scholarships in the main round in the column alongside the heading, Research Higher Degree Scholarship Main Round.

For more information about the submission of publications:

If you are not a Flinders student or recent graduate, download the application form and other relevant documents below and email your completed application and supporting documentation to:


  • Download the conditions of award for this scholarship scheme. This document is provided as an Adobe Acrobat portable document format (pdf) file. You will need to install the Adobe Acrobat reader on your computer to view pdf files. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available free of charge from Adobe's website. Adobe provides tools for converting pdf files to HTML and ASCII text for users with vision impairments at its website. If you require this document in other formats (plain text, ASCII), please contact the Student Finance Services.
  • Download Publications Form
Scholarship Type: research, academic merit, commencing, continuing,