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

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

DESCRIPTION

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.

BENEFITS

The AGRTPS pays a stipend at the standard rate set by the Australian Government of $27,082 pa tax free (2018 full time rate). In addition to the standard rate scholarships, there are up to 7 AGRTPS Excellence stipends available at a higher rate of $35,000 pa tax free (2018 full time rate).  Those selected for the AGRTPS Excellence stipends will be awarded by the Scholarships Committee, to those undertaking research in an area that aligns with, and contributes to the development of a College's Research Theme.  The AGRTPS also includes a Research Training Program place (RTP), which provides an off set for tuition fees for up to 4 years.

ELIGIBILITY

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.

APPLICATION

To apply for an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (AGRTPS) and the Flinders University Research Scholarship (FURS), you will need to first submit an application for admission to a Research higher degree (PhD or Master of Arts by research) followed by an application for the RHD Scholarship group on the student information system, which will produce an application for all of the scholarships that are available for award in this main round.

You will need to have an active Flinders Authentication Name (FAN) to complete this process.

If you have never studied at, or made an application to Flinders University, you can register and submit your application for admission to a Research higher degree using the application portal.

After completing your registration you will receive a confirmation email, this will arrive within 1 hour to your nominated email address and will contain your login details and instructions on how to activate your FAN.

If you have studied at Flinders University within the last 12 months you can submit your application for admission to a research higher degree, and for a scholarship via the Student Information System.

You will find the application forms by selecting the My Applications tab at the top of the page; selecting the degree you wish to be admitted to, and completing the form.  Once you have completed the application for admission, you will need to complete an application for the scholarship. To do this, continue by selecting the My Scholarship tab and then create a new scholarship application.  The scholarship application is called RHD main Scholarship - group.  Completing both applications will ensure you are assessed for both the AGRTPS and the FURS.

If you have studied at Flinders University but graduated more than 12 months ago you will need to reactive your FAN via the FAN reactivation page.  With an active FAN you will then be able to submit your application for admission via the Student Information System as advised above.

If you have previously applied to study at Flinders, you will be able to reactive your FAN via the FAN reactivation page, you will need to enter your Fist name, Last name, date of birth and your student ID, normally found on any letters sent by the university to you.  The system will be able to identify you more accurately if you can enter your student ID.

Once your application is complete, including all mandatory questions and documentation, your application will be assessed.  Assessment will commence once applications have closed.

  • 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 access.adobe.com website. If you require this document in other formats (plain text, ASCII), please contact the Student Finance Services.
  • Download Confidential Referee's Report
  • Download Publications Form
  • Download Ranking Guidelines
Scholarship Type: research, academic merit, commencing, continuing,

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