CSIRO :Data61 Scholarship (International) - commencement in Semester 1, 2019

Opening Date: 15-01-2018   Closing Date: 31-08-2018  

In collaboration with over 25 research organisations, Data61 PhD students will be provided the platform to exceed; exposed to a culture of research excellence; rub shoulders with research giants, and contribute to world leading deep science and technology research development.
As part of Australia’s leading digital research powerhouse, we inspire Data61 PhD students to contribute to a data rich community that informs, impacts and continually evolves.
The value of the scholarship will be indicated in the letter of offer and may comprise one of the following:
  • The Data61 PhD Scholarship which comprises a full stipend set at a rate equivalent to the Research Training Program base rate. The Data61 PhD Scholarship is indexed annually in line with the Australian Government Research Training Program. 
  • The Data61 Top-up Scholarship, which provides additional support to candidates who are in receipt of a government funded, university funded or other third-party funded scholarship and is valued at up to $15,000 per annum.
Quick Eligibility Checklisk:
  • You hold an Australian bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours or an equivalent international degree. “First class equivalency” will be determined by the Data61 Scholarship Committee in consultation with the university supervisor but may be determined by:
  • Completion of a research project
  • Number and quality of publications, including the percentage the candidate has contributed to a publication
  • Work experience in a field relevant to the research
  • Other degrees with a strong research component
  • You have applied for admission, have been admitted, or have enrolled into a Research Doctorate (PhD) degree program at an Australian university which is signatory to the Data61 University Collaboration Agreement (DUCA).
  • You have or will apply for the relevant university or government scholarships at the same time as applying for the Data61 scholarship award. 
  • You have support from a D61-employed researcher (who will act as a member of your supervisory panel).
  • The research you undertake will be aligned with Data61’s research programs or business development teams and supervisory capabilities.
  • You agree to enrol in full-time study throughout your candidature.
  • You agree to assign intellectual property developed within the PhD project to Data61 through signing the Data61 Student Scholarship Agreement (SSA).
  • You don’t already hold a PhD.
Students wishing to apply for a Data61 Scholarship should have already made contact with a Data61 supervisor to discuss a research project, and have written agreement from the Data61 researcher to supervise their PhD project. This confirmation, a research proposal and other supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application.
Application rounds are held two to four times each year, depending on university processes and numbers of applications.  Rounds will be announced on the CSIRO and Data61 websites, together with relevant links and information.
Students need to have two academic referees, who will each complete the Data61 Academic Referee Report and provide it to Data61 in order for their application to proceed to assessment. 
Scholarship Type: commencing, international students,