Flinders University :AJ & IM Naylon PhD Scholarship

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


A generous bequest from the estate of AJ and IM Naylon has enabled the establishment of the AJ and IM Naylon PhD Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable a suitably qualified graduate to carry out a research project relevant to agriculture and inland aquaculture, particularly in the areas of biodiversity and conservation, biotechnology, environmental health, environmental protection, leading to a PhD.

AJ and IM Naylon PhD Scholarship is awarded to a commencing postgraduate student on the basis of academic merit and research potential, and the extent to which an applicant’s research project is relevant to agriculture. 

The AJ and IM Naylon PhD Scholarship is tenable at Flinders University for up to three years subject to satisfactory progress.


The scholarship pays an indexed stipend of $32,304 p.a. tax free (2017 rate) and generous allowances and leave provisions. In addition, recipients will be provided a Research Training Program Fee Offset which covers tuition fees for up to four years.


Applicants for the scholarship must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident at the closing date for applications;
  • Have completed a bachelor degree with First Class Honours or an equivalent level of academic attainment;
  • Be commencing a PhD at Flinders University as a full-time student in the year for which the award is allocated.


To apply for a scholarship in the main scholarship round, 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 RHD 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.


  • View rules for this scholarship scheme.
  • 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.
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Scholarship Type: research, academic merit, commencing,