Current Scholarships

There are five scholarships currently available. For more information, please click on a scholarship heading below.

HEARing CRC

2016 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)

UWS Postgraduate Research Awards (UWSPRA)

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)


 

HEARing CRC

The MARCS Institute in conjunction with the HEARing CRC invites applications from highly motivated graduates seeking to undertake a PhD in this exciting project supervised by Professor Christopher Davis.

The PhD projects will examine how cognitive processes such as attention and memory are used when the elderly try to perceive speech in difficult circumstances (e.g. in noise) and how and when visual cues aid understanding.

Essential Criteria

Applicants should hold an Australian First Class Bachelor Honours degree, OR equivalent qualifications and/or research experience (including research publications) in a field such as psychology; linguistics; psycholinguistics; speech & hearing science; cognitive/sensory neuroscience; cognitive science.

International applicants must also demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the English language.

What does a Scholarship at MARCS provide?

All students receive:

  • Support for conference attendance (domestic and international), fieldwork and additional costs as appropriate.
  • Access to the extensive range of MARCS specialised equipment, laboratory space and facilities.
  • Additional funding to support training and equipment purchases.
  • A rich environment of support and academic expertise via supervisory panels, seminars, colloquia, international and industry collaborations.

In addition, the link with the HEARing CRC provides a unique opportunity for students to get to know other researchers and industry professionals across 22 research, clinical and commercial organisations and HEARing CRC student symposiums provide a supportive environment for candidates to share their research, receive additional training and explore career development opportunities.

Domestic students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of up to $25,849 per annum for up to 3 years, a funded place in the doctoral program. Additional stipend of $6,000 per annum may be awarded to outstanding students.

International Students receive:

  • Tax free stipend of up to $25,849 per annum for up to 3 years. Additional stipend of $6,000 per annum may be awarded to outstanding students.
  • Outstanding students may be awarded a Tuition Fee Scholarship valued at approximately $24,000 per annum for up to 3 years.
  • Up to $3,267 towards the cost of an Overseas Student Health Care Policy.

What is the next step?

For further information about submitting your research proposal please contact Professor Christopher Davis.

For information about the application process, contact MARCS Institute Executive Officer Andrea Kantek, +61 2 9772 6726 or Graduate Research School to discuss enrolment and scholarships, +61 2 4736 0966

How to apply

All applicants must download and submit an application form (PDF, 306.38 KB) before the closing date.

Applications must be submitted to the Research Scholarships Development Officer via email.

Applications close 17 July 2015


 

2016 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships

The 2016 round of the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are now open. Applications will close 30 June 2015.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are the Australian Government’s competitive, merit-based scholarships and fellowships providing opportunities for citizens of countries in the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia and for Australians to do the same overseas.

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field.

All necessary information can be found on the applications page of the Endeavour Scholarships webpage.

Please note: Admission letters are required for all Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship (international) applicants. Applicants are required to make their own approaches to host organisations seeking a placement.

A letter can be found in the Applicant Guidelines to notify the host organisation that they are applying for an Endeavour scholarship.


 

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)

The Australian Postgraduate Awards are Commonwealth Government funded scholarships. They are awarded to exceptional new candidates to assist with general living costs while undertaking higher degree research.

The award of APA scholarships will be considered in Round 1 and 2 Scholarship Rounds.

The Australian Postgraduate Awards are for full-time study towards higher degrees by research. These awards are funded by the Department of Education and competition for the APA scheme is intense; only eligible applicants with a first-class Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience will be offered an award.

Value

The scholarship provides a $25,392 tax-free stipend for full time study in 2015 and is indexed annually. Relocation and thesis allowances are also available. Successful applicants will be awarded a Research Training Scheme funded place in the course.

UWS top-up scholarships of $10,000 per annum may also be awarded to the highest ranked applicants.

Tenure

The tenure of the award is three years for Doctoral candidates and two years for Masters Honours (research masters) candidate. Please note that all periods of prior higher degree study at any institution are deducted from the tenure of the scholarship.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be a domestic student (Australian Citizen, a permanent resident or a New Zealand Citizen) not already hold an academic qualification equivalent to or at a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking;
  • not have previously held a research higher degree scholarship funded by the Australian Government (other than IPRS) for three months or more, unless seeking to transfer with the agreement of your current institution;
  • have or expect to attain a First Class Bachelor Honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience;
  • should usually be commencing full time enrolment in a research higher degree for the first time in 2015 or 2016.

Closing dates

Round 1 applications close 26 June 2015. Round 2 applications close 16 October 2015.

For more information, please contact the Research Scholarships Development Officer on HDRscholarships@uws.edu.au.


 

UWS Postgraduate Research Awards (UWSPRA)

UWS Postgraduate Research Awards (UWSPRA) are for full-time study towards higher degrees by research and are funded by the University of Western Sydney. Competition for the UWSPRA scheme is intense; only eligible applicants with qualifications equivalent to an Australian Bachelor Honours, First Class degree and demonstrated research output will be offered an award.

The award of UWSPRA scholarships will be considered in Round 1 and 2 Scholarship Rounds.

Value

The UWSPRA includes two components:

  • A living allowance scholarship of AUD$25,392 per annum for up to 3 years for doctoral level study and 2 years for Masters Honours;
  • Tuition fee scholarship for up to six academic sessions for doctoral level study and 4 academic sessions for Masters Honours, that is tuition fees will be waived. If you are unable to complete your studies within the scholarship timeframe, you may be charged tuition fees for any further periods of enrolment.

The award does not provide for other fees charged by the University from time to time including the Student Service and Amenities Fee.

Eligibility

Students who have or are applying to commence a new research degree and do not already hold an equivalent degree are eligible to apply. Applicants for coursework awards are not eligible to apply, even where there is a research component in the degree. Current AusAID students are ineligible.

Closing dates

Round 1 applications close 26 June 2015. Round 2 applications close 16 October 2015.

For more information, please contact the Research Scholarships Development Officer on HDRscholarships@uws.edu.au.


 

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) are tuition fee scholarships for full-time study towards a higher degree by research. These prestigious scholarships are funded by the Australian Government.

The award of IPRS will be considered in Round 1 and 2 Scholarship Rounds.

UWS supports IPRS awardees with a living allowance and overseas student health cover. Competition for scholarships is intense; only applicants with an excellent academic record and capacity to undertake research training in one of the University's areas of research strength will be offered an award.

Value

The IPRS award provides for the full cost of tuition and overseas student health cover. UWS also provides a living allowance of AUD$25,392 per annum in 2015. The allowance is indexed annually and paid fortnightly.

The award may not provide for other fees charged by the University from time to time, including the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Tenure

The tenure of both the award and the living allowance is three years for Doctoral candidates and two years for Masters (Honours) candidates.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be students from any overseas country, except New Zealand, who are commencing a new research degree course;
  • not already hold an academic qualification equivalent to or at a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking

Applicants for coursework awards are not eligible to apply, even where there is a research component in the degree. Students who have already commenced their research degree may not be eligible. Current AusAID students are not eligible to apply.

Closing Dates

Round 1 applications close 26 June 2015. Round 2 applications close 16 October 2015.

How to apply

For information about the application process, please visit the how to apply page.

If you have a specific enquiry, please contact the Research Scholarships Development Officer on HDRscholarships@uws.edu.au.


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