- Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships
- Notre Dame Scholarships
- External Funding Opportunities
Notre Dame provides a diverse range of financial support initiatives for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, funded by internal and external sources in Australia. Whilst individual applications are encouraged, the University is prioritizing “team-based” scholarships. As such it is recommended that stipend scholarship applicants discuss potential projects with prospective supervisors ahead of applying for a scholarship.
Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships
The Australian Government RTP scheme provides funding support for research training of domestic and international students to undertake a higher degree by research at Notre Dame for the advancement of their career in academia or other work environments.
Notre Dame has developed a Policy and Procedure (Conditions) on Australian Government RTP Scholarships, which are accessible on the University’s ‘Policies, Procedures and Guidelines’ webpage or via direct links as follows:
Additional information in regard to specific support for HDR students can be found at Guideline: Support for HDR Students. You are also encouraged to inform yourself of the Australian Government RTP Scholarship criteria of eligibility and conditions as listed in the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017 (section 1.5 & 1.6).
Applications for Australian Government RTP Scholarships
The University offers Australian Government RTP Scholarships through the application process outlined in Notre Dame's Guideline ‘Research Degrees and Scholarships Committee Guidelines on Awarding of Scholarships’.
Applications need to include the completed and signed Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form along with all relevant documents (as described on the application form). All applicants are also advised (i) to explicitly address the Objects of the University in their personal statements, and (ii) to review the Research Degrees and Scholarships Committee Guidelines on Awarding of Scholarships.
Notre Dame Scholarships
Notre Dame offers alternative postgraduate scholarship opportunities that can also provide funding for fee remission and living allowances, including:
- International Fee Remission Research Scholarships (IFRRS)
- The University of Notre Dame Australia MACC Scholarship
The Malaysian Australian Colombo Plan Commemoration (MACC) Scholarship is reserved for HDR students who will be enrolled in a Doctoral Degree between 2018- 2020. Funding towards tuition fee during these three years is available for international students, who are encouraged to inform themselves of the policy and conditions as described for the IFRRS Scholarships.
- Kailis Research Scholarships
Domestic PhD students based on the Fremantle campus and engaged in the field of health or medical research can apply for a Kailis Research Scholarship, a scheme which is co-funded by Notre Dame and the Fremantle Hospital Medical Research Foundation (FHMRF). Applications close Friday 3rd August 2018.
- Catholic Education Western Australia PhD Scholarship. “Currently open for applications”
- PhD Scholarship in Spirituality and Healthcare Ethics “Currently open for applications”
- Western Australian Bone Research Collaboration PhD Scholarship
Closing date Friday 2nd February 2018
Applications for Notre Dame Scholarships Applications need to include the completed and signed Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form along with all relevant documents (as described on the application form). All applicants are also advised (i) to explicitly address the Objects of the University in their personal statements, and (ii) to review the Research Degrees and Scholarships Committee Guidelines on Awarding of Scholarships.
External Funding Opportunities
Postgraduate students are encouraged to browse through Notre Dame’s overview of postgraduate scholarships. Most scholarships will contribute to HDR research, some provide financial assistance in the form of a top-up scholarship or specifically for the postgraduate thesis write-up. Others present funding for internships and entrepreneur programs or the attendance of a Master Class.
Postgraduate students enrolled in Notre Dame courses offered on the Broome campus are encouraged to check the range of scholarships and support schemes available for students in Aboriginal health and nursing. Further funding opportunities specifically for Indigenous students are also listed.
The School of Medicine on Sydney campus presents an additional overview of Research Scholarships for postgraduate students and early career clinicians on offer by private, Commonwealth and international organisations and foundations for medical research and professional experiences. Please contact the Research Office for more information.
External Funding Opportunities