Living stipend scholarships for commencing Doctoral degree students

External Scholarship information

About The John Monash Scholarships.

Do you have the potential to become a leader in your field and to help build a better future for Australia?

Applications are now open for the 2017 John Monash Scholarships. It is your chance to obtain up to $195,000 (tax free) over three years to assist your overseas study.

The John Monash Scholarships are not limited by gender, age, field of study or choice of overseas university.

Are you a potential John Monash Scholar?

It’s not about being a genius. John Monash Scholars are real people determined to make Australia and the world a better place. Of course, the more you can demonstrate prior achievement and potential development the better your chances of being awarded a scholarship – but there is much more to it than that. Those awarded a John Monash Scholarship have a plan – a plan that combines their field of study, their personal skills and their ambition into real solutions for real problems. They identify key issues and areas of potential high-value improvement.  And, they don’t just identify problems – they develop realistic, practical pathways to create solutions.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible to apply for a John Monash Scholarship you must be an Australian Citizen. Also, you must have completed or be about to complete an undergraduate degree from an Australian University. And, be able to undertake postgraduate study at an overseas university commencing in the calendar year following the year of application and selection. (You do not need to have already been accepted to an overseas university to apply for this scholarship.) Finally, we will need to hear from referees, who agree that you have the potential to be a John Monash Scholar. Mid-career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Not everyone can be awarded a scholarship. You need to show you have true leadership potential both in your field of study and within the community. You need to detail where you want to study and what you will study. And, how that will segue into a clear career pathway that will benefit Australia.

Unlimited Opportunity.

Your field of study is unlimited. For example, John Monash Scholars have included those studying, Clinical Medicine and Medical Research, Civil Law, Climate Change, Economic History, Engineering, Environmental Protection, Fine Arts, Genomics, Geophysics, Indigenous Affairs, Mathematics, Population Health, Public Policy, Statistics, Sustainability, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and Veterinary Science to name only some of the fields of study.

If you can clearly articulate how your study, your plan and your potential leadership in your field will be of direct benefit to Australia and the world, you should apply.

How to apply.

Applications are now open. You may apply for a John Monash Scholarship by going online to the website – www.johnmonash.com – and completing the official application. It is a good idea to begin your application early so you can dedicate the required time. The closing date for applications is 1 August 2016.

The selection process.

It’s quite straightforward. Go online and complete your initial written application. Those chosen to proceed are interviewed by a three-tier selection panel process: First Review, State Selection Panel and National Selection Panel. If recommended you may be approved by the Board and offered a scholarship.

One small step. One giant leap.

Applying for a John Monash Scholarship may seem like a small step.

It can be much more than that.

Remember, it’s not only about what you have done – it’s about your true potential. The John Monash Scholarship will allow you to pursue your passion via postgraduate studies at an international institution. It is an opportunity to take your own pathway to achievement and a chance to focus your career ambition on a specific strategy that directly benefits your field of study and Australia.

When you apply it demonstrates you have the positive attitude, the desire and the skills to maximise that potential. To search for a better way. To make the most of yourself and our world. It can transform one small step into a giant leap for you and for Australia when you become a John Monash Scholar.

Eligibility: Applicants must have obtained an Australian Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant area of study including science, medicine or health related field within the last five years. This period of time includes career breaks and working in other fields or abroad. 

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency status. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of citizenship or residency status within the funding agreement.

Applicants who have previously been awarded an AOV scholarship are not eligible, nor are those currently in receipt of other nationally competitive grants that include salary support.

Applicants who are directly involved in competing research and or related initiatives as well as affiliations or financial investments with other organisations that have a commercial interest in the research being undertaken are also not eligible.

Applicants must also meet the requirements of the university, including all the conditions for admission to the research higher degree program and be nominated by the enrolling school or institute.

Value of Scholarship: The value of the scholarship is $30,000 per annum.

Length of Scholarship: The scholarship is for three years. Any additional time taken to complete the PhD will not be paid.

Number of Scholarships on offer: Currently a minimum of two scholarships are available within the five year budget.

How to apply: Applicants are asked to fill out and email the application form to research@arthritisvic.org.au. The referee and supervisor reports are part of the application and it is the applicants responsibility to supply their supervisor and referee with the relevant information and form with sufficient time for them to complete it and submit it to AOV prior to, or on, the specified closing date. The application form, referee form and supervisor form can be found at:  http://www.arthritisvic.org.au/Research/For-Researchers/PhD-Scholarships

Key dates: Funding round opens July 4 and closes September 5, 2016

Website for scholarship: http://www.arthritisvic.org.au/Research/For-Researchers/PhD-Scholarships

2017 Fulbright Scholarships

Interested in study or research in the US?

Applications for Fulbright Scholarships are now open.

Applications are invited for Postgraduate, Postdoctoral, Professional and Senior Scholarships in any academic discipline, as well as a Distinguished Chair in Agriculture & Life Sciences.

The Fulbright Program is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship programs in the world, enabling students, academics and professionals to undertake research or study in the United States. Applications are open from May 1 to August 1 each year.

Discover a platform for your research on the global stage.

Apply for a Fulbright Scholarship.

For more information and application forms visit www.fulbright.com.au

Background

Bond University's Institute of Health and Sport (BIHS) is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated PhD candidate to apply for a scholarship to undertake a project examining skill acquisition in male and female Australian football (AF) players.

Opening date:

Now open

Closing date:

In order to be considered for your PhD Admission Letter of Offer, and have your scholarship application submitted by 30 September 2016, the supervision team require your expression of interest and supporting material by Friday 5th August 2016.

Scheme details

Scheme and description

This project will seek to determine the physical and psychological aspects associated with goal kicking performance in male and female AFL players; how altering the focus of attention during training may improve goal kicking performance; and whether these relationships and outcomes are affected by age or gender.

This PhD candidature, will be supervised by Associate Professor Justin Keogh, Dr Carl Woods (James Cook University) and Dr Nikki Milne and have the opportunity to work with several male and female AFL teams affiliated with Bond University.

The successful applicant will be expected to comply with all Bond University Higher Degree Research policies, while also providing high level sports science support to local AFL teams. The project will predominantly be carried out at Bond University's BIHS campus.

The successful applicant will be eligible for a tax-free stipend of $26,288 per annum for up to 3 years and receive a full fee waiver for their doctoral degree.

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is available to domestic applicants only (Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand citizens). Successful applicants will be expected to have:

  • First class honours or a research Master’s degree in sports/exercise science, physiotherapy or physical education;
  • Equivalent qualifications and evidence of research experience in sports science, strength and conditioning or sports coaching;
  • Work experience related to skills coaching, sports science provision or strength and conditioning;
  • High motivation to undertake further study at a doctoral level;
  • A passion to forge a career in developmental or high performance sport;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work as a part of a team.

For further information

Contact Dr Justin Keogh  to discuss your eligibility for the project, career goals and research interests

Please go to https://bond.edu.au/researchers/higher-degrees/scholarships-support/research-scholarships for further information about this scholarship opportunity and to express your interest in this project.

How to apply

Submit a cover letter explaining your interest and relevant background for this project, as well as copies of your relevant university transcripts, current CV (including a list of any conference presentations and any journal articles submitted, accepted or published), names and contact information of two academic referees before the closing date of Friday 5th August 2016 to Dr Justin Keogh

 

Background

Bond University's Institute of Health and Sport (BIHS) is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated PhD candidate to apply for a scholarship to undertake a project examining sarcopenia, and other aspects of muscle wasting, along the continuum of prostate cancer progression.

Opening date:

Now open

Closing date:

In order to be considered for your PhD Admission Letter of Offer, and have your scholarship application submitted by 30 September 2016, the supervision team require your expression of interest and supporting material by Friday 5th August 2016.

Scheme details

Scheme and description

This project will seek to determine the prevalence and consequences of sarcopenia across the prostate cancer progression continuum using contemporary assessment methods, and to quantify the benefits of exercise interventions on sarcopenic status and its three components (muscle mass, strength and performance). 

This project will be a sub-study of the international Movember Global Action Plan Four (GAP4) project, which examines the benefits of exercise for metabolic health and survival in advanced prostate cancer patients.

This PhD candidature will be supervised by Associate Professor Justin Keogh, Dr Tina Skinner (The University of Queensland) and Associate Professor Mary-Anne Kedda (Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – Queensland, Queensland University of Technology). 

The PhD candidate will be involved in the assessment, exercise prescription and supervision of GAP4 participants, and will also use data generated through the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry - Queensland (PCOR-QLD).

The successful applicant will be expected to comply with all Bond University Higher Degree Research policies. The project will predominantly be carried out at Bond Institute of Health and Sport campus but may also involve some travel to The University of Queensland and to the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Eligibility Criteria

This scholarship is available to domestic applicants only (Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand citizens). Successful applicants will be expected to have:

  • First class honours or a Master’s degree in sports sciences, exercise science, clinical exercise physiology or physiotherapy;
  • Eligibility for accreditation as an exercise physiologist with Exercise and Sports Science Australia;
  • Experience in clinical exercise physiology research, including cardiopulmonary exercise testing;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a part of a team.

For further information

Contact Dr Justin Keogh  to discuss your eligibility for the project, career goals and research interests

Please go to https://bond.edu.au/researchers/higher-degrees/scholarships-support/research-scholarships for further information about this scholarship opportunity and to express your interest in this project.

How to apply

Submit a cover letter explaining your interest and relevant background for this project, as well as copies of your relevant university transcripts, current CV (including a list of any conference presentations and any journal articles submitted, accepted or published), names and contact information of two academic referees before the closing date of Friday 5th August 2016 to Dr Justin Keogh

Scholarships currently on offer

Provider: Bond University

Background: Bond University offers a range of living stipend scholarships for commencing Doctoral degree students. Living stipends are tax exempt, and provide financial support to enable students to focus on their studies.

The 2016 Bond University Postgraduate Award provides an opportunity for outstanding commencing candidates to receive a living allowance of $26,288.00 p.a. (indexed annually) for up to three years. The scholarship is tax-free and contributes to living costs for three years for PhD students (pro rata for part-time students).

Timeline:

Opening date:

Now open for September 2016 Scholarship Round

Closing date:

5pm EST on 30th September, 2016

Scheme details:

Scheme and description

A limited number of scholarships are available. They are awarded to students wishing to continue their education through higher degree research.

Scholarships will be based on the key criteria and awarded on academic merit.

Students cannot apply if they hold another scholarship in the requested period.

Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after 30th September, 2016 will not be considered.

Categories of funding (if applicable)

N/A

Eligibility

In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the required academic entry requirements, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

The scholarship is open to students who are studying a PhD Doctorate by Research AND hold a valid Letter of offer for enrolment at Bond University.

Previous applicants for Scholarships, who have been unsuccessful, are not eligible to re-apply.

Means of submission

Scholarship application process

Step 1 - Expression of Interest Your first step is to lodge a HDR Expression of Interest.  Once your Expression of Interest has been accepted, you will be required to make an application for admission to a HDR Doctoral program through the relevant Faculty.

Step 2 - Find a Supervisor To start this process, click on the Find a Supervisor button.

Step 3 - Admission to Bond University To start this process, click on the Apply for admission button..

Step 4 - Apply for a Scholarship Once your application for admission has been approved, and you have received your Letter of Offer, you may then apply for a scholarship through the Apply for Scholarship button.

Applicants must complete the on line Application Form

For further information please email the Research Scholarships Officer.

Provider: Bond University

Background: Bond University offers a range of living stipend scholarships for commencing Doctoral degree students. Living stipends are tax exempt, and provide financial support to enable students to focus on their studies.

The 2016 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) provides an opportunity for outstanding candidates to receive a living allowance of $26,288.00 p.a. (indexed annually) for up to three years.

The scholarship is tax-free and contributes to living costs for three years for PhD students (pro-rata for part-time students).

Timeline:

Opening date:

Now open for September 2016 Scholarship Round

Closing date:

5pm EST on 30th September 2016

Scheme details:

Scheme and description

A limited number of scholarships are available. They are awarded to students wishing to continue their education through higher degree research.

Scholarships will be based on the key criteria and awarded on academic merit.

Students cannot apply if they hold another scholarship in the requested period.

Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after 30th September, 2016 will not be considered.

Categories of funding (if applicable)

N/A

Eligibility

In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the required academic entry requirements, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

The scholarship is open to Australian, New Zealand citizens and permanent residents, who are commencing a PhD Doctorate by Research with a valid offer of enrolment at Bond University.

Previous applicants for Scholarships, who have been unsuccessful, are not eligible to re-apply.

Means of submission

Scholarship application process

Step 1 - Expression of Interest Your first step is to lodge a HDR Expression of Interest.  Once your Expression of Interest has been accepted, you will be required to make an application for admission to a HDR Doctoral program through the relevant Faculty.

Step 2 - Find a Supervisor To start this process, click on the Find a Supervisor button.

Step 3 - Admission to Bond University To start this process, click on the Apply for admission button.

Step 4 - Apply for a Scholarship Once your application for admission has been approved, and you have received your Letter of Offer, you may then apply for a scholarship through the Apply for Scholarship button.

Applicants must complete the on line Application Form

For further information please email the Research Scholarships Officer.

Important information for Applicants to note

  • If you have previously applied for a scholarship at Bond University, and were unsuccessful, you are not eligible to re-apply.
  • Steps 1 - 3 of the Application process must be completed prior to lodging your Scholarship application.
  • Steps 1 - 3 may take up to 4 weeks to complete - ensure that you allow for this time before the Scholarship application closure date of 30th September, 2016.
  • Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after 30th September, 2016 will not be considered in this Round.

Scholarship application process: Steps 1 - 4

Expression of interest

Your first step is to lodge a HDR Expression of Interest.  Once your Expression of Interest has been accepted, you will be required to make an application for admission to a HDR Doctoral program through the relevant Faculty.

Find a supervisor

To start this process

Find a Supervisor

Apply for admission to Bond University

In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the required academic entry requirements, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

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Apply for a scholarship

Once your application for admission has been approved, and you have received your Letter of Offer, you may then apply for a scholarship.

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Frequently asked questions

A partial scholarship may be awarded (typically) to the value of half the award and is subject to funding availability.

An award holder is permitted to undertake a limited amount of part-time employment, provided the work does not interfere with the progress of the research program. Approval can be sought from the Faculty’s Associate Dean Research (ADR) for periods of part-time work amounting to more than six hours per week for full-time students and pro-rata for part-time students. The ADR must certify that the work does not interfere with the progress of the research, and the statement must be lodged with the Research Scholarships Officer at Research Services.

The scholarship is paid fortnightly in arrears by the Bond University payroll system directly into your nominated account.

Externally funded scholarship payments are indexed annually. Internally funded faculty scholarships may not be indexed.

Scholarship payments are not taxed.

No payment summary will be issued because the scholarship is not taxable income.

Bond scholarships are granted for a period of  three years for a Doctoral degree. 

The period is calculated from the date of enrolment (i.e. if you are already enrolled in your program, commencement will be the date of your enrolment).

Your entitlements per annum are:

  • 20 days recreational leave during the scholarship term
  • 10 days sick leave

Leave is calculated pro-rata within the tenure of the award.

You may apply for leave of absence if you require more time away due to extenuating circumstances.

The award will be terminated two weeks after the thesis is submitted or at the end of the award (whichever is earlier).  

Awards will be terminated before this time:

  • If the student ceases to meet the eligibility criteria;
  • If the University determines that the course of study is not being carried out with competence and diligence in accordance with the offer of the award;
  • On the death or incapacity of the candidate;
  • On the withdrawal from the program
  • If the awardee does not resume study following a period of intermission or make arrangements to extend that suspension and
  • If the student has failed to maintain satisfactory academic progress

If the student has committed serious misconduct including, but not limited to, the provision of false or misleading information.

Scholarship information for successful applicants

Once you have been awarded your Scholarship, the Research Scholarship Officer will contact you to organise your Stipend, and supply you with the Terms and conditions. It is very important that you familiarise yourself with these, in order to maintain your Scholarship.

When you receive your Schedule and Acceptance Letter for your Scholarship, you will need to sign and return it to the Research Scholarship Officer.

When you receive your offer, you will receive a Schedule and Acceptance letter along with the Terms and Conditions of your scholarship.

You will need to provide your Australian bank account details, sign and return the schedule to the Research Scholarships Officer before your scholarship can be processed.

Your scholarship will not be processed until you are fully enrolled in your HDR program.

The terms and conditions of your scholarship outline:

  • Leave entitlements
  • Extensions
  • Suspension
  • Termination

It is important you read this document. Failure to adhere to your scholarship terms and conditions may result in suspension or termination.

Leave entitlements in general will align with those for your Higher Degree Research (HDR) program.

Entitlements are outlined in the scholarship terms and conditions. You will need to apply for leave

Additional leave entitlements may be available depending on your circumstances.

Contact the Research Scholarships Officer if you require additional leave to ensure you are entitled to it within the scholarship terms.

Should you wish to change your study plan from full-time to part-time or vice versa, you must advise the your Supervisors and the Research Development Manager of the Faculty by completion of the relevant form.

You should also advise the Research Scholarships Officer so your payment and scholarship terms can be adjusted accordingly.

Some scholarships can be extended beyond the initial term of three years for a full-time PhD degree pro-rata part-time).

To apply for a scholarship extension, you will need to write a letter formally requesting the extra time and forward it to both the Research Scholarships Officer and the Associate Dean of Research in your Faculty.

The approval process will be prolonged if both parties are not informed.

Your scholarship will  be suspended if you postpone your studies or fail to comply with your scholarship terms and conditions.

Please advise your Supervisors and the Research Development Manager, should you need to suspend your scholarship.

Failure to notify is a breach of the scholarship terms and conditions and may result in termination.

Payments will be terminated:

  • When the maximum duration of your scholarship term has been reached;
  • Two weeks after the submission of your thesis and
  • If your higher degree research is terminated due to inadequate academic progress