Research Scholarships

External scholarship opportunity

Scheme Name:   Australian Parliamentary Library 2018 Summer Research Scholarship

Background:   The Parliamentary Library offers two summer research scholarships for postgraduate students each year. Scholars work alongside specialist researchers in the Parliamentary Library in Canberra for a period of six weeks (January–February 2018) to produce a report on a topic of relevance to the Library’s research program.

The Parliamentary Library is a unique research environment: it provides high quality information, analysis and advice to senators and members of the House of Representatives in support of their parliamentary and representational roles, as well as to their staff, the staff of committees, and the Governor-General.

Information for the scheme can be found here: Summer Research Scholarship Program

Contacts: Dr Fiona Allen Tel: (02) 6277 2721 or Ms Sue Johnson Tel: (02) 6277 2480

Closing date:

24 September 2017 (Midnight AEST)

Means of submission

Applications must be submitted to parliamentary.librarian@aph.gov.au

Scheme details

Scheme and description

The Summer Research Scholarship is undertaken during the summer academic recess. Scholars are based in the Parliamentary Library in Canberra from Monday 8 January until Friday 16 February 2018.

To successfully fulfil the requirements of the scholarship, recipients must:

  • be based in the Parliamentary Library for a period of six weeks
  • present a short work-in-progress seminar
  • produce a research report on one topic (5,000-8,000 words).

Summer Research Scholars participate in a number of activities during the scholarship period, including:

  • an induction program where scholars learn about the role of the Parliamentary Library, its place in the parliamentary environment, and the purpose and style of its research publications
  • research section meetings as appropriate and other Library activities
  • functions with summer research scholars from the National Library of Australia and the Australian War Memorial
  • a guided tour of Parliament House.

For the period of the scholarship in Canberra, scholars will be provided a fully-equipped work-station (phone, internet, email) and access to a printer. Scholars may discuss any requirements for specialised software.

The Parliamentary Library is unable to provide any assistance (financial or otherwise) with travel or accommodation in relation to the scholarship. Upon successful completion of the scholarship, an honorarium of $1,800 will be awarded to scholars.

Eligibility

The Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship is open to postgraduate students studying at an Australian tertiary institution who have successfully completed at least one year (FTE) of postgraduate study. Applicants must be Australian citizens.

Applicants do not need to directly address the selection criteria in their applications, but they should demonstrate the following:

  • a quality research proposal on one of the identified topics or a related topic
  • strong research skills
  • excellent written communication skills
  • an ability to work within set guidelines and to deadlines and
  • a capacity to work effectively within a professional research environment.

If successful and prior to commencing the scholarship, recipients must:

  • obtain a police records check so a security pass can be issued for access to the non-public areas of Parliament House
  • sign a parliamentary computing network agreement form
  • agree to meet and maintain the standards of behaviour, conduct and confidentiality in accordance with the Parliamentary Service Values and Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct under the Parliamentary Service Act 1999.

For further information please download the information and application kit at Summer Research Scholarship Program.

September 2017 scholarship round now open

Bond University is committed to providing a high level HDR experience to ensure success in students’ research and research training.

The provision of appropriate financial support is an important part of the research training environment. Bond University allocates funds to support the financial costs of fee offset (waiver) and living stipends. The University places a focus on commencing Doctoral students for all living stipend scholarships.

The 2018 full-time stipend rate will be $27,082.00 per annum (indexed annually)

Before you apply for a PhD scholarship

Steps 1 - 3 of the Application process must be completed prior to lodging your Scholarship application

  • NOTE: Steps 1 - 3 may take up to 4 weeks to complete - You must ensure that you allow for this time before the Scholarship application closure date
    • Step 1 - Expression of interest (EOI) to Faculty
    • Step 2 - Find a Supervisor
    • Step 3 - Apply for Admission
    • Step 4 - Apply for Scholarship - once you have received a Letter of Offer for Admission to Bond University
  • If you have previously applied for a scholarship at Bond University, and were unsuccessful, you are not eligible to re-apply.
  • Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after 30 September 2017 will not be considered in this Round.

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.

To start this process

Find a Supervisor

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.

Apply now

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

Apply for scholarship

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship Policy

This Policy fulfils the requirements of the Commonwealth Scholarship Guidelines (Research) 2017 regarding the allocation of Research Training Program funds.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship Policy (Draft)

Provider:  Australian Commonwealth Government and Bond University

The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) stipends are provided to support the general living costs of both domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate degrees.

Opening date: Now open for September 2017 Scholarship Round

Closing date: 5pm EST on 30 September 2017 Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after 30 September 2017 will not be considered.

Scheme details

Scheme and description

A limited number of scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students who wish to continue their education through a PhD program.

The RTP scholarship is awarded through a competitive application processes. Bond University HDR Scholarships Committee meets biannually to award fee waivers and living stipends based on a merit based selection process

Students cannot apply if they are receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees.

Eligibility

The scholarship application process is open to domestic and overseas HDR students who are studying, or intend on studying, a PhD Doctorate by Research at Bond University.

  • All applicants must hold a valid Letter of Offer for enrolment in a HDR program, issued by Bond University Admissions Department, prior to applying for this award
  • In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the HDR academic entry requirements of Bond University, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

Applicants who have previously applied for a BUPRS Scholarship, and were unsuccessful, are not eligible to re-apply.

Means of submission

Steps 1 -3 as outlined above - must be completed first

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

Opening date: Now open for September 2017 Scholarship Round

Closing date: 5pm EST  30 September 2017 Late or incomplete Scholarship applications received after 30 September, 2017 will not be considered.

Scheme details

Scheme and description

A limited number of scholarships are available to domestic and overseas students who wish to continue their education through a Higher Degree Research (HDR) PhD program.

The Bond Postgraduate Research Scholarship (BUPRS) is awarded through a competitive application processes. Bond University HDR Scholarships Committee meets biannually to award fee waivers and living stipends based on a merit based selection process

Students cannot apply if they are receiving an equivalent award or scholarship from the Commonwealth designed to offset HDR fees.

Eligibility

The scholarship application process is open to HDR students who are studying, or intend on studying, a PhD Doctorate by Research at Bond University.

  • All applicants must hold a valid Letter of Offer for enrolment in a HDR program, issued by Bond University, prior to applying for this award
  • In order to apply for an HDR program, students must meet the HDR academic entry requirements of Bond University, as well as satisfy visa, residency and English proficiency requirements.

Applicants who have previously applied for a BUPRS Scholarship, and were unsuccessful, are not eligible to re-apply.

Means of submission

Steps 1 - 3 as above - must be completed first

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 apply through the on line Application Form

For further information please email the Research Scholarships Officer