CSIRO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarships 

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The CSIRO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarship program is part of the CSIRO Indigenous Engagement Strategy which seeks to significantly increase employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within CSIRO. Through this strategy, CSIRO aims to enhance the educational, employment, training and career development opportunities for people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

The CSIRO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarship program is a new initiative which supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to undertake postgraduate study in CSIRO STEM (science, technology engineering, mathematics) priority areas.

The Scholarships will take the form of a top up to provide additional support to other financial support schemes, such as a Research Training Program or Centrelink study schemes. Scholarships may be awarded for study towards a PhD (3 years) or a Masters (2 years) or an equivalent degree at an Australian university. Masters students who transfer to a PhD program may be eligible for an extension of their award. Full scholarships may be available in exceptional circumstances.

Locations: Various – CSIRO has sites located all around Australia

Duration: Up to 3 years for a PhD or 2 years for a Masters

Scholarship: Top-up scholarships valued at $7,000 per year plus an operating budget of $10,000 per annum

Reference No: 31164

Pre-Requisites/Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply you must:

  1. be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent;
  2. identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person;
  3. be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived;
  4. be a permanent resident of Australia;
  5. be enrolled at an Australian university;
  6. be a recipient of one of the following:
  • an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA),
  • a Centrelink education scheme payment,
  • a university scholarship or equivalent;
  1. commence your PhD or Masters program by 30 June of the year following the year of application (i.e. if applying in 2017 you must commence by 30 June 2018). Students who have already commenced may apply for a top up scholarship if they are less than twelve months into their course at 1 January of the year following application); and
  2. be undertaking a research degree in a a priority area aligned to a business unit research program by a CSIRO business unit.

How to Apply: 

To apply, please prepare ONE document which includes all of the following:

  • your cover letter and CV/resume (which includes the names and contact details of two previous supervisors or academic/ professional referees);
  • the name of your university and university supervisor (if known)
  • your preferred CSIRO Business Unit and supervisor (if known); and
  • an outline of your longer-term career aspirations and detail how this program will help you achieve them.

After preparing the above document please return to the advertisement and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to either create a Candidate Profile or to login to your current account. Enter your personal details and then click ‘Next’ to move to the application form:

  1. complete the form and upload the one document you prepared as requested above in the field labelled ‘Resume and cover letter
  2. upload your latest academic results in the ‘Requested Information‘ field.
  3. upload your confirmation of enrolment OR letter of offer from an Australian university in the ‘Additional Documents‘ field.
  4. upload your Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent document in the ‘Additional Documents‘ field.

If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 984 220 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email: csiro-careers@csiro.au.

CSIRO will contact you if any suitable Postgraduate Scholarship fitting your profile become available.

About CSIRO:  The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency.  At CSIRO we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to industry, people and the planet. Find out more at www.csiro.au

 

Source: CSIRO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarships

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries) | Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

All applications must be submitted by 23:59 (BST) on 22 May 2018 at the latest.

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries)

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from high income Commonwealth countries, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Funded by the UK Department for Education (DfE), Commonwealth PhD Scholarships support excellence in UK higher education and sustain the principles of the Commonwealth.

Information on other scholarships offered by the CSC

Eligibility

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a citizen of or have been granted refugee status by an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be permanently resident in an eligible Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2018 or January 2019 (to be agreed by the CSC)
  • By October 2018, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard, or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree)
  • Not be registered for a PhD, or an MPhil leading to a PhD, at a UK university before September/October 2018
  • Hold an unconditional offer from your chosen university/universities by the time you submit your scholarship application (a conditional offer with only a financial condition is acceptable)

The CSC aims to identify talented individuals who have the potential to make change. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, and encourage applications from a diverse range of candidates. For further information on the support available to candidates with a disability, see the CSC disability support statement.

The CSC is committed to administering and managing its scholarships and fellowships in a fair and transparent manner. For further information, see the CSC anti-fraud policy and the DFID guidance on reporting fraud.

Eligible Commonwealth countries

Anguilla
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Cayman Islands
Cyprus
Falkland Islands
Gibraltar
Malta
New Zealand
St Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands

Terms and conditions

For full terms and conditions – including further tenure and placement, value of the scholarship, and general conditions – see the Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries) 2018 terms and conditions

The CSC will negotiate joint funding agreements individually for selected candidates. You should make this clear to your chosen university/universities.

Selection process

Each candidate’s application will be considered firstly by an academic adviser with expertise in the subject area concerned, and then by the CSC selection committee in competition with other candidates.

Applications are considered according to the following selection criteria:

  • Academic merit of the candidate
  • Quality of the plan of study
  • Potential of the candidate to lead in the pursuit of global excellence in research and knowledge

For further details, see the Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries) 2018 selection criteria

How to apply

You must make your application directly to the CSC using the CSC’s application system. The CSC will not accept any applications that are not submitted via its application system.

All applications must be submitted by 23:59 (BST) on 22 May 2018 at the latest.

In your application, you must provide the following supporting documentation:

  • Full transcripts detailing all your higher education qualifications (with certified translations if not in English)
  • Unconditional offer(s) from your chosen university/universities (a conditional offer with only a financial condition is acceptable)
  • Proof that you are a citizen of an eligible Commonwealth country: a copy of your passport or birth certificate

You must provide the following supporting documentation to be received by the CSC by 16.00 (BST) on 30 May 2018:

  • References from at least two individuals
  • A supporting statement from a proposed supervisor at one or more of the UK universities named on your application form

If this documentation is not provided by the dates specified above, your application will be considered ineligible.

Apply now

 Choosing a university/course – refer to link below

Any questions?  – refer to link below

 

Source: Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries) | Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships – Health and Biosecurity

 Applications close on:   Tuesday 31 October 2017 (10.59pm AEDT)
  • Are you passionate about a career in science?
  • Want to access CSIRO’s world-class facilities and staff?
  • Apply for a CSIRO PhD Scholarship now!

CSIRO invites applications for top-up Postgraduate Scholarships in a number of priority topic areas for funding commencing in 2018.

CSIRO’s Postgraduate Scholarship Program provides enhanced opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates enrolling each year at Australian tertiary institutions as full-time postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD.  Scholarships are being offered in 46 priority research areas.  Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO.

Top up Postgraduate Scholarships are available to postgraduate students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas.  They must also expect to receive a Research Training Program (RTP) or equivalent scholarship commencing in the year of the scholarship.

At CSIRO Health and Biosecurity we are working with our partners and assembling strong multidisciplinary research teams to tackle major national and international health and biosecurity challenges. In doing so we’re protecting the health of our farming sector, environment, people, and our way of life. For more information please see our website at Health and Biosecurity.

Research areas:  for details of research areas and how to apply please see document  CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships – Health and Biosecurity (link to document)
Scholarship:  Top-up scholarships valued at $7,000 per year, plus a generous operating budget of $10,000 per annum
Reference:  47418

Pre-Requisites/Eligibility:

To be eligible to apply you must have (or expect to gain):

  • first class honours or equivalent in a relevant research area;
  • admission to an Australian University as a PhD student;
  • a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or university equivalent; and
  • an university supervisor who is willing and able to supervise you

International applicants must have the appropriate immigration approvals to allow them to take up the scholarship.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Quality and relevance of the student project
  • Academic calibre of the student
  • Availability of appropriate university supervision

How to Apply: 

For details on how to apply, please see the document provided in the link under Research areas

About CSIRO:  The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency.  At CSIRO we shape the future. We do this by using science to solve real issues. Our research makes a difference to industry, people and the planet. Find out more at www.csiro.au

Applications close on:   Tuesday 31 October 2017 (10.59pm AEDT)

Source: CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships – Health and Biosecurity