Research Scholarships

Scholarships offered through the Graduate School at Southern Cross University are underpinned by three key factors.

Graduate School scholarships form part of Southern Cross University’s overall suite of scholarships  – including many postgraduate scholarships  – offered thanks to our generous private donors, government and industry groups, other stakeholders, and the University itself.

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Southern Cross University is seeking an enthusiastic Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student for doctoral or masters by thesis research on an agreed topic related to smoking in pregnancy.  The degree will align with the iSISTAQUIT Scale Up grant received from the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD) and the NHMRC.  The position will be based in Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour Campus, in NSW, Australia. One full-time PhD place is available to start in 2022.

Closing date: 31 December 2022
Contact: Professor Gillian Gould
Email: gillian.gould@scu.edu.au 

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Southern Cross University is offering a tuition fee waiver to study Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Management.

Closing date: Until position is filled
Contact: Professor Darshana Sedera
Email: darshana.sedera@scu.edu.au 

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Southern Cross University, in collaboration with Agilent technologies ®, is offering a fully funded PhD scholarship to work in the field of archaeo-geochemistry, in particular improving our understanding of hominid exposomes using LA-ICPMS/LA-MC-ICPMS on fossil remains. 

Closing Date: Until position is filled
Contact: Associate Professor Renaud Joannes-Boyau
Email: renaud.joannes-boyau@scu.edu.au

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Southern Cross University, LeapForward, and QBE Insurance are pleased to offer 2 fully funded PhD scholarships commencing in 2023. 

This is an excellent opportunity to conduct innovative research in partnership with leading organisations, and will be suited to individuals who are interested in psychology, sport and exercise science, rehabilitation, or health technology. The PhDs will be conducted in a highly supportive environment, with strong career development and networking opportunities, as well as excellent supervision and mentoring.

Closing date: Until position is filled
Contact: Associate Professor Christian Swann
Email: christian.swann@scu.edu.au

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hemp plant

This project aims to Determine the phenotypic variation and genetic control of the nutritional quality of hemp seed through use of forward genetic approaches. By exploiting natural Cannabis genetic variation in a diverse collection of Cannabis sativa, the successful PhD candidate will map and subsequently characterize quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and underlying allelic variation that affect hemp seed quality, including seed size, fatty acid composition, protein content and the amount of selected secondary compounds, using classic QTL mapping approaches, genome wide association study (GWAS) and functional genomic approaches.

Closing date: 1 November 2022
Contact: Associate Professor Tobias Kretzschmar
Email: tobias.kretzschmar@scu.edu.au 

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This PhD scholarship will establish whether an intervention designed and successfully trialled in one facility can be successfully translated into other settings. The project will examine the impact of the intervention on aggression and restrictive practices, consumer and nurse experiences of care, implementation and sustainability strategies and cost-effectiveness. 

Closing date:  Until the position is filled
Contact:  Professor Marie Hutchinson
Email: marie.hutchinson@scu.edu.au 

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Domestic and international stipend scholarships providing a living allowance to HDR students recognised for their certain criteria.

Applications for the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) for 2023 have now CLOSED 


Information: Australian Government RTP Scholarships Information to Applicants

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Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research)

Through the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and administered by the Graduate School, Southern Cross University oversees a number of other postgraduate scholarship options. All Scholarships applications need to be assessed and approved by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and the Dean, Graduate Studies. For an overview of industry schemes/main funding sources from which our industry partners can leverage, please see Overview of Industry Schemes.  Please see available scholarships below. Or for more information email hdrscholarships@scu.edu.au

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Southern Cross University is seeking an enthusiastic Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student for doctoral or masters by thesis research on an agreed topic related to smoking in pregnancy.  The degree will align with the iSISTAQUIT Scale Up grant received from the Global Alliance for Chronic Disease (GACD) and the NHMRC.  The position will be based in Southern Cross University’s Coffs Harbour Campus, in NSW, Australia. One full-time PhD place is available to start in 2022.

Background: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience a disproportionate burden of disease due to high tobacco smoking rates, a legacy of colonisation and government sanctioned policies where rations of tobacco were widely distributed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. In pregnancy, 44% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women smoke, compared to 12% of non-Indigenous mothers. Although Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are motivated to quit smoking to protect their unborn child, they typically receive inadequate health provider support to quit. Reductions in smoking prevalence among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women to date have been slow, and culturally appropriate programs are not widely available. A national standardised approach, strategically implemented to maximise uptake into routine practice, with resources and supports, is urgently needed.

iSISTAQUIT (implementing Supporting Indigenous Smokers to Assist Quitting) is an evidence-based multicomponent model of care with resources that were co-designed with Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS). Most Australian AMS are community-controlled organisations that provide culturally appropriate care and iSISTAQUIT has been shown to be a feasible, acceptable and effective program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pregnant women in this setting in Australia. iSISTAQUIT incorporates free, online training for health providers in smoking cessation methods and educational resources for pregnant women. Building on the research our team has been undertaking over the last 7 years, the project is now funded for a nationwide scale up. This research will include an innovative adaptive trial design examining optimal implementation, cost-effective sustainability strategies and relevant means of evaluation for scale up of iSISTAQUIT.

Topics of interest include (but, not limited to);

  • Tobacco control and smoking cessation
  • Indigenous health
  • health services research
  • health equity
  • maternal and child health
  • Health promotion and health education
  • mHealth and eHealth
  • health policy

Activities: The selected PhD candidate will receive a unique opportunity to engage with a range of stakeholders and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. The PhD student will have access to a worldwide network of the GACD Global Alliance for Chronic Disease and implementation science expertise. The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant inter-disciplinary research group that includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers including experts in: Indigenous knowledge, health promotion, communication, behaviour change, clinicians, health services, and representative of professional colleges.  

The work will include:

  • A critical review of existing relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature
  • Designing research studies
  • Data collection
  • Qualitative and/quantitative analysis of primary and secondary data
  • Public presentations
  • Writing and publishing scientific papers
  • A thesis on the agreed topic
  • Travel for fieldwork

What is required: The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and passionate for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes through researching tangible solutions to preventable disease. 
The successful applicant will need to meet the entry requirements to enrol in a PhD at Southern Cross University on a full-time basis, including an equivalent second-class Honours degree (or above) or a relevant research masters degree in business, information systems, healthcare management or computer science. Masters level students require a bachelors degree in a relevant discipline.  Excellent communication skills, team skills and work ethic are expected. The position is open to domestic students. Students awarded a scholarship are allowed to engage with 8 hours only of outside work. The successful applicant will need to work with the team on the Coffs Harbour campus on least 4 days a week.

What is being offered: Successful candidates will be offered a tuition fee waiver and living stipend of AU$28,597 per annum (indexed annually). Stipend will be 3 years at PhD level and 2 years at Masters level. Masters students may upgrade to PhD at confirmation of candidature (after 6 months) subject to exemplary progress and only if they meet the PhD entry requirements. . The position is open to Domestic candidates only.  The supervisory team will include an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander academic.

Please note, this is an identified opportunity for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student. Proof of Indigeneity is required.

How to apply: Applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest, which must include a short video presentation of the proposed topic of less than 3 mins, a 1 page statement of your motivation for applying (up to 500 words), a detailed CV, and copies of previous research outputs. Email to Professor Gillian Gould at gillian.gould@scu.edu.au.

This PhD project aims to officially start in the last quarter of 2022, but there is some flexibility with the exact starting date (upon mutual agreement). Applications will remain open until filled in 2022.

Applicants are welcome to contact Professor Gillian Gould at gillian.gould@scu.edu.au for an informal discussion and any further information about this opportunity.

Invitation to attend an interview: If your expression of interest is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview. Further details about the interview will be provided in the invitation.

Southern Cross University is seeking enthusiastic students for their doctoral research on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Management. The positions will be based in Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast Campus, in Queensland, Australia. Up to three full-time PhD places are available to start in 2021-2022.

Background: This research is designed to explore the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in managing healthcare.  With the increasing potential of AI technologies, healthcare management has been offered substantial opportunities to improve its efficiency, effectiveness, and efficacy. For example, the current circumstances related to COVID-19 demonstrated the wide-spread applicability of AI capabilities in a range of circumstances, including AI‐assisted analysis and modelling helping to reconstruct the progression of an outbreak, predict transmission pathways, trace contacts, and determine impacts of various public health control measures. On the other hand, the use of AI raises increasing concerns from general public, industry and regulatory bodies. Issues of trust and transparency in data-driven and automated decision support are still to be consistently measured and validated for fairness and effectiveness. Similarly, anecdotal commentary suggests that low user acceptance and high degree of resistance for AI-led solutions in the healthcare sector from its primary stakeholders such as clinicians and nurses. The projects are designed to utilise both quantitative and qualitative methodologies to understand, evaluate current issues, mechanisms and procedures and future engagement models relating to AI in managing healthcare better.

Topics of interest include (but, not limited to);

  • Confidence and trust in AI-led decision making
  • AI and managing multi-stakeholder viewpoints in healthcare
  • AI readiness in healthcare workforce and organisations
  • Responsible AI use in healthcare management
  • Increasing AI-led engagement of public healthcare
  • Impact of AI in healthcare sector

Activities: The selected PhD candidates will receive a unique opportunity to engage with a range of industry partners in healthcare management and AI. The successful candidate will be part of a vibrant inter-disciplinary research group that includes researchers from management, information systems and health.  

The work will include:

  • A critical review of existing relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature
  • Conducting case studies on the utility of AI in healthcare management
  • Developing management frameworks and theories for impactful use of AI in healthcare management
  • Travel for fieldwork

What is required: The ideal candidate is highly motivated for scientific business research in the broad topic of digital business transformation. The successful applicant will need to meet the entry requirements to enrol in a PhD at Southern Cross University on a full-time basis, including a second-class Honours degree (or above) or a relevant research masters degree in business, information systems, healthcare management or computer science. Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English as well as excellent communication and team skills are expected. The position is open to both domestic and international applicants currently based in Australia. International applicants currently based overseas are welcomed to apply, however, current Australian Government border restrictions may impact their application.

What is being offered: Successful candidates will be offered a tuition fee waiver and additional funding of up to $10,000 to support research activities.

International candidates are eligible to apply, however, if successful the successful candidate will need to fund their own travel to Australia to commence studies, application fees for any required visa and overseas health cover insurance expenses.

How to apply: Applicants are asked to submit an expression of interest, which must include a short video of the proposed topic of less than 3 mins, a detailed CV, copies of previous research outputs (email to Professor Darshana Sedera at darshana.sedera@scu.edu.au). This project aims to officially start in the last quarter of 2021, but there is some flexibility with the exact starting date (upon mutual agreement). Applications will remain open until filled in 2021.

Applicants are welcome to contact Professor Darshana Sedera (darshana.sedera@scu.edu.au) for an informal discussion and any further information about this opportunity.

Invitation to attend an interview: If your expression of interest is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview. Further details about the interview will be provided in the invitation.

PhD Scholarship in Archaeo-geochemistry: ISOTOPES AND TRACE ELEMENT IN HUMAN REMAINS

Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Renaud Joannes-Boyau

Background: Southern Cross University, in collaboration with Agilent technologies ®, is offering a fully funded PhD scholarship to work in the field of archaeo-geochemistry, in particular improving our understanding of hominid exposomes using LA-ICPMS/LA-MC-ICPMS on fossil remains. The PhD will contain both robust methodological and palaeoanthropological components. Several projects are available and shortlisted candidates will be offered specific projects, depending on skills and interests. We welcome candidate with particular human evolution interest to develop their own PhD proposal.

This scholarship represents an opportunity to complete a PhD and conduct a program of research on isotopes and trace element analytical research in human remains

The PhD student will work alongside scientists from Australia, USA, Germany, France, China and/or South Africa depending on the research topic, and who will contribute and provide guidance on characterisation techniques, trace element and isotopic analyses, dental anatomy, and/or human evolution.

The PhD candidate will be based in Australia, at Southern Cross University Lismore campus, (Northern NSW, close to Byron Bay), in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and will be part of the Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry Research Group

Eligibility: The position is open to all domestic applicants and international applicants currently based in Australia. International applicants currently based overseas are welcomed to apply, however, current Australian Government border restrictions may impact on their application. The successful applicant will need to meet the entry requirements to enrol in a PhD at Southern Cross University on a full-time basis, including a BSc (Hons, 2nd class or above) or a MSc degree with a research component, in either Earth science, (geo)chemistry, environmental science or related fields.

Ideally, candidates will have some experience in geochemistry and either knowledge or a strong interest to work on human/primate evolution problematic. Candidate with experience with LA-CIPMS or Multicollector ICPMS from a different field of research such as medical geochemistry or related field are also strongly encourage to apply. Candidates with experience with matlab, R or similar packages is a plus.

Location: The successful applicant will be based in Lismore, New South Wales.

How to apply:  Please send your CV (2 pages max), a cover letter explaining your interest in and suitability for this scholarship (1 page), degree transcripts/certificates, details of two referees, and any other relevant research documents (e.g., publications/theses) in one PDF file via email to: renaud.joannes-boyau@scu.edu.au Please quote the PhD title in the subject line of the email.

  1. Outcome of expression of interest: You will be notified of the outcome of your expression of interest by email after the closing date.
  2. Invitation to attend an interview: If your expression of interest is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview. Further details about the interview will be provided in the invitation. Interviews will take place online via Zoom.

The successful candidate will receive a PhD stipend for a 3 year duration at the current Australian Research Training Program rate (the 2022 rate is $28,597 per annum, indexed annually).

Closing Date: Until position is filled 

Interviews:  (TBA)

2 x PhD scholarships on goal setting in personal injury rehabilitation, in partnership with LeapForward and QBE Insurance

Background: Southern Cross University, LeapForward, and QBE Insurance are pleased to offer 2 fully funded PhD scholarships commencing in 2023.

This is an excellent opportunity to conduct innovative research in partnership with leading organisations, and will be suited to individuals who are interested in psychology, sport and exercise science, rehabilitation, or health technology. The PhDs will be conducted in a highly supportive environment, with strong career development and networking opportunities, as well as excellent supervision and mentoring. 

The successful candidates will receive a scholarship starting at $29,863 p.a. (with annual increases) for 3 years and 3 months, as well as a tuition fee waiver. Applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens, and must meet the entry requirements to enrol in a PhD at Southern Cross University, including a second-class Honours or above from a relevant discipline.

Project focus: These PhD scholarships will aim to identify how to optimise goal setting in personal injury rehabilitation. They will focus on comparing various types of goals to understand which options are most effective for improving overall health and ultimately return-to-work, and wider claim, outcomes - to help move towards new models of best practice that achieve better outcomes for clients within personal injury schemes. The projects will also have a strong emphasis on disseminating findings through QBE, LeapForward and wider industry to inform practice and guide industry frameworks on a large scale.

How to apply:  Please send one PDF file to christian.swann@scu.edu.au containing:

  • a cover letter explaining your interest in this scholarship (1 page max),
  • your CV (2 pages max),
  • relevant degree transcripts/certificates,
  • contact details for two referees, and
  • and any other relevant research documents (e.g., publications/theses)

Please quote the PhD title in the subject line of the email.

Invitation to attend an interview: If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview. Further details about the interview will be provided in the invitation.

These PhD projects aim to officially start in the first quarter of 2023. Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis until the roles are filled.

Applicants are welcome to contact Associate Professor Christian Swann at christian.swann@scu.edu.au for an informal discussion or any enquiries about this opportunity.

Closing Date: Until position is filled.

Interviews: TBA

PhD Scholarship for testing the acceptability and clinical effectiveness of a nurse-led therapeutic intervention to reduce aggression and restrictive practice in acute mental health facilities.

Background: Southern Cross University and Mid North Local Health District are pleased to offer a fully funded PhD scholarship commencing in December 2022 supported through a research grant from the NSW Health Translational Research Grants Scheme.

This is an exciting opportunity to conduct research in partnership with two Local Health Districts, and will be suited to individuals from a range of health disciplines (nursing, allied health, psychology, public health). The PhD will be conducted in a highly supportive environment, with strong career development and networking opportunities, as well as excellent supervision and mentoring. 

Project focus: This PhD scholarship will establish whether an intervention designed and successfully trialled in one facility can be successfully translated into other settings. The project will examine the impact of the intervention on aggression and restrictive practices, consumer and nurse experiences of care, implementation and sustainability strategies and cost-effectiveness.

The project has been co-designed with consumers and will have lived-experience consultants as co-investigators throughout the project.  It will will also have a strong emphasis on translation of findings, offering the opportunity to engage with industry experts to inform practice and policy.

The successful candidates will receive a scholarship of $40,000 p.a for 3 years, as well as a tuition fee waiver. Applicants must meet the entry requirements to enrol in a PhD at Southern Cross University.

How to apply:  Please send one PDF file to marie.hutchinson@scu.edu.au containing:

  • a cover letter explaining your interest in this scholarship (1 page max),
  • your CV (2 pages max),
  • relevant degree transcripts/certificates,
  • contact details for two referees, and
  • and any other relevant research documents (e.g., publications/theses)

Invitation to attend an interview: If your application is shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview. Further details about the interview will be provided in the invitation.

Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis until the role is filled.

Applicants are welcome to contact Professor Marie Hutchinson at marie.hutchinson@scu.edu.au  for an informal discussion or any enquiries about this opportunity.

Closing Date: Until position is filled.

Background: Cannabis sativa is a versatile fast-growing, herbaceous, annual plant that ranks among the earliest domesticated crops and has been cultivated for millennia as a source of for food, fibre and medicine (Clarke R and Merlin M; 2016).

Cannabis sativa seed, or hempseed, is rich and balanced in ω-3 and ω-6 fatty acids, proteins and fibre. Moreover, it contains a range of nutraceutical secondary compounds, including tocopherols, phenolics and lignanamides, making it a potentially high value functional food (Farinon et al.; 2020). With recent changes to the Foods Standards Code (2019) de-hulled hemp seed is now permitted for human consumption in Australia and New Zealand.  There is a growing demand and market for hemp seed-based foods and hemp was recently acknowledged as an emerging crop by Agrifutures Australia. However, little is known about the exploitable genotypic and phenotypic variation in respect to hemp seed quality and understanding the underlying genetic control of these nutritional traits will have important implications for Cannabis sativa crop improvement.

This project aims to Determine the phenotypic variation and genetic control of the nutritional quality of hemp seed through use of forward genetic approaches. By exploiting natural Cannabis genetic variation in a diverse collection of Cannabis sativa, the successful PhD candidate will map and subsequently characterize quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and underlying allelic variation that affect hemp seed quality, including seed size, fatty acid composition, protein content and the amount of selected secondary compounds, using classic QTL mapping approaches, genome wide association study (GWAS) and functional genomic approaches.

  • Optimize existing or develop novel methodology for targeted analysis of hemp seed nutrient composition
  • Characterize a diverse collection of Cannabis sativa germplasm for nutritional parameters using methods established under 1)
  • Perform controlled crosses between parents contrasting for a selected trait of interest and phenotype progeny
  • Genotype the diverse collection and bi-parental mapping populations for GWAS and QTL mapping, using trait data obtained under 2) and 3)
  • Use resequencing information and transcriptome/proteome data of phenotypic extremes to narrow down candidate genes within the QTLs identified under 4)

Experimental approaches:

The project will focus on analytical chemistry, quantitative genetics and functional genomics approaches using a unique genetic resource of proprietary and non-proprietary germplasm.

The work will include:

  • Critical review of existing relevant peer-reviewed scientific literature
  • Use SCU analytical facilities to develop and refine quantitative protocols for hemp seed nutritional analysis
  • Use SCU controlled Cannabis sativa growth facilities for phenotyping and genotyping of a diverse panel of germplasm
  • Generate and analyse high density genotyping and re-sequencing data for quantitative genetics
  • Use ‘omics’ data (genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics) to prioritize candidate genes underlying phenotypic variation
  • Attend relevant local and international conferences and build relationships with relevant industry partners

Training:

This studentship would be suitable for a graduate in biological or chemical sciences and will provide training in:

  • Experimental design
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Functional Genomics
  • Statistics/Quantitative genetics
  • Report/publication writing

In addition, this PhD candidature will be managed within the SCU postgraduate training programme, which provides opportunities to benefit from a broader range of professional training alongside the focused research project.

Links to ongoing work and potential collaboration:

Southern Cross Plant Science (SCPS) is a research group within the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Southern Cross University (SCU), and carries out research underpinning the selection, cultivation and utilization of plants. SCPS infrastructure includes facilities for plant growth, analytical chemistry, high-throughput DNA sequencing, genotyping, proteomics and bioinformatics. SCU has achieved the highest rating of exceptional performance, well above world standard in the past two national assessments of research excellence (2012 and 2015) for crop and pasture production and agricultural science.

SCPS collaborates with the emerging Cannabis sativa industry and this project contributes to an existing ARC Linkage (New crop on the block: Genetic control of hempseed nutritional quality) in partnership with Kavsil Pty Ltd.

How to apply:  

Applications should contain an up to date resume (CV), a cover letter (outlining interest and suitability for the proposed project and contact details of two referees (to obtain letters of reference) and sent via e-mail to Associate Professor Tobias Kretzschmar (tobias.kretzschmar@scu.edu.au).

The value of the scholarship is an SCU stipend for 3 years and 3 months at RTP rate AU$29,863 (2023 rate indexed annually) per annum

This project will be based at SCU’s campus in Lismore, NSW, Australia.

Specific Requirements:

A NSW police check is required to work on Cannabis sativa at SCU

A valid drivers licence is needed to carry out work under this proposed project

Closing Date: 1 November 2022


Australian Government Research Training Program

Each year, the Australian Government Research Training Program provides scholarship funding to universities to support domestic and international Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates.

Australian Government Research Training Program Domestic and International Stipend Scholarship applications are now CLOSED,

Under the administration of the Graduate School, Southern Cross University offers Higher Degrees by Research candidates the opportunity to apply for scholarships under the Australian Government Research Training Program.

Each year, these domestic and international stipend scholarships provide a living allowance for HDR students recognised for their academic merit, research experience and/or research potential.

Scholarships available

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Domestic Stipend Scholarships

The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship provides a living allowance of AU$29,863 per annum, (2023 rate indexed annually) tax-free, paid in fortnightly instalments.

Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Tuition Fee Offset and Stipend Scholarships

The Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) International Fee Offset and Stipend Scholarships are available to international applicants only. This provides a living allowance of AU$29,863 per annum (2023 rate indexed annually) and a Tuition Fee Offset. Students must be enrolled as full-time, on-campus for the duration of their candidature.

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New Project Scholarships (1)

A three year, three month PhD scholarship stipend at the current Australian Government Research Training Program base rate of AU$29,863 (2023 rate) per annum, indexed annually). This is for successful projects where the external funding amount to Southern Cross University (net) is a minimum of $150K total within three years.

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New Project Scholarships (2)

Co-funded 50 per cent of a postgraduate scholarship stipend (two years for Masters or three years, three months for PhD at the current Australian Government Research Training Program base rate of AU$29,863 (2023 rate) per annum indexed annually). This scholarship applies where an external funding body on a Category 2 or Category 3 project co-funds 50 per cent of the total scholarship stipend.

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Linkage Scholarships

A three year, three month PhD scholarship stipend current Australian Government Research Training Program base rate of AU$29,863 (2023 rate) per annum, indexed annually). This is for a successful contracted ARC Linkage project (LP19) round project in which Southern Cross University is the lead.


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