AICF Institute PhD Scholarships

The AICF Institute will be offering PhD scholarships for outstanding research scholars commencing in Session 1 2024 (March 2024).

Visit the AICF PhD Scholarship Scheme Prospectus for detailed information on the varying AICF projects on offer.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to either:

  • contact prospective supervisors on specific projects on offer; or
  • pitch their own project.

Expressions of Interest are to be submitted initially using the online form. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the end of October 2023. Successful candidates are to commence admissions/enrolment applications by 15 November 2023.

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible to receive the scholarship applicants must:

    1. Meet Charles Sturt University's standard eligibility requirements for entry to a PhD.

    2. Commence a PhD in 2024.

    3. Conduct their research on a full-time basis only.

  • Award value

    The scholarship provides the following benefits:

    Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $35,000 per annum payable in fortnightly instalments.

    Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to 3.5 years for PhD at full-time study.

    Operating Funds: Scholarship candidates are allocated an allowance of $6,000 per year to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with a candidate’s research.

  • Scholarship duration

    The scholarship is tenable for 3.5 years for Research Doctorate studies subject to satisfactory progress.

    Scholarship candidates are entitled to 20 paid annual leave working days per year and 10 paid sick leave days per year, however, are not eligible for paid primary parental care leave or additional personal leave.

  • How to apply

    A two-stage process will be undertaken. Initial Expressions of Interest where candidates will either respond to a specific project “pitch” or nominate their own project

    Shortlisted applicants will need to apply for enrolment.

Application timelines

Expressions of interest close 15 October 2023.


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