Gulbali Institute PhD Scholarships
The Gulbali Institute will be offering up to 15 PhD scholarships for outstanding research scholars commencing in session 1 (March) 2024.
Visit the Gulbali PhD Scholarship Scheme Prospectus for detailed information on the varying Gulbali 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 in October 2023. Successful candidates are to commence admissions/enrolment applications by 6 November 2023.
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.
Masters students will be considered but only by exception.
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The scholarship provides the following benefits:
Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $35,000 per annum payable in fortnightly instalments. First nations applicants will have a stipend valued at $50,000 per annum.
Domestic candidates: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to four years (eight sessions) for PhD at full-time study.
International candidates: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to three years (six sessions) for PhD at full-time study.
Operating Funds: Scholarship candidates are allocated an allowance to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with a candidate’s research. The annual amount reflects CSU policy on whether the project is linked to a specific field or education codes, lab-based, non-lab-based, and/or first-nations focused.
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The scholarship is tenable for four years for Research Doctorate studies (4 years FTE tuition fee coverage, 3.5 years FTE for the stipend, and 3 years for operating funds allowances) subject to satisfactory progress.
An extension of up to six months may be granted (stipend and operating funds components only), where the candidate is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the candidate.
The scholarship is tenable for three years for Research Doctorate studies subject to satisfactory progress.
An extension of up to six months may be granted, where the candidate is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the candidate.
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.
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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 candidates will be invited to apply for enrolment.
Shortlisted applicants will need to apply for enrolment.
Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates can apply for a Gulbali Institute Scholarship when completing their Charles Sturt course admission application. When given the option to apply for a scholarship select 'Yes'; 'Full-time AGRTP' and 'Other'. Under 'Other' enter Gulbali Institute Scholarship Project <Name>.