These scholarships are designed to support postgraduate students of exceptional research promise to study full-time at ECU in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or research Master degree. The scholarship is offered on the basis of academic merit and research performance.
The Australian Postgraduate Award is funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government and administered by ECU.
Application opening date: 1 March 2016
Application closing date: 13 May 2016
Method of application: Download forms, email or post application
Amount: $27,000 per annum, plus a thesis allowance and a relocation allowance (where applicable)
Method: Electronic funds transfer
You need to follow these steps to apply for a scholarship for a Masters by research or Doctor of Philosophy course (Higher Degree by Research):
Submit your scholarship application and documentation by the closing date for the scholarship:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Scholarships Officer
Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive
Joondalup, Western Australia, 6027
You will be advised of the outcome via email as soon as possible afterwards.
Applicants should have completed at least four years of tertiary education study at a high level of achievement for example:
The awardees should also have:
To be eligible applicants must not have previously gained or currently hold any of the following:
Related Scholarship/s: the below scholarship/s are assessed together and do not require a separate application.
Information for Current Honours and Master by research students
Students currently enrolled in their qualifying Honours or Master by research degree must ensure that their thesis is submitted in sufficient time * for an examination result to be available for the scholarship round.
* Examiners take approximately 4 weeks to examine an Honours thesis and approximately 6 weeks to examine a Masters by research thesis, however, examination times may vary.
It is important to ensure your application includes as much information as possible together with the supporting documentation as following the closing date, additional documents cannot be added to an application.
Referee Reports - It is highly recommended that each applicant make arrangements for the provision of two (2) academic referee reports. Academic Referee Reports may be used in the assessment process of a scholarship application. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that referee reports are returned to the Research Scholarships Officer by the scholarship closing date.
Documents in a language other than English It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documentation presented in a foreign language is also accompanied by an authorised English translation. This means that applicants must provide copies of the qualification or documentation in the original language and an official English translation.
Selection for a postgraduate research scholarship is based on academic merit and research capability within the University's research strengths.
Successful applicants typically have first class honours or have completed a Master degree by research with additional research output such as research publications and/or successful research grant applications and research experience.