Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

External Support Schemes

Some External Support Schemes:

DEEWR Indigenous Staff Scholarships

Aim

To provide professional development opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff (both academic and general) working at universities. The scholarships are part of the Australian Government’s plan to help improve education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in higher education.

Availability & Value

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees at Australian universities
Successful applicants can take 12 months leave from their job to study full time in their chosen field. They receive up to $26,516 as a living allowance and up to $16,265 for tuition fees and student contribution amounts for the year.

Guidelines & Application

See DEEWR Indigenous Staff Scholarships page.

NHMRC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Scholarships

Aim

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) scholarships targeting Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health applicants to provide support for research training, or to non-indigenous applicants to undertake training leading to research in areas of particular relevance to the health of Indigenous Australians. NHMRC funding supports successful applicants to attain a higher degree by research: PhD, Research Professional Doctorate or Research Masters.

Availability & Value

An annual, nationally competitive scholarship program administered by the NHMRC.

Guidelines & Application

See NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships page.

Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians

Aim

The Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians provides financial support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows to undertake short-term research overseas towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research in any field.

Availability & Value

Short-term research towards an Australian Masters, PhD or postdoctoral research. Support for 4 - 6 months in duration up to $24,500.

Guidelines & Application

See Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships page.

ARC Discovery Indigenous

Aim

Australian Research Council (ARC) support for research programs led by an Indigenous Australian researcher and build research capacity of higher degree research and early career researchers. The objectives of the Discovery Indigenous scheme are to:

  • develop the research expertise of Indigenous Australian researchers;
  • support fundamental research and research training by Indigenous Australian researchers as individuals and as teams;
  • support and retain established Indigenous Australian researchers in Australian higher education institutions; and
  • expand Australia’s knowledge base and research capability.
Availability & Value

An annual, nationally competitive grant program administered by the ARC. In 2012, 10 of 29 received applications were funded to a total value of $3.8M.

Guidelines & Application

See ARC Discovery Indigenous information page.

Please contact the CSU Research Office as early as possibly, if you are considering developing an application to this scheme.