Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

AGRTP - ILWS

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship – Institute for Land, Water and Society (AGRTP-ILWS)

The Institute for Land, Water and Society is a multi and trans-disciplinary Research Centre. In partnership with government and others, it undertakes biophysical, social and economic research to address local, regional, national and global issues. Its researchers are involved in individual, collaborative and commissioned work around Australia and the world.

The AGRTP – ILWS scholarships provide an opportunity for successful applicants to work with leading ILWS researchers on research topics that contribute directly to ILWS research which is undertaken within four thematic (not mutually exclusive) areas:

  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Environmental Water
  • Rural and Regional Communities
  • Sustainable Development (International)

Further information about ILWS is available at http://www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws and its research activities at http://www.csu.edu.au/research/ilws/research.  

Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent resident are encouraged to apply for AGRTP-ILWS scholarships, which are awarded to postgraduate researchers with exceptional promise whose research area is relevant to the key research objectives of ILWS. Further information regarding the Australian Government's Research Training Program is available on the Department of Education and Training website.


Eligibility

AGRTP-ILWS scholarships are generally for full-time study towards higher degrees by research. These scholarships are highly competitive, and only applicants who meet the following eligibility criteria will be considered:

  • Commencing a CSU HDR program in 2018, or currently enrolled
  • Enrolling/enrolled as a full-time student, or in exceptional circumstances, granted CSU approval for a part-time scholarship in line with the CSU policy on AGRTP Scholarships.
  • Undertaking research relevant to the key research objectives of ILWS.

AGRTP-ILWS scholarships will not be available to those who:

  • Are enrolled concurrently in any other program, unless it is essential to the success of the HDR, or exceptional circumstances exist and are approved.
  • Are receiving another Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship

CSU will rank scholarship applicants according to a specified criteria (see Scholarship Application Guide for further details).

Award value

The scholarship provides the following benefits:

Stipend: $27,082 per annum, payable in fortnightly instalments.

Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to three years (six sessions) for PhD/Research Doctorate OR two years (four sessions) for Research Masters at full-time study. 

Operating Funds: Scholarship recipients are allocated an allowance per session of enrolment to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with the candidate's research.

Relocation Allowance: Scholarship recipients may be eligible to receive a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating themselves, their spouse, and dependants to a CSU campus, to a maximum of AUD $5,000.

Scholarship Duration

AGRTP-ILWS scholarships are normally tenable for three years for Research Doctorate studies, and two years for Research Masters studies subject to satisfactory progress

An extension of up to six (6) months may be granted for Research Doctorate candidates, 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, 10 paid sick leave days per year and may be eligible for up to 12 weeks paid maternity leave with the duration of the scholarship.


How to Apply & Application Closing Date

Current CSU Student

Prospective Student

New Application

New Application

Resume Application

Resume Application

Applications for the 2018 Scholarship round close at 5.00pm AEDT on 31st October, 2017.

For more information, please download the Draft Conditions of Award 2018 document.