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:
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.
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:
AGRTP-ILWS scholarships will not be available to those who:
CSU will rank scholarship applicants according to a specified criteria (see Scholarship Application Guide for further details).
The scholarship provides the following benefits:
Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $27,082 (2018 rate, indexed) 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.
AGRTP-ILWS scholarships are normally tenable for three years for Research Doctorate studies.
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.