Annually up to two (2) University Research Centre (URC) Scholarships are awarded per URC to applicants whose research area is relevant to the key research objectives of a CSU URC.
The Graham Centre provides multi-disciplinary and integrated research in key areas, to create knowledge and capacity to deliver farming systems for the future. The Centre’s activities are focussed around three key areas:
Further information is available at http://www.csu.edu.au/research/grahamcentre/
Eligible applicants must be studying on a full-time basis towards a Research Doctorate degree. URC - GC scholarships are available to applicants intending to commence in 2017 in a Higher Degree by Research program.
Awards will not be available to those who:
The University will rank applicants by academic merit. The applicant’s place in the order of merit will not be affected by age, or having applied to another institution.
A University Research Centre Scholarship is NOT transferable to another university.
Stipend: Currently $31,288 per annum (2016 rate) and at present considered tax exempt.
NB: This includes a supplementary top-up amount of $5,000 per annum which is awarded to the successful applicant at the discretion of the Centre Director.
Relocation Allowance: Maximum payable AUD $5,000.00. Scholarship recipients may be eligible for a relocation allowance in addition to the annual stipend for the cost of relocating themselves, their spouse and dependants to a new place of residence where this is necessary to enable the student to undertake the Research Doctorate.
Thesis Allowance: Maximum payable AUD $840.00. Can be claimed after submission of thesis on production of receipts for both the soft and hard bound thesis. Claims must be made within twelve (12) months of submission of the thesis and no longer than twenty four (24) months after the expiry or termination of the scholarship.
Tuition Fees: Domestic URC - GC recipients are exempt from fee liability under the Research Training Scheme (RTS) for a maximum of 4 years full time equivalent for a Research Doctorate.
Operating Funds: Scholarship recipients are allocated an allowance per session of enrolment to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with conducting their research studies.
The award is normally for three (3) years for Research Doctorate. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to commencement, will be deducted from the period of tenure.
An extension of up to six (6) months may be granted for Research Doctorate candidates where the University is satisfied that the extension is based on grounds which are beyond the control of the candidate and related to their research rather than of a personal nature. However, the supplementary component of this scholarship is not applicable for extension.
Scholarship recipients are entitled to twenty (20) days paid recreation leave per year calculated on a pro-rata basis. Students are also entitled to up to ten (10) days paid sick leave per year and may be eligible for up to twelve (12) weeks paid maternity leave within the tenure of the award.
THE SCHOLARSHIP ROUND FOR HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH STUDENTS CLOSED ON 31 OCTOBER 2016. NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.