Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Honours Scholarships


Graham Centre Honours Scholarships aim to support high quality students undertaking a research project as part of an Honours year.

Important dates

Applications open: 8 October each year

Applications close: 15 November each year


  • For Honours projects accounting for at least 50% of the final year (32 or more subject points), Honours scholarships have a total value of $6,000, comprising $3,000 stipend for the student and $3,000 operating funds to support the project.
  • For Honours projects accounting for less than 50% of the final year (less than 32 subject points), Honours scholarships have a total value of $3,000 to be used as operating funds to support the project

Application Form

Honours Scholarships Application Form

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Who can apply?
  • Scholarships are available to full-time students undertaking an Honours degree in agricultural and related fields with a demonstrable link to mixed farming systems research.
  • Students must have achieved an academic standard that will allow entry into the CSU Honours program and any scholarship offer made under this scheme is contingent upon the student being accepted into the Honours program.
  • Graham Centre Honours Scholarships are only available to students who are NOT in receipt of scholarship funding from an alternative source in the year of study.
Research projects
  • The research project must be closely aligned with one of the Graham Centre's Research Pathways.
  • The application must demonstrate that the project has clearly defined aims that are achievable within the scope of an Honours degree.
  • Suitable resources must be available within CSU and/or NSW DPI to support the project
  • All supervisors must have a demonstrable track record of student supervision.
  • At least one supervisor must be a Member of the Graham Centre (see Member list here) and applications that include members from both DPI and CSU on the supervisory panel will be viewed favourably.
  • Prior to submission, students should discuss their application with their intended supervisor/s.
Other requirements
  • Successful applicants may be required to present a seminar at the conclusion of the Honours program or at an appropriate time as determined by the student's supervisor/s or the Centre Director. The seminar is to be open to members of the Graham Centre to attend (and must be advertised accordingly).
  • The Graham Centre must be acknowledged in all theses, presentations and papers arising from the research conducted as part of this scholarship.

Applications close 15 November


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