The completion of a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) is recognised as a foundational step to a productive research career. The University provides a range schemes aiming to support research professional development for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, including the following:
Small internal funding pool to support seeding projects and/or small groups. Clear outcomes and recognition of how further research will be seeded as essential assessment criteria.Availability & Value
Up to 5 grants per year for institution; total annual commitment of $25,000.Fund Source
Support from IES and/or Research budget.Guidelines & Application
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To encourage and support Indigenous Higher Degree by Research (HDR) student candidates by providing tuition fees, this scheme is open to general staff and community members.Availability & Value
No quota. Any eligible HDR candidate who identifies as Indigenous will be granted an Australian Government Research Training Program (ARTP) place which provides tuition fees and research operating support.Fund Source
Fee support, research operating support and supervision support funds from Research budget.Guidelines & Application
Candidates should identify their desire to take up this opportunity during their application for enrolment. CSU HDR courses and enrolment information are detailed here.
Assistance for academic staff to obtain a higher degree by research in an area of strategic importance to the University. This is a strategic investment both to improve our staff qualifications and increase research capacity within the institution.Availability & Value
This scheme does not have a quota. Formal workload recognition is provided during candidature (30% research component of workload). This support is available for up to 7 years. Staff enrolled in a CSU HDR program are also eligible for a tuition fee support and student resource support.Fund Source
For CSU HDR candidates, tuition support, resource support and supervision support funds from Research budget.Guidelines & Application
A program that provides a living wage for eligible Indigenous PhD candidates and assists in developing potential to enter an academic career. The fellowship combines higher degree by research studies and a 0.2 FTE teaching role (one day per week). Eligible candidates would enrol in a CSU PhD program and will receive appropriate, high quality supervision and academic support, with the opportunity to transition into a continuing academic position upon successful completion of the four year fellowship.Availability & Value
Variable depending on recurrent funding. Fellowships are targeted at Academic Level A/B dependent on individuals qualifications and background. Enrolment in the HDR program includes tuition fee support (ie. no fees to candidates) and research operating support.Fund Source
Fellowships may be funded centrally and/or from Faculty budgets.
Tuition support, resource support and supervision support funds from Research budget.Guidelines & Application
Managed as a formal recruitment process through Human Resources. Candidates who are interested in this scheme should contact the Indigenous Employment Coordinator, Ms Catherine Maxwell (email@example.com).
Support to create a focused period of time for staff in the final stages of completing their PhD thesis or research professional doctoral thesis/portfolio. The award may only be used for teaching release to work on completing the thesis or portfolio.Availability & Value
Up to 4 awards per year for institution, valued at up to $5,000 each.Fund Source
Support from Research budget.