Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

AGRTP - GC

Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship – Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (AGRTP-GC)

The Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation 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, or research pathways:

  • Plant systems (crops and pastures)
  • Livestock systems (sheep and beef focus)
  • Grain and meat quality

Further information is available at http://www.csu.edu.au/research/grahamcentre/.  

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

Eligibility

AGRTP-GC 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 Graham Centre's research pathways

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

  • Are enrolled concurrently in any other study 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: $32,082 per annum, payable in fortnightly instalments. 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.

Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to three years (six sessions) for PhD/Research Doctorate 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-GC scholarships are normally tenable for three years for Research Doctorate 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.  NB: the supplementary top-up component of this scholarship is not applicable for extension.

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.


Application Closing Date

Applications for the 2018 Scholarship round have closed.