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About this scholarship


This scholarship is offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. The purpose of this scholarship is to attract Australian and New Zealand students of high calibre to pursue PhD research in the Humanities or Social Sciences.



$ 36,652

per annum

Payments made fortnightly

Payments made for 3.5 years

  • Student types

    Domestic, Current, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Postgraduate research
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on academic performance
  • Extension duration

    6 month extension available.

Field of study

Humanities/Social Sciences


  • Bachelor degree with first class honours, or a research Master degree from a recognised university;
  • Australian and New Zealand Citizen; Permanent resident of Australia.

Eligible Programs

PhD, Professional Doctorate by Research

Additional information

  • Travel to Canberra from within Australia;
  • Reimbursement of some removal expenses;
  • Thesis reimbursement allowance;
  • Paid medical, maternity and paternity leave.

No separate application is required as applicants are selected from students nominated for an Australian Postgraduate Award or University Research Award.

In order to be considered for this scholarship in the main round of scholarship offers Domestic students are required to apply for admission by 31 October. 

It is strongly encouraged to make contact with the relevant Graduate Studies Convener or a prospective supervisor, prior to lodging an application for admission, to discuss the proposed research topic and related matters.

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