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About this scholarship


The objective of this Award is to provide funding for HDR Candidates of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, to support them to pursue a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program, based at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH).



$ 15,000

per annum

Up to 3 years for PhD and 2 years for MPhil

2 on offer

Payments made fortnightly

Payments made for 3 years


01-Aug to 31-Oct

  • Student types

    Domestic, Current, Prospective
  • Student levels

    Postgraduate research
  • Number of scholarships awarded

    2 on offer
  • Selection bases

    Academic merit, Indigenous
  • Ongoing eligibility

    Continuation based on maintaining base stipend scholarships
  • Extension duration

    6 month extension available.

Field of study

Epidemiology/population health



Up to two Awards will be available each year to a prospective or continuing domestic student who:

  1. Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, and
  2. Is enrolled in and continuing to pursue a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or Master or Philosophy, at NCEPH at the ANU, and
  3. Has been awarded an HDR base stipend scholarship.
  4. Continuing candidates should apply within twelve months of commencement.

Note: An applicant may also apply for the Broom Research Award if they have applied for a HDR base stipend scholarship but have not yet learnt of the outcome. The Broom Research Award may be awarded to a candidate who has not obtained a base stipend scholarship, but only under exceptional circumstances and may be subject to submission of additional documentation for assessment.

Additional information


Supplementary scholarship only, to a maximum of $15,000, for an enrolled HDR Candidate. No additional benefits.

The Chair of the NCEPH Scholarships Committee shall call for applications.

Application is by email to the Chair, NCEPH Scholarships Committee:

Candidates should provide:

  • a completed application form;
  • a 2-page (maximum) CV; and
  • a 2-page (maximum) research proposal outlining the research aims to be addressed and proposed research methodology/activities
  • copies of your Academic Records (transcripts) from undergraduate and (where relevant) postgraduate degrees.

Use contact details to request an alternative file format.

Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit, the potential for the proposed research to improve health, and the research potential of the proposal.

Contact us:

icon_human Chair, NCEPH Scholarships Committee