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Research Higher Degree Scholarship Information

CQUniversity is currently calling for applications for the following scholarships available to research higher degree candidates.

Living Allowance Scholarships

  • PhD/Masters Scholarships in Weather and Climate Forecasting using Artificial Intelligence
  • CQUniversity Platinum PhD Scholarships
  • Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)
  • CQUniversity Postgraduate Research Award (UPRA)
  • CQUniversity Women's Equal Opportunity Postgraduate Research Award (UPRA-W)
  • CQUniversity Indigenous Australian Postgraduate Research Award (UPRA-I)
  • Tuition Fee Scholarships

    Other


    Applications for Admission

    All scholarship applicants are required to be enrolled or enrolling in a research higher degree program at CQUniversity. Applications for Admission may be found

    • Here for Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents
    • Here for International applicants

    PhD/Masters Scholarships in Weather and Climate Forecasting using Artificial Intelligence

    There have been great advances in the application of artificial neural networks (ANNs) for forecasting, but so far this technology has not been used for operational weather forecasting. Preliminary investigations suggest that prototype models, based on powerful statistical modelling tools run on gaming computers, are more skillful at medium-term rainfall forecasting than the most advanced general circulations models run on supercomputers.

    Three scholarships are available (Masters or PhD) for research higher degree candidates to join this expanding team.  The project is being conducted at CQUniversity's Noosa campus.  The successful applicants will each be provided with a tax-exempt living allowance scholarship for a fixed term of up to 3.5 years, with a commencing stipend of $32,000 per annum.

    The proposed topics available are outlined in the Conditions of Award (link below).

    Professor John Abbot will be the Principal Supervisor for these projects.  Professor Abbot has 10 years experience working with artificial neural networks, initially for share trading.  It was the flooding of Brisbane in January 2011 that motivated his interest in using artificial neural networks for rainfall forecasting.  Professor Abbot has a BSc from Imperial College, London, a PhD from McGill University, Montreal, and over 110 publications in scientific and law journals.  While at the University of Tasmania, Professor Abbot successfully supervised to completion nine PhDs and nine Honours students, resulting in 50 publications.

    Eligibility

    Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents who are graduates from a science or engineering discipline, and must be enrolled or intending to enrol in an eligible research higher degree program at CQUniversity, and be based at the Noosa campus.  It is expected that applicants will like problem-solving and playing with numbers; have an ability to work independently, but also be able to follow directions; and want to build a portfolio of peer-reviewed publications.  Applicants may not hold another research stipend scholarship.

    Further Information
    If you are interested in applying, or would like further information about this scholarship, please contact Dr Jennifer Marohasy on 041 887 3222, or email to jennifermarohasy@gmail.com.
    Applications are now OPEN.  Applications will close 31 October 2014

    CQUniversity Platinum PhD Scholarships

    CQUniversity is currently offering a comprehensive PhD scholarship package that seeks to provide recipients with accelerated access into an academic career.  Applications are now invited for the CQUniversity Platinum PhD Scholarships. Each Scholarship will provide a living allowance (stipend) scholarship, indexed annually (2014 rate for full-time candidates: $25,392).  In addition, recipients will complete the Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, and will have guaranteed opportunities for casual academic employment of up to twelve hours per week (up to $18,200 per year).  Each School and the Division of Industry, Vocational Training and Access Education will host one Platinum PhD Scholarship in 2015.

    Eligibility

    Applicants for the Platinum Scholarships must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.  The applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree with Hons I or IIA, and must be accepted, or intending to enrol in a PhD degree program at CQUniversity, to commence in 2015, in one of the following focus areas:

    School of Business & Law

    • Applied economics
    • Marketing
    • Accountancy
    For further details about School of Business & Law research focus areas contact Professor John Rolfe, Deputy Dean Research, by email to j.rolfe@cqu.edu.au

    School of Education & the Arts

    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Creative and Performing Arts
    For further details about School of Education & Creative Arts research focus areas contact Professor Bobby Harreveld, Deputy Dean Research, by email to b.harreveld@cqu.edu.au

    School of Engineering and Technology

    • Energy
    • Railway Engineering

    For further details about these School of Engineering & Technology research focus areas contact Professor Peter Wolfs, Deputy Dean Research, by email to p.wolfs@cqu.edu.au

    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Mobile Computing
    For further details about these School of Engineering & Technology research focus areas contact Professor Robert Steele, Deputy Dean Research, by email to r.steele@cqu.edu.au

    School of Human, Health & Social Sciences

    • Behaviour and Health (Sleep; Physical Activity; Workplace Health & Safety; Gambling)
    • Disaster Management (Communities; Families; Operational readiness for emergency services; Decision-making)
    For further details about School of Human, Health & Social Sciences research focus areas contact Professor Sally Ferguson, Deputy Dean Research, by email to s.ferguson@cqu.edu.au

    School of Medical & Applied Sciences

    • Biomedical Science - including nutrition, cardiology, physiology
    • Medical Pathology - including histology, haematology and immunology
    For further details about these School of Medical & Applied Sciences research focus areas contact Professor Andrew Taylor-Robinson, Deputy Dean Research, by email to a.taylor-robinson@cqu.edu.au
    • Precision Livestock Management
    • Precision Horticultural Systems
    • Non-Invasive Crop Assessment
    For further details about these School of Medical & Applied Sciences research focus areas contact Professor Dave Swain, Deputy Dean Research, by email to d.swain@cqu.edu.au

    School of Nursing and Midwifery

    • Chronic Illness - prevention health care management and self-care
    • Mental Illness - mental health nursing, stress management, lifestyle behaviours and illness management
    For further details about School of Nursing & Midwifery research focus areas contact Associate Professor Jennie Barr, Deputy Dean Research, by email to j.barr@cqu.edu.au

    Division of Industry, Vocational Training and Access Education

    • Vocational education and training (including VET policy and VET practice)
    • Access education and training (including literacy, numeracy and student experiences in entering tertiary education)
    • Impacts of VET training on regional industry growth and/or community development
    For further details about the Division of Vocational Education & Training research focus areas contact Dr Susan Kinnear, Research Leader, by email to s.kinnear@cqu.edu.au

    Further Information

    Applications are now OPEN.  Applications will close 31 October 2014

    Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA ) -

    The APA is funded by the Commonwealth Government.  The APA provides an indexed annual living allowance (2014 rate - $25,392) which is paid as a stipend in equal fortnightly instalments.  Recipients may also be eligible to receive a relocation allowance and a thesis allowance.  This scholarship does not cover Tuition Fees.

    Eligibility

    An applicant for an APA may be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an International student.  The applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree with First-class Honours, and must be enrolled or intending to enrol in a full-time eligible research higher degree program at CQUniversity.  Applicants must not previously have held a commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of commencement of benefits.  Applicants may not hold any other research stipend scholarship.  International students who hold an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (or other Tuition-Fee Scholarship) may be eligible to hold an APA.

    Term

    An APA will be awarded for up to two years for a research Masters program and up to three years for a research Doctoral program. Periods of study already taken towards the degree will be deducted from the period of tenure.

    Tuition Fees

    • Eligible Australian citizens and permanent residents will be allocated Commonwealth Government funded Research Training Scheme (RTS) place.
    • International candidates will be liable for tuition fees.  (Please click here for a link to the International Office for further information about tuition fees).

    Further Information

     Applications are now OPEN.  Applications will close 31 October 2014

    CQUniversity Postgraduate Research Award (UPRA) 

    The UPRA is funded by CQUniversity Australia.  The UPRA provides an indexed annual living allowance (2014 rate - $25,392) which is paid as a stipend in equal fortnightly instalments.  Recipients may also be eligible to receive a relocation allowance and a thesis allowance.  This scholarship does not cover Tuition Fees.

    Eligibility

    An applicant for a UPRA may be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or an International student.  The applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree with First-class Honours, and must be enrolled or intending to enrol in a full-time eligible research higher degree program at CQUniversity.  Applicants must not previously have held a commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of commencement of benefits.  Applicants may not hold any other research stipend scholarship.  International students who hold an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (or other Tuition-Fee Scholarship) may be eligible to hold a UPRA.

    Term

    A UPRA will be awarded for up to two years for a research Masters program and up to three years for a research Doctoral program. Periods of study already taken towards the degree will be deducted from the period of tenure.

    Tuition Fees

    • Eligible Australian citizens and permanent residents will be allocated Commonwealth Government funded Research Training Scheme (RTS) place.
    • International candidates will be liable for tuition fees.  (Please click here for a link to the International Office for further information about tuition fees).

    Further Information

     Applications are now OPEN.  Applications will close 31 October 2014

    CQUniversity Women's Equal Opportunity Postgraduate Research Award (UPRA-W)

    The CQUniversity Women's Equal Opportunity Postgraduate Research Award is an equity award funded by CQUniversity.  The UPRA-W provides an indexed annual living allowance (2014 rate - $25,392) which is paid as a stipend in equal fortnightly instalments.  Recipients may also be eligible to receive a relocation allowance and a thesis allowance. 

    Eligibility

    An applicant for a UPRA-W must be a woman who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and returning to study after a break (of five more more years).  The applicant must be enrolled or intending to enrol in a full-time eligible research higher degree program at CQUniversity.  Applicants must not previously have held a commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of commencement of benefits.  Applicants may not hold any other research stipend scholarship.  

    Term

    A UPRA-W will be awarded for up to two years for a research Masters program and up to three years for a research Doctoral program. Periods of study already taken towards the degree will be deducted from the period of tenure.

    Further Information

     Applications are now OPEN.  Applications will close 31 October 2014

    CQUniversity Indigenous Australian Postgraduate Research Award (UPRA-I)

    The CQUniversity Indigenous Australian Postgraduate Research Award is an equity award funded by CQUniversity.  The UPRA-I provides an indexed annual living allowance (2014 rate - $25,392) which is paid as a stipend in equal fortnightly instalments.  Recipients may also be eligible to receive a relocation allowance and a thesis allowance. 

    Eligibility

    An applicant for a UPRA-I must be an Australian of Indigenous descent.  The applicant must be enrolled or intending to enrol in a full-time eligible research higher degree program at CQUniversity.  Applicants must not previously have held a commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of commencement of benefits.  Applicants may not hold any other research stipend scholarship.  

    Term

    A UPRA-I will be awarded for up to two years for a research Masters program and up to three years for a research Doctoral program. Periods of study already taken towards the degree will be deducted from the period of tenure.

    Further Information

     Applications are now OPEN.  Applications will close 31 October 2014

    International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)

    The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is funded by the Commonwealth Government.  The scholarship is available to International applicants.  The scholarship covers tuition fees for up to two years for a research Masters program and up to three years for a research Doctoral program.  In addition the scholarship covers Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the student and any dependent(s) for the duration of the scholarship.

    Eligibility

    The IPRS is available to International students only.  The applicant must be enrolled or intending to enrol in a full-time eligible research higher degree program at CQUniversity.  Applicants must not have held an AusAID scholarship within two years prior to commencing the IPRS.  Applicants may not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component, or a CQUniversity-funded SRS Scholarship.  International Students who hold, or are applying for an APA or UPRA are eligible to apply for an IPRS.

    Further Information

     Applications are now OPEN.  Applications will close 31 October 2014

    International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)

    The International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA) is funded by CQUniversity.  The scholarship is available to International applicants.  The scholarship covers tuition fees for up to two years for a research Masters program and up to three years for a research Doctoral program.  In addition the scholarship covers Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the student and any dependent(s) for the duration of the scholarship.

    Eligibility

    The IPRS is available to International students only.  The applicant must be enrolled or intending to enrol in a full-time eligible research higher degree program at CQUniversity.  Applicants must not have held an AusAID scholarship within two years prior to commencing the IPRS.  Applicants may not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component, or a CQUniversity-funded SRS Scholarship.  International Students who hold, or are applying for an APA or UPRA are eligible to apply for an IPRS.

    Further Information

     Applications are now OPEN.  Applications will close 31 October 2014

    CQUniversity Summer Scholarships

    CQUniversity has established a program of Summer Scholarships to support students in undertaking research projects within CQUniversity's areas of research intensity. A maximum of 20 scholarships will be awarded.

    Each CQUniversity Summer Scholarship will provide

    • A stipend living allowance of $4,000 (to be paid to the Summer Scholarship candidate fortnightly through the University's payroll system, over the 8 week duration of the project)
    • A Research Support Grant of up to $1,000 towards the research costs of the proposed Summer Scholarship activity.

    Applications must identify both a project and the proposed supervisor. The proposed project may be undertaken on any CQUniversity campus.  The proposed project must cover a duration of eight weeks.

    The proposed eight-week project is to be undertaken in the period between 01 November 2014 and 28 February 2015.

    Applications are encouraged particularly from current undergraduate students (2nd, 3rd and 4thyear), and others who are considering continuing on to research higher degree studies in the near future.   The proposed candidate does not need to be a student of CQUniversity, although the proposed Supervisor must be a current permanent or contract academic staff member of the University.

    Note: Candidates who have already been admitted to, or completed, a research higher degree program, (at CQUniversity or another institution) are not eligible to apply for a CQUniversity Summer Scholarship.

    Further Information
     Applications are now OPEN.  Applications will close 30 September 2014

    All Scholarship Applications should be sent to:

    Office of Research Services, Bldg 32
    CQUniversity Australia
    Bruce Highway 
    North Rockhampton  QLD  4701
    AUSTRALIA

    Email: rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au




    Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarships

    The Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks to free them from other forms of employment and allow them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis.

    For students who do not hold another scholarship, it pays a stipend of $1,000 per fortnight for six fortnights ($6,000 in total), tax free.  For students who do hold another scholarship, it pays a stipend of $600 per fortnight for six fortnights ($3,600 in total), tax free.

    Students must be enrolled full-time in a research degree (Masters of PhD) at an Australian university.  Part-time students are eligible to apply for the scholarship only in circumstances where the applicant is able to demonstrate heavy carer commitments or a medical condition that precludes them from studying full-time.  Students may be either internal or external students.  Both international and domestic students are eligible to apply.

    Applications will open on 1 January and close on 30 June each year.  The scholarship will be awarded prior to 31 July each year.  The successful applicant can specify a start date for the scholarship that is any time within the following 12 months.

    For more information on the scholarship, please visit http://www.eliteediting.com.au/scholarship.aspx.  The application form must be completed online:  http://www.eliteediting.com.au/scholarship-application-form.aspx.  (Applications will not be accepted by email or post.)

    External scholarships

    Here is a selection of postgraduate research scholarship funding opportunities. JASON, an Australia-wide scholarships database is another source of information about available scholarships.

    • Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) PhD Scholarships Link
    • Alzheimer's Australia Research Postgraduate Scholarship in Dementia Link
    • Australian-American Fulbright Commission Link
    • Australian Development Scholarships (only open to International Students) Link
    • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Inc Postgraduate Research Awards Link
    • Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) Scholarships Link
    • CSIRO Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships Link
    • Endeavour Postgraduate Awards Link
    • Forest & Wood Products Australia Postgraduate Scholarships Link
    • Heart Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships Link
    • Menzies Foundation Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences Link
    • National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarships Link
    • Philosophy Society of Australasia (PESA) Doctoral Scholarships Link
    • Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Scholarships Link
    • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) Scholarships Link
    • Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) Scholarships Link