ACU Research

Scholarships

ACU offers a range of prestigious scholarships to reward outstanding academic achievement.

Scholarships are available to both domestic and international research candidates looking to undertake a research course.

A generous living allowance is attached to most scholarships. Scholarships for international research candidates also cover tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover. (Domestic research candidates are exempt from tuition fees for the normal duration of their course.)

Scholarship opportunities for research candidates are listed below. Conditions of Award and the closing dates for applications can be viewed by clicking on the relevant link.

 

Research Training Program Scholarships



ACU Faculty, Research Institute and School Scholarships


  • Two PhD Scholarships – Engaging Students during the Early Years of Secondary School: A Scalable and Sustainable Teacher Professional Learning Intervention

    Institute for Positive Psychology and Education
    and
    Learning Sciences Institute Australia

     

    Two PhD Scholarships – Engaging Students during the Early Years of Secondary School: A Scalable and Sustainable Teacher Professional Learning Intervention

    Associate Professor Chris Lonsdale (IPPE), Professor Carmel Diezmann (LSIA) and Professor Richard Ryan (IPPE) are seeking to recruit two promising students to complete a PhD under their supervision.

    In the recent 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, ACU received the top score of five in Human Movement and Sports Science (1106), Nursing (1110), Public Health and Health Services (1117) and Psychology (1701).

    The candidate will complete a doctoral thesis on a topic related to a randomised controlled trial of web-based teacher professional development intervention designed to motivate students during the transition to secondary school. The project is funded by the Australian Research Council.

    Thesis topics could include, but are not limited to, the effects of the intervention on students’ engagement; achievement in mathematics and/or physical education; adolescents’ motor skill competence; or teachers’ professional learning experiences using the online learning platform.

    We welcome applications from individuals with a background in psychology, mathematics education, physical education/exercise science, teacher professional learning, information technology, or another discipline related to the project.

    A mid-to-late 2017 commencement date is preferred.

    Value:

    • a tax free stipend of $31,682 AUD per annum for three years;
    • funding for project costs;
    • a Commonwealth-funded place for domestic students; and
    • a tuition fee waiver and Overseas Student Health Care Policy for international students.

    For more information about IPPE, please visit: http://ippe.acu.edu.au/
    For more information about LSIA, please visit: https://lsia.acu.edu.au/

    How to apply:

    Applicants should also include a cover letter of not more than two pages providing evidence of:

    • academic excellence, including, but not limited to, academic awards or grants;
    • skills in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods;
    • previous research experience;
    • alignment of research experience and interests with the IPPE’s research themes or LSIA research areas; and
    • ability to contribute to a team.

     

    Closing date: May 17, 2017

    For more information:

    Associate Professor Chris Lonsdale (chris.lonsdale@acu.edu.au) or Professor Carmel Diezmann (carmel.diezmann@acu.edu.au)

    For information regarding application and enrolment email Graduate Research (res.cand@acu.edu.au), with the subject line ‘Engaging Students Scholarship’

    Applications should be forwarded to:

    Graduate Research
    Australian Catholic University
    P.O. Box 968
    North Sydney NSW 2059
    E: res.cand@acu.edu.au

     

  • NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

    NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease, Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

    Three PhD Scholarships in ‘Optimising Outcomes in Cardiovascular Disease’

    • Chronic Heart Disease Management
    • Women and Heart Disease
    • Heart Disease from an International Perspective

     

    The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease, based at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, is seeking applicants for three PhD Scholarships to undertake innovative research in the field of cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular outcomes.

    Depending on the negotiated field of study, the Scholarship recipients will be co-supervised by Professor Simon Stewart (Director of the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow). Co-supervision will be arranged in negotiation with the successful candidate, with the potential to engage with leading academics in Europe, North America and Africa.

    The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research provides a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment for PhD students to pursue an academic and/or industry research career.  It has a large academic and support staff dedicated to its research program, substantial research funding, and a vibrant PhD program. Professor Stewart and his team are world-leading pioneers in the development of innovative surveillance and intervention programs across the spectrum of risk and heart disease.

    In the recent 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, ACU received the top score of five in Human Movement and Sports Science (1106), Nursing (1110), Public Health and Health Services (1117), and Psychology (1701).

    Value:

    • A tax free stipend of $AUD 26,288 per annum and a tax-free top-up of $AUD 5,000 per annum for up to three years;
    • A Commonwealth-funded place for domestic students; and
    • Project costs and conference travel via NHMRC CRE to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease.

     

    For more information about The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease, please visit: http://mmihr.acu.edu.au/research/nhmrc-centre-for-research-excellence-cre-to-reduce-inequality-in-heart-disease/

    How to apply:

     

    Please note: This scholarship is only open to domestic research candidates.

    Applicants should also include a cover letter of not more than two pages providing evidence of:

    • Academic excellence, including, but not limited to, academic awards or grants;
    • Professional experience and/or relevant training and/or research experience in their preferred area of research;
    • A marked interest to conduct a PhD in the area of the research scholarship if not already a PhD Candidate*;
    • Academic publications and/or conference presentations, especially in the area of the research scholarship, relative to their career to date; and
    • Ability to contribute to a team.

     

    *Current PhD candidates without an existing Scholarship and still in the 1st year of full-time equivalent or current Honours students.

    Closing date: Until suitable applicants are found.

    For more information:

    Dr Jocasta Ball
    Jocasta.Ball@acu.edu.au

    For information regarding application and enrolment email Graduate Research (res.cand@acu.edu.au), with the subject line ‘Optimising Outcomes in Cardiovascular Disease’

    Applications should be forwarded to:

    Graduate Research
    Australian Catholic University
    P.O. Box 968
    North Sydney NSW 2059
    E: res.cand@acu.edu.au


Other Scholarships


  • Endeavour Awards

    The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.

    Learn more about the Endeavour Awards on the Department of Education and Training website.

    Applications for the 2018 round of Endeavour Scholarships are now open

  • General Sir John Monash Foundation

    The John Monash Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas. The John Monash Scholarships are amongst the most important postgraduate scholarships currently available in Australia. The Scholarship is open to Australian citizens who have completed an undergraduate degree in Australia and wish to pursue postgraduate study at a university outside of Australia. The Scholarship is not restricted by age, discipline or choice of overseas institution.

  • Australia Awards

    Australia Awards

    Australia Awards is an initiative of the Australian Government that promotes development in the Asia-Pacific region.

    For more information visit Australia Awards