Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 Forrest Research Foundation PhD Scholarships at Curtin University in Australia

The scholarships listed here are offered to Curtin students by external organisations and individuals (Scholarship Providers) that are not affiliated with Curtin University. Curtin University cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information provided by these scholarship providers. All enquiries should be directed to the relevant scholarship provider.

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The Forrest Research Foundation was established in 2014 following the donation of $65 million, by Andrew and Nicola Forrest.  Their donation is to assist Western Australia in becoming a world-class centre of research and innovation through attracting the next generation of outstanding intellects to this State. 

The Forrest Research Foundation scholarship is valued at over $46,000 per year and is available for outstanding international and Australian students who wish to study towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at one of the following Western Australian Universities:
  • Curtin University
  • Edith Cowan University
  • Murdoch University
  • Notre Dame University (Fremantle Campus)
  • The University of Western Australia
Student type
  • Future Students
  • Health Sciences
  • Centre for Aboriginal Studies
  • Humanities
  • Curtin Business School
  • Science & Engineering
Course type
  • Postgraduate Research
Non-gender specific
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • International students
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
Scholarship base
  • Merit Based
Forrest Scholars receive a scholarship package worth over AU$46,000 per annum (for up to four years) to undertake their PhD including:
•an Registered Training Program (RTP) fee offset or equivalent university postgraduate research scholarship stipend valued at $26,682 per annum in 2017 and indexed annually;
•an accommodation allowance valued at $20,011 in 2017 and indexed annually; and
•a relocation and research travel allowance of $13,000.

Eligibility criteria
Forrest Scholars are selected based on the following selection criteria:
• outstanding academic achievements (with a bachelor’s degree of First Class Honours standard or equivalent);
• exceptional ability, resourcefulness and originality;
• the potential to make a positive difference in the world through research; and
• a demonstration of how the award of a Forrest Scholarship would help build world class innovation and research  capacity in Western Australia.

Applications open: 24/04/2017
Applications close: 31/05/2017

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