Postgraduate Top-up Scholarships

The Lowitja Institute is offered three (3) Postgraduate top-up scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD and Masters by Research students. To be eligible, Masters by research students must have be in their first year and PHD students in their second year of study. If undertaking a PhD, students must have provided evidence that they have completed their Confirmation of Candidature, while Masters by Research Students must have provide proof of their enrolment and their supervisor’s details.

Scholarship details

Value: $40,000 approx. total

Duration: 2 Years

Availability: 3 scholarships offered

Application dates


Open: 15/03/2021
Close: 16/04/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

Any in Australia

Study level:

  • Postgraduate coursework
  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • ACT
  • NSW
  • NT
  • SA
  • QLD
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must have been:
An Australian citizen;
An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person;
Enrolled in the second year of a PhD at an Australian University; OR Enrolled in the first year of Masters by Research;
Able to provide proof of enrolment, and if completing a PhD, proof of Confirmation of Candidature.

Further Information

The top-up funding can be spread over two years. It includes:
$30,000 stipend to the student; and
$10,000 travel costs for conferences and study/research related expenditure.