Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue Indigenous Student Postgraduate Research Scholarship

This scholarship will enable an Indigenous student to undertake a program of study at Flinders University leading to a Doctorate by research or a Masters degree by research.

Scholarship details

Value: $100,000 approx. total

Duration: 3 Years

Application dates


Open: 01/09/2020
Close: 31/10/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • Flinders University

Study level:

  • Postgraduate research

Study Load:

  • Full Time


  • SA

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for consideration for the award of this scholarship, applicants must:
Be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
Identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and
Be accepted as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander by the community in which he or she lives or has lived, and
have a completed honours degree or equivalent degree where a research thesis has been completed.

Applicants must:
Be enrolling as full-time students (part-time awards are available in certain circumstances);
Be commencing or continuing a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research;
Have had their candidature accepted in the area in which they propose to undertake their studies.

How to Apply

You will find the application forms by selecting the My Applications tab at the top of the page; selecting the degree you wish to be admitted to, and completing the form. Once you have completed the application for admission, you will need to complete an application for the scholarship. To do this, continue by selecting the My Scholarship tab and then create a new scholarship application. The scholarship application is called HDR main Scholarship – group. Completing both applications will ensure you are assessed for both the group of scholarships that are available, and admission to the Higher Degree by research.