Scholarships and grants

Current opportunties

The scholarships and grant opportunities listed here are currently open for application. For a comprehensive list of scholarships and grants in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, including those not currently open, please see list below. Scholarships and grant opportunities can also be found in the Lowitja Institute eBulletin.

Lowitja Institute scholarships

We offer scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students at certificate, masters and PhD levels. Applications are currently closed and new rounds will be advertised in this website and our eBulletin (subscription page).

Grant Opportunities

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is now accepting applications for Innovative Grants, Training Grants and High-Priority, Short-Term Bridge Awards grants to commence in 2013. JDRF – grant opportunities information for applicants. Various closing dates apply.

Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research

Also see JASON Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia, Indigenous Scholarships website, or contact individual universities. You can view a list of Indigenous centres at Australian universities.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Research Grants

2012 Grants funding round suspended.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development – ARC information.

Charles Perkins Trust

Scholarships to to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Oxford and/or the University of Cambridge. Find out more.

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)

Indigenous Staff Scholarships

Endeavour Awards

Endeavour Research Fellowships for Indigenous Australians – more information


Indigenous Scholarships – read about Fullbright scholarship holders

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

See grant funding

Training Scholarships for Indigenous Australian Health Research.
Training Fellowship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme

Overview – the next round of scholarship applications opens on 22 July 2013.

Roberta Sykes Scholarships

More information here.

United Nations

Trust Fund on Indigenous Issues relating to the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People – read more.

Created: 03 May 2012 - Updated: 15 January 2015