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The Lowitja Institute 2021 Scholarships aim to support the next generation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research workforce. This is done by building the capacity and capability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce at all levels of the research process, from research administration and project management, all the way to conducting postgraduate research.

Over the Institute’s history, we have funded more than 160 students through our scholarship programs. These talented scholars have undertaken PhDs, Masters by research and coursework, certificate courses and cadetships. For information on some of our current and past scholarship recipients visit our scholar profiles page.

Our scholarships contribute to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership of health research by providing the opportunity to develop skills in relevant areas to effective health research.

In the 2021 round, the following scholarship types were available: