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A key priority of the Lowitja Institute is to support the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers.

The Lowitja Institute is committed to increasing the capacity and capability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research workforce. Our scholarships provide an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to develop skills relevant to effective health research and contribute to strengthening the workforce. The Institute aims to build the capacity and capabilities of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research workforce at all study levels (Certificate IV through to postgraduate).

Over our history, we have funded more than 150 students through our scholarship programs. These talented scholars have undertaken PhDs, masters by research and coursework, certificate courses and cadetships.

We also work to ensure our scholars are supported through their journey by working with researchers and health leaders across Australia to mentor and/or supervise our scholars. You can find out more about our mentoring and scholarship opportunities below. For information on some of our current and past scholarship recipients visit our scholar profiles page.

Scholarships 2020

The Scholarships offered in 2020 aim to enhance the capabilities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants in the following high priority research areas:

We are offering three types of scholarships:

Click on the tabs below to find our more and to apply.
Closing date for all scholarships applications is Friday 24 April 2020 (midnight AEST)