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Scholarships

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 are available:

Postgraduate Top-up Scholarship
Postgraduate Top-up Scholarships are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander PhD and Masters by Research students. To be eligible, Masters by research students must be in their first year and PHD students in their second year of study. If undertaking a PhD, students must provide evidence that they have completed their Confirmation of Candidature, while Masters by Research Students must provide proof of their enrolment and their supervisor’s details. For more information on our Postgraduate Top-up scholarships, click on the link below.

Graduate Certificate Scholarship
Graduate Certificate scholarships are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the following high priority areas:

For more information on our Graduate Certificate scholarships, click on the link below.

Certificate IV Scholarship
Certificate IV scholarships are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the following high priority areas:

For more information on our Certificate IV scholarships, click on the link below.

The application forms will be made available in March 2021. Here you will find further information on our scholarship opportunities, including supporting documentation requirements and eligibility criteria. In the meantime, consider staying up to date via our eBulletin, which you can subscribe to at the bottom of this page. 

For scholarship inquiries please contact our Senior Project Officer for Workforce Development, Anthea Burns, at anthea.burns@lowitja.org.au