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Starlight Children's Foundation scholarship

Starlight Children's FoundationThe Lowitja Institute

The Starlight Children’s Foundation and the Lowitja Institute are excited to offer a PhD scholarship to help better understand the value of humour, laughter and imagination for the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – focusing on the resilience of children and young people.

We’re looking for someone to work with us to research this unique, important and fun topic. We’ve funded a 3-year scholarship open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander post-graduate students from anywhere in Australia.

The scholarship funding consists of $40,000 per year ($30,000 stipend for research and $10,000 for travel and related expenses).

Essential criteria:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • Enrolled or accepted to enrol in a PhD at an approved Australian university or institution
  • PhD must commence in 2018
  • Strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership through committee and mentors
  • Strong community engagement

Extended: Applications now closing 31 May 2018

Apply here


For more information please contact:

Dr Shayne Bellingham
t: 03 8341 5516

Created: 22 November 2017 - Updated: 03 April 2018