To create a better world for future generations, CSIRO’s Data61 impart a calibre and depth of research that impacts a wide range of industries.
From smart cities, data-driven health and social services, to digital economy, safety and security and digital government, Data61 create data you can trust. Data61 PhD Scholarships and Data61 Top-Up Scholarships are open to domestic or international students. The successful applicant must have already applied for, or have already commenced a PhD research program at RMIT and accept Data61 scholarship conditions.
The value of the scholarship will be indicated in the letter of offer and may comprise one or both of the following:
Awards will be made for the duration of the student's university candidature up to a maximum of 3.5 years.
Data61 PhD Scholarships are set on a merit basis and are not awarded based on quota.
Students wishing to apply for a Data61 Scholarship should have already made contact with a Data61 supervisor to discuss a research project, and have written agreement from the Data61 researcher to supervise their PhD project. This confirmation, a research proposal and other supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application.
Students need to have two academic referees, who will each complete the Data61 Academic Referee Report and provide it to Data61 in order for their application to proceed to assessment.
Application rounds are held two to four times each year, depending on university processes and numbers of applications. Rounds will be announced on the Data61 website, together with relevant links and information.
Closing dates vary pending location of university and student applicant type (domestic/international). Closing dates are located on the Data61 website, together with relevant links and information.
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.