Professor Robert & Josephine Shanks Scholarship

Further financial assistance for PhD program by research students in science, engineering or technology who've been awarded an RMIT Stipend Scholarship (RSS).

The scholarship provides funding equivalent to 25% of the RTP full-time base rate per annum for the standard duration of the RTP scholarship awarded to you.

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To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • Be undertaking a PhD program by research in the fields of science, engineering or technology
  • Show the highest probability of success in your field
  • Be in receipt of an RTP Stipend Scholarship from RMIT University
  • Be enrolled full-time.

The School of Graduate Research awards these scholarships based on a student’s Postgraduate Research Admission and Scholarship Application. Students do not need to apply for this scholarship.

There is no opening date.

There is no closing date.

Find out how to apply for a research program or for an RTP Stipend Scholarship.

The awarded applicant will need to meet the eligibility criteria for the duration of the scholarship. Those involved in the administration and selection processes for the scholarships will treat all information and documentation supplied as confidential.

The scholarship holder must immediately notify the School of Graduate Research in writing if they:

  1. Cannot complete their postgraduate research as outlined in their successful application
  2. Wish to amend their postgraduate study details as outlined in their successful application.

Selection criteria

  • The primary criteria for consideration is the capability of the researcher
  • The submitted application for the RSS will be the major consideration for the selection committee, although interviews with applicants may be considered
  • The selection committee will select the student who shows the highest probability of success in their field.

SGR Scholarships team via RMIT Connect. Prospective applicants and Educational Agents should submit a guest enquiry through RMIT Connect.Make sure you direct your question to the Admissions team by selecting Ask about HDR Admission when submitting your query. Check the guide if you need assistance submitting an enquiry as a guest.

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