Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and research potential to Indigenous candidates undertaking a research doctoral degree.
The RMIT Indigenous HDR Scholarships (RIHS) are funded by the Research Training Program.
Scholarship applications are now closed for commencement of study in March 2024.
All scholarship applications must include evidence of contact with the proposed senior supervisor. This should be uploaded as an additional document with your application. You must provide the names of academic staff who have agreed to supervise your proposed research in the relevant section of application, along with email evidence of support.
You will also need to provide documentation that you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to our Ngarara Willim Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please visit Indigenous Eligibility for more information.
The RIHS provides the following benefits to recipients:
The duration of a RMIT Indigenous HDR Scholarship depends on the degree undertaken. The duration of support for a PhD is three and a half years full-time. The duration of a Masters by Research is two years full-time. These allowances will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards an equivalent research degree prior to the commencement of the program at RMIT University.
RMIT Indigenous HDR Scholarships are awarded through a fair, transparent, merit-based selection process which takes into account the University’s commitment to equity and diversity.
To be considered for a RIHS scholarship you must meet RMIT scholarships eligibility criteria. You will also be considered for scholarship if you have previous publications or significant research experience.
Part-time RIHS may be approved for candidates with exceptional circumstances (e.g. for medical reasons or due to significant care commitments). Part-time scholarships are not tax exempt. Please refer to the Scholarship Terms and Conditions for further details.
These scholarships are awarded through the University’s research scholarship rounds. All scholarship applications are ranked in accordance with the ranking model that has been approved by RMIT’s Research Committee.
Applications for RMIT Indigenous HDR scholarships are welcomed throughout the year.
For information about how to apply for a scholarship, please refer to the instructions detailed on research scholarships.
Please note, these scholarships are subject to candidates registering with the Ngarara Willim Centre, RMIT’s dedicated support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
As the holder of this scholarship you:
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.