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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

2021 Postgraduate Scholarship Program

On-site, Remote work, NSW, VIC, QLD, WA, SA, TAS, ACT, NT
Up your research ante by partnering with us to complete your PhD studies and work alongside Australia's leading research scientists and engineers in first-class facilities. Applications are now open.

Opportunity details

Opportunity Types
Internship
Number of Vacancies
40
Start Date
ASAP

Application dates

Applications Close
31 Oct 2020

Minimum requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor
Graduation Results
75 - 84% WAM (Distinction)
Accepting International Applications
Yes
Degrees Accepted
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
Actuarial Studies
Business
Business Administration
Event Management
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Project Management
Economics
Human Resources
Hospitality Management
Retail & Merchandising
Tourism
Marketing & Advertising
Public Relations
Transport, Logistics & Procurement
C
Communication
Media Studies
Creative Arts (all other)
Beauty
Fashion Design
Hairdressing
Film & TV
Fine Arts
Graphic Design & Visual Arts
Creative Writing
Journalism
Music
Performing Arts
Photography
E
Aerospace Engineering
Air Traffic Control
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Aircraft Operation & Aviation
Automotive & Transport Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering & Construction
Communications Engineering
Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Engineering & Mathematics (all other)
Engineering Management
Environmental Engineering
Fire & Safety Engineering
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Mechanical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Renewable Energy Engineering
Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering
G
General Skills & Pathways
H
Anthropology
Geography
Archaeology
History
Classics
Criminology
Gender Studies
Indigenous Studies
International Development
Peace & Conflict
Refugees & Forced Migration
Humanities (all other)
International Studies
Linguistics
Literature
Modern Languages
Translating & Interpreting
Liberal Arts
Librarianship & Curatorial Studies
Philosophy
Policy Studies
Political Science
Public Administration
Counselling
Psychology
Counselling
Psychology
Social Science (all other)
Social Work & Sociology
Theology & Comparative Religion
M
Counselling
Psychology
Counselling
Psychology
Audiology
Speech Pathology
Biomedical Science
Chiropractic & Osteopathy
Dentistry & Dental Science
Exercise & Sports Science
Health Administration
Medical & Health Sciences (all other)
Medical Technology
Addiction Medicine
Anaesthesia
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Intensive Care Medicine
Medical Administration
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Ophthalmology
Paediatrics & Child Health
Pain Medicine
Palliative Medicine
Pathology
Physician
Psychiatry
Public Health Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Radiology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Sexual Health Medicine
Sport & Exercise Medicine
Surgery
Naturopathy, Acupuncture & Complementary Medicine
Aged Care Nursing
Community Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Family & Child Health Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Midwifery
Nursing & Midwifery (all other)
Nutrition & Dietetics
Occupational Therapy
Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics
Paramedic Science
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Massage Therapy
Physiotherapy
Rehabilitation Therapies
Podiatry
Environmental Health
Epidemiology
Health Promotion
Human Movement
Indigenous Health
Occupational Health & Safety
Public Health (all other)
Radiography
I
Artificial Intelligence
Bioinformatics
Computer Graphics & Animation
Computer Science (all other)
Computer Systems and Networks
Cyber Security
Data Science
Design & User Experience
Programming & Software Engineering
Video Game Development
L
Justice & Law Enforcement
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
International Law
Tax Law
Legal Studies
P
Architecture
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Building & Construction
Property, Land & Real Estate
Quantity Surveying
Sustainable Development
Urban Design & Town Planning
S
Agribusiness
Agricultural Science
Aquaculture & Fisheries
Viticulture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Studies
Forestry Studies
Parks & Wildlife Management
Food Science
Forensic Science
Genetics
Geology
Laboratory Technology
Marine Science
Physics & Astronomy
Sciences (all other)
Veterinary Science
T
Curriculum Studies
Early Childhood Education
General Education Studies
Primary Teaching
Secondary Teaching
Special Education
Tertiary Education
TESOL
Vocational Education & Training
  • Are you passionate about a career in research?
  • Want to access CSIRO's world-class facilities and staff?
  • Apply for a CSIRO PhD Top-Up Scholarship now!

CSIRO's Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship Program provides enhanced opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates enrolling each year at Australian tertiary institutions as postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD. CSIRO PhD Top Up scholarships are now being offered in 40 CSIRO research areas, for funding commencing in financial year 2020-21.

PhD Top-up Scholarships are available to postgraduate students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent, in relevant research areas. Students must also expect to receive a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship, or an equivalent primary scholarship, commencing in late 2020 or early 2021. Joint supervision of students by a university and a CSIRO supervisor is required and such joint supervisory arrangements must be consistent with the Higher Degree by Research Regulations of the host university. The students' research will be co-supervised by CSIRO and university scientists.

The CSIRO Top Up Scholarships are supplementary awards, which add to the student's support from a principal scholarship awarded by another body, e.g. Australian University RTP scholarship. In all respects recipients of awards will be regarded as students of the University at which they are registered, and all rules relating to degree candidature and the primary award will apply. In particular, recipients will undertake research at CSIRO as a student of the university concerned and will not be employees of CSIRO.

Recipients of CSIRO Supplementary Postgraduate Awards are required to be Australian citizens or permanent residents. However, in fields in which there is a national skill shortage, awards may go to overseas candidates, provided that the international candidate is prepared to seek permanent residency as soon as possible within Australian Government policy guidelines.

Locations: Various locations across Australia
Scholarship: Top-up scholarship of AU$7,000 per annum, plus a generous operating budget of AU$10,000 per annum
References: 69027, 69041, 69042, 69043, 69061, 69081, 69082, 69083 & 69084

Pre-Requisites/Eligibility:

  • To be eligible to apply you must have (or expect to gain):
  • first class honours or equivalent in a relevant research area;
  • admission to an Australian University as a PhD student;
  • a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or university equivalent; and
  • a university supervisor who is willing and able to supervise you.

If you have already commenced your PhD studies, you must be less than 12 months into your PhD at 1 January 2021.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

International applicants must have the appropriate immigration approvals to allow them to take up the scholarship. The successful student must be residing in Australia in order to commence their PhD and take up the CSIRO Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship by no later than 30 June 2021.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Quality and relevance of the student project.
  • Academic calibre of the student.
  • Availability of appropriate university supervision.

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