The University of Newcastle, Australia

Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge PhD Indigenous Scholarships. Three scholarships each to the value of $10,000 will be awarded to Indigenous PhD candidates.

Closing Date: 17 March 2020

PhD Scholarship

The University of Newcastle’s 2019 fundraising challenge, the Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge, involved 25 volunteer trekkers from the University’s alumni, staff and community trekking more than 100kms of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges over five days. All funds raised through the Challenge supports Indigenous students through scholarships and Indigenous communities through health research.

The funds raised from the Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge have supported the establishment of three scholarships each to the value of $10,000 that will be awarded to Indigenous PhD candidates and support the recipients with the progression of their research. The scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below and must submit the required documentation by the application closing date.

PhD Scholarship details

Funding: This scholarship provides a benefit of $10,000 to be paid as a lump sum.

Supervisor: Applicants already have supervisors for their Higher Degree by Research degree. A new supervisor will not be assigned if successful for this scholarship.

Available to: Domestic students


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you will need to:

  • Be enrolled in a PhD degree at the University of Newcastle;
  • Have successfully completed confirmation by the application closing date;
  • Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be recognised as such by your community;
  • Not be the recipient of another UON Donor funded or sponsored scholarship concurrently;
  • Must submit application and required documentation no later than the application closing date.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants must complete an Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge PhD Indigenous Scholarship Application Form and provide the other required documentation with your application form.

Required Documentation:

Please refer to the Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge PhD Indigenous Scholarship Conditions prior to submitting your application.

Please send the email expressing interest to by 5pm on 17 March 2020.

Applications Close 17 March 2020

Contact UON Graduate Research Business Partner: Beti Georgievski
Phone +61 2 4921 6537

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