HDR Scholarship - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Applications now open

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on a research topic from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment.

Research topic

Deakin University recognises that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders remain under-represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Maths (STEAM) – including our Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) cohort and in our academic staff. Deakin is committed to diversity and inclusion, and recently we have made major strides in improving diversity in our school and faculty leadership team.

To help promote long term change, we are offering a scholarship to support an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student to work on a research project within the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environment (SEBE).

Project aim

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment (SEBE) operates across 4 campuses (Burwood - Melbourne, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong Waurn Ponds and Warrnambool) and two research stations (Queenscliff, VIC and Griffith, NSW). SEBE consists of four schools, each with a multi-discipline mix of teaching and research offerings and a strong emphasis on research excellence that informs our teaching programs:

Important dates

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 30 April 2020.


This scholarship is available over 3 years.

  • Stipend of $28,092 per annum tax exempt (2020 rate)
  • Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate or overseas

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic candidate
  • meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component
  • be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.

How to apply

Please apply using the expression of interest form


Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Prof Yin Paradies

Prof Yin Paradies
Coordinator Indigenous Knowledges and Culture
Email Yin Paradies
+61 3 924 43873