Postgraduate by research

Scholarships for postgraduate by research students committed to pursuing innovative and relevant research.

All interest areas

Scholarships available to all interest areas. 

  • Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships For international students, worth up to $263,500; applications now open.
  • Higher Degree by Research Travel Grant (HDRTG) For research candidates travelling to complete fieldwork, research-related activities, conferences and workshops; funding available up to $2000. Application periods apply.
  • Indigenous Learning Technology Grant For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate students; worth $1000; applications now open.
  • International Tuition Fee Scholarships RMIT has two international tuition fee scholarships that are available. These are the RTP International Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS) and the RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS). Both RIFOS and RRITFS scholarships provide tuition fees for a period of 3 years.
  • PhD Scholarship in Urban Futures Social Inequities For a PhD candidate preferably with a post-graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, or health geography; worth $30,000 per annum; applications close Wednesday 28 February 2018, or when a candidate is selected.
  • Research Stipend Scholarships RMIT has two stipend scholarships available - the RTP Stipend Scholarship (RSS) and the RMIT Research Stipend Scholarship (RRSS). These scholarships provide a stipend of $31,000 per annum pro rata for full-time study, subject to indexation annually, and other allowances and benefits.
  • Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarship (VCPS) For local and international doctoral research candidates; a stipend of $43,600 and an additional $5,000 research support allowance of per annum and other allowances and leave provisions.
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Architecture, building and planning

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Art, fashion and textiles

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  • Reversing the Decline of Innovation in Australian Manufacturing and Services The aim of the project is to investigate the pattern of Australian firms’ innovation, in terms of technological (product and process) as well as non-technological (marketing and organisational) innovations. This will be done by analysing the enabling and inhibiting factors at micro and macro levels, using large scale data representative of firms in various Knowledge Intensive Sectors, regions, and size classes. This is much needed and timely because Australian firms’ innovation ranks poorly against other countries and has declined persistently since the years preceding the Global Financial Crisis.
  • Tony Naughton Memorial PhD Scholarship in Economics, Finance and Marketing In recognition of Professor Tony Naughton, Head of School Economics Finance and Marketing from 2003 to 2013, the School has established a PhD scholarship for an outstanding student.
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Community services and social sciences

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Computing and information technology

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Education and training

Engineering and related technologies

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Health and medical sciences

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Justice and legal

Media and communication


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