11 postgraduate students commenced in 2014 bringing the total cohort of active students to 32 at 31 December 2014. During the year five students completed their studies, thus CRCSI have achieved a total of 29 completed postgraduates. With 61 active and completed post-graduates we are on track to exceed our Commonwealth target of having invested in (enrolled or graduated) at least 51 PhDs and Masters with our university partners by 30 June 2018.
As of 2015, the CRCSI is seeking to increase the number and breadth of its PhD scholarship holders. To this end, we will no longer require top-up scholarship candidates to strictly align with a CRCSI research program. New top-up scholarship applicants must however substantially contribute to the broader CRCSI strategic goal of spatially enabling Australia and New Zealand. The CRCSI will conduct interviews with scholarship applicants proposing to work in new research areas to ensure the exceptional calibre of its postgraduate students and the relevance of the proposed research.
TOP-UP PHD & MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS
CRCSI top-up scholarships are available to students who already hold an existing scholarship from another source, and are enrolled at a CRCSI partner universities. Such scholarships are available to qualified applicants on a competitive basis. Applicants are required to discuss their application with relevant CRCSI personnel prior to submitting a scholarship application. Scholarships are for PhD (3 years) and masters involving research (up to two years) of $36,000 pa (including some project costs). Top-up scholarships are also offered, up to $10,000 pa. No support for tuition-fee waiver is eligible.
TOP-UP SCHOLARSHIP CONDITIONS
- Complete applications must be lodged via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Applicants must be enrolled at a CRCSI partner university.
- Applicants must have an existing scholarship from another source.
- The area of research must contribute to the CRCSI's strategic goal of spatially enabling Australia and New Zealand.
- Applicants must have discussed their research with relevant CRCSI personnel.
FULL PHD & MASTERS SCHOLARSHIPS
CRCSI full scholarships are available to students who participate in a fully-funded core research project, and are funded by the project budget. Students will need to be enrolled at a CRCSI partner university and be supervised by one of the relevant project leader(s). These scholarships are available to qualified applicants subject to approval by the CRCSI and the project leader. The applicant’s area of research is pre-defined by the objectives of the research project. Fully funded scholarships are not available for individual research projects, and should only be applied for if position is advertised. The vast majority will not satisfy this criteria.
Dr Sam Amirebrahimi
Senior Research Manager