HDR Candidate news – September

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CSU HDR Scholarships for 2019 – Now Open!

The Scholarships 2019 round is now open. Please visit the following page for full details:


Please note that there are separate closing dates for International and Domestic applications:

• Closing date for International applicants is Friday 7 September 2018.
• Closing date for Domestic applicants is Wednesday 31 October 2018.

2018 BJBS HDR Conference, 16-17 October, Wagga Wagga: Registrations now open!

Higher Degree Research students, along with their supervisors, are invited to attend the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences Higher Degree by Research Conference

Date: Tuesday 16 October (12 pm start) and Wednesday 17 October (1 pm finish) 2018.
Venue: Commercial Club, Gurwood St, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Attendance at the symposium is free, with all meals including dinner on Tuesday night and one night’s accommodation in Wagga Wagga (for those residing outside of Wagga Wagga) covered by the Faculty. Travel to Wagga Wagga will be at own cost (HDR candidates) or via an arrangement with your school (Supervisors).
Registration: Please complete the online registration form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QKXLVW3

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HDR candidates are strongly encouraged to develop a presentation for the symposium. The symposium will provide the ideal venue for presentations at all stages of candidature: initial ideas/conceptual, the research proposal presentation, the presentation of preliminary or full findings and completed papers developed for publication. Academic reviewers will provide highly specific and targeted feedback on all presentations.

In addition to candidate presentations, the program will include invited keynote speakers and professional development sessions.

We look forward to seeing you there!

National Library’s 2019 Summer Scholarships

Would you benefit from a Summer Scholarship at the National Library of Australia? Applications close September 30.

There are up to four summer scholarships on offer. They fund travel, accommodation at University House, ANU, and a living allowance for postgraduates to spend six weeks over summer intensively using the Library’s collections for their own research. These support research in history, literature, the arts, humanities, social sciences, library, archival and museum studies, or biographical research.
Visit the National Library webpage for information about the scholarships and how to apply.

Australian Parliamentary Library – 2019 Summer Research Scholarship

Australian Parliamentary Library

The Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship gives scholars the opportunity to work alongside specialist researchers in the Parliamentary Library in Canberra for a period of six weeks (January-February 2019) to produce a report on a topic of relevance to the Library’s research program.

This opportunity will interest students with expertise in politics and public administration, the environment, natural resources, foreign affairs, defence and security, social policy, law, statistics, and economics.

The Parliamentary Library is a unique research environment and the scholarships allow scholars to understand and work within this important national institution.
Upon successful completion of the scholarship, an honorarium of $1,800 is paid.
Application closing date is 23 September 2018. Information, including research topics being sought, can be found here on the Parliamentary Library webpage.

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

The application round for Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships opens on 3 September 2018 and will close on 14 December 2018.
Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships are an Australian Government Initiative to improve access to and completion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), health, and agriculture tertiary education courses for students from regional and remote Australia.

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships will support at least 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and Vocational Education and Training (VET) students to undertake a STEM qualification. The scholarships are available for courses from Certificate IV to PhD.
Scholarships are valued at up to $18,000 each and will assist recipients with the cost of study for the duration of their course. $18,000 will be available for a four year full-time course, or eight year part-time course, with pro-rata amounts for shorter courses. Scholarships will be available to students studying on campus, online or through distance education.

Scholarship recipients may also be eligible to receive $500 to undertake an internship and develop professional experience. Recipients will be selected on the basis of need and merit.
Information about the scholarships and how to apply is located at Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships.

Deafness Foundation Awards

Deafness Foundation logoThe Deafness Foundation has two current offers which you may be interested in:

  • Grants Program for Projects positively impacting people who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired. Grants may only be awarded to organisations, not to individuals.
  • Education Encouragement Awards for students at both Secondary (Year 11 or 12 in 2019) and Post-Secondary in 2019. These are valued at $2000 for Secondary and $3000 for Post-Secondary. Education Encouragement Awards are given to individuals.

Both initiatives are available to applicants throughout all States and Territories of Australia.
Applications need to be lodged by 31 October 2018.

The Capstone Editing Grant for Professional Thesis Editing

Capstone Editing has launched another grant for postgraduate students. It provides free thesis editing for one Masters student and one PhD student per year and is worth up to approximately $3,000. For more information and how to apply please visit the Capstone Editing webpage

Amplify Ignite 2018 – research pitching competition – deadline extended to 9th September

Amplify Ignite is your opportunity to pitch your idea in 150 seconds to a live business audience with the chance to win funding for your research.

A total prize pool of $26,000 includes $5,000 for the overall winner, $1,000 for the People’s choice award, and $1,000 for each finalist. There is also business mentoring and performance coaching from industry leaders for our final twenty exceptional PhD students.

• Applications open 31 July (close 9 September 2018)
• Mentoring & performance coaching 11-12 October in Sydney
• Pitch-night 14 November in Sydney
• Open to penultimate, final year or recently completed (within 6 months) PhD students

Head to the Amplify website for submissions and more information.