2020/2021 PhD Scholarship Program and Application Process

SCHOLARSHIP ROUND OPEN 20-21

MRIWA offers two PhD scholarships each year for new projects aligning with our Research Priority Plan (RPP), which can be accessed here.

For 2020/21, two scholarships will be available for projects commencing after 31 October 2020 and before 30 June 2021.

Scholarships can be held at any university in Western Australia, and both international and domestic candidates are welcome to apply. Applications will be judged against criteria of academic and research excellence, and the quality of a detailed expression of interest submitted by the applicant.

Scholarships available 2020/21

Odwyn Jones scholarship
  • PhD research scholarship
  • Stipend value of no less than $30,000 annually
  • $5,000 annually to support research and related project costs

Closing date: 31 October 2020

MRIWA research scholarship for women (female applicants only)
  • PhD research scholarship
  • Stipend value of no less than $30,000 annually
  • $5,000 annually to support research and related project costs

Closing date: 31 October 2020

MRIWA scholarships can also be offered as top-up scholarships to successful applicants who have also been awarded an RTP stipend scholarship through their host university.

How to apply

  • Applicants are first required to enrol in a doctoral research degree at their preferred university. Your university application documents will be evaluated by MRIWA as part of the scholarship assessment process.

All applicants are encouraged to check the relevant closing dates at their chosen university. You must notify MRIWA of the progress of your university application, and only applicants who have been offered and accepted a place in a doctoral research program at an eligible university by December 13th 2020 will have their applications considered for final scholarship award.

  • Once you have submitted an application to your preferred university, provide an Expression of Interest (EOI) to MRIWA using these two forms:

MRIWA Scholarship Form 2020

MRIWA PhD proposal template 2020

All documentation must be submitted in English. Where original documents are in another language, they must be translated into English by an accredited translator, and the translation must bear evidence of this accreditation.

EOI must be sent to: scholarships@mriwa.wa.gov.au

MRIWA scholarship application closing date: 31 October 2020

For all scholarship-related queries and further information please contact MRIWA on 08 6180 4344 or via email at scholarships@mriwa.wa.gov.au