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 found here. Projects for the current round of funding must commence after 31 October 2020 and before 30 June 2021.

Both international and domestic candidates are welcome to apply.

Scholarships

Odwyn Jones scholarship
  • PhD research scholarship
  • Stipend valued at no less than $35,000 annually for three years
  • Up to $5,000 annually for research and travel expenses

Closing date: 31 October 2020

MRIWA research scholarship for women (female applicants only)
  • PhD research scholarship
  • Stipend valued at no less than $35,000 annually for three years
  • Up to $5,000 annually for research and travel expenses

Closing date: 31 October 2020

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

How to apply

  • Prospective applicants are first required to enrol in a doctoral research degree at their preferred University. An applicant must have received and accepted an enrolment offer from an eligible University before applying to MRIWA for a scholarship.

Applicants are encouraged to check the relevant closing dates at their chosen University.

  • Once a University offer is received, applicants should provide an Expression of Interest (EOI) to MRIWA. Your EOI must include:
Section A – Personal details
  • Applicant name
  • Nationality
  • Contact details: residential address, telephone and email
  • IELTS (or equivalent) documentation, where applicable
Section B – Relevant qualifications
  • Research credentials including details of relevant qualifications and awards/recognition received
  • Summary of professional experience relevant to your chosen field of research, if any
  • Two (2) signed references from academics familiar with your research to date
Section C – MRIWA Scholarship Categories
  • Which scholarship or scholarships the application is being made for (i.e. Odwyn Jones Scholarship and/or MRIWA Research
  • Statement of Intent expressing interest in MRIWA scholarship
Section D – Research proposal
  • Letter of offer from the applicant’s chosen University
  • Research proposal title
  • Research proposal overview (max. 50 words)
  • Proposed academic supervisors, and signed endorsement by them of the research proposal
  • University Faculty
  • Research proposal detail, including research problem to be addressed, objectives, proposed methodology, and project plan outlining relevant timeframes
  • Demonstration how the proposed research addresses the following:
    • Alignment to MRIWA’s RPP (max. 50 words)

Providing benefit to WA (max. 100 words)

All documentation must be submitted in English. Where original documentation is in another language, it must have been translated into English by an accredited translator, and the translation must bear evidence of the relevant 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 4340 or via email to scholarships@mriwa.wa.gov.au