RMIT University invites applications for the Natural Hazards Research Scholarship in Australia for the 2022/23 academic session.
The Natural Hazards Research Centre’s research and education programs will focus on supporting sustainable research teams. These are teams that can demonstrate their commitment to career development and succession planning. This includes supporting pathways and opportunities for career development.
Worth of Award
For this purpose, full scholarships of up to $30,000 are available per year for up to three and a half years for PhD students. Masters students receive the same sum for up to two years (excluding periods of approved leave).
Similarly, top-up PhD scholarships of up to $15,000 per year for three and a half years are available to either:
- holders of Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) or similar university research scholarships
- holders of partial scholarships funded by an industry organization
Scholarship holders will also be able to:
- apply for additional funding support to attend a relevant conference, and to participate in events and activities run by the Centre.
- participate in professional development activities offered by the Centre. These may include writing skills, media and public speaking training, poster design, and other skills.
- apply for short-term placements in Centre partner organizations.
- apply for a Natural Hazards Early Career Researcher Development or Industry Fellowship. This will be done through the Centre in the final stages of their study.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for a Natural Hazards Research Scholarship.
Applicants who are Australian citizens or permanent residents that:
- are enrolled in a research higher degree at an Australian or New Zealand university and have been offered a research higher degree position therein. This is with a commencement date no later than 12 months after the date on which the application is submitted.
- are international students must be enrolled in their course of study before applying for a scholarship. These applicants must also provide evidence of their ability to use their own separate funding to cover any university tuition fees.
- have (or expect to receive) an Honours degree of at least class 2A or equivalent.
- must be studying full time, however where there is a compelling reason, part-time student applications will be considered on a pro-rata scholarship basis.
In like manner,
- Applicants must have developed a project proposal (no longer than two pages). A proposal that focuses on a research area aligned with the Centre’s published research themes and research priorities
- Applicants are expected to undertake their research with the support of a research team. They are also expected to provide evidence that the proposed project is aligned with that of the supervisor and research team.
- All successful students will be required to have an industry sponsor, with whom they can discuss their project and how the outcomes of the research can be used. This can be arranged independently by applicants during the application process, or with the Centre if your application is successful.
How to Apply
Deadline: Applications for scholarships will open on 1 July each year and will remain open until all scholarships for that period have been allocated (or until 30 June of the following year)