CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship Program 2019


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Each year, CSIRO supports PhD Scholarships for students to work on projects relevant to priority CSIRO research topic areas. Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO. These are top-up scholarships and are available to high quality students who are enrolled in a PhD program at an Australian University and have an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) scholarship or university equivalent. Information about our Postgraduate Scholarships can be found at: https://www.csiro.au/en/Careers/scholarships-phd-programs/Postgraduate-scholarships.

Applications for top-up Postgraduate Scholarships in 53 priority research areas for funding commencing in 2019 are now open. Applications for these top-up Postgraduate Scholarships for funding commencing in 2019 are now open. Details of the research areas and on how to apply are available at: https://jobs.csiro.au/go/Students/990500/ (Job Reference No’s 58148, 58268-58277).

These top-up scholarships offer $7,000 per year plus a generous operating budget (full scholarships available in certain circumstances).


To be eligible to apply you must have (or expect to gain):

  • first class honours or equivalent in a relevant research area
  • admission to an Australian University as a PhD student;
  • a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or university equivalent; and
  • an university supervisor who is willing and able to supervise you

International applicants must have the appropriate immigration approvals to allow them to take up the scholarship.

Applications will be assessed on:

  • Quality and relevance of the student project
  • Academic calibre of the student
  • Availability of appropriate university supervision

How to Apply: Please apply online via the CSIRO Careers website. The link to current student opportunities is: https://jobs.csiro.au/go/Students/990500/

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Applications close: Wednesday 31 October 2018 (11.59pm AEDT)

How to Apply for this job

Please apply online from our Careers page. Details for all our scholarships can be seen on the students page of our current vacancies at https://jobs.csiro.au/go/Students/990500/ (Job Reference No’s 58148, 58268-58277).

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