Research Training Program Scholarships

About this scholarship

Applications are now open for Research Training Program Scholarships.

Application dates

Open Date: Thursday 28 February 2019

Close Date: Monday 29 April 2019


A Research Training Program Fees Offset Scholarship (that is, a tuition fee waiver) and a Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship valued at $32,596 per annum.

[Includes RTP Stipend of $27,596 per annum (indexed annually) plus an ACU top-up of $5,000 per annum (non-indexed)].


Please note: this round of Research Training Program Scholarships is only open to domestic candidates who are either currently enrolled in a research higher degree at ACU or willing to commence a research higher degree in Research Term C 2019 (between 1 July and 1 September 2019)

Application process

If you are currently enrolled in a research higher degree at ACU you can access the application form for currently enrolled candidates via Orion.

If you are not currently enrolled, visit the ACU Research website for application instructions.

Applicants should also read the Research Training Program Scholarship Policy, which, among other things, set out the eligibility criteria for Research Training Program Scholarships.

Complete applications should be forwarded to:

Candidature Services
Australian Catholic University
Locked Bag 4115

Fitzroy MDC VIC 3065


Selection criteria

Meritorious students are encouraged to apply, noting that, in assessing applications, ACU will give priority to applicants whose proposed research aligns with one of the following areas: education, health, social justice and the common good, and theology and philosophy.  Priority will also be given to applicants wishing to study at doctoral level and Indigenous Australian applicants.

For further information regarding the priority areas, please visit the appropriate Faculty or Research Institute website:

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