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Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship

The Research Training Program (RTP) is an Australian Government funded scholarship scheme that provides funding support for both domestic and international students undertaking higher degrees by research (HDR).

RTP Scholarships provide recipients with up to three scholarship benefits:

  • RTP Fee Offset scholarship (covers the cost of the HDR tuition fees otherwise payable by the student);
  • RTP Stipend (for general living costs); or
  • RTP Allowance (towards ancillary costs of research degrees)

2021 Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarships 

Round 1 – RTP Domestic Future Student Early Round: Is now closed

Round 2 – RTP International and Domestic 2021 Round: Open from 15th July to 1st September 2021

 

Projects will be available from 15th July

Round 2 Projects – Health Sciences

Round 2 Projects – Humanities

Round 2 Projects – Science and Engineering

Round 2 Projects – Business and Law

 

How to Apply

New Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students

Applications from new students for the RTP Round 2 scholarships must follow the following steps.

  1. Review the available projects linked above.
  2. Email the Project Lead expressing your interest in the scholarship, detailing how your experience and skills align with the research project and attach your current curriculum vitae.
  3. The Project Lead will shortlist their preferred applicant and write them a primary reference in support of their application. If you have not been successful as a preferred candidate for your chosen project, you will be notified by the project lead, at which point you are free to review and apply for other available projects.
  4. Once you have confirmation that you are the preferred applicant for your chosen project by the Project Lead you will need to send the external referee template to either an academic or professional referee to complete and submit on your behalf.
  5. Finally, you will need to submit an eApplication for admission into a Higher Degree by Research (HDR) course. As part of your admission documents you will need to submit a RTP scholarship application form.

All references are confidential and will not be viewed by the applicant and therefore, must be returned directly to the Graduate Research School at HDRSCH-applications@curtin.edu.au by the referee themselves.

Current Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students

Applications from current HDR students for the RTP scholarship must follow the following steps.

  1. Complete an RTP scholarship application form.
  2. Email a copy of your most current curriculum vitae and your RTP scholarship application form to HDRSCH-applications@curtin.edu.au
  3. Contact your current Primary Supervisor and ask them to complete a primary reference in support of your application.
  4. You will need to send the external referee template to an academic or professional referee to complete and submit on your behalf.

All references are confidential and will not be viewed by the applicant and therefore, must be returned directly to the Graduate Research School at HDRSCH-applications@curtin.edu.au by the referee themselves.

 

What happens next?

The shortlisted applicants will then be ranked by an independent committee against all projects.

For details regarding eligibility requirements, selection process, entitlements and scholarship recipient responsibilities, visit the Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship page on our scholarship website.

All Applications close 5.00pm WST 1st September 2020.