2012 Indigenous Staff Scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Working at Universities, Australia
Indigenous Staff Scholarships provide professional development opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff working at universities. The scholarships are part of the Australian Government’s plan to help improve education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in higher education.
Up to five national scholarships are awarded each year.Successful applicants can take 12 months leave from their job to study full time in their chosen field. They receive up to $23,600 as a living allowance and up to $11,800 for tuition fees and student contribution amounts for the year. Amounts are indexed annually.
Scholarships will be awarded on merit against the selection criteria outlined in the guidelines on this website.Priority is given to staff at postgraduate levels who have not previously received an Indigenous Staff Scholarship.
However, interested Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff studying at the undergraduate level are also invited to apply.
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Minister for Tertiary Education on advice from the Indigenous Higher Education Advisory Council.
Scholarship Application Deadline:31 July 2011.