Australian Government Research Scholarships 2023

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Australian Government Research Scholarships 2023. The entire application details for the  Australian Government Research Scholarships can be accessed below.

Australian Government Research Scholarships

The Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship provides a living allowance of AUD $28,854 (2022 rate, indexed annually) per annum; paid as a fortnightly stipend. Relocation, sick leave, and parental leave provisions also apply.

Degree Level:


Australian Government Research Training Program 2023 – Griffith University is available to undertake Research level programs at Griffith University.

Available Subjects:

The following subjects are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • All Subjects

Scholarship Benefits:

The Australian Government Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship provides a living allowance of AUD $28,854 (2022 rate, indexed annually) per annum; paid as a fortnightly stipend. Relocation, sick leave, and parental leave provisions also apply.

Applicants should refer to the Australian Government RTP Stipend Conditions of Award (PDF, 202k)

Eligible Nationalities:

International Students may apply for the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for consideration for the award of an Australian Government RTP Stipend Scholarship, applicants must be commencing or enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research program (for which RTP support is available) at Griffith University. Applicants must not be receiving income from another source to support their general living costs that provide a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP stipend. Income unrelated to the candidate’s research program, or income received for the candidate’s research program but not for the purposes of supporting general living costs, is not to be taken into account.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should CLICK HERE to apply

New applicants must follow the process for submitting an online application for a research program, which also includes a section for scholarship applications.

Current research candidates are required to follow a different process for submitting a scholarship application.

Applicants may only apply a maximum of two times in a five-year period for consideration in the scholarship ranking and selection process.

New applicants Current applicants

Key dates


Applications for commencement in 2023 will open on 1 July 2022. For information on when to apply through the Continuous Scholarship Round and intake dates please see Key dates.

Ranking Process

Applications for research scholarships as part of the Continuous Scholarship Round at Griffith University are firstly processed within the Griffith Graduate Research School. It is at this point that applications are initially reviewed for eligibility for entry into Griffith research programs.

Following this initial review, applications are then forwarded to the appropriate schools, departments, or research centers for academic staff to assess applications for both entry into Griffith research programs, and for consideration for a scholarship. All applications are then assessed by the Dean (Research) of the relevant Group and the Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School, to arrive at an outcome against the selection criteria.

Applications that are recognized as meeting the selection criteria requirements for scholarship consideration are then assessed and ranked in an order of merit, in the proposed host school, department, research center, and academic group. The order of merit is based on the Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Policy and takes into consideration:

Academic merit, with emphasis on the results, attained in the qualification with the substantial research component but also taking into account the grades of any other eligible qualification, as applicable.

The international standing of the institution at which the qualification with the substantial research component was completed. Research background, including:

  • The quality of the eligible research outputs included as evidence in an application, as well as the applicant’s contribution to these outputs
  • The level and duration of sustained research experience and evidence of how the research activity undertaken bears upon and enhances
  • The applicant’s research capacity, with regard to the proposed research.
  • The compatibility/fit of the proposed research with university/academic group research priorities
  • The compatibility/fit between the applicant, research environment, and supervision.

The University’s Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Ranking Committee meets to establish a University-wide Order of Merit List. Through this process, scholarships are awarded to the highest ranking applicants in this University-wide Order of Merit.


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