Research Grants and Scholarships

The University of Divinity offers research grants on a competitive basis to all HDR students, and government-funded research scholarships on a competitive basis to eligible students.

Research Grants

Higher degree by research students may apply for funding for a variety of research activities such as attending conferences in order to present a research paper, undertake field work (such as archival research or interviews), payment of expenses relating to a peer-reviewed publication. Funding is provided on a competitive basis, normally up to $3,000 per round and a maximum of $5,000 per year. Please consult the Research Grants Policy for detailed information.

There are three rounds of applications each year. Applications must be received at the Research Office by the advertised closing dates.

Research Grant Writing Guidelines

Research Grant Application Form

Research Scholarships

From 1 January 2017, the Commonwealth Government funds Research Scholarships through the Research Training Program. At the University of Divinity, two scholarships are available under the new funding scheme: Research Fee Scholarships (RFS) and Research Stipend Scholarships (RSS). All existing RTS, APA and IPRS recipients will be automatically transferred to the RFS and / or RSS schemes under the University’s Research Scholarships Policy. Students were advised in writing of how the changes affect them in late December 2016.

Research Scholarships Policy

Research Fee Scholarships (RFS)

Research Fee Scholarships cover tuition fees for eligible doctoral students for a maximum of four years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent). RFS places are awarded competitively in two rounds each year by the Research Committee. Students who are admitted to HDR candidature but who are not given an RFS place may pay their fees up-front or through FEE-HELP and may be eligible to apply for an RFS place in future years. The RFS is available to both domestic and international students.

Research Stipend Scholarships (RSS)

Research Stipend Scholarships provide a living allowance of approximately $24,653 per annum (as determined each year by the Commonwealth). RSS places are awarded competitively in two rounds each year by the Research Committee. Applicants are usually awarded both an RFS and RSS. Recipients of the RSS must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral award.  The RSS is available to both domestic and international students.