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HDR scholarships

CDU-NTG PhD Projects with scholarships

Expressions of interest to supervisor by 1 March 2024
CDU-NTG PhD scholarship

Work in collaboration with an NT Government partner department on a project or local relevance. These projects include a 60-day internship (full-time or part-time) with the partner organisation during the degree. Internship details will be negotiated once the project commences. 

Expressions of interest to supervisor by 29 February 2024 for commencement by 31 March 2024

The scholarships are provided to assist with general living costs.

  • AU$32,192 (2024 rate) per annum tax-free for full-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments.
  • AU$16,096 (2024 rate) per annum, taxable, for part-time students, paid in fortnightly instalments.

Additional benefits include:

  • paid sick leave
  • maternity leave
  • relocation allowance. The relocation allowance (if applicable) for RTP stipend recipients is up to $2,000 for domestic students. Conditions apply.

For more information, please visit RTP Scholarships - FAQs.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be:

  • an Australian Citizen, an Australian Permanent Resident; or a New Zealand Citizen 
  • eligible to enrol in a PhD, as defined by these guidelines
  • able to commence between 5 January 2024 and 31 March 2024 or between 1 July and 31 August 2024
  • First Class honours (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline 
  • experience and/ qualifications, and interest in similar fields of education/research as the project
  • willing and able to undertake an eligible HDR internship with the research end-user of 60 days or more (details to be negotiated)

How to apply?

To submit an expression of interest to the CDU supervisor including the following:

  • Brief cover letter outlining your interest, relevant experience and willingness to undertake an HDR internship.
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae.  
  • Academic transcript showing honours result or equivalent.

Available projects

NTG Partner Agency: Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet

NTG Partner Agency: Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade 

NTG Partner Agency: Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security

  • Informing conservation planning for threatened mammals in the Greater Darwin region
    Supervisor Contact: Sam Banks
  • Assessing the value and distribution of “old growth” forest and woodlands in northern Australian tropical savannas 
    Supervisor Contact: Sam Banks

This scholarship is available only for domestic students, please refer to the scholarships for international students.

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