As announced in today’s University News, the world’s best young minds are invited to apply for this year’s prestigious Forrest Foundation Research Scholarships, available to international and Australian students who wish to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at one of Western Australia’s five universities. In October 2013, Andrew and Nicola Forrest made what is believed to be the largest single philanthropic donation in Australian history – $65 million to attract the best minds to Western Australia. The donation included $50 million for the establishment of the Forrest Research Foundation to fund PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships across all five WA universities. A further $15 million will go towards the establishment of Forrest Hall – a new building to accommodate scholarship and fellowship recipients.
Applications are now open for 2016 Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships to attract the best domestic and international students to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at a Western Australian university as part of a package valued at over AUD$45,000 per annum for up to four years. This includes an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) valued at $25,849 in 2015; an accommodation allowance valued at $19,386 in 2015; and a research travel allowance of $13,000. International students will also receive and International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) or equivalent international postgraduate fee scholarship to cover the cost of tuition fees and health cover.
Details of the application process are on the Forrest Foundation Scholarships website.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree of First Class Honours standard or equivalent and have:
- Applied for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent at the enrolling university;
- Applied for an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) or equivalent at the enrolling university if they are an international student
Applications for these at Murdoch close on 30 September 2015.