Leonard Broom Higher Degree Research Scholarship


The Leonard Broom Scholarship is offered to support a researcher of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who is enrolled in a Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program, based at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH), in the ANU College of Health and Medicine.

Funding for this award has been provided by an endowment in the name of Emeritus Professor Leonard Broom.

Field of study

Population health


The award will be available to a domestic prospective/continuing student who:

  • Is of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.  
  • For the duration of the award is enrolled in and continuing to pursue a full-time program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy, at NCEPH at the may be given to part-time applicants in exceptional  circumstances.
  • Has been awarded an HDR base stipend scholarship as an outcome of the main scholarships round. 

Note:  An applicant may apply for the Broom Scholarship if an application for the main scholarship round has been submitted but results are not yet known. The Leonard Broom Scholarship may be awarded to a candidate who has not been successful in the main scholarships round under exceptional circumstances.


Up to $15,000 per year.  During the tenure of the award, recipients may apply for an additional allowance for reimbursement of travel, conference and/or fieldwork.

How to apply

Email the completed application form and supporting documentation to the NCEPH Scholarships committee. The application form can be found in the 'apply now' link at the top of this page. Applications for the Leonard Broom Scholarship must be submitted within twelve months of the recipient commencing their research program. No assistance is payable if the application is submitted after this time. 

Further information

The duration of the scholarship is two years for a Masters of Philosophy student and 3 years for a Doctor of Philosophy student.  There is no provision for an extension beyond this.