RSSS Director’s Award for Higher Degree Research

Overview

The award is a top-up to the APA scholarship, for the top-ranked Higher Degree Research applicant enrolling full-time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences.

Field of study

Social Sciences

Eligibility

The award will be available each year to a prospective or continuing student who is:

  1. a domestic or international student
  2. enrolled or enrolling full-time in a program of study for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University; and
  3. has been awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award.

Subsequent award payments are dependent on satisfactory achievement of the following PhD milestones (or their equivalent):

  1. Annual Plan (due at 6 months after commencement);
  2. Annual Plan and Report (due 1 year after commencement); and
  3. Thesis Proposal Review (due 9-12 months after commencement).

Benefits

Two annual payments not exceeding 75% of the value of the APA. This may be spent as the recipient sees fit.

How to apply

Applicants for the APA are automatically considered for this award. Please see (http://www.anu.edu.au/students/scholarships-support/australian-postgraduate-awards-apa) for information on how to apply for the APA.