CSIRO Indigenous Scholarship


The Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre in conjunction with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is pleased to offer up to two awards known as the CSIRO Indigenous Scholarship with the aim of supporting further engagement with the sciences amongst Indigenous Australians and to provide financial support to overcome obstacles to education as well as an opportunity to engage with the CSIRO and build a relationship and pathway into a career in the sciences.


The award is available each year to a prospective or current ANU student who:

  • is an Australian citizen; and
  • is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  • identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; and
  • is accepted as such by the community in which they live, or formerly lived; and
  • is enrolled in, or receives an offer into any Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) related undergraduate degree program.  Clinical, Health and Human Sciences will be considered, but STEM courses will remain a priority.


Selection will be based on the answers contained in each application.


The scholarship provides a stipend of $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years.  The scholarship is paid at the beginning of each semester subject to the recipient meeting ongpoing academic and enrolment requirements.

How to apply

Eligible candidates will be considered by submitting a statement of between 500 - 600 words outlining:

  • your passion for STEM
  • a passion, ability and initiative in your approach to study; and 
  • your interest in the work and research undertaken by the  CSIRO.

Applications can be forwarded to andrew.coulter@anu.edu.au with the email subject CSIRO Indigenous Scholarship Application.