Sir Roland Wilson Foundation PhD Scholarship


The Sir Roland Wilson (SRW) Foundation PhD scholarship provides high performing Australian Public Service (APS) employees a 3-year, full pay scholarship at ANU, to undertake research on topics of national significance.

Field of study

The scholarship is available for all PhD programs at ANU that address a research topic of national significance and strategic importance or immediate relevance to specific agencies, or the APS more broadly.


Applicants must:

  • be a substantive Executive Level 1 or 2 APS employee;
  • have at least three years' service in APS; and
  • have been admitted to a PhD program at the ANU.


Scholars enter into a Deed of Agreement with their APS agency stipulating the conditions under which the scholarship will proceed, and are paid their normal salary by their agency. Taxation, superannuation and other employment conditions continue to apply. Additionally, scholars have access to an international travel stipend of up to $40,000 as well as a professional development fund of up to $5,000 over the course of the scholarship.

How to apply

Applicants must have received a full letter of offer of admission for their chosen ANU PhD program before being able to apply for this scholarship.

Further information

Please visit the Foundation website for further information and to view the scholarship information pack.