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Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships F70996

The Forrest Research Foundation of The University of Western Australia was established in 2014 following the donation of $65 million, over 10 years, by Andrew and Nicola Forrest, through the Minderoo Foundation as Trustee of the Forrest Family Foundation. Their donation is to assist Western Australia in becoming a world-class centre of research and innovation through attracting the next generation of outstanding intellects to Western Australia.

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships are offered across all five Western Australian universities to outstanding students who wish to undertake high quality research and enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at a Western Australian university.

All Forrest Scholars will receive a scholarship package which includes;

  • A Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend or a University Postgraduate Award (UPA) valued at $27,082 per annum in 2018;

  • an accommodation allowance valued at $20,311 in 2018 and subject to annual indexation And

  • A relocation and research operating/research travel allowance of up to $13,000

All applicants for Forrest Research Foundation  Scholarships at UWA will need to read the Information for Applicants and complete the separate online application form for the Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships, available on the Forrest Research Foundation website

Domestic UWA applicants also need to complete the UWA iAthena online application form by the closing date of 31 October 2018

International UWA applicants who have not previously applied for PhD candidature and scholarships in the International Research Training Program Round 1 for 2019, must submit an application for PhD enrolment by contacting the relevant faculty pre-candidature support team:

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education:

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences:

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences:

Faculty of Science:

Available in the 2019 main round for Domestic applicants and UWA International Graduates

Payment type
Semester Installments
Please see conditions
Value unit
Per annum
Basis of award
Academic Achievement

Please refer to the UWA Forrest Research Foundation Scholarship conditions under the Further Information link, and the Information for Applicants on the Forrest Research Foundation website. Please note that these scholarships are available for commencing PhD students only. Applicants must not have been enrolled in the proposed PhD or previously undertaken research towards a PhD or other research doctorate prior to the closing date of the Forrest Scholarship application round.

Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, International
Study area
Commencement date
Applications open
Applications close
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Western Australian University
Currently available
Application status
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