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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 (WA) 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 WA universities to outstanding students who wish to undertake high quality research and enrol in a PhD at a WA university.

All Forrest Scholars will receive a scholarship package which includes;

  • A Research Training Program Stipend or a University Postgraduate Award valued at $30,000 per annum in 2021;

  • an accommodation allowance valued at $21,640 in 2022 (subject to annual indexation);

  • A research and travel allowance of up to $12,000;
  • an economy airfare to Perth for the scholar andimmediate dependants

All applicants for Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships 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 30 October 2021

International UWA applicants who have not applied in the International Round for 2023, must submit an application for PhD enrolment by contacting: [email protected]

Available in the 2023 International Scholarships Round

Available in the 2023 Round for Domestic applicants and UWA international graduates only

Payment type
Fortnightly Stipend plus Allowances
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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.

Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, International
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