The IPRS scheme is both prestigious and highly competitive. IPRS scholarships are offered each year for tenure at Edith Cowan University. The scholarship provides the recipient with a stipend (living allowance), and student health care cover (OSHC) for the tenure of their research scholarship.
In addition, each successful IPRS recipient will receive tuition fee sponsorship from their respective School.
Application opening date: 1 August 2016
Application closing date: 28 October 2016
Method of application: Download forms and email
Amount: $27,000 per year stipend/living allowance plus tuition fees and overseas student health cover paid
Method: Electronic funds transfer
Submit your scholarship application and documentation by the closing date for the scholarship:
By email: email@example.com
You will be advised of the outcome via email as soon as possible, please allow up to six weeks.
|Minimum Scholarship Eligibility Requirements. (normally at least one of the following)|
|Course entry plus a completed Australian first class Bachelor Honours Degree2.|
|Course entry plus a completed Master’s Degree with the equivalent of 6 months full time research3 and a course weighted average of 70% or higher.|
|A current research doctoral enrolment with a timely Confirmation of Candidature4.|
Completion of the first year of an ECU Integrated PhD (J42) with a course weighted average of 70% or higher.
 If eligible for a scholarship, a student may elect to enrol in the PhD or Masters by Research program.
 At least 25% of the honours assessment must be determined by the project/thesis component that was formally examined.
 The six months may include research, research training and independent study. At a minimum research must involve a research output which includes the conception and design of the project, and analysis and interpretation of findings.
 A ‘timely’ doctoral confirmation of candidature is one that is completed not more than 12 months FTE after commencement of the degree.
 First author means either sole first author or joint first author as declared in the publication. First author is a proxy for the student having been through an equivalent experience to an Honours 1 graduate. That is, conducting an independent research project, taking responsibility for all aspects of the research process under supervision, writing a thesis and having it examined by two independent examiners and having it rated and assessed at Honours 1 level.
 An acceptable peer review process is “one that involves impartial and independent assessment or review of the research publication in its entirety before publication, conducted by independent, qualified experts. Independent in this context means independent of the author” (2015 Higher Education Research Data Collection Specifications).
Special exemption from the above requirements may be granted by the Associate Dean (Research) of the relevant School where an adequate case has been made by a potential supervisor. Cases where it is accepted that an applicant without an Honours qualification "is equivalent level of academic attainment to Honours" have to be justified with supporting statements from the potential supervisor.
Applicants must not have completed any of the following:
Applicants who were awarded or currently hold the following will not be eligible to apply for this scholarship:
It is important to ensure your application includes as much information as possible together with the supporting documentation as following the closing date, additional documents cannot be added to an application.
Each applicant is required to make arrangements for the provision of two (2) academic referee reports. Academic Referee Reports may be used in the assessment process of a scholarship application. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that referee reports are returned to the Scholarships Office by the scholarship closing date.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documentation not presented in English is accompanied by an authorised English translation. This means that applicants must provide copies of the qualification or documentation in the original language and an official English translation.