Charles Darwin University (CDU) is looking for Australia’s top higher degree by research candidates with the launch of a generous scholarship program.
The 2023 CDU Domestic Scholars (DES) Scholarships are available in research fields that the university has built a strong reputation, including indigenous studies, ecology, remote health, and energy.
Each scholarship is worth $40, 000 a year—over $10, 000 more than a standard RTP stipend—to attract excellent domestic PhD candidates.
The aim of the program is to attract high performance HDR students to the Northern Territory for a unique and rewarding research career.
It also supports the university in delivering the next generation of researchers to remain relevant in the fields that the university wants to focus on now and into the future.
We want to create a community where all our researchers are valued, supported and provided every opportunity to reach their full potential and excel in their chosen fields of research endeavor.
Applications from aspiring HDR students are sought for key, high profile projects, such as:
- social exchange in remote Aboriginal communities
- teaching and learning in diverse Aboriginal languages
- education equity in remote Australia
- remote health research
- on-country maternity research
- renewable energy
- developing lightweight composites
- understanding the carbon flux in water systems
Find out more about each project, deadlines and how to apply here.