Following the federal government’s changes to Research Training Program funding to encourage greater industry-PhD collaboration through internships, Flinders University is implementing new co-funded scholarships.
The co-funded scholarships involve equal contribution by Flinders and the industry partner(s) to provide a PhD scholarship equivalent to the Australian Government RTP Scholarship ($28,597 for 2021, adjusted annually) for a minimum of 3 years, with a possible 6-month extension.
The scholarship arrangement must also include a minimum 3-month internship that commences within the first 18 months of candidature.
Currently the Department of Education, Employment and Skills are developing further guidance for universities about these changes. The OGR will be working with College and Portfolio stakeholders to implement the scholarships and aim to enable scholarship students to commence in 2022. We will provide regular updates as more information becomes available.
Are you working with an industry partner who might be interested in co-funding a scholarship?
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