La Trobe graduate research scholarships
Scholarships are available for PhD, Professional Doctorate and Masters by research degrees. Successful scholarship applicants will receive a generous stipend, tuition fee scholarship and allowances.
Dennis McDermott Research scholarships – currently available
The Dennis McDermott Research scholarships are awarded to Indigenous students of exceptional research promise to undertake a graduate research degree at La Trobe University, and include an additional top-up stipend and research support allowance on top of a standard Research Training Program scholarship. You must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident and of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin to apply.
The Dennis McDermott Research Scholarship is open for applications year-round.
Stipend value $43,500 per annum (2023 full-time rate).
Flexible Research Scholarships – currently available
Flexible Research Scholarships are available to eligible applicants with disabilities. These scholarships will provide individually tailored support providing a longer period of time (up to 5 years) for completion of a graduate research degree and payment of a stipend, extended periods of leave of absence, and provide access to additional funding for research related costs associated with having a disability. Applicants must currently hold an RTP or LTGRS stipend to apply now. Applicants who do not hold an RTP or LTGRS stipend should check back in early 2024 to apply for the FLEX.
You can also find specialised scholarships advertised throughout the year on our Scholarships Search web page.
We encourage Ukrainian citizens who have been displaced by the conflict and hold an Australian visa to apply for a La Trobe graduate research scholarship at any time. Please contact us to discuss scholarship opportunities.
Applications for the 2024 mid-year scholarship round will open early 2024
Successful scholarship applicants in the 2024 mid-year scholarship round will receive a generous stipend, tuition fee scholarship and allowances. Stipends are valued at $33,500 per annum (2023 full-time rate) for 3.5 years for doctoral degrees and 22 months for research masters degrees. Successful applicants will need to commence between 1 July and 30 November 2024.
Scholarship applications will close on:
|International||31 March 2024|
|Domestic||30 April 2024|
See our previously advertised scholarships below for an indication of what will be available in our 2024 mid-year scholarship round. Check back in early 2024 for an update on which scholarships and projects will be available for 2024 applications.
Graduate Research Scholarships
Apply for a scholarship to complete a PhD on a specific topic with one of our world-class research teams. Our Scholarship Projects page will contain details of the available projects across a diverse range of research areas. Project commencement dates and eligibility requirements, where applicable, are noted under each project.
Baker Department of Cardiovascular Research, Translation and Implementation
La Trobe will offer several Baker Department scholarships for PhD applicants with an interest in the area of cardiovascular research. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest and discuss project opportunities for 2024.
Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute – La Trobe School of Cancer Medicine
The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), based at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, is the La Trobe University School of Cancer Medicine. ONJCRI are currently on the search for more brilliant postgraduate scientists to join their research programs, with several PhD scholarships available.
La Trobe University – Sheffield Hallam University Joint PhD program scholarships
La Trobe University will offer PhD scholarships to undertake a joint PhD with Sheffield Hallam University, UK, in the areas of sport, food, health and wellbeing. Candidates in the joint program will benefit from the research community, networking and collaborations of the SHU/LTU global strategic partnership and will spend one year of study in the UK. On completion, candidates will be awarded a PhD jointly by La Trobe and Sheffield Hallam University. Applications are open to Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents.
La Trobe University – Sheffield Hallam University Global Security & Society Institute Joint PhD Scholarships
La Trobe University will offer PhD scholarships to undertake a joint PhD with the new Sheffield Hallam – La Trobe Global Security and Society Institute (GSSI). The GSSI will help societies tackle complex global security challenges, such as cybercrime and cyberterrorism, the growth of artificial intelligence, and modern slavery. Building on the strategic partnership between our two universities, researchers from both institutions will collaborate to bring together advanced technical expertise with humanitarian and social science perspectives, with a vision to develop more joint research and training in global security. Candidates in the joint program will benefit from the research community, networking and collaborations of the SHU/LTU global strategic partnership and will spend one year of study in the UK. On completion, candidates will be awarded a PhD jointly by La Trobe and Sheffield Hallam University. Applications are open to Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and international applicants.
La Trobe University – IIT Kanpur Joint PhD program scholarships
La Trobe University will offer PhD scholarships for students to join the IIT Kanpur – La Trobe Research Academy. Scholarships are available to undertake a joint PhD with IIT Kanpur, India, where La Trobe University is the Home Institution. Candidates in the joint program will spend up to one year of study in India and, on completion, will be awarded a PhD jointly by La Trobe University and IIT Kanpur. Applications are open to Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents.
Pathway Scholarships – Transfer from La Trobe Honours to Masters by research, or Master of Engineering (coursework) to Master of Engineering (research)
Current Arts Honours and Science Honours students at La Trobe can apply to transfer into the second year of the Master of Arts or Master of Science research degree respectively. Current Master of Engineering (coursework) students can apply to transfer into a Master of Engineering (research) degree. A number of dedicated pathways scholarships are available to both domestic and international applicants. Eligible applicants will be contacted by email to apply in 2024.