Project-based graduate research scholarships

We offer a range of doctoral scholarships available for specific research projects. Successful applicants will receive a scholarship that can help with fee-relief, living costs, and more. Stipend value $33,500 per annum (2023 full-time rate).

The next round of scholarship applications for 2023 mid-year will open mid February 2023.

Applications will close:

Domestic31 April 2023

How to apply

  • If you want to apply for a graduate research scholarship to undertake one of these projects, please make sure to:

    • review details on how to apply for PhD candidature
    • select a project from the available projects listed below
    • check the project requirements for eligibility and any additional special conditions
    • contact the nominated contact person for your preferred project via email to express your interest and obtain their in-principle agreement for you to apply
    • complete your application for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program
    • complete a Research Statement Form for your nominated project (only one project can be nominated) and attach this to your application
    • a research proposal is not required unless specifically requested as a special condition
  • Domestic applicants, submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School,

    International applicants, submit your application via the International Online Application System

  • Complete the Research Statement Form. Your application cannot be accepted without the completed form and without in-principle agreement for you to apply from the nominated contact of the research project.

  • If you have any further questions about the application process, please contact

Available projects

Check back in mid February 2023 for available scholarship projects.