Graduate Research Project Scholarships


Per annum, for three and a half years. Fee relief additional.

Opening date

Closing date



Who is it for?

Future PhD candidates, Australian Citizen, International Student, New Zealand Citizen, Permanent Resident

Where is it available?

Melbourne Campus, Albury-Wodonga Campus, Bendigo Campus, Mildura Campus, Shepparton Campus

How is it paid?

Fortnightly stipend


La Trobe University is offering a number of graduate research scholarship packages consisting of a generous stipend, tuition fee scholarship, and allowances to support outstanding graduate researchers applying for a PhD project. Apply now to join our vibrant research community.

View our list of available PhD projects here.

Applications are now open to Australian or New Zealand citizens (domestic), Australian permanent residents (domestic), and International applicants - subject to the eligibility requirements outlined under each project. Successful applicants for this round must be able to commence at any time between 1 July and 30 November 2024.

The La Trobe University mid-year scholarship round is now open and will close on 31 March 2024 for domestic and international applicants.

Project scholarships are awarded competitively and selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the selected project. Eligibility requirements and special conditions, where applicable, are noted under each project.

Haven't found a project to suit your interests? Check out the other scholarships available in our mid-year scholarship round - including joint and collaborative PhD projects, or general Graduate Research Scholarships.

Benefits of the scholarship

  • a Research Training Program (RTP) or La Trobe Graduate Research Scholarship (LTGRS) stipend for up to three and a half (3.5) years for a doctoral degree or 22 months for a Masters by research degree, with a value of $34,000 per annum (2024 rate)
  • a Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset scholarship or La Trobe Full Fee Research scholarship (LTUFFRS) for up to four years for a doctoral degree
  • relocation allowance and thesis/publication allowance
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suit of professional development programs

Are you eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • meet the entrance requirements for the PhD
  • not be receiving another scholarship greater than 75 per cent of the stipend rate for the same purpose

In selecting successful applicants, we prioritise applications from candidates who:

  • will be enrolled full-time and undertaking their research at a La Trobe University campus
  • have completed a Masters by Research or other significant body of research, such as an honours research thesis or lead authorship of a peer-reviewed publication, assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship, review the scholarship eligibility requirements above and then follow the steps given on our How to apply page for the PhD. Remember to include the relevant project code (PRO-24---) in your application.

Domestic applicants, please select the 'Graduate Research - Mid-year Scholarship Round' scholarship in your application.

International applicants, please select 'Project-based PhD Scholarship OR La Trobe Industry Research Scholarship' in your application.

Who to contact for further information

Graduate Research School,