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Australian Indigenous Scholarships

These scholarships are designed to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to undertake a PhD or masters by research in cardiovascular research.

The goal of this scholarship is to strengthen the capacity and workforce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular research.

We believe this, in turn, will have a positive impact on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have increased mortality rates from heart disease than non-Indigenous Australians.


  • Applicants must be identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Any area of cardiovascular health research including biomedical, clinical, public health and health service delivery.


Up to 2 years for masters and up to 3 years for PhD


Stipend of $40,000 pro rata per year

How to apply

Apply for an Australian Indigenous Scholarship.

Open now. Closes 23rd June 2017.

For optimal use of the online form, we recommend that you use a Chrome Browser. Only PDF attachments will be accepted.

We recommend that applicants submit this online form to their Research Office one week prior to the closing date.

Upon submission, the Administering Institution’s Research Office will review the application and either endorse it or request changes to the application.

Please find our 2017  instructions to applicants (PDF) and application form (DOC).

More information

Contact the Research Team: 


Tel. (03) 9321 1581


Image: Kyly Mills and Lindsay Christian, Australian Indigenous Scholarship recipients

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