Tuesday, April 5, 2011

International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) 2011

The Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) programme was established to develop and maintain international research collaboration. These awards are for full-time study towards higher degrees by research. IPRS are funded by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). Competition for scholarships is intense; only applicants with extensive research training and experience will be offered an award. UWS may also offer University funded awards called UWS International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (UWSIPRS). These awards carry the same stipend and conditions as the government funded IPRS. Applicants do not need to apply separately for these awards. All applicants for the IPRS are automatically considered for the UWSIPRS if they are not offered an IPRS.

The IPRS programme is designed to:
- attract international postgraduate students to study for a higher degree by research in Australia
- support Australia’s research effort.
The IPRS are scholarships for research Masters and Doctorate degrees. They:
- are available to eligible international students only
- cover the cost of course fees and mandatory health cover requirements for the duration of the scholarship.
The award provides for the full cost of tuition and overseas student health cover. The award may not provide for other fees charged by the University from time to time. UWS also provides a living allowance of A$22,860 per annum, indexed annually and paid fortnightly. Tenure The tenure of the award is three years for doctoral candidates and two years for Masters Honours (research masters) candidates.

Students from any overseas country, except New Zealand, who are commencing a new research degree course and do not already hold an equivalent degree are eligible to apply. Applicants for coursework awards are not eligible to apply, even where there is a research component in the degree. Students who have already commenced their research degree may not be eligible. Current AusAID students are ineligible.

How to Apply
Step 1: Contact an academic advisor
You are strongly advised to contact an academic advisor to discuss your proposed project before applying. A Research Coordinator is available in each School, Research Group and Research Centre to discuss your eligibility for admission and assist you to identify a suitable supervisor.
Step 2: Submit an application form
The Application Form (PDF, 229Kb) includes an application for scholarship and an application for admission to your preferred course. If you have not already applied for admission you must submit both the Application for Scholarship and the Application for Admission. All applicants are required to submit a research proposal and certified copies of their transcripts and certificates of completion. If you have published your work in refereed journals or presented your work at conferences you are required to submit very particular evidence of these achievements. Please refer to the instructions in the application for information on how to present this evidence.

Closing Date
Applications close on Wednesday 31 August 2011.

Contact Us
Research Scholarships Development
Officer Office of Research Services
University of Western Sydney
Penrith Campus, Building K.1.37
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751
Telephone: +61 2 4736 0966
Email: t.mills@uws.edu.au http://www.uws.edu.au/research/scholarships/endeavour_international_postgraduate_research_scholarships_eiprs

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