Marcia Nicholl Research Top Up Scholarship

The Marcia Nicholl Research Top Up Scholarship honours the memory of Marcia Nicholl, who graduated from the University of South Australia in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Studies). This perpetual scholarship is designed to empower female students to undertake a Doctorate by Research or Masters by Research, by providing financial support throughout the program for the maximum period of up to three years full-time, or where necessary, six years part-time.

The Top Up Scholarship is available to female students who are:
 - Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia or international students.
 - Commencing as PhD or Masters by Research student.
 - Identify with one or more of the following:
     - a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait heritage
     - a person with refugee status
     - a person with a recognised disability

Applicants are required to hold a Research Training Program Domestic Stipend (RTPDSTIP) or a University of South Australia Postgraduate Award (USAPA). Eligible international students are required to hold a Research Training Program International Stipend (RTPISTIP), a University President's Scholarship (UPS), or an International Research Tuition Scholarship, and be able to study full-time.

Applicants are required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:
 - academic achievements
 - reasons for studying their current program
 - positive involvement with the community
 - ability and willingness to act as an ambassador for UniSA, e.g. participate in occasional activities such as filming/interviews to document the research journey and impact of the scholarship

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide a reference from their principal supervisor and attend a selection panel interview.

Preference will be given to a full-time students who can demonstrate academic achievement and/or positive involvement with the community.

How to apply:
Application is via Student Portal My Scholarships.

Applicants are also required to provide a written statement, as outlined above, and a Curriculum Vitae to research.students@unisa.edu.au

Value: Doctorate by Research - up to $24,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend ($8,000 per year for a maximum of three years). Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.
Masters by Research - up to $16,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend ($8,000 per year for maximum of two years). Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

For more information contact:
SAS: Scholarships and Candidature
Tel: (08) 8302 5880
Email: research.students@unisa.edu.au

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