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 commencing or in their first year of a PhD or Masters by Research and are Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia or international students.
A student must 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 P rogram 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:
Apply through My Scholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal.
Application opens from 08/07/2019 to 02/08/2019.
Applicants are also required to provide a written statement, as outlined above, and a Curriculum Vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Areas of study and research
- UniSA Cancer Research Institute
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre
- Centre for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- China-Australia Centre for Sustainable Development
- Creative People, Places and Products Research Concentration
- Design Research for Health & Wellbeing
- Digital Transformations Research Group
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College