Research Training Program Domestic (RTPd) Scholarships – UniSA Business School


Are you passionate about solving problems, generating enterprising and innovative solutions and helping businesses thrive in the competitive landscape?

If so, a research degree may be just what you were looking for!

The UniSA Business School is seeking scholarship applicants interested in undertaking a Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the research areas of Commerce, Law, Management, or Marketing.

Ranked in the top 1% worldwide*, our research is recognised as world-class in business and management, applied economics, accounting, law, marketing and tourism^.

Home to a range of established expert groups including the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science and Centre for Workplace Excellence, we are interested in better understanding research questions related to how brands grow, how individual choice affects society, leadership and organisational effectiveness, creating dynamic economies, developing global partnerships, informing practices in tourism and leisure, and business growth. Make sure you take a look at our wide list research topics and contact the relevant primary supervisor(s) for further information.

During your studies, you will create new knowledge under the guidance of renowned academics and highly experienced supervisors, engage with industry, government and education providers to influence decision-making, and benefit from links with global institutions.

Our PhD also provides opportunities for enhanced skills development through the transformed PhD (tPhD) where you will interact with leaders across fields, engage with end-users and present your research to a panel of multidisciplinary experts.

A Research Training Program Domestic (RTPd) scholarship will support you to investigate, design and execute innovative research to address real-world business problems.

Study areas: Accounting/Applied Economics/Finance/Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour/International Business/Law/Management and Corporate Social Responsibility/Marketing/Property/Sports, Tourism and Leisure Management

 *UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 180 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2019.
^2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)


RTPd scholarships are fully-funded, and include a tax-free stipend and tuition fees across the duration of your studies.

The total scholarship package is valued at $28,092 per annum (2020 stipend rate) over 3 years for PhD students and over 2 years for masters by research students.

Limited relocation expenses may be reimbursed and a thesis allowance is available.


This scholarship is open to Australian and NZ citizens, and permanent residents of Australia.

Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a research degree program at the University of South Australia.

Benefits and conditions will also apply to all scholarship recipients.

How to apply and closing date

To apply, follow our seven-step guide online.

Applications for our next round close Thursday 31 October 2019

For more information contact the UniSA Business School research team at

Phone: +61 883020859