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The IPRS is designed to attract and support highly ranked international applicants during the University's annual postgraduate research scholarship round.

The IPRS covers tuition fees for the student and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the student and their dependant/s. No other expenses are paid by this scheme; however award recipients may seek additional funding from alternative sources. In addition, the scheme also supports international applicants successful in gaining stipend scholarships.

Eligibility

The IPRS is available to international students only. Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, four years of higher education studies at a very high level and be intending to enroll full-time in an approved doctoral or research masters program.

Part-time awards may be offered to students who, for social or medical reasons, are unable to study full-time.

Duration

The IPRS may be held for up to two years for a research masters program and up to three years for a doctoral program. A six month extension may be granted to doctoral students in certain circumstances.

How to apply

Applicants must submit the following to the Griffith Graduate Research School1.

New applicants must submit:

•   a research higher degree and scholarship application form2 (includes two academic referee reports)
•   certified or original transcripts
•   500 word statement
•   curriculum vitae (CV)

Current students must submit:
•   a covering letter
•   a research higher degree and scholarship application form2 (includes two academic referee reports)
•   updated research outline
•   copies of publications (where applicable)

Closing date

Applications for the Annual Scholarship Round must be submitted by 31 October. Applications may be submitted at anytime before this date, however cannot be considered until after 31 October.

Applicants will receive notification of the scholarship outcome in late December.

To accept a scholarship, applicants must commence studies between 1 January and 31 March of the following year.

For further information, please email rhd-scholarship@griffith.edu.au or click here

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Re: International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
« Reply #1 on: Sep 30, 2010, 07:38 PM »
International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) - Updated Information.

The objectives of the IPRS program are to:
•   attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in Australian higher education providers
•   support Australia's research effort.

The IPRS program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.

Scholarships are open to international students of all countries (except New Zealand) and are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree. The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs for scholarship holders, and health cover costs for their dependants.

Applications for a scholarship need to be made directly to a participating Higher Education Providers (HEPs). HEPs are responsible for determining the selection process by which scholarships are allocated to applicants.  Contact details for Australian universities may be obtained from the Study in Australia website.   
 
The allocation of IPRS grants to participating universities is based on a formula that is reflective of their overall research performance.

Important Note: Payments are made to HEPs who administer the schemes on behalf of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Individual students or researchers need to approach their HEP to obtain funding support.

Guidelines, Conditions and Process for determining IPRS grant amounts

The requirements for the IPRS are in Chapter 3 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2008 which can be downloaded from the Australian Government's Federal Register of Legislative Instruments at:

•   Legislative Instrument Compilation - F2008L04396

Evaluation: The Department has finalised the evaluation of the IPRS program as part of its 2009-2010 work program. Details of the evaluation are available here.

Contact

For more information, please email RBGrants@innovation.gov.au with "IPRS" as the subject line.

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Re: International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)
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