On 31 December 2016, the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) ceased and was replaced by the Research Training Program (RTP) from 1 January 2017. On a calendar year basis, the RTP provides block grants to higher education providers (HEPs) to support domestic and overseas students undertaking Research Doctorate and Research Masters's degrees, known as higher degrees by research (HDRs). Benefit - An RTP Fees Offset pays for the tuition fees of a higher degree by research (HDR) student that the student would have otherwise paid. This requires that a university fully offset the tuition fee. This is not a stipend. - An RTP Stipend to assist students with their living costs while undertaking a higher degree by research. - RTP Allowances to assist students with ancillary costs of a higher degree by research (HDR). This includes relocation costs to undertake an HDR, HDR thesis printing and academic publication costs and health cover costs for recipients and their dependents. - RTP scholarships are available for a maximum period of two years for research masters OR a minimum of three years, up to a maximum of four years (at the discretion of the HEP) for a research doctorate.
Eligibility - To be eligible for an RTP Stipend, RTP Fees Offset or RTP Allowance, a student must be a domestic student, or an overseas student enrolled in an accredited HDR course of study at an Australian HEP. The essential eligibility criteria for an RTP are listed in Section 1.5 of the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2017. Deadline April- October 2022
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