Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarships

Employer CSIRO
Location Various across Australia, Various across Australia, Australia
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Job Description

To apply, please prepare ONE document which includes all of the following:
1. your CV/resume;
2. a project description;
3. how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements;
4. an outline of your longer-term career aspirations and detail how this program will help you achieve them;
5. the name of your university, university supervisor and the relevance of the university supervisor’s research background and their willingness to supervise you in collaboration with a CSIRO supervisor; and
6. the name and contact details of an academic referee (this can be your university supervisor).

After preparing the above document please return to the advertisement and complete the following steps to apply:

1. click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to either create a Candidate Profile or to login to your current account. Enter your personal details and then click ‘Next’ to move to the application form
2. complete the form and upload the one document you prepared as requested above in the field labelled ‘Resume and cover letter’
3. In the screening questions section, nominate your 2 preferred research areas from the list below in order of preference; and
4. upload your academic results in the ‘Requested Information‘ field.
If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 984 220 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email:

CSIRO’s Geological and Bioregional Assessment program (GBA) postgraduate top-up scholarships provide enhanced opportunities in science and engineering in the area of cumulative impact assessment for outstanding graduates enrolling in the 2018/19 financial year at Australian tertiary institutions as postgraduates for research leading to the award of a PhD. The GBA program seeks to support the development of multi-disciplinary assessments to provide government, industry and the community with robust, scientific knowledge to manage future shale and tight gas development.

Recipients are generally required to be Australian citizens or have permanent residency status. However, in fields in which there is a national skill shortage, studentships may be awarded to overseas candidates provided they are prepared to seek permanent residency as soon as possible within Australian Government policy guidelines. International students must be able to show evidence of admission to an Australian university, as well as evidence that either their living costs or international student tuition fees are being covered by another scholarship or from private funds.

At the time of submitting an application, students must be enrolled full-time at an Australia university and have obtained (or expect to gain) a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or its equivalent. While normal expectation is that scholarships will be full time, they may be converted from full-time to part-time where CSIRO agrees that there are compelling reasons for this and the RTP scholarship, if any, is also converted to part-time.
Joint supervision of students by a university and a CSIRO supervisor is required and such joint supervisory arrangements must be consistent with the Higher Degree by Research Regulations of the host university. The primary supervisor may be either the university or CSIRO supervisor. CSIRO Geological and Bioregional Assessment Postgraduate Top-up are being offered in the priority research topic areas at various locations. Details of research areas are available in the pages below.

Application Closing: 29 Aug 2018

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Karen Barry

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