Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships – UWA

The Forrest Research Foundation of The University of Western Australia was established in 2014 following the donation of $65 million, over 10 years, by Andrew and Nicola Forrest, through the Minderoo Foundation as Trustee of the Forrest Family Foundation. Their donation is to assist Western Australia in becoming a world-class centre of research and innovation through attracting the next generation of outstanding intellects to this State, to pursue either doctoral studies or a postdoctoral fellowship.

The donation funds scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships across all five Western Australian universities.  Funds have also been provided to  build Forrest Hall, a creative living space for rising research stars rivalling the best residential colleges in the world. Forrest Hall will be affiliated with St George’s College at UWA.

Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships are offered to the best students world-wide to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at a Western Australian university as part of a package valued at over AUD$45,000 per annum for up to four years. This includes-

  • an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) valued at $25,849 in 2015;
  • a Forrest Research Foundation Scholarship valued at over $19,000 in 2015; and
  • and a research travel allowance of $13,000.

International students will also receive an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) to cover the cost of tuition fees and health cover.

Applicants for a Forrest Research Foundation Scholarship are required to make contact with potential supervisors before submitting their application.

Please note that these scholarships are available for commencing PhD students only.

All applicants for Forrest Research Foundation  Scholarships at UWA will need to read the Information for Applicants and complete the online application form for the Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships.

Domestic applicants will also need to submit the UWA domestic Application for Postgraduate Study form and the Supplementary Form for Graduate Research at to the Graduate Research and Scholarships Office at UWA.

International applicants should complete an online application in the International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) Round 2 for 2015 through the UWA iAthena online application system.

Available in the International Scholarships Round 2 2015. Applications open 16 January and close 6 March 2015.

Closing date: Friday 6 March 2015

Please refer to the Australian Postgraduate Award conditions and the Forrest Research Foundation Scholarships Information for Applicants website.