Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Scholarships

Applications open
Late 2022
Applications close
Early 2023
Payment per year
up to $20,000
up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Financial Need
Students with Disabilities
Available In
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology (SET)
Available To

Applicants must fulfil these conditions to be eligible to apply for the scholarships.

  1. The applicant must be admitted into full time post-graduate study.
  2. The applicant must not be more than a third of the way through their PhD.
  3. The applicant must submit at least two referee reports on the GRDC template, including from the proposed principal supervisor. If your referee would prefer to submit their report directly to GRDC, please email for further instructions.
  4. The applicant must be awarded a Research Training Programs (RTP) scholarship or equivalent. International students must be awarded a university tuition fee waiver and living allowance.

Applicants must show proof of scholarship. If outcome of RTP applicant or equivalent is unknown at the time of your application, success in receiving a GRDC will be dependent on the student confirming they have been awarded an RTP or equivalent prior to contracting.

Only those students who are successful in gaining a base scholarship will be considered eligible for GRDC funding support. The GRDC will provide successful applicants with a tax free top-up.

Application details and further information will be available via the GRDC's Website in late 2022.