Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarships

Purpose: These scholarships will provide funding to:

  • Join AARE as a student member
  • Register to attend the AARE Conference
  • Register to attend the Post-Graduate Student and Early Career Researcher Pre- Conference Workshop 
  • Assist in travel and accommodation expenses to attend these events. Please note: No funds will be provided, all payments will be done upfront or on provision of receipts. 

Funding round: Single round per annum

Applications due: next round yet to be announced

Status of funding round: current funding yet to be announced

Amount: up to $1,500

Number available: four

Eligibility: Applicants must identify as an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons and be currently enrolled as a post-graduate student at an Australian university


  • An individual can be awarded only one scholarship
  • Registration and membership fees can be paid directly by the AARE Office. Any funds for reimbursement will be paid after the conference on submission of itemised receipts.

How to apply:

  • Application should include:
    • a brief statement about where you will be travelling from,
    • a letter of support from your university supervisor, and
    • a short statement about what you wish to gain from attendance at these events.

Selection process: Applications will be considered by a selection panel convened by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research SIG Executive. The panel’s decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Enquiries: aare@aare.edu.au