Module 3.1: Higher Degree by Research Scholarships

The purpose of this module is to provide an insight into the current and evolving practices around the management of scholarships for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates.

This Module will provide an understanding of the basic principles, purpose and financial implications underlying HDR scholarships, the rules governing scholarships and scholarship offers, and the reporting requirements associated with scholarships.

This module also provides an understanding of common national and international scholarship schemes and the management and reporting requirements associated with scholarships.

Key learning outcomes

After completing this module, research administrators will be able to demonstrate familiarity with the following:

  • Understanding the role of scholarships in HDR education and university research;
  • Effectively managing and report domestic scholarships;
  • Determining a scholarship allocation model for your university;
  • Establishing industry and externally funded scholarship programs (see also the HDR International Partnerships module);
  • Working with foreign agencies, including governments, that allocate fully funded scholarships;
  • Establishing joint scholarships with foreign governments; and
  • Accessing and promoting funded mobility programs.

Who should attend?

This module is relevant to those new to scholarship administration but also to those in other areas of research management wishing to gain an understanding of basic principles in HDR scholarship management.

Research managers and administrators from all organisations and institutions will benefit from this module including those from:

  • Research agencies and institutes;
  • Medical research institutes;
  • Research and development corporations;
  • Research centres;
  • Government departments;
  • Funding bodies;
  • Industrial research and development teams;
  • Service providers;
  • Commercialisation bodies; and
  • Consultancies.

It is recommended that this module be taken alongside Module 3.2: Higher Degree by Research International Partnerships, Module 3.3: Higher Degree by Research Candidature Management, and Module 3.4: Higher Degree by Research Admissions and Completions

This is an elective module for individuals completing the ARMS Foundation Level Accreditation Program in all regions. Each module can also be taken as a stand-alone unit for professional development purposes.