Module 3.1: Higher Degree by Research Scholarships - 18 July 2024

11:00am Thursday, 18 July 2024
2:30pm Thursday, 18 July 2024
Module - online meeting

Time listed as AEST (April to September) or AEDT (October to March)

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 in conjunction with Module 3.2: Higher Degree by Research International PartnershipsModule 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.


Dr Louise Dwyer


Zoom Meeting


ARMS Member: $405 AUD (GST inclusive) - Price will be discounted in the shopping cart.
Non-Member: $505 AUD (GST inclusive)


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  • You will receive a confirmation of registration email upon successful registration for this workshop. Pending payments may delay the email being sent. Please contact the ARMS Accreditation and Member Engagement Coordinator if you require assistance.
  • The link to the Body of Knowledge (pre-reading), any other relevant study materials, and the Zoom link will be sent approximately four (4 weeks) prior to the delivery date of the module.

If you have any questions, please contact the ARMS Executive Office or +61 8 8201 5592.


Should your circumstances change, and you are unable to attend this workshop, you must contact the by no later than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the scheduled event. ARMS will refund the full registration fee minus any administrative fees.

Should you cancel less than 10 working days prior to the commencement of this workshop, no refund will be payable but instead you may wish to send a proxy.

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