The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust Dame Dorothy Winstone Doctoral Completion Award

Awards of up to $16,000 each to support women doctoral students to make substantial progress towards completion of a PhD or named Doctorate.

About the scholarship

Application status: Apply now
Applicable study: Women completing a PhD or named Doctorate
Opening date: 4 March 2024, 29 May 2024, 3 October 2024
Closing date: 15 April 2024, 10 July 2024, 14 November 2024
Tenure: Varies
For: Assistance with study
Number on offer: Three
Offer rate: Three times a year
Value: Up to $16,000 each

The Award was established in 2012 and is funded by The Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust.

The main purpose of the Award is to assist a woman graduate who has completed a minimum of three years of full-time study or six years of part-time study towards a PhD or named Doctorate, to have at least four months free of employment and to remain or become a full-time student, in order to make substantial progress towards completion of a PhD or named Doctorate qualification. The Award is intended for students studying full-time towards a qualification; however, the Trustees recognise that health conditions or impairments can limit a person’s ability to study full-time and have extended the Award in 2023 to include part-time study on a case-by-case basis.


How to apply

Please read the regulations carefully to be sure you are eligible to apply. Then click on the “Apply now” button and complete the online application form. We recommend you check the form early in case a reference or endorsement is required to support your application, and to familiarise yourself with the form. All sections (including request sections) must be completed by the closing date, which is midnight on the specified date (unless stated otherwise). We recommend you do not have two different scholarship applications open within the same browser.

Outcomes are determined by a selection committee and are usually notified around eight weeks after the closing date.

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