The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation provides partial funding for Indigenous postgraduate students to undertake research, at a leading overseas academic institution, as part of their Australian postgraduate study program. The period of study at the overseas institution can vary from a few months to a year.
The value of the Scholarship is up to AU$20,000, depending on the period of study.
To be eligible, applicants must:
When to apply:
Applications for the Roberta Sykes Scholarships are reviewed, and eligible candidates interviewed, at each board meeting of the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation.
In 2022, applications are open year round.
Your Fellowship application will only be reviewed by the Board if you have been accepted in to a recognised overseas academic institution to carry out postgraduate research as part of your postgraduate program in Australia. You should submit your application to the Foundation while you await the outcome of your university application.
How to Apply:
To apply please visit the Aurora Indigenous Pathways Portal.
You will need to submit:
Selection of successful applicants will be based on academic merit, financial need, and the applicant’s past and future contributions to the Indigenous communities and to Australia more generally.
The Foundation requests that recipients of the Roberta Sykes Fellowship:
If you require further information or wish to discuss your application before submitting please contact us.