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The Next Generation Graduate Scholarships offer honours and masters students the opportunity to work with leading scholars and industry specialists to help solve the world's greatest problems.
Gain news skills, receive expert guidance, grow your network and benefit from industry placements.
These scholarships are made possible by CSIRO’s Next Generation Graduates Program, an initiative that provides funding and support to attract and train the next generation of ‘technology specialists'.
The Next Generation Graduates program is working in partnership with industry and universities to grow a pipeline of home-grown, job-ready graduates to unlock the immense economic opportunity offered by emerging technologies.
There are two streams to this scholarship: Master of Research Scholarship, and Honours Scholarship. Variable conditions exist for each stream; please consult the 'Application Details' section below for further information.
Before submitting your application, please read the NGGP Conditions of Award.
There are also PhD Scholarships available.
“You will have an opportunity to work on a project where the answer is not known – not to you, not to your supervisor, and perhaps not to anybody in the world.”
Prof Alex Hamilton, UNSW
“Honours gives you a chance to gain new skills in cutting-edge quantum research, in a unique research environment spanning a diverse range of quantum technologies.”
Dr Xanthe Croot, Lecturer, University of Sydney
MASTER OF RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
"Pursuing a Master's degree equips you to become a future leader in quantum technology. You'll receive training from renowned experts in quantum information, complemented by industry placements. "
Dr Zixin Huang, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University
Ready to steer your career in a new and exciting direction? Seeking opportunities to delve into the world of quantum technology? Learn about the scholarships in this short video. Video courtesy of CSIRO
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be domestic students at the time of award. Domestic students as defined in the Australian Government's Higher Education Support Act 2003 include:
To be considered for one of these stipend scholarships, please upload the following documents with your application. This supporting documentation must be contained in a single pdf (not a portfolio).
Please note: Failure to follow the guidelines will lead to your application not being considered.
My supervisor is not on the SQA expert list – does this matter?
You are most welcome to apply with a supervisor who is not on the SQA expert list, but you still must have a supervisor from our one of our partner universities and the project must be sufficiently related to quantum tech.
Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Can I find out more about the NGGP scholarships?
For program offering and partner details see the CSIRO site
Can I start my application form and save it to finish it later?
Depending on your browser – it should remember you and let you return to the same spot. However, if you open it up on a different browser or device, it likely won’t remember you, so make sure to keep a copy of anything you worry about losing to be safe.
I’ve accidentally submitted something incorrect on my application – how do I update this?
If you submit multiple applications, we will use the latest application you submitted before the deadline in the assessment and selection process. If you are having trouble accessing the form after your first submission (i.e., the link takes you to a thank you for submitting page), if you open the link using a different browser application (e.g. Firefox instead of Chrome) and it should let you access the form anew.
Alternatively, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with your updated information.
Can I reapply if I am unsuccessful?
Yes, you are most welcome to reapply in future rounds, as long as you still fulfil the eligibility criteria.
Can I apply for an NGGP scholarship and another scholarship at the same time?
Yes, you can. However, should you be successful for another scholarship it may change your eligibility in terms of the NGGP scholarship.
Can I get feedback on my application?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide feedback on your application.
I have another question not answered here – who can I ask?
Please email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
To be considered, please upload in one PDF (not Portfolio) a copy of your university transcript, a brief CV and a one-page personal statement in your application which outlines why you would benefit from the scholarship.
Please read the Next Generation Graduates Program Conditions of Award before submitting your application.
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The scholarships are made possible by CSIRO’s Next Generation Graduates program, an initiative that provides funding and support to attract and train the next generation of technology specialists.