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Chicka Dixon HDR Scholarship


Funding of $20,000 

One year





To increase interest among Indigenous candidates of undertaking a HDR at UTS, and to financially support one or more Indigenous PhD candidates, usually in their first or second year, by offering this one year “top-up” funding of $20,000.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for the Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

*To be an Australian Aboriginal Person or Torres Strait Islander an applicant must meet all three Commonwealth criteria, these being that the person must:


  1. be a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; and
  2. identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
  3. be accepted as such by the community in which he or she lives.


  • be an Australian Aboriginal Person or Torres Strait Islander*; and
  • Enrolled at UTS in a higher degree research doctorate or Masters by Research

Selection process

Eligible candidates will be assessed on the basis of:

  • Academic achievement in previous studies
  • Preference will be given to candidates early in their research candidature.

Other information

Please read the Conditions of Award for full details of the Scholarship.