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CSIRO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarships

CSIRO is seeking applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate STEM students to join Australia’s leading Science organisation.

Key details

Will vary depending on studentship opportunity
Length of Support
up to 3 years

About this scholarship

We are keen to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have studied Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths and have an additional interest in people who would like to pursue a postgraduate studentship in the following fields: 

  • Chemistry (e.g. organic synthetic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, natural products, drug discovery, polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry)
  • Biology (e.g. cell biology, microbiology, biological assays, biologics, vaccines)
  • Engineering (e.g. medical devices, biomaterials, sensors, energy applications, material science)
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Virology
  • Agricultural science
  • Environmental science
  • Soil science


CSIRO considers the filling of these scholarships is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity/affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). 

The scholarships are therefore only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Citizenship. The successful candidates will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person

Eligible Degrees
  • Doctorate (PhD)
Eligible Study Modes
  • In person
Eligible Study Fields

Selection criteria

If you are interested in a CSIRO Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarship, submit an application today! 

Talent Acquisition is partnering with individual business units across CSIRO to review applications. We are excited to hear from you and will be in touch with you where there is a potential match to a Postgraduate Scholarship opportunity.

If you prefer to have an informal chat before putting in your application, you can contact our Indigenous Talent Acquisition Team at IndigenousCareers@csiro.au for more information.

Application process

To apply for CSIRO’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Postgraduate Scholarships, please apply on-line via this website.

To appropriately assess your application, we ask that you provide a cover letter and resume/CV detailing your current work, education experience and research interests.

If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 984 220 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email: careers.online@csiro.au.

Applications are open all year round!