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University of South Australia

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Marcia Nicholl Research Top Up Scholarship

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About this scholarship

The Marcia Nicholl Research Top Up Scholarship honours the memory of Marcia Nicholl, who graduated from the University of South Australia in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Studies). This perpetual scholarship is designed to empower female students to undertake a Doctorate by Research or Masters by Research, by providing financial support throughout the program for the maximum period of up to three years full-time, or where necessary, six years part-time.

The Top Up Scholarship is available to female students who are: 

  1. Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia or international students.
  2. Commencing as PhD or Masters by Research student.
  3. Identify with one or more of the following:
  • a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait heritage 
  • a person with refugee status 
  • a person with a recognised disability

Applicants are required to hold a Research Training P rogram Domestic Stipend (RTPDSTIP) or a University of South Australia Postgraduate Award (USAPA). Eligible international students are required to hold a Research Training Program International Stipend (RTPISTIP) , a University President's Scholarship (UPS), or an International Research Tuition Scholarship, and be able to study full-time.

Applicants are required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • academic achievements
  • reasons for studying their current program
  • positive involvement with the community
  • ability and willingness to act as an ambassador for UniSA, e.g. participate in occasional activities such as filming/interviews to document the research journey and impact of the scholarship

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide a reference from their principal supervisor and attend a selection panel interview.

Preference will be given to a full-time students who can demonstrate academic achievement and/or positive involvement with the community.


Eligible Degrees
  • Masters (Research)
  • Female
Eligible Study Fields
Property & Built Environment
Business & Management
Creative Arts
Teaching & Education
Engineering & Mathematics
Medical & Health Sciences
IT & Computer Science
Law, Legal Studies & Justice
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences