Morris Family Foundation PhD scholarship

Country: Australia;

Deadline: 01.01.2020



This scholarship provides the opportunity for a successful candidate to conduct research on the topic of the integration of indigenous experiences/places/people into tourism. It is envisaged that research activities will be mostly conducted in North Queensland, Australia.

Scholarship Value: Single scholarship providing three years funding totalling $92,318, as per the following schedule: $27,018 in Year 1; $27,400 in Year 2 and $27,900 in Year 3. An additional $10,000 research support grant (over the three years) for research activities is provided.

Length of Scholarship: Three years (3) duration.

Number Available: One (1) scholarship available.

Opening Date: 05 March 2019

Closing Date: 01 January 2020




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Study LevelYear of StudyCitizenshipEthnicityStudy RegionStudy ModeStudy LoadGender
Postgraduate (Research)
Future/First Year
Australian Citizen; Permanent Resident; International; New Zealand Citizen
Cairns; Townsville
Full time

Eligibility Criteria


To be eligible for this Scholarship the candidate must meet eligibility requirements for approval to enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy at CQUniversity. Prospective applicants should consult the Research Higher Degrees Course Rules Policy and Procedure for further information about eligibility requirements for admission to CQUniversity.

Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply, however international students will need to meet immigration financial requirements or have already secured a scholarship to cover tuition fee (at international rate) from an outside funding agency and will need to provide documentary evidence into that effect with the application to be considered.

The candidate must be a full-time student to be based either at Cairns (preferable) or Townsville campus.

The candidate must not be receiving income from another source to support general living costs while undertaking the course of study, if that income is greater than 75 per cent of the Scholarship stipend rate.  Income unrelated to the course of study or income received for the course of study for not the purposes of supporting general living costs is not to be taken into account.



The Scholarship will be awarded by CQUniversity through a competitive selection process.  Individual applications will be ranked on the basis of merit and responses to the Selection Criteria.

Applicants should have a degree in a field such as Tourism, Business, Marketing, Management or in another field of Social Sciences relevant to the topic of the sponsored PhD research project.

Applications are invited from candidates who are able to provide evidence of -

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of, and commitment to, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, values and traditions;
  • Interest/knowledge/experience in the tourism industry, preferably in North Queensland, Australia;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and previous experience in conducting research using qualitative and quantitative methods;
  • Advanced analytical and critical thinking skills;
  • Excellent communication skills.

The successful applicant will be expected to publish scientific and peer-reviewed papers related to their thesis during the period of candidature.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence the project in June-July 2019.