The Victorian Government, in collaboration with the Australia India Institute, has launched its second round of Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships (VIDS) for Indian PhD scholars who would like to pursue their programme in any one of the nine Victorian universities – Deakin University, La Trobe University, Monash University, RMIT University, Swinburne University, Australia Catholic University, The University of Melbourne, University of Ballarat and Victoria University.
These universities have mutually beneficial, collaborative research links with Indian institutions and industry that will help these scholars get hands-on practical experience.
This year, each scholarship will provide AUS$90,000 that will support the living expenses and any education travel-related expenses and an additional fee waiver of approximately AUS$90,000 over a period of three years – this amounts to approximately Rs 90 lakh per student.
Applicants can choose from a range of courses – this includes diabetes prevention, investor protection regulation in the financial services industry, novel means of drug delivery, optical broadband technologies and treatment of livestock diseases.
Eligibility: Candidates will be selected on the basis of academic excellence, a well-defined research proposal that will mutually benefit the Indian and Victorian communities and exceptional leadership capability. For more information on the Victorian Government’s Victoria India Doctoral Scholarships Programme, visit www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/scholarships or www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au/hindi/scholarships in Hindi
Deadline: The scholarship round for the year 2013 will be open from August 30 and will go on till October 31. Detailed guidelines will be available at www.studymelbourne.vic.gov.au by August 1.