ACIAR GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP -  Research and Consultancy, Faculty of Science and Technology

ACIAR-USP Postgraduate Scholarship eligibility criteria and guidelines to apply (APPLICATIONS CLOSED)

In 2017 four scholarships will be awarded for applicants interested in pursuing a Master's by research degree at USP. Successful applicants will begin their study in Semester 1, 2018 at USP. For information on student entitlements please read through the scholarship benefits.

The ACIAR-USP Postgraduate Scholarship is unique in that interested applicants are required to work on research that is related to an active ACIAR Pacific Project. As such interested applicants are encouraged to research more information on ACIAR projects via the ACIAR-USP Pacific project list.


Applicants who wish to accept an ACIAR-USP Postgraduate scholarship will be required to sign a contract with USP declaring that they will comply with all conditions of the scholarship. Successful scholarship recipients will be expected to complete a Masterís by research degree within their scholarship tenure.


Scholarships are only open to citizens from the Pacific Island Countries of Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. To be eligible for selection, a candidate must:

Applications which remain incomplete at the published time of closing of the scholarship (Tuesday 31 October 2017) will not be forwarded to the assessment stage.


Applicants who meet the following criteria will be given preference during the selection process:


Applications for the scholarship are open until the 31 October 2017. Interested applicants can apply either electronically or through hard copy via mail.

Applying electronically (Preferred method of scholarship application by administrators)

  1. Fill in the ACIAR-USP Scholarship application form using Microsoft word.
  2. Attach supporting documents as listed below.
  3. Email application to viliamu.powell(at) with the title ACIAR-USP Scholarship application 2017.

Applying through hardcopy

  1. Fill in the ACIAR-USP Scholarship application form using Microsoft word.
  2. Attach supporting documents as listed below.
  3. Mail application to "ACIAR Scholarship Officer, Research and Graduate Affairs, Faculty of Science Technology and Environment, Administration Officer, The University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji.


The following supporting documents are mandatory and must be provided with your application:

Should you wish for more information on contacting ACIAR project leaders or about the scholarship application process please contact the ACIAR-USP Graduate Assistant Officer Mr. Viliamu Powell via email: viliamu.powell(at) or phone: (679) 3232 804.



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