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Our scholarships build research-informed public policy capability and leadership through postgraduate research and coursework programs, professional development and networking opportunities


Sir Roland Wilson Scholarship

Full pay PhD scholarships for Australian public servants

Sir Roland Wilson Pat Turner Scholarship

Full pay postgraduate scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian public servants

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2021 SRW Prize Winners
04 May 2021

Leadership and community service – prize winners excel

Congratulations to the dual prize winners of the 2020 Sir Roland Wilson Prize – Melissa Hickey and Julian Widdup.
SRW PhD scholar Anthony Cowley and his partner (Julianne Cowley – Australian Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) inspect the view over the city.
20 April 2021

How do you conduct qualitative research when you can’t build rapport face- to-face?

COVID introduced a whole new set of challenges for qualitative researchers having to work remotely.
Dr Nathan Deutscher speaking at the 2020 SRWF Secretaries Dinner
12 April 2021

Alumni Impact Highlight - Dr Nathan Deutscher

Nathan’s research explores intergenerational mobility and economic inequality over a person’s life course.
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The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation is a partnership between The Australian National University, Charles Darwin University and the Australian Public Service.

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation acknowledges First Australians
and recognises their continuous connection to country, community and culture.