The Australian National University – Romaine Rutnam Scholarship

The Australian National University – Romaine Rutnam Scholarship

The Romaine Rutnam Scholarship will support a woman from Sri Lanka to come to the ANU to undertake a PhD. Her research and passion should be in the field of study that will lead to positive social, economic, and health outcomes in Sri Lanka.  

To be eligible, the student must be a prospective graduate student to the ANU who:

  • Is an international candidate
  • Has applied for admission to a PhD or Professional Doctorate by a Research program at ANU in the areas of public health, social justice, ecological sustainability or conflict resolution or a related area
  • Has a Bachelor degree with first-class honours or a Master degree with a research component or equivalent from a recognised university
  • Has a research proposal (2 pages max) with a clearly articulated aim to help foster the resilience of Sri Lankan communities, through substantial fieldwork in Sri Lanka in partnership with community organisations there; and
  • Is a female candidate who is a citizen or permanent resident of Sri Lanka.

Applications are currently open and will close on 15 September 2019, 11:59 pm AEST
The deadline for applications for this scholarship opportunity has now been extended until the 18th of October, 11:59pm AEST.

To find out more, please see

Romaine Rutnam Scholarship  

Additionally, the attached document provides more information about the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health at the ANU and the type of candidate we are seeking.  

Should you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact our team at Questions about the ANU admission application process should be directed to the Research School of Population Health Higher-Degree Research Administrator at