COVID-19 additional extensions for RTP Stipend holders
The following information applies to current holders of an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships (AGRTPS domestic and international).
For doctoral students who had current enrolment as at 1 March 2020 who do not complete within three years and six months, an additional extension of 3 months can be given, moving the extension of the RTP stipend to 3 years and nine months. The reason for this extension must be a concrete demonstration of how their research was “adversely impacted by coronavirus restrictions.” Documented evidence must be provided. The normal timelines, deadlines and processes for extension requests of candidature and RTP stipends remain in place via Inspire. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions. For further information refer to the RTP Scholarship Policy Administrative Rules.
Please note this provision does not apply to current holders of FURS / CSERA / FIPRS / AJ & IM Naylon and privately-funded scholarships as these are not supported by the RTP funding.