To be eligible for an IPRS, an applicant must: - Have completed a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours, or be regarded by the University as having an equivalent level of attainment; -Be enrolled, or be seeking to enrol, as a full-time candidate in a Doctor of Philosophy course at the University in the year for which the award is to be allocated; Intend to enrol in an area of research concentration. -These are areas in which the University has particular strength including a concentration of research resources. -Be a citizen of any overseas country except New Zealand, and not hold Australian citizenship or Australian permanent resident status. -Not have consumed more than 2.5 equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) (i.e. have been enrolled in a maximum of 2.5 years full-time equivalent (FTE) study) in current enrolment in a higher degree by research at the time of applying for the IPRS.