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Postgraduate scholarships and grants from external organisations

(Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award)

The information on this webpage lists scholarship and grant opportunities provided by organisations external to UniSA. UniSA does not endorse nor guarantee the accuracy or validity of the information on this page or any linked pages or sites.

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External scholarships are sponsored by industry, government, community, business and private donors. Eligibility criteria and scholarship benefits differ for each scholarship.
 

 

Scholarship for indigenous studentsAboriginal Country Teaching Scholarships

The Aboriginal Teaching Scholarship provides financial support up to the value of $10,000 for Aboriginal university students while studying a teacher education program and guarantees permanent employment within DECS at the completion of their teaching degree.

Value: up to the value of $10,000

Closing date: please refer to website

For more information contact:
Tel: (08) 8226 4370
Email: DECSStrategicRecruitment@sa.gov.au
Web: Department of Education and Children's Services

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The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize

The A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize is awarded to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. The Art Prize is intended to encourage, support and advance classical training of emerging artists (in their early to mid-career) at any stage of life, who are pursuing the study and practice of traditional art and who desire to study the works of old masters.

There are three categories for the Art Prize.

  1. Major Award for a travelling scholarship - $50,000
  2. AME Bale Art Prize in the medium of oils and/or acrylics - $5,000
  3. AME Bale Art Prize for works on paper - $5,000

A.M.E. Bale was born in Melbourne in 1875 and studied art under Frederick McCubbin and L Bernard Hall at the National Gallery Art School in Melbourne. She developed a reputation as a fine artist who distinguished herself particularly as one of Australia's pre-eminent flower and still life painters of the early 20th Century. She established the A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize through her will to support Australian artists in perpetuity.

The judging panel is comprised through the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society who provide expert assistance to the trustee, Perpetual Trustees Victoria Ltd, in judging the award, taking into consideration the implementation of both the spirit and letter of Miss Bale's will.

For more information contact: 
Tel: (03) 9524 3402
Web: www.gleneira.vic.gov.au/Bale

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Scholarship for commencing/new studentsAnne Wexler Australian-American Public Policy Scholarships

The Anne Wexler Scholarships are part of the Australian Government's Australia Awards Program and are funded through the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DIICCSRTE) and administered by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission.

Valued at up to $A140,000, this scholarship supports up to two years of study or research in the United States.  

Two Wexler Scholarships will be awarded annually. One for an Australian citizen to enrol in a U.S. Masters degree program in Public Policy and one for an American (US) citizen to enrol in an Australian Masters program in Public Policy.

For more information and applications see website or call 02 6260 4460

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Australia Awards - Endeavour Awards

The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research or professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to do the same abroad.

The Endeavour Awards aim to:

The Endeavour Awards are part of the Australia Awards initiative which brings together, under a single recognisable brand, the Endeavour Awards administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Development Awards administered by the Australian Agency for International Development.

Please visit the website to apply.

For more information contact:
Website: Endeavour Awards
Email: endeavour.awards@deewr.gov.au

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Bendi Lango bursary

Established by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) to support Indigenous postgraduate psychology students in difficult financial circumstances. Each bursary of financial assistance is valued at $15,000 per annum during the time that the applicant is in full-time study (or $7500 per part-time year) in either a Masters coursework degree (MPsych) or professional Doctorate (DPsych or PsychD).

Since 2006 the APS has assisted six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate psychology students facing financial hardship, initially with funds raised from the Bendi Lango series of art exhibitions organised by former President Amanda Gordon. In 2011, this initiative was formalised as a fund for tax-deductible donations. These member donations have exceeded $30,000 in both 2011 and 2012, providing strong endorsement for the Indigenous Education and Employment component of the APS Reconciliation Action Plan.

The establishment of the bursary is one response to the need to boost the growth in the numbers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander psychologists.

Closing date: please refer to the website

Application details, including the application form, are available at http://www.psychology.org.au/bendilango/ or by emailing science@psychology.org.au

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Brian Gray Scholarship Program

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Reserve Bank of Australia continue to support the Brian Gray Scholarship program in memory of Brian Gray, who died on 24 August 2001 while serving as Executive General Manager of APRA's Policy, Research and Consulting Division.

The Brian Gray Scholarship program funds four scholarships annually, to the value of $12,500 each. The scholarship purpose is to support students who intend to focus full time on their studies and research. As part of the scholarship, students will devote a substantial amount of time to an agreed research topic, benefiting from access to APRA expertise and data.

The scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents undertaking full time study at Australian universities. There is a preference to award these scholarships to honours students in their final undergraduate year however students undertaking an academic Masters degree with a research focus will also be considered. Applicants will need to be undertaking research in a field relevant to prudential supervision. This may include research on the economics of regulation as well as banking, insurance and superannuation, particularly the prudential supervision and financial soundness of these industries, or econometric and statistical studies using APRA's databases.

For further information and to submit applications please visit website (via the 'Careers' link on the left side of the web page).
Previous scholarship research papers are also available on the APRA website

Value: $12,500 each

For more information contact:
Sheree Brodie
sheree.brodie@apra.gov.au
Closing date: please refer to the website

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British Council - UK Scholarships

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. They are currently offering scholarships and awards to talented young Australians.

For full details on all scholarships and awards listed, visit British Council.

Closing date: please refer to website

For more information contact:
Simon Naisbitt
Scholarships Manager
British Council
Tel: (02) 9362 6715
Fax: (02) 9327 4868
Email: Simon.Naisbitt@britishcouncil.org.au

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Bushfire CRC Postgraduate Research Scholarships

The Bushfire CRC is calling for outstanding postgraduate students to be part of a dynamic national bushfire research program for safer communities and ecological sustainability, investigating areas such as fire behaviour, management of fire in the landscape, and social and economic aspects of bushfire.

We seek students with strong academic records and relevant experience who are keenly interested in pursuing a PhD with a view to researching key issues for fire and land management agencies around Australia and New Zealand.

The Bushfire CRC is offering outstanding postgraduate students access to:

Expressions of Interest are invited from students interested in undertaking Masters of PhD studies with backgrounds in science, psychology, social science, botany, ecology, geography, IT, economics, engineering and health sciences.

Value: $28,000 per annum

For further information and to apply please visit the website: www.bushfirecrc.com/education/research-students

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Cambridge Australia Scholarships

Cambridge Australia Scholarships Limited, ACN 146 517 366, formerly known as the Cambridge Australia Trust (CAT), is a not-for-profit organisation. It provides scholarships for outstanding Australian graduates to undertake Masters and Ph.D studies at the University of Cambridge, England.
In collaboration with the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Cambridge Australia Scholarships awards up to ten Ph.D scholarships and a number of Masters degree half-scholarships each year.

Successful Cambridge Australia scholars, once they have completed their degrees at Cambridge, are known as Fellows of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. This international network of scholars and Cambridge alumni encompasses all countries supported by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.

Around 1000 Australians have been supported by the Cambridge Australia Scholarships (and its predecessor organisation) since establishment in the 1980s.

Cambridge Australia Scholarships website: www.cambridgeaustralia.org.au

For more information contact:
Cambridge Australia Scholarships Ltd.
C/-Ormond College, The University of Melbourne
49 College Crescent,
Parkville Vic 3052
Tel: (03) 9344 1144
Email: cambridge@ormond.unimelb.edu.au
Web: www.cambridgeaustralia.org.au

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The Charlie Perkins Indigenous Scholarships

Each year the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers two Scholarships for Indigenous postgraduates to study for up to three years at either Cambridge or Oxford universities.

To be considered for the Scholarship, applicants must have applied for a course at Cambridge and/or Oxford. Applicants must also submit:

Before contacting the Trust, please visit the Perkins Trust website www.perkinstrust.com.au for more detail about the required documents.

For further details on how to apply, please go to the Charlie Perkins Trust website at: www.perkinstrust.com.au

Please note that applications will close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 31 October 2013. The Charlie Perkins Scholarships will only be awarded to students who are accepted to study at either Cambridge or Oxford. In most instances, this will require a First Class Honours degree or a very strong Second Class Honours degree.

For more information contact:
Richard Potok
Tel: (02) 9310 8400
Email: richard.potok@auroraproject.com.au

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Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwifes (CATSINaM) Scholarships

If you are studying to become a nurse or midwife, then you might consider applying for a scholarship to help you through your studies.

There are different types of scholarships. Some offer assistance with education-related expenses and living costs. Others might offer an opportunity to attend a course-related conference. But all scholarships offer support to help you with your studies.

You might also come across the term 'bursary'. This is usually a sum of money given to a student based on financial need or academic achievement.

If you are applying for a scholarship, it's very important to understand exactly what is being offered to you, and what is expected from you. For example, you may have to work for a particular employer for a specific period of time once you have finished your studies. Make sure you read the 'fine print' and ask questions about the scholarship so that you know what all of the conditions and requirements will be before you apply.

Please visit the website for full listing of Scholarships available (scroll towards the bottom of the web page).

For more information contact:
Email: catsinam@catsinam.org.au
Web: CATSINaM

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Country Health SA Local Health Network Scholarships

Country Health SA Scholarships (CHSA) scholarships help support rural students and employees undertake their tertiary studies and also provide undergraduate recipients with an opportunity to work for CHSA upon successful completion of their studies.

If you would like further information about the scholarships CHSA offers or would like to apply for a CHSA Scholarship please visit the CHSA scholarship website.

Closing date: please refer to website

For more information contact:
Country Health SA Scholarship Coordinator
Tel: (08) 8842 6549
Email: countryscholarships@health.sa.gov.au
Web: www.countryhealthsa.sa.gov.au/Scholarships.aspx 

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Scholarship for rural/isolated studentsScholarship for new studentsScholarship for continuing studentsCountry Teaching Scholarships

A number of scholarships of $2,500 per annum, up to a maximum of $10,000, are available to eligible teacher education students from a tertiary institution in South Australia. These scholarships are available to year 12 school leavers, mature aged entrants, current undergraduates who are in a teacher education program full-time at a tertiary institution in South Australia, or graduate students with an appropriate degree who have applied, or intend to apply, to complete a postgraduate teacher education program at a tertiary institution in South Australia. Scholarship holders will be expected to complete their teacher education program and commence teaching in a DECS country school the year following their graduation.

Closing date: please refer to website

Value: $2,500 per annum up to a maximum of $10,000

For more information contact:
Project Manager
Graduate Recruitment and Pre Service Preparation:
Tel: (08) 8226 4085
Fax: (08) 8226 4200
Email: decs.workforceplanning@saugov.sa.gov.au
Web: Department of Education and Children's Services Scholarships

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The Fulbright Scholarship

The Fulbright Scholarship Program is one of the largest and most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world.

Established by the United States government in 1946, it now exists between the U.S. and 150 countries. The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is supported by the Australian and U.S. governments and a variety of corporate sponsors.  Between 20-25 Fulbright Scholarships(A25,000-A$40,000) are annually granted to Australian Postgraduates, Senior Scholars, Postdoctoral and Professional Scholars and a similar number of Postgraduate and Senior Scholarships for Americans to study in Australia.

For more information visit website

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IBA Scholarship Fund

The IBA (Indigenous Business Australia) Scholarship Fund provides financial support to enable mature-age Indigenous students to complete nationally recognised tertiary qualifications, and attain skills and knowledge that will enhance their community's future economic and financial development.

To be eligible to apply for an IBA Scholarship you must be:

Note: Applicants with a current or previous study history will also be required to provide details of an academic referee- and an up-to-date academic transcript/record.

Your studies should be related to the fields of commercial and economic management; for example, business, accounting, financial management and commerce.

Qualifications can be attained through Vocational Education and Training (VET), TAFE courses or higher education including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Capability/Bridging courses may also be considered prior to higher education.

Application forms, eligibility criteria and further information are available at www.iba.gov.au/scholarships

For more information contact:
Email: scholarships@iba.gov.au
Tel: 1800 107 107
Web: www.iba.gov.au/scholarships

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Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) Scholarships

Indigenous Allied Health Australia encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are interested in a career in allied health to investigate the support options available to them.

The links below provide you with the tools to find a scholarship or grant that best suits your needs. It is important to explore available support options to move towards achieving a career in allied health.

For more information please visit the website.

For more information contact:
Tel: (02) 6285 1010
Email: admin@indigenousalliedhealth.com.au
Web: http://iaha.com.au/allied-health-careers/scholarships/

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Scholarship for continuing studentsMargaret George Award

Margaret George was a young Australian historian whose work 'Australia and the Indonesian Revolution' was published posthumously by Melbourne University Press in 1980, six years after her premature death. Her book was the first detailed account of Australia's approach to Dutch Indonesian relations between 1945 and 1949.

One of the National Archives' key functions is to encourage and facilitate use of its collection by promoting archival research in Australia and encouraging scholarly use of its holdings.
The National Archives offers Margaret George Awards annually to individuals interested in conducting research substantially utilising its collection.

Successful applicants will have scholarly credentials and will have completed a postgraduate degree as a minimum. Applicants could be emergent historians, academics, independent researchers or journalists with a talent for research. It is desirable that applicants have an established record of achievement in their chosen field and the potential to excel further.
The award is not granted to support current postgraduate or doctoral projects.

Successful applicants may undertake their award at any time from the date of the announcement of the award until 30 June the following year.

The National Archives will provide:

The final grant amount will be at the discretion of the judging panel.

The Archives provides public access to records in its collection that are over 30 years old. The award does not entitle researchers to any special or privileged access.

Closing date: June each year, please refer to the National Archives website

For more information contact:
Derina McLaughlin, National Archives of Australia in Canberra
Tel: (02) 6212 3986
Fax: (02) 6212 3699
Web: National Archives of Australia
Email: derina.mclaughlin@naa.gov.au

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Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship

The Parliamentary Library is offering one six-week Summer Research Scholarship in January-February 2013 to support a research project on a topic of direct relevance to the Australian Parliament. The successful Scholar will receive:

The Parliamentary Library provides high quality information, analysis and advice to Senators and Members of the House of Representatives in support of their parliamentary and representational roles, as well as to their staff, the staff of committees, and the Governor-General.

For an online application package, please visit the Department of Parliamentary Services website.

For more information contact:
Dr Joy McCann
Email: Joy.McCann@aph.gov.au

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The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships will be provided for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer youth who desire to undertake full-time or part-time education at a public institution of higher education in Australia. It will be for the purpose of gaining an educational or vocational qualification in any profession, trade or the arts. The grant will sit alongside and complement other government funding rather than duplicate it.

The Scholarship will cover such vital needs as the cost of tuition fees or dues to an approved educational institution, laptop, textbooks, uniforms, professional membership or student union fees and professional tools of trade.

The Scholarship is not designed to support expenses such as pocket money, travel to and from educational establishment or other personal expenses not directly related to their studies.

Scholarships will be granted for a period of one year. However, an existing Scholarship holder is entitled to reapply for the Scholarship should they comply with goals enshrined in The Pinnacle Foundation (Criteria and Process) Policy 2011.

Importantly, payments will be made directly to educational institutions and other suppliers of goods and services. This is so recipients can get on with learning and not get bogged down in paying bills. Plus, as a charity, we might be able to do some good deals with suppliers.

Closing date: please refer to the website

Apply by visiting the website

For more information contact:
Email: info@thepinnaclefoundation.org
Tel: (02) 9990 4708
Web: The Pinnacle Foundation

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Scholarships

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is committed to expanding the pool of research scholars at the hospital by offering a number of
Postgraduate Scholarships, funded either through the Hospital Research Foundation Program grants or by individual departments.

A stipend of $23,728 per annum (2012 APA rate) will be paid to successful applicants depending on the availability of program/department funds, tenable for twelve months initially. Annual renewal for up to three years for Doctoral studies, or for two years for Masters studies, is subject to Terms and Conditions.
Finance and Business Services, TQEH will pay the stipend into a bank account nominated by the student. Stipends are currently tax-free.

Any research of a collaborative nature with university departments outside of TQEH or with other organisations will need terms and conditions to be documented in a research agreement and attached to the Scholarship application.

Value: A stipend of $23,728 per annum (2012 APA rate)

Closing date: please refer to the website

For more information contact:
Email: gwenda.graves@health.sa.gov.au
Web: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Scholarships

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Scholarship for continuing studentsRhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship was established in 1903, under the will of Cecil Rhodes, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship program in the world. Applicants for a Rhodes Scholarship are considered on the basis of qualities that Cecil Rhodes listed in order to define the type of scholar he desired:

Rhodes Scholars must have graduated from a university and resided for a number of years in their country of origin. Candidates must be between the ages of 18 years and younger than 25 years by 1 October in the year of application. Women have been eligible to hold Rhodes Scholarships since 1976. No special claim to a Rhodes Scholarship is given on the basis of financial need.

UniSA Rhodes Scholarship website

Potential candidates must contact the Honorary Secretary to discuss their eligibility for applying to the Scholarship. The Secretary's contact details are below.

For more information contact:
UniSA students who wish to discuss their potential application and/or eligibility are encouraged to speak to Dr Gavin Sanderson, at the Learning and Teaching Unit, or the Honorary Secretary to the South Australian Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee.

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Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation - Scholarships and Grants

The RAS Foundation provides grants and scholarships to help rural Australians realise their potential through education, make a difference in their community and achieve their ambitions.

E3 (Encouraging Educational Excellence) grants support literacy and numeracy programs in country schools. E3 grants support a range of student and teacher needs such as tuition fees, library books, skills development workshops and extracurricular activities.

Please visit the website for Scholarships and Grants available.

For more information contact:
Email: foundation@rasf.org.au
Tel: (02) 9704 1234
Web: JB Fairfax Award

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Royal Australian Air Force Women's Association Grants

The Royal Australian Air Force Women's Association (RAAFWA) is an organisation created in 1947 and its purpose was to raise money for the educational assistance of needy Royal Australian Air Force families.

Each year the Educational Patriotic Fund Inc (EPF) Committee makes financial grants to students on application to assist with the costs of education; be it primary, secondary, or tertiary.

To be eligible for the grant, it is a requirement that the student has a parent or grand parent, or other close family member (living or dead) who is serving, or had served in RAAF.

There are no specific income limit but of course, grants are decided on actual circumstances and are limited to those families in need.

For more information, or to apply please contact:
The Secretary
RAAFWA Educational Patriotic Fund Inc.
PO Box 117
JAMISON ACT 2614

Or phone (02) 6251 1994

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Royal College of Nursing Australia: Australian Government Scholarships

Did you know that RCNA is one of the biggest Australian Federal Government scholarship fund administrators in the country?

The following listed scholarships:

For further information on applying and closing dates, please visit the following website to see the number of scholarships on offer:
RCNA Scholarships 

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SARDI Scholarships

The annual SARDI Science Bursary was established in 1994 to commemorate the South Australian Women's Suffrage Centenary (1894-1994).

There are various scholarships and grants/bursary available for applications forms and more information please visit the website.

For more information:
Email: pauline.bowden@sa.gov.au
Web: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/research/about_sardi/careers_and_scholarships 

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Tony Noon Scholarship

The Tony Noon Memorial Fund was established in memory of Tony Noon, who made an outstanding contribution to the petroleum industry at APPEA and the Queensland Department of Mines & Energy.

Applicants for this scholarship must be an Australian resident or citizen and be attending university in the year of application.

Applicants must provide details of the amount of funding sought, the purpose for which the funds will be used, and a brief statement setting out the benefits for the applicant and their career. Funds may be sought to :

Applicants must address the selection criteria and set out the nature of the work and the type of activity for which funding is sought.

The award will be made on the basis of the nature and relevance of the research to the petroleum industry.

Value: one-off grant to a maximum value of $3,000

For more information contact:
Roma Sharp
Tel: 08 9426 7200
Web: Tony Noon Scholarship

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Scholarship for continuing studentsTrevor Prescott Memorial Scholarship

The Masonic Foundation Inc has established through its Special Projects Fund a scholarship scheme to commemorate the contribution made by the late Trevor Prescott, AM to education and youth in the South Australian community.

The scholarships are available to students between 20 and 30 years of age to help them advance their careers through further postgraduate studies or equivalent. There are no set qualifications and preference is not given to a Freemason or to a member of the family. Scholarship value shall be determined by the Foundation Board of Management up to a maximum of $20,000, and may be divided between more than one recipient.

Closing date: 30 June each year

Value: up to $20,000

For more information contact:
The Masonic Foundation Inc
Tel: (08) 8443 9909
Fax: (08) 8443 9928
Email: masfound@senet.com.au
Web: The Masonic Foundation

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