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Research Scholarships

Supplementary Scholarships

  • The Business School offers generous supplementary scholarships for students who secure APA/UPA and IPRS/UsydIS scholarships.
  • Candidates who secure an APA/UPA will be automatically awarded a $10K supplementary scholarship. This is for APA/UPA awardees only. The APA/UPA is currently paid at the rate of $26,288 per annum (2016 rate) based on this rate, candidates would receive a total of $36,288 per annum.
  • Candidates who secure an IPRS/UsydIS are currently paid at the rate of $26,288 per annum (2016 rate). This amount may be topped up for outstanding candidates by the Business School to $32,000 per annum.

APA/UPAs (domestic candidates)

Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) are Commonwealth Government scholarships awarded to students of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research at an Australian university. The scholarships are provided to assist with general living costs. University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards (UPA) are also available and they are similar to the APA in terms of tenure and benefits. Eligible APA applicants are automatically considered for these awards. The University awards these scholarships twice a year - applications for Round One open in September and applications for Round Two open in May of each year.

Round One is for admission to research period 1 or 2, i.e. January to March, in the following year, and Round Two is for admission to research period 3 or 4, i.e. July to October, of the same calendar year.

You will need to apply for admission to a postgraduate research degree prior to submitting your APA/UPA application. You will be required to provide your SID (Student Identification Number) in your APA/UPA application.

You’ll need to keep an eye on this website for the exact dates: http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/postgraduate_awards.shtml

IPRS/UsydIS (international candidates)

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) scheme is funded by the Australian Government and provides tuition fees to top quality international postgraduate students who wish to enrol in a research degree at Australian universities. Applications are assessed on academic merit and research potential. In addition to the IPRS, the University of Sydney awards an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) to IPRS holders. The APA provides a stipend/living allowance to all IPRS recipients.

International candidates need to apply for scholarships much further in advance.

  • 31 July of the previous year (for March commencement)
  • 15 December of the previous year (for July commencement)

More information is available at: http://sydney.edu.au/scholarships/prospective/international_postgraduate_scholarships.shtml

If you are eligible we ask that you apply for an APA/UPA (domestic candidates) or IPRS/UsydIS (international candidates) by the specified deadlines.

Partnered Research Scholarships

Work and Organisational Studies

Sydney Business School Postgraduate Scholarship on Corporate Volunteering

Closing date: 04 September 2016

The University of Sydney Business School is offering a PhD scholarship to work on a project exploring the societal and organizational benefits of corporate volunteering. The candidate will be based in the Discipline of Work and Organizational Studies (WOS) within the University of Sydney Business School. The WOS discipline is internationally recognised for its strong industry and community engagement, and high-impact research.

Almost a quarter of all volunteering in Australia is carried out through corporate volunteering programs operating both here and overseas. For Not-For-Profits (NFP) organizations corporate volunteering programs offer the means to bring in much needed skills and knowledge. Corporations who support their staff to volunteer are doing so as part of their corporate social responsibility goals. Employees are said to volunteer as a way of learning about themselves and to give something back to society. Yet, most of the evidence about the benefits of corporate volunteer programs is anecdotal. This project will add to our understanding and knowledge of corporate volunteering and its role in creating shared value for organizations, NFPs and the communities they serve. Many corporations are looking for the best ways to align their strategic and corporate social responsibility goals. The findings from this study will inform them about the benefits of corporate volunteering. Highlighting the benefits and gains from corporate volunteering will assist NFPs in attracting the support of corporate partners, thereby enabling them to undertake important development and community work that has benefits for some of the most vulnerable people.

The research will be undertaken with the Credit Union Foundation of Australia (CUFA). CUFA is a NFP working with communities in the Asia-Pacific region to lift them out of poverty by developing and supporting financial cooperatives. Corporate volunteering is an important part of the CUFA model. CUFA is keen to support the project by offering access to data and by facilitating fieldwork in their overseas operations. 

The scholarship is valued at $32,000 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is paid as a stipend on a fortnightly basis. This scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by candidates although exceptional international applicants may be considered for a fee award. There are also funding opportunities to attend one conference per year and other expenses linked to the PhD program.

For further information and instructions on how to apply visit the Scholarship Details page.

Accounting

MEAFA "Top-Up" PhD Research Scholarship

Candidates must be awarded a primary University of Sydney or Business School Scholarship in the first instance. The MEAFA top-up to the maximum of $40,005 total (primary plus top-up) per annum.

Domestic or International full-time candidates enrolling in the Business School PhD program are eligible to apply. Candidates must have interest in working in financial analysis using advanced quantitative research methods in statistics, econometrics or operations management. Visit the MEAFA website for further information.

The deadline for application is 30th November for studies commencing in the first semester, and 30th May for studies commencing in the second semester.

Accounting Foundation “Top Up" PhD Research Scholarship

Candidates must be awarded a primary University of Sydney or Business School Scholarship in the first instance. The Accounting Foundation top-up is valued at $15,000 (top-up only) per annum.

Domestic or International full-time candidates enrolling in the Business School PhD program are eligible to apply. Candidates must conduct research in accounting, with supervision from the Discipline of Accounting at The University of Sydney. Visit Accounting Foundation for further information about the Accounting Foundation.

The deadline for application is 30th November for studies commencing in research period 2, and 30th May for studies commencing in research period 3.”

Finance and Accounting

Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC) Scholarship

PhD students applying to the Business School, particularly if they are studying finance or accounting, may apply for a CMCRC scholarship of up to $50,000 per year. However, special conditions apply to these scholarships. Details can be found at www.CMCRC.com (students should consult this website before directing enquiries to the Business School staff). Note successful international candidates may also be considered for a Fee Award that covers tuition fees.

Current Partnered Research Scholarship Opportunity

MetroTrains and Sydney Business School Postgraduate Scholarship on Multimodal Public Transport Systems.

The University of Sydney Business School and MetroTrains in collaboration are offering a PhD scholarship to work on a joint PhD project focussed on Multimodal Public Transport systems. The candidate will be based in the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) within the University of Sydney Business School. The scholarship is for a research student interested in a public transport focussed topic that addresses key challenges in the sector. In particular, we are interested in a research area that investigates the multimodal connectivity between metropolitan rail and means of transport to serve rail stations. Innovative solutions using smart technology such as Uber-style booking system are of special interest. The scholarship is valued at $30,000 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is paid as a stipend on a fortnightly basis. This scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by candidates although exceptional international applicants may be considered for a fee award. There are also funding opportunities to attend one conference per year and other expenses linked to the PhD program. ITLS offers opportunities to engage in research with academics in ITLS.

For full eligibility criteria and information on how to apply please follow this link: http://agile2.ucc.usyd.edu.au/ro/opportunities/scholarships/1737

Business School (Industry-Supported) Partnered PhD Scholarship Program

The University of Sydney Business School is committed to cultivating and nurturing our connections with industry, both in Australia and overseas. We aim to increase industry engagement in research training programs by facilitating collaborative PhD scholarships between industry partners and the University of Sydney Business School. We consider these connections as strategic partnerships for industry; an important way to invest in the education of the business leaders of tomorrow.

How does the Partnered Scholarship Program work?

Under a Partnered Scholarship the student will receive the same funding as other Business School HDR scholarships. If an academic secures a commitment by an industry partner to support a PhD stipend, then the School/University will meet the first $20,000 per annum for the cost of the scholarship, with the partner providing the remaining $12,000. Any increase in the scholarship amount during the period of the student’s enrolment will be met by the School. Once funding is secured, the scholarship is advertised and students are invited to apply for the Partnered Scholarship via the Higher Degree by Research program at the School.

What are the benefits to participants?

Industry Partners are able to engage in a low-risk, financially attractive option for involvement with the university research program. They develop a named scholarship which is advertised and promoted and are the beneficiary of research outputs. The University of Sydney Business School has the opportunity to build industry connections and increase the pool of scholarship money (which facilities attracting higher quality students). The Higher degree Research candidate receives an attractive scholarship package, works on a highly relevant topic (supported by both academia and industry) and develops industry connections during and after the PhD.

A University of Sydney Business School Partnered Research Scholarship is an ideal way for industry to utilise independent research to find solutions for long term challenges. This type of relationship provides the partner industries with answers that are based on solid methodology and innovative, peer reviewed, research. Candidates work under the supervision of their academic mentors and has input from senior academics throughout. Through working with an industry partner, PhD candidates are able to gain valuable industry specific experience and a network of industry contacts. Such relationships will benefit the student whether they move into the corporate world or forge an academic career.

Business School Research Scholarships

Eligibility*:

Domestic and International PhD & MPhil candidates enrolled full time. Continuing full time candidates can also apply up until the third year of candidature.

Duration:

Available for a period of up to 3 years with a possible 6 month extension.

Value:

$32,000 per annum paid as a stipend. Note successful international candidates may also be considered for a Fee Award that covers tuition fees.

Application Dates:

There are two application rounds a year. For application dates, visit the calendar of important dates.

*Full eligibility criteria is available from the Coordinator HDR Training.

All students must apply for a University Scholarship in the first instance, should your application be unsuccessful then you will automatically be considered for a Business School Scholarship.

Further information on University Scholarships can be viewed at the following websites:

If you are not eligible to apply for a University Scholarship in the first instance you may submit an application directly to the Business School Research Unit.

Scholarship Extension Request

For University scholarships extension requests please visit the University of Sydney Research Scholarship webpage.

For Business School scholarships candidates should check the letter of award to ensure they are eligible for a scholarship extension. If so, the request for an extension should be lodged six weeks (but not earlier than ten weeks) prior to end of the scholarship.

The candidate should forward a letter, addressed to the Director of Doctoral Studies, formally requesting the extension listing the reason(s) for the request. The letter should include the candidate’s full name, student number, scholarship type and student email address. The request must be supported in writing by the supervisor and Postgraduate Research Coordinator. If the supervisor and Coordinator is the same person, only one endorsement is required. The support should state that the candidate’s progress has been satisfactory and that the reasons for requesting an extension are genuine and related to research.

If the Supervisor and the Postgraduate Research Coordinator wish to clarify certain issues, or consider that progress is not entirely satisfactory but nevertheless wish to support an extension, then the supervisor should write a more detailed letter stating why the extension is justified. This letter should be endorsed by the Postgraduate Research Coordinator and attached to the candidate's request for extension.

Once the request plus discipline support is obtained by the candidate the documents should be forwarded to the Research Unit for processing.