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Research Scholarships

Business School Research Scholarships

The Business School is funding a stipend valued at $32,000, open to domestic and international (tuition fees covered) students. Tuition Fee Award only scholarships are also available for international students who have secured stipend funding elsewhere. Commencing candidates must have formally applied for a place in the degree program (MPhil or PhD) by the closing dates. Applicants will not be awarded a scholarship unless an offer to study in the program is also made. If a candidate is a continuing student time spent in the program will be deducted from the three year duration of the award. Applicants must not hold any other type of Scholarship when applying for Business School 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:

Visit the Business School Research Scholarships page for more information.

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

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

Supplementary Scholarships

All students who secure an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship will be awarded a top up to a total of $35,000 per annum.

More information is available on the Scholarships Office website.

If you are eligible we ask that you apply for an RTP Stipend (domestic students) or RTP Stipend and Fee Offset (international students) by the specified deadlines.

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Public Transport

The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) at the University of Sydney Business School are offering a Scholarship to a PhD student whose research is focussed on public transport.

The recipient will be based in the ITLS within the University of Sydney Business School. The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies is a renowned international centre of thought leadership in the crucially linked areas of transport, infrastructure, logistics and supply chain management.

Applications close: 15 April 2018 at 11.59 PM.

Visit the Business School Research Scholarships page to apply.

Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Renewable Energy

An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of low carbon transition in the Australian energy sector. The candidate will be based in the Discipline of Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the University of Sydney Business School. The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $32,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months. The proposed research will explore developments within the emerging renewable energy industry and the broader process of creative destruction within the Australian energy sector. A key theme of interest in this research is the role and influence of social movements promoting decarbonisation and the extent to which they have influenced the creation of new energy market opportunities.

Applications close: 30 April 2018.

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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.

Finance

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Asymmetric Dependence in Finance

Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Discipline of Finance at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of asymmetric dependence in finance.

Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in either finance, economics, econometrics, statistics, or a related field with a substantial research component awarded in the last 5 years.

Applicants must have a background in corporate finance and asset pricing. Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in (or a strong desire to become proficient in) quantitative skills including mathematical modelling and financial econometrics.

Applications close: 27 May 2018, 11.59pm

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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.

Members of industry interested in developing a scholarship with the University of Sydney Business School please email Ben Breeds for more information

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 2/3 per annum for the cost of the scholarship, with the partner providing the remaining 1/3 per annum (these amounts will be based on the current Business School Research Scholarship rate). 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.

Current opportunities

Forest Coach Line and Sydney Business School Postgraduate Research Scholarship

The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) in the University of Sydney Business School and Forest Coach Line in collaboration are offering a PhD scholarship to work on a joint PhD project focussed on Public Transport. The candidate will be based in the ITLS within the University of Sydney Business School. The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies is a renowned international centre of thought leadership in the crucially linked areas of transport, infrastructure, logistics and supply chain management. The scholarship is valued at $32,000 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Applications close: 15 April 2018 at 11.59 PM.

Visit the Business School Research Scholarships page to apply.