HDR+ Student Grants

Every year, approximately $24K is made available to support student-led initiatives intended to enhance the academic experience and outcomes of Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs.

This funding can be used to support a range of creative and innovative academic activities which enrich the HDR experience and contribute to the development of HDR communities at the University. In addition to the benefit of the activities themselves, the processes involved are designed to develop skills in project management, proposal writing, project evaluation etc.

2018 HDR+ Student Grant funding has been awarded with the theme "HDR Engagement – making HDR students and their research relevant to a world outside academia"

Creativity, collaboration, independence and personal initiative are all important outcomes of study towards a PhD and students have addressed these areas in the initiatives listed below. Why not register to attend, there is something for everyone on offer. Click here to find out more!

2018 HDR+ Student Grants Winners

Activity Faculty
Developing A Critical Voice in Academic Writing FASS
Writing, Memory and Visuality Symposium FASS
Self-study Group Mentorship Scheme FASS
"Stand out from the crowd! “
How to effectively present your scientific data at conferences
Writer's Band-Aid FASS
"Open Space" exploration of how HDR students can engage with industry Business
Donut Discussions: A Supportive Forum for Psychology HDR Students Science
Brain and Mind Centre Writing Workshops Medicine
Social Network Analysis for Historical and Cultural Research Seminar FASS
Social and formal media engagement for research dissemination and professional profile building: an HDR workshop Architecture
Trope Watchers: An Academic Podcast FASS
HDR Writing for publication Boot camp Nursing
USyd HDR Student Learning Podcast FASS
Discovering Confucius Philosophy for HDR students in Academia and Beyond FASS
#MakeScienceCatchy - Social Media and Science Workshop Medicine
Higher Degree Research Camden Careers Forum Science
Career Transitions: Medical Research in Academia, Industry & Beyond
(Seminar + CV Workshop)
Enhancing discoverability and impact by managing your online academic profile FASS
Webinar series of professional development skills for remote HDR students Science
Writing Boot Camp for HDR Students Medicine


Any questions about the HDR+ Student Grants can be directed to:
Associate Professor Ross Coleman (E. ross.coleman@sydney.edu.au)

Any questions about the application process can be directed to:
Ms Atchana Santhirathas (E. atchana.santhirathas@sydney.edu.au) or Phone: 02 8627 5561.