Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Sydney Medical School and the Sydney Medical School Foundation offer several scholarships to Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia who enrol full-time in research higher degrees within Sydney Medical School. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and any other criteria stipulated for individual scholarships. Not all scholarships are offered in any one year. Some scholarships listed here will be advertised as they become available.

To apply for scholarships available for commencement in Research Period 1 and 2 2017 you must apply for an APA/UPA. Applications for APA/UPA close at 9am on 17 October 2016.
Application forms.

If you have not applied for an APA/UPA you may submit an application to Sydney Medical School by submitting an SMS Application Form (PDF) by 2nd December 2016.


Bob and Nancy Edwards Scholarship

Established in 2009 by a bequest from Robert John Edwards for the purpose of providing a scholarship in the fields of cancer and/or paediatrics.

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in a full time research degree (or have an offer to commence full time research) within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney, and
  • Must undertake study in the fields of cancer and/or paediatrics.

Value:
$35,000 (tax-exempt) for up to three years (the scholarship does not allow any extension beyond three years) for living expenses. It is a requirement of the Scholarship that the stipend not be used for travel or the purchase of equipment.

Further information:
Conditions of award.

Caroline Elizabeth Harris Scholarship

Established in 2009 through a donation by John and Catherine Harris in memory of their daughter Caroline Elizabeth.

Eligibility:
The Scholarship is open to enrolled postgraduate research students in Sydney Medical School and who are undertaking research in the area of childhood brain cancer.

Value:
Up to $2,800. The funds may be used for travel, materials, equipment or other expenses related to the research project.

Dorothy Blanche Chandler Scholarship

Established in 2003 by a bequest from Bruce Veness Chandler in honour of his mother, Dorothy Blanche Chandler. The purpose of the bequest was to provide a fund to study any aspect of rheumatoid arthritis and associated conditions.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must undertake research in any aspect of rheumatoid arthritis and associated conditions
  • Be an Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia or international students, and
  • Have an offer to enrol full time in a MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School.

Value:
Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate.

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 10kB

Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship

Established in 2009 by a generous bequest from Dr A S McKern for the purpose of investigation into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and puerperium.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a graduate of The University of Sydney, Australia or The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, or Yale University, USA, and
  • Must be enrolled in a full time research degree (or have an offer to commence full time research) within the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at The University of Sydney undertaking research in the above areas.

Value:
$45,000 (tax-exempt) per annum; for students with existing scholarships a maximum top up amount will be $10,000.

Early Career Researcher PhD Scholarships

This is an internally funded scheme for members of the Sydney Medical School and provides scholarship funding for PhD candidates for up to a period of three years in the first instance.

These scholarships, at the APA rate for an initial period of three years, are intended to provide a means for Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to recruit and provide scholarship funding to PhD candidates where they may not have otherwise been able to do so. In addition to the stipend, direct research funding of $5,000 per year for an initial period of three years will be awarded.

These scholarships are specifically for students supervised by ECRs. To be considered an ECR under this scheme, the applicant must have been awarded a PhD in 2007 or later and hold a Level A, B or C academic appointment with the Sydney Medical School as of the application closing date.

The ECR will submit the application on the candidate’s behalf. Only one award can be made to a nominated supervisor. Applications can be made for both domestic and international candidates, although international candidates must have demonstrated their capacity to pay tuition fees and other incidental costs not covered by this scheme.

Further Information:
Early Career Researcher PhD Scholarships

Enid Ng Fellowship in Haematology

Established in 2009 by a gift from Professor Alan BP Ng and Mrs Enid Ng, the Fellowship is to suppor the Alan Ng Professor of Haematology and the Department of Haematology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have been accepted into the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee JSAC training scheme in Haematology of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, or single discipline Haematology stream of either college
  • Demonstrate an interest in Myeloma or related disorders
  • Be an Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia, and
  • Have an offer to enrol full time in a MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School.

Value:
$45,000 per annum.

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 14kB

How to apply:
Applicants should submit a letter to Professor John Gibson of the Department of Haematology. The letter must contain the applicant’s name, contact details, appropriately certified academic transcripts for all degrees and proof of acceptance into the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee JSAC training scheme in Haematology of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, or single discipline Haematology stream of either college. Proof of change of name is also necessary if any transcript is not in the applicant’s current name. In addition, an application to undertake a higher degree by research together with research proposal in a relevant area must be submitted to Sydney Medical School.

Clinical Professor JOHN GIBSON AM
Head of Department
Institute of Haematology
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Camperdown NSW 2050
Australia
T +61 2 9515 8031
F +61 2 9515 6698
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Elizabeth and Henry Hamilton-Browne Scholarship

The Elizabeth and Henry Hamilton-Browne Scholarship was established in 2007 to support research in medicine. It was the donors’ wish that female students in particular be supported.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • Have an offer to enrol full time in a MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School, and
  • Preference will be given to female students.

Value:
Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate.

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 13kB

Francis M Hooper Scholarship for Medical Research

Established in 2012 the Francis M Hooper Scholarship for Medical Research was created to facilitate research in Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart disease or medically-related basic biology research.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Sydney Medical School, at the University of Sydney
  • Be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date, and
  • Must undertake research in the area of Alzheimer’s disease or cancer or heart disease or medically-related basic biology research.

Value:
Tax exempt stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate.

Further information:
Terms and conditions - DOC

James and Margaret Claffy Fellowship in Ophthalmology

Established in 1964 by a gift of £23,000 from Dr Francis Patrick Christopher Claffy, first Director of the Department of Ophthalmology and Eye Health, in memory of his parents.

Eligibility:

  • Appliants must undertake research and investigation into diseases of the eye
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia, and
  • Have an offer to enrol full time in a MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School.

Value:
Dependent on Funding.

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 9kB

John Brooke Moore Research Scholarship in Surgery

Established in 1979 from a bequest by Moira Brooke Moore to establish a postgraduate scholarship in surgery to the memory of her father Dr John Brooke Moore, who practised surgery for many years in Bathurst, NSW.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be graduates of the University of Sydney
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia, and
  • Enrol full time in a Master of Surgery (by research) or PhD at the Sydney Medical School.

Value:
$40,000 tenable for one year.

Further information:
For more information contact the Discipline of Surgery.

John Keith Chandler Scholarship

Established in 2003 by a bequest from Bruce Veness Chandler in honour of his father, John Keith Chandler, to support study of any aspect of varicose veins and its associated problems, especially varicose ulcers and varicose eczema.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants mus undertake research into any aspect of varicose veins and its associated problems, especially varicose ulcers and varicose eczema
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia, and
  • Have an offer to enrol full time in a MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School.

Value:
Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate.

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 10kB

John Loewenthal Scholarship

Established in 2008 by a gift from Professor John Wong to establish a postgraduate scholarship in surgery in memory of Professor Sir John Loewenthal.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be accepted into the Master of Surgery by research, Master of Philosophy (Medicine) or a PhD in the Discipline of Surgery at Sydney Medical School, and
  • Be either an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a citizen of New Zealand or Hong Kong.

Value:
$20,000 per annum.

Further information:
Contact the Discipline of Surgery.

Mitchell J Notaras Colorectal Fellowship

Fellowship awarded by the University in cooperation with the Training Board of Colorectal Surgery of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia to support clinical training in colorectal surgery both in Australia and in international colorectal units as well as offering training in colorectal research. Established in 2003 following a generous donation to the University of Sydney by Dr Mitchell J Notaras, a colorectal surgeon and graduate of the University.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have been accepted into the provisional or post fellowship colorectal training program of the Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia and the RACS
  • Be enrolled in a higher degree in Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney, and
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident.

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 13kB
Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Closing date:
Information is available from the Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australasia and the RACS.

How to apply:
See item two of the Terms and conditions.

Sydney Medical School Foundation Scholarship

The Sydney Medical School Foundation Scholarship is a prestigious award funded by the Medical School Foundation to support a person of outstanding research ability to undertake a full-time MPhil or PhD in any area of research at the Sydney Medical School.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must demonstrate evidence of outstanding research ability and experience in a relevant field, reflecting the prestigious nature of this award
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia, and
  • Have an offer to enrol full time in an MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School.

Value:
$30,000 per annum.

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 14kB

Medical Foundation/Bluesand Foundation Scholarship for Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Through the support of the Sydney Medical School Foundation and The Bluesand Foundation, Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney is offering a scholarship towards a higher degree by research for a suitably qualified candidate undertaking research in the area of Alzheimer’s disease.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification
  • Be either an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident
  • Be accepted for full-time study into a higher degree by research in the area of Alzheimer's disease, and
  • Preference will be given to the applicant who can provide evidence of significant research potential as demonstrated by, for example, research publications.

Value:
$30,000 for 3.5 years.

Sydney Medical School Foundation/Meniere's Research Fund Scholarship

Through the support of the Sydney Medical School Foundation and The Meniere’s Research Fund, Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney is offering a scholarship towards a doctorate of philosophy for a suitably qualified candidate undertaking research in the area of Meniere’s Disease.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor degree with Honours or an equivalent qualification
  • Be either an Australian or overseas graduate of outstanding academic merit
  • Be accepted into a PhD in the area of Meniere's disease, and
  • Preference will be given to the applicant who can provide evidence of significant research potential as demonstrated by, for example, research publications

Value:
$33,000 for one year with the opportunity to apply for funds for the second and third year.
It is expected that applicants will seek funds to complete their research project in subsequent years. Applicants who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents will be required to pay the applicable tuition fee for the Doctorate of Philosophy.

Mrs Ann & Professor NWG Macintosh PhD Scholarships

The Discipline of Anatomy and Histology was the recipient of a significant bequest from Mrs Ann Macintosh, which lead to the creation of the Professor NWG Macintosh Memorial Fund.

This fund was established in memory of her husband, Neil William George Macintosh, a former Challis Professor of Anatomy, to support the Discipline of Anatomy & Histology.

Mrs Macintosh specified quite clearly that it was to be used "for the support of research work in the Department of Anatomy and Histology, including the JL Shellshear Museum, preferably, when applicable for the support of young investigators."

The Mrs Ann & Professor NWG Macintosh PhD Scholarships were created to honor her wishes.

Muriel and Walter Lumley Research Scholarship

The Muriel and Walter Lumley Research Scholarship was established in 2007 to support research in medicine, particularly in gynaecology.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be conducting research in medicine. Preference will be given to applicants who are undertaking research into gynaecology
  • Be Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia, and
  • Have an offer to enrol full time in a MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School.

Value:
Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate.

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 13kB

Myee Codrington Scholarship in Microsurgery

The Myee Codrington Scholarship was established in 2006 to support research into the advancement of the use of microsurgery in clinical medicine. The project is funded by the Myee Codrington Medical Foundation and the Microsearch Foundation of Australia.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or else in receipt of an award which covers University of Sydney tuition fees (IPRS, AusAid future leaders programme etc)
  • Have a medical degree or science qualification at a minimum level of a bachelor’s degree with honours from an Australian university or other recognised institution
  • Be enrolled for a full-time Master of Surgery (by research) or a PhD in the Discipline of Surgery undertaking a research project in the field of transplantation biology, which would include microsurgical training, and commit at least four days per week to research
  • Be able to demonstrate strong research aptitude and potential for future research achievement, and
  • Preference will be given to those enrolled in, or intending to enrol in, basic or advanced surgical training as approved by recognised institutions.

Value:
$40,000 per annum or a top up scholarship up to the value of $15,000 for applicants with a clinical qualification. For applicants without a clinical qualification, the stipend payable will be in line with the current rate for an Australian Postgraduate Award. Up to an additional $20,000 per annum may be available for research related consumables.

Special Conditions:
Successful applicants not already in receipt of other funding (eg APA) will be expected to apply for scholarships during their first year of candidature in order to be eligible for subsequent years of funding from the Myee Codrington scholarship.

The RA Money Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Neuroscience

The late Dr Reginald Angel (Rex) Money, an alumnus of the Sydney Medical School, was a pioneer of neurosurgery in Australia. In 2014, Dr Money’s daughters established a fund for the award of postgraduate research scholarships in neuroscience at Sydney Medical School. The scholarship will be named the RA Money Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Neuroscience.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full time research degree (or have an offer to commence full time research in Research) within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney
  • Must undertake study in the field of neuroscience, and
  • Preference will be given to students who will conduct the clinical aspects of their research at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Preference will also be given to students who demonstrate financial need and/or social disadvantage.

Value:
APA rate (tax-exempt) for up to three years with the possibility of a six month extension.

Christine Maple-Brown Colorectal Cancer Research Scholarship

Established in 2015 by a generous donation from the Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation Ltd to establish a fund for the award of postgraduate research scholarships in colorectal cancer at Sydney Medical School.

Eligibility:

  • To take up the award, a student must be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date, and
  • Undertake research in the field of colorectal cancer.

Value:
APA rate (tax-exempt) for up to three years with the possibility of a six month extension.

The Pamela Jeanne Elizabeth Churm Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Established in 2015 by a generous donation from Cecil Auld Churm to establish a fund for the award of postgraduate research scholarships in neuroscience with a preference for research into the familial form of Motor Neurone Disease at Sydney Medical School.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a graduate of an approved Australian or overseas university
  • Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School, and
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.

Value:
APA rate.

Walter Eberhard Schroeder Dermatology Research Scholarship

Established in 2015 by a bequest from the Estate of Margit Schroeder to establish a fund for postgraduate scholarships and research in Dermatology in Sydney Medical School.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a graduate of an approved Australian or overseas university
  • Be enrolled in a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date, and
  • Undertake research in the field of Dermatology.

More information:
Terms and Conditions.

Walter Eberhard Schroeder Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Scholarship

Established in 2015 by a bequest from the Estate of Margit Schroeder to establish a fund for postgraduate scholarships and research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sydney Medical School.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be a graduate of an approved Australian or overseas university
  • Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date, and
  • Undertake research in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

More information:
Terms and Conditions.

The Curtin PhD Scholarship for Clinical Research

Established in 2015 by a generous donation from Dr Austin M Curtin to establish and award scholarships and additional research project grants to medical graduates undertaking a PhD involving clinical research at the University of Sydney through Sydney Medical School.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be enrolled for a postgraduate research doctorate (PhD) degree in Sydney Medical School
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date, and
  • Undertake a PhD involving clinical research.

The following special terms apply:

  • Preference will be given to applicants whose research is focused on indigenous health and/or rural health, and
  • Preference will be given to applicants undertaking clinical work and research at Lismore Base Hospital and /or the University Centre for Rural Health.

Value:
$50,000 per annum.

More Information:
Terms and Conditions.

Neville Brown Scholarship

Established in 2008 by a bequest from Neville Brown to establish a postgraduate scholarship in medicine.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be graduates of an approved Australian or overseas university
  • Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Sydney Medical School, and
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.

More Information:
Terms and Conditions.

Reginald Maney Lake and Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship

The Reginald Maney Lake Scholarship was established in 1926 to support full-time research in pathology. It is offered in conjunction with the Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship, established in 1948 by Mrs NMB Cowburn.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be graduates of an approved Australian or overseas university
  • Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Sydney Medical School
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date, and
  • Must undertake study in the field of pathology.

Value:
The scholarship offers a stipend equivalent to the APA.

More Information:
Terms and Conditions.

Michelle (Naumburger) Kessler postgraduate scholarship in Genetic Counselling

Established in 2015 by the Naumburger family in loving memory of their daughter and sister to assist a student wishing to pursue a career in genetic counselling.

The scholarship is awarded by the Dean of Sydney Medical School on the recommendation of the Director, Master of Genetic Counselling program, Sydney Medical School. The award will be made to the highest ranked student based on the entry criteria for the Master of Genetic Counselling. No separate application is required.

Value:
$12,650 per annum for up to two years.