Postgraduate research scholarships

Sydney Medical School and the Medical Foundation offer several scholarships to Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia who enrol full-time in research higher degrees within the 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.

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 in Semester 1 or 2, 2014) within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney
  • Must undertake study in the fields of cancer and/or paediatrics

Value: $35,000 (tax-exempt) for one year (with the possibility of applying for up to two more 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

Closing date: Closing 30 November 2013
How to apply:
If you applied for an APA and are enrolling through Sydney Medical School for 2014 there is no need to complete a separate application, you will be automatically considered for this scholarship. If you did not apply for an APA please submit an application form complete with supporting documentation to:
Scholarships Officer
Postgraduate Student Administration Unit
Sydney Medical School A27
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Email:
Application form

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 $2800. The funds may be used for travel, materials, equipment or other expenses related to the research project.

Closing date: 31 March 2014
How to apply:
Complete the application form and submit to:
Scholarships Officer
Postgraduate Student Administration Unit
Sydney Medical School A27
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Email:

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:

  • undertake research in any aspect of rheumatoid arthritis and associated conditions
  • Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia or international students
  • have an offer to enrol fulltime 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

Closing date: 30 November each year. APA Applicants do not require a separate application

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:

  • preference will be given to female students
  • Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • have an offer to enrol fulltime 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

Closing date: close 30 November each year. APA applicants do not require a separate application

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:

  • undertake research and investigation into diseases of the eye
  • Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • have an offer to enrol fulltime in a MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School

Value: Dependant on Funding

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 9kB

Closing date: not available in 2014

John Keith Chandler Scholarship

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

Eligibility:

  • research into any aspect of varicose veins and its associated problems, especially varicose ulcers and varicose eczema
  • Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • have an offer to enrol fulltime 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

Closing date: 30 November each year.
note: APA applicants do not require a separate application

How to apply
Complete the application form and post to
Scholarships Officer
Postgraduate Student Administration Unit
Sydney Medical School
Edward Ford Bldg A27
The University of Sydney NSW 2006.

Margaret Taylor Scholarship

The Margaret Taylor Scholarship was established in 2012 through a donation by Ian Scott in memory of Margaret Taylor.

The Scholarship is open to postgraduate research students enrolled in Sydney Medical School and who are undertaking research in the area of breast cancer. The scholarship is valued at $2500.00 and the funds may be used for research expenses directly related to their project, travel to an international conference, or if no appropriate conference then to travel interstate or internationally to visit another cancer research institute/centre.

Closing date: Closed

How to apply:
Complete the application form and submit to:
Scholarships Officer
Postgraduate Student Administration Unit
Sydney Medical School A27
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Email:

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.
  • must enrol full-time in the Master of Surgery (by coursework)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents

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 2 of the terms and conditions

Research Methodology and Statistics Coursework Scholarships for PhD and MPhil Candidates

Sydney Medical School is offering a limited number of scholarships for currently enrolled PhD or MPhil candidates to undertake Units of Study offered by the School of Public Health. Scholarships cover course fees only and these will be paid directly to the School of Public Health.

Closing date: 17 January 2014

Application form and further information on how to apply.

Sydney Medical School Research Top-Up Scholarship

Sydney Medical School regrets that due to resource issues this scholarship is not currently offered.

Sydney Medical School offers top-up scholarships to students who are awarded an APA or a fully-funded UPA.


Value: up to $5,000 per annum

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 8kB

Not currently offered.

Medical Foundation Scholarship

The Medical Foundation Scholarship is a prestigious award funded by the Medical Foundation to support a person of outstanding research ability to undertake a full-time 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.
  • Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • have an offer to enrol fulltime in a MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School

Value: $30,000 per annum

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 14kB

Closing date: Awarded in 2013. Not offered in 2014.
How to apply

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:

  • have the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree
  • be either Australian citizens or permanent residents, or citizens of New Zealand
  • be accepted for full-time study into a higher degree by research in the area of Alzheimer's disease
  • preference will be given to the applicant who can provide evidence of significant research potential as demonstrated by, for example, research publications

Value: $25,000 for 3.5 years.

Closing date: 30 November 2014

How to apply:
A completed application form and accompanying CV with full list of publications, research output, academic transcripts, proof of citizenship or permanent residency and the names and contact details of at least two referees should be sent to:

Sydney Medical School Foundation
Edward Ford Building (A27)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Phone: +612 9351 7315
Fax: +612 9351 9182
Email:

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:

  • have the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree with Honours
  • be either an Australian or overseas graduate of outstanding academic merit
  • be accepted into a PhD in the area of Meniere's disease
  • 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 1 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.

Further information:
Information on how to apply for higher degree by research candidature is available on:
How to apply for postgraduate study

Closing date: 30 November each year

How to apply:
The application form must be accompanied by a CV with full list of publications and other research output, academic transcripts, proof of citizenship or permanent residency, and the names and contact details of at least two referees. These documents should be sent to:
Sydney Medical School Foundation
Sydney Medical School
Edward Ford Building (A27)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Phone: +612 9351 7315
Fax: +612 9351 3299
Email:

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:

  • research in medicine, but preference will be given to applicants who are undertaking research into gynaecology
  • Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • have an offer to enrol fulltime 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

Closing date: Not offered in 2014

Neville Brown Scholarship

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

Eligibility:

  • have an offer to enrol fulltime in a MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School
  • be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident

Value: stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) rate

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 13kB

Closing date: 30 November each year. APA applicants do not require a separate application

Reginald Maney Lake and Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship

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

Eligibility:

  • research in the field of pathology
  • be an Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • have an offer to enrol fulltime 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

Closing date: not available in 2014