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 2, 2015) 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 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

Closing date: 30 Nov
How to apply:
If you applied for an APA and are enrolling through Sydney Medical School for 2015 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:

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: 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:

Children's Medical Research Institute scholarships

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) offers scholarships to PhD students to carry out their research in one of the CMRI laboratories.

Applications are evaluated in a highly competitive process involving selection and interview by a Scholarship Committee. The CMRI scholarship has a value greater than that of the Australian Postgraduate Award or NHMRC Postgraduate scholarships. International students are eligible to apply, but the CMRI scholarship does not cover university tuition fees.

Deadlines, application forms and further details can be found at the CMRI website http://www.cmri.org.au/Research/For-Students/CMRI-PhD-scholarship

Closing date: Mid September each year

more information available at www.cmri.org.au.

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: Closed for 2014. APA Applicants do not require a separate application

Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship

Established in 2009 by a generous bequest from Dr A S McKern. Commencing in 2015 two to three scholarships will be offered for the purpose of investigations into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and puerperium.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduate of the University of Sydney, Australia or the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, or Yale University, USA
  • Must be enrolled in a full time research degree (or have an offer to commence full time research in 2015) within the Sydney Medical School 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.

Further information:

Terms and conditions - PDF

Closing date: Wednesday 17th September

How to apply - PDF

Application Form - PDF

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.
  • Applicants must demonstrate an interest in Myeloma or related disorders.
  • 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: $45,000 per annum

Further information:

Terms and conditions - PDF 14kB

Closing date: 03 December 2014

How to apply:
Applicants should submit a letter to Professor Doug Joshua of the Department of Haematology at the address below. 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 the Student Administration Unit for the Faculties of Dentistry, Medicine and Pharmacy by the closing date for the scholarship.

Clinical Professor JOHN GIBSON AM,
Head of Department
Institute of Haematology
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Camperdown NSW 2050
Australia
Phone: +61 2 9515 8031
Facsimile: +61 2 9515 6698

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: closed for 2014. APA applicants do not require a separate application

Francis M Hooper Scholarship for Medical Research

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

Eligibility:

  • A student 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
  • 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

Closing date: Not available in 2014

Terms and conditions (DOC)
Application form (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:

  • 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 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:

  • must be graduates of the University of Sydney
  • Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • expected to enrol fulltime 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, 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.

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:

  • be accepted into the Master of Surgery by research, or a Master of Philosophy (Medicine) or a PhD in the Discipline of Surgery, Sydney Medical School
  • be either Australian citizens or permanent residents, or citizens of New Zealand or Hong Kong.

Value: $20,000 per annum

Further information:
For more 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.
  • must be enrolled in a higher degree in Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney
  • 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: Tuesday 24th June 2014

Application form and further information on how to apply.

Sydney Medical School Postgraduate Scholarships

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

Sydney Medical School offers up to six scholarships towards research higher degrees for suitably qualified candidates.

Eligibility:

  • 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 currently offered

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.

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
  • Australian and New Zealand citizen or permanent resident of Australia
  • Have an offer to enrol fulltime in an MPhil or PhD at the Sydney Medical School

Value: $30,000 per annum

Further information:
Terms and conditions - PDF 14kB

Closing date: 06 June 2014
Application

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: $30,000 for 3.5 years.

Closing date: Closed for 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.


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

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:

  • be an Australian citizen, a 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 4 days per week to research
  • be able to demonstrate strong research aptitude and potential for future research achievement
  • 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.

Further information:
Master of Surgery (by research)
OR contact the following people



Closing date: Closed

How to apply:
Applications including a curriculum vitae, certified copies of transcripts of all tertiary qualifications commenced, and the names and contact details of at least two referees should be forwarded to with a copy to by the closing date.

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

Phillip Jacoby Scholarship in Alzheimer’s Dementia Research

The Phillip Jacoby Scholarship in Alzheimer’s Dementia Research was established in 2007 following a gift by the family of the late Phillip Jacoby to support research within the University of Sydney.

Eligibility:

  • research into Alzheimer's dementia, with a preference given to applicants who have a particular focus on the role genetics plays in Alzheimer’s dementia
  • 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 15kB

Closing date: Closed

How to apply: Contact

Scholarships Officer
Sydney Medical School

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

The George Institute for Global Health top-up Scholarships

Established from funds provided by the Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute for Global Health, a number of top-up Scholarships will be offered to students who are successful in obtaining a APA/UPA or NHMRC Scholarship.

Eligibilty: As per APA/UPA and NHMRC scholarships.

Value: $5,000 for year 1 and $12,000 pa for years 2 - 3.5. A relocation allowance of up to $5,000 may be provided for students who need to relocate to Sydney to take up the scholarship.

Further information:
Topic areas include Back Pain (Professor Chris Maher, Associate Professor Jane Latimer, Dr Chris Lin, Dr Nick Henschke), Rehabilitation (Dr Cathie Sherrington, Dr Anne Moseley, Dr Anne Tiedemann), Contracture (Associate Professor Rob Herbert, Dr Liz Clarke) and Indigenous Health (Associate Professor Jane Latimer).

Closing date: closed

How to apply:
Contact at The George Institute