Scholarships

There are a number of unique scholarship opportunities available to students studying at the Faculty of Pharmacy. In addition to those listed below, the University of Sydney's Scholarships and Financial Support Service (see link on right) offers many other scholarship schemes worth considering if you are eligble.

Undergraduate scholarships.


Undergraduate scholarships are generally awarded based on a combination of school examination results, ATAR and other factors. The University offers scholarships to continuing undergraduate students based on merit. Each year, applications close in September.

Blooms the Chemist - John Sidgreaves Scholarship


Background

Available to third year domestic students, this scholarship was established to honour the commitment and outstanding contributions of John Sidgreaves to the Faculty of Pharmacy and profession of community pharmacy.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • students entering their fourth and final year of the degree
  • students from a lower socio-economic background (as determined by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC))
  • students with a minimum credit average in the first three years of the degree
  • students with a proven interest in community pharmacy who have
    been employed by a pharmacy full-time of part-time for a minimum of one year.


Scholarship value

$5000

How to apply?

Details of how to apply and deadline dates can be found at UAC Equity Scholarships.

Postgraduate scholarships.


Postgraduate scholarships are offered to students undertaking coursework or research.

Scholarship for citizens of Timor Leste


Background

Every year, the Faculty of Pharmacy offers one scholarship to citizens of Timor Leste to undertake the graduate entry Master of Pharmacy program.

Who should apply for this scholarship?
Citizens of Timor Leste who have:

  • a prior bachelor’s degree
  • the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA), sat the Graduate Australian Medical Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or sat the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
  • the minimum of 42 out of 54 credit points, or equivalent, in seven prerequisite subjects at university level.
  • English language proficiency (if relevant).

All applicants having the support of Timor Leste Government and can contact:

Contact: Herminia Ornai, Secretaria Executivo
Email: herminia_ornai@yahoo.com
Mobile: +670 7724767

Scholarship value

This scholarship provides full tuition fees and living expenses.

Postgraduate research scholarships.


The faculty is committed to delivering a rich, vibrant research program and offers several postgraduate research scholarships to encourage promising research students to connect with our prolific academic ranks. In addition to the faculty-specific scholarships, there are also a variety of University-wide scholarships and grants available to local and international research students.

PhD Scholarship in regulatory safety advisories on medicines


Background

The successful scholarship candidate will work on a project to compare regulatory safety advisories on medicines in Canada, Australia, the United States, and the European Union (EU) over a 10-year period, with the aim of identifying factors that lead to effective risk communication.

This is a mixed methods study that includes a systematic review of the research evidence, key informant interviews, and controlled interrupted time series analyses to assess effects of regulatory advisories on prescribing. We will develop a database of regulatory risk communications within each region, and identify discordant cases for in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis. Discordant cases are defined as differences between countries in whether or not an advisory is issued (“dear health professional” communications or advisories for professionals or the public), communication methods used, timing and/or key messages.

Applicants have the option to focus their studies mainly on the qualitative or quantitative component of this mixed methods study. The successful candidate will work with an international multi-disciplinary team with expertise in pharmacy, pharmacology, pharmaco-epidemiology, pharmaceutical policy analysis, health services research and risk communication, and will be mentored by Dr Barbara Mintzes, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Charles Perkins Centre.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
  • candidates with a first class honours degree (or H1 equivalent result e.g. MPhil) in pharmacy, epidemiology, pharmacology, biomedical science or equivalent four year health science discipline.
  • candidates with an interest in medication safety, regulatory policy and experience in at least one of three research methods: conducting systematic reviews, pharmacoepidemiology or key informant interview studies.
  • candidates who are interested in working across different research paradigms and disciplines and can collaborate well with an international team
  • candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills.


Scholarship value

Values at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award, currently $26,288, and indexed annually. May be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

How to apply?

Applications are to be emailed directly to the Faculty of Pharmacy at pharmacy.research@sydney.edu.au with a cover letter, CV, copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of two references.

Ligand Gated Ion Channels in stroke recovery and other mental health disorders


Background

In this PhD project, the successful candidate will focus on GABAA and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, which are important targets for drugs for stroke recovery and other mental health disorders, including dementia, epilepsy, and neuropathic pain. During the project, the successful candidate will work closely with fellow PhD students, Post Doctoral staff and international and national collaborators. The candidate will be performing site directed mutagenesis, electrophysiology and neurochemistry to understand the binding site and interactions of agents that show promise in stroke recovery and other mental health disorders.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
  • candidates with a first class honours degree (or H1 equivalent result e.g. MPhil) in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and neuroscience.
  • candidates with an interest in research
  • candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills.


Scholarship value

Values at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award, currently $26,288, and indexed annually. May be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

How to apply?

Applications are to be emailed directly to Professor Mary Collins at mary.collins@sydney.edu.au pharmacy.research@sydney.edu.au with a cover letter, CV, copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of two references.

Computational Drug Design - Targeting Ion Channels Implicated in Stroke Recovery and Other Mental Health Disorders


Background

In this PhD project, the candidate will develop pharmacophores and 3-dimensional receptor models to investigate how drugs and endogenous peptides interact with receptors. Focus will be on GABAA and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, which are important targets for drugs in a number of mental health disorders, including stroke recovery, dementia, epilepsy and neuropathic pain.

During the project, you will collaborate closely with fellow PhD students and Post Docs performing laboratory based research, and you will provide structural insight and guidance to mutational studies and medicinal chemistry. You will be using types of computational chemistry software to perform homology modelling, docking, pharmacophore modelling and molecular dynamics simulations.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
  • candidates with a first class honours degree (or H1 equivalent result e.g. MPhil) in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology and neuroscience.
  • candidates with an interest in in research and experience in molecular modelling, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, structural biology or medicinal chemistry.
  • candidates with IT experience in programming, scripting and experience with the Linux operating system will be considered an asset.
  • candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills.


Scholarship value

Values at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award, currently $26,288, and indexed annually. May be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

How to apply?

Applications are to be emailed directly to Dr Thomas Balle at thomas.balle@sydney.edu.au with a cover letter, CV, copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of two references.

The Peter Coates Postgraduate Scholarship in Ethnopharmacology


Background

This postgraduate scholarship is named in honour of Dr Peter Coates, a world-class scientist and leader who showed an outstanding commitment to clinical pharmacology, global drug development and academic collaboration. The scholarship is available for a suitable candidate to commence PhD studies in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Centre for Education and Research (CERA) on ageing at Concord Hospital in Sydney.

This is a joint postgraduate research initiative between Associate Professor Annette Gross and Professor Andrew McLachlan from the University of Sydney and Concord Hospital.

The specific nature of this clinical research project will be to investigate the contribution of ethnic differences to inter-individual variation in drug response. Determinants of ethnic differences in drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, such as pharmacogenetic variation, will be investigated.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
  • candidates with an honours degree (H1 or H21) in a health sciences related field such as pharmacy and medical sciences
  • candidates with skills and research experience in the area of pharmacokinetics, drug analysis and/or molecular biological methods will be given priority.
  • candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills.


Scholarship value

The sponsorship value is $25,000 for three years with the possibility of renewal for a further 6 months, if progress is satisfactory. There will be a 12-month period of probation.

How to apply?

Applications are to be emailed directly to Professor Andrew McLachlan at andrew.mclachlan@sydeny.edu.au with a letter addressing the criteria and outlining their interest in the area, copy of an academic transcript, CV, and the names and contact details of two references.

Quality Use of Medicines in Dementia PhD/Top-up Scholarship


Background

Medication management can be described as a complex system. The project is to develop a model for medication management for dementia in primary care. A focus will be the ongoing management of psychotropic medication. The research will be interdisciplinary incorporating pharmacy, nursing, general practice, clinical geriatrics, psychology and health services.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
  • the scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate with a good honours degree or equivalent in pharmacy, nursing, medicine or a health science discipline to undertake research studies leading to a PhD in Pharmacy.
  • applicants should have an interest in pharmacotherapy and ideally have experience in the monitoring, review or prescribing of medication, either as a nurse, pharmacist or prescriber


Scholarship value

This scholarship will be valued at the same rate as the Australian The scholarship will be valued at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award, and will be indexed annually. It may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress. For candidates that are successful in obtaining an APA, a top-up scholarship to the value of $10,000 per annum is possible.

How to apply?

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Carl Schneider, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: +61 2 9036 9015; E-mail: carl.schneider@sydney.edu.au). Applications should be emailed directly to Dr. Schneider at the above address and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees.

Closing date: 30 September 2016 (Please note - the closing date will be extended until the scholarship is filled)

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Development Project Postgraduate Scholarship


Background

This project is highly interdisciplinary, involving the use of numerous biophysical methods in order to understand and enhance the stability of seasonal flu vaccine. The project requires working on the development of novel approaches to study different aspects of the vaccine, with an emphasis on degradation issues during processing steps.

The research will span both fundamental, applied research and process development on a broad range of characterisation, formulation and degradation issues including overall stability of the vaccine and structure of the virus, protein aggregation, particle size, surfactant-virus interaction, degradation mechanism of the virus by surfactants and temperature, and finding appropriate stabilizers.
The successful candidate will have a rare opportunity to work in an academic environment that collaborates closely with pharmaceutical companies with an aim to streamline biotherapeutics/vaccine manufacturing.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Domestic students
    candidates with an honours degree in an interdisciplinary field, such as biochemistry, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical science or material science.
  • candidates that have an interest and experience in biotechnology and biophysics, laboratory work using biophysical methods such as light scattering and fluorescence spectroscopy, electron and optical microscopy, chromatographic methods such as SEC-HPLC.
  • candidates with experience using data analysis software such as MATLAB or Igor Pro would be an added benefit.
  • candidates with strong written and verbal communication skills.


Scholarship value

This scholarship will be valued at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award and indexed annually. May be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

How to apply?

Applications are to be emailed directly to Dr Veysel Kayser at veysel.kayser@sydney.edu.au with a cover letter, CV, copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of two references.

Faculty of Pharmacy PhD Scholarship


Background

This scholarship is available on a highly competitive basis for domestic students commencing a full-time PhD with the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Domestic students
  • candidates with a bachelor degree with first class honours (or H1 equivalent results)
  • candidates commencing a full-time study PhD with the Faculty of Pharmacy.


Scholarship value

Coordinator to advise

How to apply?

Application for this scholarship is automatic upon application for an APA/UPA through the University of Sydney Scholarships Office

The Ross Brown Postgraduate Scholarship


Background

The Ross Brown Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 2007 with a donation by Mr Ross Brown, AM RFD ED to support Higher Research Degree students in the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Domestic students
  • candidates with a bachelor degree with first class honours (or H1 equivalent results).


Scholarship value

This scholarship will be valued at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award and indexed annually. May be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

How to apply?

Application for this scholarship is automatic upon application for an APA/UPA through the University of Sydney Scholarships Office

The Pharmacy Alumni Postgraduate Scholarship


Background

The Pharmacy Alumni Postgraduate Scholarship, established by a donation by Mr Ross Brown, AM RFD ED to support Higher Research Degree students in the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Domestic students
  • candidates with a bachelor degree with first class honours (or H1 equivalent results)
  • candidates conducting research with the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital will be an added benefit .


Scholarship value

This scholarship will be valued at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award and indexed annually. May be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

How to apply?

Application for this scholarship is automatic upon application for an APA/UPA through the University of Sydney Scholarships Office

Scholarships open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students.


The Faculty of Pharmacy offers a number of scholarships designed to support both undergraduate and postgraduate students, by offering special conditional assistance, or an enriched co-curricular learning program.

Rural Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme


Background

The Rural Pharmacy Scholarships have been established to provide financial support to encourage and enable students from rural and remote communities to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at university level.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • candidates must be a member of the student Rural Health Club or a member of the Universities affiliated Rural Health Club
  • candidates must have resided in a defined rural area for a minimum of five consecutive years, or eight cumulative years from the age of five years.
  • candidates must be enrolled as a full-time student in a pharmacy undergraduate or graduate degree at an Australian university that will lead them to becoming a registered pharmacist.


Scholarship value

This scholarships value is $10,000 per year, per student (therefore, $40,000 per student over a four year period). There are up to 30 scholarships offered annually.

How to apply?

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of individual student application that will be assessed against the eligibility criteria, as detailed on the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme (ATSIPSS)


Background

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pharmacy Scholarship Scheme aims to encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students to undertake undergraduate or graduate studies in pharmacy at university. It is acknowledged that if the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are to be adequately met by pharmacists, there is a need for more Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander pharmacists working in the industry.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • candidates must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • candidates must be enrolled or about to be enrolled, as a full-time student in a pharmacy undergraduate or graduate degree at an Australian university that will lead them to become a registered pharmacist
  • scholarships are available to students in any year of their undergraduate or graduate degree
  • candidates must be a member of the student Rural Health Club or a member of the University’s affiliated Rural Health Club
  • candidates who are from a rural or remote location will have an added benefit. Although not a mandatory criterion, scholarships will be offered preferentially to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who currently live, or have lived, in a rural or remote community.


Scholarship value

This scholarships value is $15,000 per year, per student (therefore, $60,000 per student over a four year period). There are up to 3 scholarships offered annually.

How to apply?

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of individual student application that will be assessed against the eligibility criteria, as detailed on the 6th Community Pharmacy Agreement.

Summer Vacation Scholarships

Background

The Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney is pleased to offer Summer Scholarship opportunities to students (local and international) currently enrolled in an undergraduate pharmacy, science, medical or equivalent physical or natural science degree in Australian and New Zealand universities; or Master of Pharmacy students in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney.

The Pharmacy Summer Scholarships are a unique opportunity to gain research experience while working with world-renowned academics in a leading centre for Pharmacy education in Australia. Collaborative projects are offered in a range of areas, covering medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutics/drug delivery, pharmacogenomics, and pharmacy practice and education.

Who should apply for this scholarship?

  • enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis in the second or third year of their undergraduate degree program in pharmacy, science, medical or equivalent physical or natural science at an Australian or New Zealand University.
  • enrolled on a full time or part time basis in the Master of Pharmacy program in the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy Cricket Scholarship


Background

Pharmacy Cricket has made two scholarships available to any student studying at a pharmacy school or university in Australia.

Who should apply for this scholarship:

  • candidates must be a Bachelor of Pharmacy or Master of Pharmacy student
  • candidates do not have to have any interest or involvement with cricket to apply.


Scholarship value

The value of this scholarship is $2500 per student to two students

How to apply?

For the application criteria, email hodgsong@bigpond.com or peteroreilly@optusnet.com.au. Please see the Pharmacy Cricket website for more details.

Faculty prizes .


The Faculty of Pharmacy awards prizes to continuing undergraduate students based on performance and merit. There is no application process for prizes; students who have been awarded a prize based on merit will be notified.