Discipline specific awards

Following are some of the main scholarships that are specific to certain areas of study. It is not a comprehensive list as some scholarships are administered through Faculties/Departments. Please contact them for information regarding additional scholarship opportunities.

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)

The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) offers these awards for postgraduate students whose research projects are associated with nuclear science, or its applications, and require access to the unique national facilities at the Lucas Heights Science & Technology Centre.

Research Supplements are the principal form of award and are offered to scholars who are (or will be) in receipt of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent scholarship.

Supplementary Stipend: $7,500 pa. The award also provides funding for costs involved in using the facilities and services at Lucas Heights.

Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarships - Chemistry

The Gritton Scholarships are awarded to candidates enrolling in a higher degree by research and are intended to promote the knowledge and study of chemistry in relation to industry and agriculture, including chemistry connected with electrical engineering, metallurgical chemistry and chemistry in its application to mining and the winning treatment of minerals and natural products of the soil.

They are open to graduates of universities who are members of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, graduates of any country who are citizens of a Commonwealth country or Australian permanent residents.

The scholarship is valued at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award.

This scholarship opens for application around the same time as the APA/UPA. Please refer to the APA/UPA information document for further information.

Applications close mid January (for first semester) and early July (for second semester).

G.C. Henderson Research Scholarship – History of Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian Communities

The Henderson Scholarship is awarded to candidates enrolled in a higher degree by research in the Departments of Anthropology or History at The University of Sydney. The object of the scholarship is to promote and encourage research into the history of Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian Communities.

The scholarship is valued at the same rate as the University of Sydney Postgraduate Award. Only one award is available at any one time.

This scholarship opens for application around the same time as the APA/UPA. Please refer to the APA/UPA information document for further information.

Applications close mid January (for first semester) and early July (for second semester).

Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship – Water Conservation

The Mankin Scholarship is awarded to candidates enrolling in a higher degree by research and is intended to promote and encourage research related to water conservation.

The scholarship may be awarded in two categories:

  • postgraduate scholarship – valued at the same rate as the Australian Postgraduate Award.
  • supplementary scholarship – valued to be determined by the selection committee.

This scholarship opens for application around the same time as the APA/UPA. Please refer to the APA/UPA information document for further information.

Applications close mid January (for first semester) and early July (for second semester).

DBH Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a series of donations from Dr Robin J. Helby. It was Dr Helby's express wish that one scholarship be offered in three different fields in rotation, as follows:

  • to allow German nationals to undertake research in any field
  • for research in the field of geology and geophysics
  • for research in the area of the social effects of alcoholism

The scholarship is valued at the same rate as the University of Sydney Postgraduate Award. Only one award in one of the above fields is available at any one time.

This scholarship opens for application around the same time as the APA/UPA. Please refer to the APA/UPA information document for further information.

In 2015, a scholarship will be offered to the following field:

  • to allow German nationals to undertake research in any field
Douglas and Lola Douglas Scholarship in Child/Adolescent Health

This scholarship is funded by the bequest of the late Lola Rachel Maude Douglas to support postgraduate research in child/adolescent health at The University of Sydney.

The scholarship shall be open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents who are eligible for admission to candidature for a higher degree by research and who enrols as a full-time student accordingly. The tenure, value of award and benefits will be the same offered by the APA. Only one award is available at any one time.

This scholarship opens for application around the same time as the APA/UPA. Please refer to the APA/UPA information document for further information.

Mary Frances Stephens Scholarship- Health Sciences

The Mary Frances Stephens Scholarship is awarded to candidates enrolled in a higher degree by research in the discipline of Occupational Therapy with a preference for projects with an inter-disciplinary involvement. The scholarship is open to students who have successfully completed the full-time equivalent of at least one year of higher degree research in the discipline of Occupational Therapy at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Selection is based on academic merit and the applicant’s performance through their first year of candidature. The scholarship provides a stipend of $12,000 per annum for 3 years less any period of enrolment towards the degree at the time the offer is made. Only one award is available at any one time.

Further information is available through the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Contact: Executive Support Officer - Prizes and Scholarships.
Email:
Web: http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/future-students/scholarships-awards/index.shtml

Check with the Faculty on availability and closing date.

Deirdre Russell Memorial Scholarship- Health Sciences

Established in 2011 using funds from the Estate of the late John Deirdre Russell, the Deirdre Russell Memorial Scholarship is open to postgraduate research students in the discipline of Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences. The scholarship is open to students who have successfully completed at least one full-time (or equivalent part-time) year of a higher degree by research, preferably a doctoral degree in the discipline of Speech Pathology at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The scholarship provides a stipend of $13,000 per annum for 3 years less any period of enrolment towards the degree at the time the offer is made. Only one scholarship is available at any one time.

Further information is available through the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Contact: Executive Support Officer - Prizes and Scholarships.
Email:
Web: http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/future-students/scholarships-awards/index.shtml


Check with the Faculty on availability and closing date.

Lionel Murphy Australian Postgraduate Scholarships – Law or Science

A number of postgraduate scholarships are awarded annually by the Trustees of the Lionel Murphy Foundation. The Australian scholarships are tenable at an Australian tertiary institution for one year only and are currently valued at $40,000 each per annum. Further information is available from the Lionel Murphy Foundation.
Website: http://lionelmurphy.anu.edu.au/postgraduate_scholarships.htm

Applications close 30 November each year.

National ICT Australia (NICTA) Scholarship

NICTA provides a range of scholarships that are independently organised at each NICTA Research Laboratory in conjunction with its partner universities. Prospective students are encouraged to apply for Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) stipend scholarships or International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) through NICTA's partner universities. Further information is available from the NICTA website.

Closing dates vary.

CSIRO Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships

CSIRO offers full and top-up Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who are enrolled in a PhD at an Australian university, and who will be working on a project which is directly related to a flagship. They are mainly awarded as top-up scholarships valued at $7,000 pa.

Further information is available from the CSIRO website: http://www.csiro.au/org/Flagship-Postgrad-Scholarships.html.

Closing dates vary.

Primary Industry Research and Development Corporation Scholarships

Many Research and Development Corporations offer scholarships to postgraduate students working on projects that will further knowledge about an aspect of the field of interest of the particular corporation. Most of the corporations now make applications forms available on their web sites.

Some of the main funding bodies are:


Closing dates vary.

Cooperative Research Centre Scholarships

Many Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) offer scholarships to postgraduate students from participating or supporting universities. Examples include:


Closing dates vary.

Children's Medical Research Institute - Postgraduate Scholarship in Basic Medical Research

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) offers scholarships to PhD students to carry out their research in one of the CMRI laboratories. CMRI is located at Westmead, a major hub for research and medicine in NSW. CMRI is dedicated to researching the genes and proteins important for health and human development, and has particular research strength in the areas of cancer, gene therapy, embryonic development and neuroscience.

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. Successful applicants will also be expected to apply for external scholarships with support from research unit leaders at the CMRI. International students are eligible to apply. Please note that this scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by international students. 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: 12 September 2014