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.

Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarships - Chemistry

Background:

Established in 1957 by a bequest with an estimated value of $106,456 from the estates of Henry Berti Gritton and his wife Florence Mabel Gritton, Henry Bertie and Mabel Gritton Research Scholarships aim 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 and treatment of minerals and natural products of the soil.

Open to:

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time in a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the area of chemistry.

c. Applicants must be either citizens of a Commonwealth country or a permanent resident of Australia.

d. Applicants must have completed at least one of the following:

  • Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), or
  • Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or
  • an equivalent qualification

 

Value and Duration:
The  Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training (RTP) Stipend Rate for up to two years for a successful Masters by Research recipient, and up to three years for a successful PhD recipient, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
 
If the successful recipient of the Scholarship relocates their place of residence to take up the Scholarship they may claim an allowance for eligible expenses up to a value of $515 for each eligible adult and $255 for each eligible child. The maximum value of relocation expenses that a successful recipient may receive is $1,485.
 
The successful recipient may claim a thesis allowance within one year of submission of the thesis and no more than two years after their Scholarship ends. A successful Masters by Research recipient may claim up to $420 while a successful PhD recipient may claim up to $840 in allowances.
Further information:
Open Date: CLOSED
Close Date: CLOSED

Application Form:

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Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Medallist Award - Chemistry

Background:

Established in 1957 the Gritton Medallist Award is funded from the estates of Henry Bertie Gritton and his wife Florence Mabel Gritton 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 and treatment of minerals and natural products of the soil.

Open to:

a. Applicant must be University of Sydney Medallists and currently enrolled full-time in a PhD at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the area of chemistry.

c. Applicants must be either citizens of a Commonwealth country or a permanent resident of Australia.

Value and Duration:
The Scholarship  has a value of $3,000 and will be paid as a one-off payment.

No other amount is payable.

The Award will be offered subject to the availability of funds. 

Further information:
Open Date: 11 September 2018
Close Date: 8 October 2018 at 11:59pm

Application Form:

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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 Australian Postgraduate Award. Only one award is available at any one time.

For more information and how to apply, please click here

Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship – Water Conservation

Background:

Established in 1973 by a bequest with an estimated value of $185,000, comprising the residual estate of Winifred Roby Mankin, the Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship aims to promote and encourage research related to water conservation.

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Master’s by Research or a PhD scholar in the area of water conservation in two categories:

a)      Postgraduate Scholarship

b)      Supplementary Scholarship

 

Open to:

a. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time in a Masters by Research or PhD in the Departments of Science or Engineering at the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the area of chemistry.

c. Applicants must have completed at least one of the following:

  • Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), or
  • Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or
  • an equivalent qualification

 

Value and Duration:

  a)       Postgraduate scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program Stipend Rate for up to two years for a successful Masters by Research recipient, and up to three years for a successful PhD recipient, subject to satisfactory academic performance. 

If the successful recipient of the Scholarship relocates their place of residence to take up the Scholarship they may claim an allowance for eligible expenses up to a value of $515 for each eligible adult and $255 for each eligible child. The maximum value of relocation expenses that a successful recipient may receive is $1,485.

The successful recipient may claim a thesis allowance within one year of submission of the thesis and no more than two years after their Scholarship ends. A successful Masters by Research recipient may claim up to $420 while a successful PhD recipient may claim up to $840 in allowances.

b)       Supplementary scholarship – value to be determined by the selection committee.

Further information:
Open Date: 14 August 2018
Close Date: 11 October 2018 at 11:59pm

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DBH Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1983 by a series of donations and valued to approximately $80,000 from Dr Robin J. Helby, three DBH Scholarships were established in the memory of Dr Helby's mother. At the express wish of Dr Helby, the scholarship is offered in three different fields in rotation, as indicated below:

a. DBH Scholarship for German Nationals: to allow German nationals to undertake postgraduate research in any field

b. DBH Scholarship in Geology and Geophysics: to encourage research in the field of geology and geophysics

c. DBH Scholarship in the Social Effects of Alcoholism: to encourage research in the area of the social effects of alcoholism

Only one award in one of the specific fields is available at any one time. In 2019, only DBH Scholarship for German Nationals is being offered.

Open to:

a. DBH Scholarship for German Nationals:

  • Applicants must be German nationals.
  • Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission or must be currently enrolled full-time in Masters by Research or a PhD in any field in the University of Sydney.

b. Applicants must have completed at least one of the following:

  • Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), or
  • Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or
  • an equivalent qualification

 

Value and Duration:
The  Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the University of Sydney Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Rate for up to two years for a successful Masters by Research recipient, and up to three years for a successful PhD recipient, subject to satisfactory academic performance.  A potential extension of up to 6 months is available for PhD recipient.
 
If the successful recipient of the Scholarship relocates their place of residence to take up the Scholarship they may claim an allowance for eligible expenses up to a value of $515 for each eligible adult and $255 for each eligible child. The maximum value of relocation expenses that a successful recipient may receive is $1,485.
 
The successful recipient may claim a thesis allowance within one year of submission of the thesis and no more than two years after their Scholarship ends. A successful Masters by Research recipient may claim up to $420 while a successful PhD recipient may claim up to $840 in allowances.
Further information:
Open Date: August 2019
Close Date: August 2019

Application Form:

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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.

CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships

CSIRO offers full and top-up Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who are enrolled in a PhD at an Australian university.

Further information is available from the CSIRO website: http://www.csiro.au/en/Careers/Student-and-graduate-programs/Postgraduate-scholarships.

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.