FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH

One-Off Primary Scholarships

There are many one-off primary scholarships in medical research that are offered throughout the year, often funded by research grants held by University of Sydney academic staff and linked to specific research projects.

One-Off Supplementary Scholarships

There are some one-off supplementary scholarships in medical research that are offered throughout the year, often funded by research grants held by University of Sydney academic staff and linked to specific research projects.

These scholarships are established to assist students who already hold a primary scholarship.

Recurring Scholarships

These recurring scholarships are offered on a regular basis and are often funded by gifts or donations to the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

These prestigious scholarships open for applications at varying times depending on the requirements of the Faculty of Medicine and Health, Charles Perkins Centre and the donor.

Recurring Scholarships (Assessed in conjuction with RTP Applications)

These recurring scholarships are often funded by gifts or donations to the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

These prestigious scholarships do not have a separate application process and require applicants to apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.

Successful recipients will be notified at the end of each year if they are successful in receiving one of these scholarships that will commence the following year.

For more information on how to apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship please see the following link.

Scholarship Details

One-Off Primary Scholarships

Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre PhD Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of translational cancer research. The research is to be conducted at one of the primary sites of the Sydney West Translational Cancer Research Centre (SW-TCRC).

 

This scholarship is supported by a grant from the Cancer Institute NSW.
Open to: 1. The scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident at the time of award.

 

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

i. Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery,
ii. Doctor of Medicine,
iii. Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours or equivalent, or
iv. Degree with an outstanding record of professional and/or research achievement since graduation.

  4. The applicant, their supervisor and their research project must be based in Australia and located at one of the SW-TCRC sites.
  5. The applicant must already be, or will become, a member of SW-TCRC by the time of award.
  6. The primary supervisor of the applicant must have at least six months membership of the SW-TCRC at the time of the application.
Value & Duration:

If the applicant meets the requirements outlined in 3(i) or 3(ii) the scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the NHMRC Medical Dental Stipend for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

If the applicant meets the requirements outlined in 3(iii) or 3(iv) the scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

The stipend will be indexed annually on the anniversary of the scholarship commencement date in line with the particular scholarship that is awarded.

 

The successful applicant will recieve $2000 per annum towards the purchase of consumables and conference travel that is relevant to the scholarship. Any unspend funds may be carried forward into the following year but not beyonf the end date of the scholarship.

 

A one off amount of $500 will be payable to the successful applicant in the final year of the scholarship to assist with costs associated with thesis preparation and presentation. These funds cannot be used for other purposes and must be used within six months of the scholarship end date.

Further Information Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Participatory Epidemiology

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to undertake research in participatory epidemiology, in particular infectious diseases, social computing and pathogen genomics.

Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in participatory epidemiology, in particular infectious diseases, social computing and pathogen genomics.

 

3. Applicants must be Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand Citizens.

 

4. Applicants must hold an Honours degree or Masters degree in science, engineering, nursing or equivalent health science discipline.

 

5. Applicants must have an interest in social network analysis and public health.

 

6. Applicants must be able to work across different research discipline and collaborate well with a multi-disciplinary team.

 

7. Applicants must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

Value & Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

An extension of up to six months is available.

Opening Date:

Closed

Application Information:

Closed

Closing Date:

Closed

Further Information: Terms and Conditions

Wiser Healthcare Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Communicating about Overdiagnosis

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into communicating about overdiagnosis and develop and evaluate a range of communication materials and processes.

 

This Scholarship is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence grant. 

Open to: 1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must undertake research into overdiagnosis and develop and evaluate a range of communication materials and processes
  3. Applicants must also hold an undergraduate degree in one of the following areas:
 
  • Psychology, 
  • Sociology,  
  • Medical Science, or
  • Other related medical or social science field
  4. Applicants must demonstrate skills and experience in:
 
  • qualitative research,
  • quantitative social research,
  • project management and organisation,
  • written and verbal communication, and
  • working in a multi-disciplinary research team.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Rate for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

  The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions
Opening Date: Closed
Application Form: Closed
Closing Date:  Closed

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Patient Connected Imaging

Background:

An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to develop and test a new imaging methodology called patient connected imaging which adapts hardware to real-time respiratory and cardiac signals of the patient. The successful recipient may work on one or more of the following research projects:

I. image reconstruction,
II. algorithm development,
III. clinical trials, or
IV. real-time computer control of hardware.

 

This Scholarship is part of a joint research project agreement between Siemens Healthcare Pty Ltd and the University of Sydney.

 Open to:

1. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty to Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

 

2. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the field of patient connected imaging.

 

3. Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in Mathematics, Science or Engineering.

 

4. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

Applicants who receive an alternative primary scholarship of higher value, may be eligible for a Supplementary Scholarship of $10,000 per annum.

Further Information: Please see the Terms and Conditions and contact Associate Professor Ricky O'Brien, ricky.obrien@sydney.edu.au
Opening Date:  Closed
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

Postgraduate Research Scholarship at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar to conduct research into reducing overdiagnosis and overtreatment in the area of musculoskeletal disorders at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney.

 Open to:

1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at The University of Sydney.

 

2. Applicants must undertake research into reducing overdiagnosis and overtreatment in the area of musculoskeletal disorders at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney. 

 

3. Applicants must hold a Medical or Health Science degree.

 

4. Applicants must be able to demonstrate research experience in clinical and population health.

 

5. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $33,318 per annum (indexed on the 1 January each year) for up to two years for a Masters by Research, or three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful applicant enrolled part-time will be provided with a stipend allowance equivalent to 50% of the full-time stipend rate, for up to two years for a Masters by Research, or three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

  A successful PhD recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
  A successful full-time PhD recipient will also receive an additional allowance of $2,250 per annum for travel and consumables, prorated for the duration of the stipend allowance.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  Closed
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

Sydney Vital Colorectal Cancer Postgraduate Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct translational research in colorectal cancer working at the interface of basic science and clinical research, at the Kolling Institute.

 

This Scholarship is funded by a grant from the Cancer Institute New South Wales. 

Open to:

1. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney. 

 

2. Applicants must be willing to conduct translational research in colorectal cancer working at the interface of basic science and clinical research at the Kolling Institute. 

 

3. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following: 

 
  • an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or
  • a Medical Degree. 
 

4. Applicants must be able to demonstrate interests in clinical disciplines and/or biomedical science disciplines to conduct research in colorectal cancer.

 

5. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen. 

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum for one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
 

  An extension may be offered by the University should funds become available.
  
  The maximum duration of the scholarship (including any extension) will not exceed three and a half years
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  30 January 2019
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  13 March 2019 at 11:59pm

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Ethics of Youth-Engaged Health Research

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the current theory and practice related to ethical aspects of youth engagement in research and identify possible limitations to the process and develop an alternative framework.

 

The Scholarship is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council through a Centre of Research Excellence grant.
Open to:

1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

 

2. Applicants must undertake research into the current theory and practice related to ethical aspects of youth engagement in research and identify possible limitations to the process and develop an alternative framework. 

 

3. Applicants must also hold an Honours degree or a Master's degree with a substantial research component in one of the following areas: 

 
  • bioethics,
  • ethics public policy,
  • sociology, 
  • psychology, 
  • health, or
  • social justice. 
 

4. Applicants must have a background in research in at least one of the following areas: 

 
  • research methods,
  • ethics,
  • health, and/or
  • youth studies. 
 

5. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong track record in publications and presentations of high quality research. 

 

6. Applicants must be Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand Citizens.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Rate for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
 

  The successful recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.  
Further Information:

Terms and Conditions and for any enquiries in regards to this Scholarship please contact Tina Cunningham at tina.cunningham@sydney.edu.au

Opening Date:  11 January 2019
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  12 March 2019 11:59pm

Sydney Vital Pain and Palliative Care Postgraduate Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct translational cancer research in the area of pain and palliative care.

 

This Scholarship is funded by a grant from the Cancer Institute New South Wales.

Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or being enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must be willing to conduct translational cancer research in the area of pain and palliative care.
 

3. Applicants must also hold at least one of the following: 

 
  • an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or
  • a Medical Degree. 
  4. Applicants must be able to demonstrate interest in pain and palliative care.
 

5. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen. 

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $30,000 per annum for three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. 

  No extension will be allowed.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  Closed
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

One-Off Supplementary Scholarships

Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarship in Participatory Epidemiology

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to undertake research in participatory epidemiology, in particular infectious diseases, social computing and pathogen genomics.

 

To assist students undertaking this research, a supplementary scholarship has been established to support the living costs of students while completing their studies. 

Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in participatory epidemiology, in particular infectious diseases, social computing and pathogen genomics.

 

3. Applicants must be Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand Citizens.

 

4. Applicants must hold an Honours degree or Masters degree in science, engineering, nursing or equivalent health science discipline.

 

5. Applicants must have an interest in social network analysis and public health.

 

6. Applicants must be able to work across different research discipline and collaborate well with a multi-disciplinary team.

 

7. Applicants must have strong written and verbal communication skills.

 

8. Applicants must also be a recipient of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that will provide a stipend allowance.

Value & Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend supplementary allowance of $10,000 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

An extension of up to six months is possible.

Opening Date:

Closed

Application Information:

Closed

Closing Date:

Closed

Further Information: Terms and Conditions

Consortium of Objectively Measured Physical Activity, Supplementary PhD scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep in relation to cardiometabolic and other health outcomes within the Pro PASS consortium (Prospective Physical Activity, Sitting, and Sleep consortium).

 

This scholarship is funded by PAL Technologies Ltd. and the University of Sydney, Sydney Research Accelerator Fellows Program. 

Open to:

1. Applicants must have unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

 

2. Applicants must conduct research into to conduct research into objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep in relation to cardiometabolic and other health outcomes within the Pro PASS project (Prospective Physical Activity, Sitting, and Sleep Consortium). 

 

3. Applicants must also hold:  

 
  • an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), or
  • Masters degree in one of the following areas:
    • Public Health,
    • Physical Activity and Exercise Science,
    • Epidemiology
    • Statistics, or
    • IT. 
 

4. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following: 

 
  • experience with physical activity or nutrition measurements
  • high motivation,
  • excellent interpersonal and organisational skills,
  • excellent numeracy skills, 
  • good writing skills,
  • good IT skills,
  • some understanding on the role of physical activity for human health, and 
  • some understanding of particularly accelerometry.
 

5. Applicants must also be a recipient of a primary scholarship that will provide a stipend allowance.  

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend supplementary allowance of $12,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

  No extension will be allowed.   
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  18 February 2019
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  1 April 2019

Recurring Scholarships

John A Lamberton Research Scholarships

Background:

Established in 2004 by donations totalling $1,000,000 from the widow of John A Lamberton (1925-2002), these scholarships are for the purpose of fostering research and aim to recognise and encourage excellence in areas emanating from and inspired by the work of Dr John A Lamberton or in the area of science aimed at chemical understanding of brain function and malfunction.

Open to: Candidates who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  Candidates at postgraduate level who are enrolled full-time in higher research degrees and shall be tenable at the University of Sydney only.
Value: To be determined by the Scholarship Committee
Duration:  1-3 years
Open:  April
Conditions:  Read more

John Flood Memorial Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1990, this Scholarship has been generously donated by friends of Dr John Flood of Wollongong who died in 1988. This Scholarship is awarded to assist students undertake a summer research project in the area of neuropathology.  

Open to:

1. Applicants must be currently enrolled at the University of Sydney. 

 

2. Applicants must be willing to undertake a Summer Research Project in the area of Neuropathology in the Discipline of Pathology within the Faculty of Medicine and Health. 

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship value and duration will be determined when the Scholarship is awarded and outlined in the successful recipients Scholarship Offer Letter. 

Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  31 December 2018
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  27 March 2019 11:59pm

The Australian Pancreatic Centre Harris Van Beek Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar to undertake research in the field of pancreatic cancer and pancreatic surgery. 

Open to:

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

 

2. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the field of pancreatic cancer and pancreatic surgery. 

 

3. Applicants must undertake the research under the supervision of Doctor Anubhav Mittal and Professor Jaswinder Samra.  

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $20,000 per annum for one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

No extension will be allowed. 

Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  4 February 2019
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  22 February 2019 11:59pm

Recurring Scholarships (Assessed in conjuction with RTP Applications)

Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of biomedical research.

 

This scholarship is funded by a gift from Dr Jennifer Mun-Yum Foong and Mr Kim Yee.
Open to:

1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney.

  2. Applicants must be willing to undertake and have previous research experience in biomedical research, in particular research into biomedical engineering and technology.
  3. Applicants must complete the following tasks to be considered for this Scholarship:
 
  • apply for the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, and
  • complete an Online Form detailing your willingness to undertake biomedical research, in particular research into biomedical engineering and technology and previous research experience in the area.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a minimum stipend allowance equivalent of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship rate per annum (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

  The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
Further Information Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship and complete the Online Form.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
 

 

Closing Date:  20 February 2019 at 11:59pm

Charles Perkins Centre Westmead Supplementary Scholarship

Background:

This Scholarship has been established to assist students holding a primary scholarship and undertaking research within the Charles Perkins Centre Westmead at the University of Sydney

 

This scholarship is funded by a gift from Dr Jennifer Mun-Yum Foong and Mr Kim Yee.
Open to:

1. Applicants with an unconditional offer of admission to study for or currently enrolled in a  PhD at the University of Sydney.

  2. Primary research project must be carried out at the Westmead precinct and reporting supervisors must include one Academic Director of Charles Perkins Centre Westmead, University of Sydney.
  3. Applicants must also be the recipient of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that provides stipend allowance
 Selection Criteria:

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

  • academic merit,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • demonstrated research experience in cardio metabolic or affiliated projects and a
  • personal statement elaborating the research they wish to undertake or are currently undertaking at the Charles Perkins Centre Westmead, University of Sydney

b. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

c. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor.

Value and Duration:

a. The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend supplementary allowance of $10,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

b. The Scholarship is for commencement in the relevant research period in which it is offered. It cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research without prior approval.

c. No other amount is payable.

d. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.

Further Information Terms and Conditions
Opening Date APPLY NOW
  For any queries, please contact Professor Clara Chow (Email to:cpc.westmead@sydney.edu.au)
Closing Date:  31 March 2019 at 11:59pm