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

Raymond Seidler Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the mental health of general practitioners.

 

The aim of the research is to break down barriers preventing doctors from receiving the support they need. It will endeavour to translate these findings into actionable change within the medical community. 

 

The Scholarship has been established by family of the late Dr Raymond Seidler, through extensive planning with experts including Professor Ian Hickie. 

Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health or the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must be willing to undertake research into the mental health of general practitioners.
 

3. Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in medicine or related field.

  4. Applicants must demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in mental health.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum for up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Further Information: Terms and Conditions
Opening Date:  Closed
Application Form: Closed
Closing Date:  Closed

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Viral Genomics

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into Viral Genomics with a particular focus on the molecular epidemiology and evolutionary dynamics of human respiratory infections in Australia.

 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, University of Sydney
  2. Applicants must undertake research into Viral Genomics with a particular focus on the molecular epidemiology and evolutionary dynamics of serious human respiratory infections and in particular, the molecular epidemiology and evolutionary dynamics of human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Australia.
 

3. Applicants must undertake research at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

 

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

 
  • First-Class Honours degree, or,
  • four-year Bachelor’s degree with an outstanding record of professional and/or research achievements since graduation, or,
  • Master’s degree in a related field with a substantial research component.
 

5. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an understanding and experience in:

 
  • pathogen genomics,
  • phylogenetics, and,
  • bioinformatics.
  6. Applicants must be Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand Citizens.
Value and Duration:

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

  The successful recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date: 15 April 2019 
Application Information:  Closed
Close Date:  30 May 2019 at 11:59pm

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
Application Form: Currently closed for applications

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
Application Information: Currently closed for applications

The Lynne Cattel 'Dog Ownership and Human Health' Research Project

Background: An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the effects of dogs on physical activity, and physical and psychological health of humans within the ‘Dog Ownership and Human Health’ Project Node of the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.
  This Scholarship is donated by Ms. Lynne Cattell. 
Open to: 1. The Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission or be currently enrolled in full-time studies in a PhD within the ‘Dog Ownership and Human Health’ Project Node of the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must undertake research into the physical, psychological and social effects of the interaction between dogs and humans.
 

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

  • public health,
  • physical activity and exercise science,
  • psychology,
  • exercise physiology,
  • epidemiology/statistics, or
  • animal science.
 

4. Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • high motivation
  • excellent interpersonal and organisational skills,
  • excellent numeracy skills,
  • good writing skills,
  • good IT skills,
  • a passion for understanding the role of dogs in people's health, and
  • some understanding on the role of physical activity for human health.
 

5. Applicants must apply for the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship. Applications for other relevant scholarships is also encouraged.

Value and Duration:

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

 

If the successful recipient currently holds or is successful in receiving a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, they will be offered a Supplementary Scholarship which will be valued at $12,000 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Further Information:

Terms and Conditions

 

For enquiries please contact: cpc.dognode@sydney.edu.au

Application Information:

Currently closed for applications


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:  Closed
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

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:  3 May 2019
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  26 July 2019 at 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 Information:  Closed
closing Date: Closed

APPRISE Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the ethics of infectious disease emergency preparedness and response within the Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies (APPRISE). 

 

The scholarship is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence grant and co-funded by the University of Sydney. 

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 ethics of infectious disease emergency preparedness and response within the Australian Partnership for Preparedness Research on Infectious Disease Emergencies (APPRISE). 
 

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

 
  • science,
  • health,
  • public health, or
  • ethics and law. 
  4. Applicants must have a background in research in at least one of the following areas: 
 
  • public health ethics, and/or
  • infectious diseases.
  5. Applicants must be Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or New Zealand Citizens.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $27,082 per annum 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 
Application Information:  Currently closed for applications

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in New Anti-Cancer Drug Development

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the development of new anti-cancer drugs.

 

Molecular Pharmacology and Pathology laboratory has been at the forefont of translating novel anti-cancer drugs to the clinics. These agents have the special property of up-regulating the metastasis suppressor protein, NDRG1, and overcoming P-glycoprotein mediated resistance to standard chemotherapy (for review see Richardson, D.R. et al Pharmacol Res 2015; 100: 255).

Open to: 1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a full-time PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. 
  2. Applicants must undertake research in the development of new anti-cancer drugs.
 

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

 
  • biology,
  • biochemistry,
  • pharmacology, or
  • medicinal chemistry
  Applicants must be able to demonstrate strong academic performance(s). 
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $27,082 per annum 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 
Opening Date:  Closed
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

Bowel Cancer Translational Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research scholar to conduct translational research in the area of bowel (colorectal) cancer at the Kolling Institute in the Royal North Shore Hospital.  

 

The research will be focused on improving the outcomes of bowel cancer patients through better understanding of disease development, spread, treatment and prevention.  

Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicant having an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a Masters by Research within the Faculty of Medicine and Health or in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. 
  2. Applicants must conduct research into bowel cancer in a translational context under the supervision of Professor Mark Molloy. 
 

3. Applicants must have research experience in: 

 
  • biomedical science,
  • biochemistry, or 
  • bioinformatics. 
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $10,000 per annum for up 1.75 years, subject to satisfactory performance.  

  No extension will be allowed.
  The Scholarship recipient will also have up to $4,000 per annum for the same duration through their Research Supervisor to support their research project costs, subsequent to the approval of a budget.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  28 March 2019
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  14 May 2019 at 11:59pm

The Stephen and Barbara Penfold PhD Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for 3 outstanding PhD scholars to conduct research in the field of medicine at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. 

 

This Scholarship was donated by Stephen and Barbara Penfold.

 

The wonderful philanthropic support of the Penfold family has come about due to a strong relationship developed over a number of years between the Penfold family and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research Executive Director, Professor Tony Cunningham, as Tony guided Stephen and Barbara's son, Mark Penfold through his PhD in 1980's. Mark was the first PhD student supervised by Tony Cunningham and this fine mentorship has culminated in an enduring legacy, with Barbara and Stephen Penfold becoming long-standing benefactors of The Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
Open to: 1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission in a full-time PhD in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. 
  2. Applicants must undertake research into medicine at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. 
  3. Applicants must have a background in Medical Sciences. 
  4. Applicants must have an Honours degree or equivalent in Science. 
  5. Applicants must have at least one supervisor affiliated with the Westmead Institute for Medical Research. 
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend of $25,000 per annum for three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

  Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee are not included for a successful international applicant. 
  The Scholarship is for commencement in Research Period Three, 2019 and cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.  
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  23 April 2019
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  5 June 2019 at 11:59pm

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Emphysema

Background:

This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to PhD students who are undertaking research into Emphysema at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.
Open to: 1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in a PhD within Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into Emphysema at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.
  3. Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree with a substantial research component in Science or Engineering or related area.  
  4. Applicants must have a background in cellular biology and/or biomedical engineering.
  5. Applicants must have experience in cell culture and/or microfluidic engineering.
  6. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.
Value and Duration:

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

  No extension will be allowed.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  19 June 2019
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  31 July 2019 at 11:59pm

Neubauer and Stephens Postgraduate Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into the disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, and the diagnosis and treatments.

 

This Scholarship is funded by the University of Sydney and the Institute of Bone and Joint Research (IBJR).
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicants having an unconditional offer of admission to commence full-time studies or be currently enrolled full-time in the first year of their PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into the disorders and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, and the diagnosis and treatments of these disorders at the IBJR and the University of Sydney.
  3. Applicants and their primary supervisor must all be affiliated with the IBJR.
  4. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen. 
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $25,000 per annum for one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

  No extension will be allowed.  
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  10 May 2019
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  7 June 2019 at 11:59pm

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Early Childhood: SEARCH

Background:

This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to PhD students who are undertaking research in Early Childhood, in particular the research project, SEARCH - Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health.

 

This Scholarship is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council, Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) Grant.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission to study full-time in a PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into Early Childhood, in particular the research project, SEARCH - Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health.
 

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

  • an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent in a relevant discipline, or
  • Masters degree with a substantial research component.
  4. Applicants must have experience in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
 

5. Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills,
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team,
  • strong problem solving skills, and
  • research experience which includes protocols, publications and ethics.
 

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

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

  The recipient may apply for an extension of the stipend allowance for up to 6 months.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  21 May 2019
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  3 June 2019 at 11:59pm

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Methods Development

Background:

This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to PhD students who are undertaking research into methods development for the conduct and reporting of 'next generation' systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Open to: 1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled to study full-time in a PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into methods development for the conduct and reporting of 'next generation' systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
 

3. Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in Public Health or similar with a research component equivalent to at least 25% of one-year full-time enrolment.

 

4. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • a minimum of 5 years' experience in conducting systematic reviews, and
  • a sound knowledge of prospective meta-analyses and 'next generation systematic reviews'.

 

 

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

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Standard Stipend Rate per annum for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

  The recipient may apply for an extension of the stipend allowance for up to 6 months.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  24 May 2019
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  7 June 2019 at 11:59pm

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Neuroimaging

Background:  This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to PhD students who are undertaking research in Computational Neuroimaging.
  This Scholarship is funded by the Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre Pty Ltd, I-MED Radiology Network Limited, and the University of Sydney.
  Together with the Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre and I-MED Radiology, The Universiity of Sydney has established a Cooperative Research Centres Project to develop a robust industry platform for the application of artificial intelligence algorithms to neuro-imaging.
  The project will herald a new era in the precision diagnosis of brain disease; and transform the delivery of Radiology through automation and increased productivity, enhanced reporting accuracy and the rapid identification of brain abnormalities.
  We are seeking two highly motivated, top-tier PhD students with a background in computer science (computer vision or AI) to work on this project, together with an established team of imaging scientists, AI engineers, software engineers and clinicians.
Open to: 1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled full-time in a PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must be willing to conduct research into Computational Neuroimaging.
 

3. Applicants must also hold a Bachelors degree in one of the following areas:

  • computer science,
  • engineering, or
  • applied mathematics.
 

4. Applicants must have previous research experience in computer vision or artificial intelligence/deep learning.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend rate (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension will be allowed.

  The Scholarship will provide academic course fees for up to 12 research periods, No extension will be allowed.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  3 June 2019
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  29 July 2019 at 11:59pm

One-Off Supplementary Scholarships

Bowel Cancer Translational Research Supplementary Scholarship

 

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct translational research in the area of bowel (colorectal) cancer at the Kolling Institute in the Royal North Shore Hospital.  

 

The research will be focused on improving the outcomes of bowel cancer patients through better understanding of disease development, spread, treatment and prevention. 

Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to applicant having an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Medicine and Health or in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. 
  2. Applicants must conduct research into bowel cancer in a translational context under the supervision of Professor Mark Molloy. 
 

3. Applicants must have an honours or masters degree in Medicine or Science. 

 

4. Applicants must have at least one of the following: 

 
  • completed their medical training, and/or
  • a background in medical science, biochemistry or bioinformatics. 
 

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

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $10,000 per annum for up to 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory performance. 

  No extension will be allowed.
  The Scholarship recipient will also have up to $4,000 per annum for the same duration through their Research Supervisor to support their research project costs, subsequent to the approval of a budget. 
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  28 March 2019
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  14 May 2019 at 11:59pm

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:  2 April 2019
Application Form:  Closed
Close Date:  17 May 2019 at 11:59pm

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
Opening:  28 May 2019
Closing:  20 June 2019 11:59pm
To Apply: APPLY NOW
Conditions:  Read more

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 
Application Information:  Currently closed for applications

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

The University of Sydney Nano Institute Student Ambassador Scholarship

Background: Sydney Nano is an interdisciplinary centre within The University of Sydney with the objective of undertaking world class research and development in nanoscience, supporting education of future generations, and engaging with a range of stakeholders through outreach programs. Secondary Scholarships are being offered to postgraduate students who can contribute towards the goals of Sydney Nano through its outreach programs, giving visibility to the study of nanoscience in innovative and creative ways. The expectation is that the Student Ambassadors will bring their own unique individual skills and knowledge and at the same time benefit by:
  1. developing an in-depth understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience and its current and potential contributions to society,
  2. producing artifacts and being involved in activities which will add to their professional portfolio,
  3. cultivating The University of Sydney graduate qualities.
Open to: The Scholarship shall be awarded at the postgraduate level to an applicant who is a full-time candidate currently enrolled in a higher research degree within the University of Sydney (at PhD level) working in the areas of nanoscale science and technology, preferably multi-disciplinary.

The applicants must be the holder of a Primary Stipend Scholarship for eg. RTP or equivalent.

Applicants must be a Participant of Sydney Nano.

Scholarship will be awarded subject to the applicant getting a valid Working with Children Check.

Value and Duration: The Scholarship is valued at $5000 p.a and is tenable for two years and cannot be extended.

The Scholarship amount will be paid as one-off payment each year after the census date.

Application Process: Submit an online form on the Sydney Nano SharePoint site which includes:
  • Name and title, affiliation, supervisory team
  • CV
  • undergraduate academic transcript
  • Outline of why engagement in the outreach activities of Sydney Nano is of interest
  • Prior experience in outreach activities and/or science communications
  • What skillset do you bring and what do you want to develop
  • letter of support from respective supervising Member
Opens: 1 May 2019
Closes: 30 May 2019
Application: APPLY NOW
Read More: Terms and Conditions

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.
 

Currently closed for applications.