Sydney Medical School Research Scholarships

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 Sydney Medical School.

These prestigious scholarships open for applications at varying times depending on the requirements of the Sydney Medical School and the donor.

Recurring Scholarships (Assessed in conjuction with RTP Applications)

These recurring scholarships are often funded by gifts or donations to the Sydney Medical School.

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.

External Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships are funded by external organisations. They often have a separate application process, that requires applicants to apply direct to the funding body.

It is extremely important that applicants read the requirements and application guidelines when applying for these scholarships before submitting an application.

These scholarship open at varying times throughout the year.


Scholarship Details

One-Off Primary Scholarships

Sydney Vital Breast Cancer Implementation Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique scholarship opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the area of breast cancer implementation science.

 

The successful applicant will conduct their research as part of the Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary team at the Mater Hospital, North Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District.

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, and be willing to undertake research in the field of breast cancer implementation science.
 

2. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a recognised medical degree in a related discipline, or equivalent.

 

3. Applicants must have previous research experience.

  5. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian Permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.
Value & Duration: The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum from the date the successful applicant commences the scholarship until the 31 July 2019, 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 years.
Further Infomation Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) PhD Research Scholarship

Background:

The Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney and Sydney Vital Translational Cancer Research Centre are offering a full time scholarship for a Doctor of Philsophy (Medicine) student at the University of Sydney commencing 2017 or 2018.

Open to: 1. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in the Doctor of Philophy (Medicine) program at the University of Sydney commencing 2017 or 2018.
 

2. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in a field of research that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Prognostic biomarkers in pancreatic cancer-IHC, proteomics, metabolomics,
  • Role of pancreatitis in adverse outcomes following pancreatic surgery
  • Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy in resectable pancreatic cancer,
  • Nutrition and quality of life in pancreatic caner, or
  • Immune therapy in pancreatic cancer
  3. Applicants must hold a Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) and/or a medical degree recognised in Australia.
  4. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, New Zealand citizens or international applicants eligible for a visa.
Value: $35,000 per annum
Duration:  For up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension and this may be available if funds are available.
Further Infomation Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  27 October 2017

Sydney Vital Neuro-Oncology Postgraduate Scholarship

Background:

A unique scholarship opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the area of neuro-oncology.

 

The successful applicant will conduct their research as part of the Sydney Vital Neuro-Oncology Centre of Excellence which is based at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

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, and be willing to undertake research in the field of neuro-oncology.
 

2. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a recognised medical degree in a related discipline, or equivalent.

 

3. Applicants must have research experience in one of the following areas:

  • Genomics,
  • Bioinformatics,
  • Immunology,
  • Inflammation,
  • Imaging, or
  • Histology.
  4. Applicants must provide names and contact details of at least two academic referees.
  5. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian Permanent residents, New Zealand citizens or international applicants eligible for a visa.
Value & Duration: The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $35,000 per annum from the date the successful applicant commences the scholarship until the 31 July 2019, 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 years.
Further Infomation Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

The Turner PhD Scholarship

Background:

A unique scholarship opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD student to investigate the barriers to the provision of safe, cool and palatable wter in remote Indigenous communities in Australia. This scholarship is funded by a gift from Mrs Margaret D Turner.

Open to: 1. This scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time stidues in a PhD at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of investigating the barriers to the provision of safe, cool and palatable water in remote Indigenours communities in Australia.
 

2. Applicants should have qualifications and/or experience in the field of public health or related disciplines and/or law.

 

3. Applicants must have previous academic and/or experience; including but not limited to:

  • Honours degree; and/or
  • Masters degree with a research component, and/or
  • Relevant and substantial previous research experience.
  4. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander post-graduates are encourages to apply.
Value: $40,000 per annum
Duration:  For up to three and a half years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
Further Infomation Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Exercise and Diabetes

Background:

This scholarship is for a Research Masters or PhD student to conduct research in the area of exercise and diabetes as part of a multidisciplinary research team at the Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney, Australia.
Open to: 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/Research Masters within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of exercise and diabetes.
  Applicants must be an accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP).
  Applicants must have demonstrated experience in clinical exercise physiology practice.
Value:

Annual stipend allowance of $26,682 per annum.

 

The scholarship will be indexed at the rate of the Australian Government Research Training Program stipend scholarship on the anniversary of the scholarship being awarded.

Duration:  This scholarship may be held for up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
 

The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

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

TCE ACC Postgraduate Scholarship in Novel Noncoding RNA-based therapy for adrenocortical cancer

Background:

A unique scholarship opportunity is available for an outstanding Research Masters or PhD scholar to conduct research into novel noncoding RNA-based therapy for adrenocortical cancer.

 

The scholarship is provided by Sydney Vital through a Cancer Institute NSW Grant.
Open to: This scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a Research Masters or PhD within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must have previous experience in surgical procedures.
  Applicants must hold a recognised medical degree in a related discipline.
Value & Duration:

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

 

An extension may be offered by the University should funds become available and subject to passing the annual progress review.

 

The maximum duration of the scholarship (including any extension) will not exceed three years for a PhD student, or two years for a Research Masters student.

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

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Musculoskeletal Health (NHMRC Funded Grant)

Background:

A full-time postgraduate scholarship for PhD students is available from the Wiser HealthCare research collaboration at the University of Sydney to undertake research studies in reducing overdiagnosis in the area of musculoskeletal disorders. The research will focus on investigating the cause and size of the problem and test new solutions.

 

Some of the musculoskeletal issues to be tackled include overuse of imaging and arthroscopy plus chronic opioid therapy for non-cancer pain.
Open to: Applicants must be commencing in a full-time Doctor of Philosophy within the Sydney School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must hold a medical or health science degree, with a substantial research component.
Value & Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $33,318 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

 

The scholarship will provide an allowance of $2,250 per annum for travel and consumables, pro rated for the duration of the stipend allowance.

  The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funding.
Further Information Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

Musculoskeletal Health Sydney Academic Research Group Postgraduate Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for two outstanding Doctoral or Masters Scholars in the area of research and innovation to improve musculoskeletal health in Australia and internationally.

 

The scholarships are funded by the academic research group Musculoskeletal Health Sydney (MHS) within the School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. MHS is a new academic research group with the University of Sydney's School of Public Health. The group is based at the King George V building in the Sydney Local Health District, Camperdown. Our focus is the promotion of musculoskeletal health and physical activity across the lifespan. Our vision is for better musculoskeletal health through healthy lifestyles and equitable access to patient-centred, evidence-based, and cost-effective health services. Our group currently comprises of 45 people, including world leaders in low back pain, and physical activity and ageing research. PEDro, the internationally renowned Physiotherapy Evidence Database, is produced by researchers in our MHS group. We currently have around 16 PhD students, 7 of these having travelled from other parts of the world to study with us. We offer a dynamic and supportive environment ensuring that research is conducted to the highest standards. Past PhD students have published their findings in the leading journals in the field including the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet and JAMA. The findings of our PhD students have impacted clinical practice guidelines and changed the way musculoskeletal disease is managed in Australia. In addition, PhD students have benefitted from the active collaborations the group has with a wide range of multidisciplinary clinicians, researchers, and policy makers in Australia and internationally.
Open to: The scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Research Masters or PhD in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must hold graduate qualifications (honours or equivalent) in a health related field from an approved Australian or overseas University.
  Applicant's research proposals must relate to the promotion of musculoskeletal health and/or physical activity across the lifespan through healthy lifestyles and equitable access to patient centred, evidence-based and cost-effective health services.
  Applicant's primary supervisor must be a part of the Musculoskeletal Health Sydney academic research group.
  This scholarship is open to Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents, New Zealand Citizens, and International Students.
  Experience in clinical research is desirable.
Value & Duration:

The successful applicant enrolled full time will be provided with a stipend allowance of $26, 682 per annum for up to three years for a PhD or two years for a Research Masters, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

The scholarship will be indexed annually on 1 January each year at a rate equivalent to the indexation on the Australian Government's Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship.

  If the successful applicant is studying part-time, the scholarship will be paid at 50% of the full-time rate.
Further Information Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed

Postgraduate Scholarship in Proteomic Changes from Nevus to Melanoma

Background:

 The Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Proteomic Changes from Nevus to Melanoma is funded by the University of Sydney. It is available to full time postgraduate research students interested in the use of state of the art proteomics techniques to study nevi and melanomas, because understanding the difference in protein expression between them may lead to discovering possible targets for early diagnosis and therapy.
Open to:  Applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents.
   Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full time studies in either a Master of Philsophy or PhD within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney.
   Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the use of state of the art proteomics techniques to study nevi and melanomas.
   Applicants must hold a Honours degree or a Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component or equivalent.
Value & Duration:

 The scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $26,682 per annum (indexed to the RTP rate) for up to three years for a PhD recipient, or two years for a Masters of Philsophy recipient, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

 A PhD recipient may apply for an extension of up to six months. No extension is possible for a non-PhD recipient.

 

 A supplementary stipend valued at between $2000 and $4000 annually, may be awarded to an outstanding recipient. The supplementary scholarship will have the same tenure as the primary scholarship. To be awarded the supplementary scholarship the recipient must have achieved:

 

 1. First Class Honours to obtain an annual supplementary amount of $2000; or

 

 2. First Class Honours and have proteomic experience to obtain an annual supplementary amount of $4000.

Further Information Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  3 November 2017

The Academic Department of Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital Westmead Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Master of Philosophy (Medicine) scholar to conduct research into unintentional injury patterns and their drivers in young rural adolescents in the ARCHER 1 study.

 

This Scholarship will be conducted at The School of Rural Health at the University of Sydney.
Open to: 1. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission, or be currently enrolled for full-time studies in a Master of Philosophy (Medicine) within The School of Rural Health at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research into unintentional injury patterns and their drivers in young rural adolescents in the ARCHER 1 study.
 

2. Applicants must have previous research experience, including but not limited to drug trials and soft tissue injury and an academic background in health sciences, physiotherapy preferred.

 

3. Applicants must reside between Dubbo and Orange.

  4. Applicants must have a working knowledge of rural health care services.
Value & Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $26,800 per annum (fixed rate) for up to two years for the Master of Philosophy (Medicine), subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

If the scholarship holder upgrades to a Doctor of Philsophy (Medicine) then they will recieve an extension to the Scholarship for an additional year.

 

The Scholarship cannot be deferred or transferred to another area of research.

Further Information Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  26 October 2017

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:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  10 November 2017

The Merri Borton Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research into macular disease through the Save Sight Institute at the University of Sydney.

 

The Save Sight Institute was established in 1985 and has grown to be one of the top three ophthalmic research institutes in Australia. The institute is located on the campus of Sydney Eye Hospital. It is internationally recognised as a centre of innovative research into ophthalmology and as a centre of excellence for clinical research, learning and teaching. The Save Sight Institute has gathered together clinicians, researchers, equipment and technology which are unique within the University of Sydney.

 

The Macular Research Group focuses on the involvement of Muller cells in retinal health and disease. Muller cells are the main supporting glial, or supporting, cells of retina. We are researching how Muller cell dysfunction causes retinal diseases. We believe that oxidative stress may play a role, since the retina, exposed to light, has one of the highest levels of oxidative stress in the body and Muller cells provide much of the antioxidants. The scholarship available in the Macula Research Group is to study how dysfunction of Muller cells affects the health of the light-detecting photoreceptor cells. This project involves running a library of candidate compounds through a high throughout molecular screening system to identify those that can upregulate the expression of antioxidative genes in Muller cells. The candidate compounds will then be validated in animal models with a view to clinical use. This project has real potential to find novel treatments for retinal diseases.

 

For more information on the Macular Research Group please see their website at this link.

 

The scholarship is funded by a gift from Ms Jane Borton.
Open to: 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.
 

Applicants must be willing to undertake research into macular disease through the Save Sight Institute at the University of Sydney.

 

Applicants must have knowledge, skills and experience in cell biology and molecular biology, with a particular interest in pphthalmic or neuroscience research.

  Applicants should have an Honours degree in biomedical science or a related field.
Value & Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $25,000 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to one year.

 

If the successful applicant is a current holder or successful in receiving one of the below awards then the scholarship will be a supplementary scholarship with a stipend valued at up to $20,000 per annum for up to four years, and $5000 for research related costs.

  • Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship,
  • University of Sydney Postgraduate Award (UPA) Scholarship,
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Scholarship
Further Information Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  Apply Now
Close Date:  20 November 2017

One-Off Supplementary Scholarships

Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarship

Background:

The Lambert Initiative, based at the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre, is committed to advancing cannabinoid-based treatments in mainstream medicine.

We are Australia's first research group dedicated to harnessing medicinal cannabinoids to target a range of conditions including paediatric epilepsy, cancer, chronic pain, obesity, neurological, neurodegenerative and mental health disorders.

If you are currently transitioning from Honours to PhD studies and are wanting to apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship (or equivalent), this scholarship is for you. We are looking to support up to ten first year PhD students who are recipients of an RTP (or equivalent).

This is an exciting opportunity for ambitious and enthusiastic graduate students to contribute to a fast-paced program of research that will have a major societal impact.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to support a wide range of first year PhD projects that involve the development and evaluation of cannabis based treatments across the following areas:

  • Preclinical and/or clinical
  • Medicinal and/or analytical chemistry
  • Electrophysiology
  • High throughput screening
  • Animal and cellular models of disease
  • Human psychopharmacology
  • Drug policy
  • Clinincal trials

Successful students will be supervised by the Academic and/or Associate Directors of the Lambert Initiative or their specialist collaborators.

Eligibility: The Scholarship is open to applicants with an unconditional full-time offer to study for a PhD in cannabinoid research within the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney
  Applicants must have an honours or masters degree in medicine, pharmacy or Science and demonstrate an interest in cannabinoid research. Applicants should also have preclinical or clinical research experience.
  Applicants must also be in recipient of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that will provide a stipend allowance.
Selection Criteria:

The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship on the basis of:

  • Academic merit
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Area of study and research proposal
  • A cover letter which demonstrates interest and any experience in cannabinoid, preclinical or clinical research

The successful applicant will be awarded the scholarship by the nomination of the relevant research supervisor.

Value & Duration: The scholarship will provide an annual stipend of $10,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. A six month extension is possible.
  Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree prior to the commencement of the scholarship, will be deducted from the maximum duration of the scholarship excluding the potential extension period.
  The scholarship is not deferrable or transferable to another area of research.
  No other amount is payable
Open Date: 

To submit an application, please complete the Application Form available at this link.

If you have any questions in regards to this scholarship please contact Associate Professor Jonathon Arnold (Associate Director of the Lambert Initiative) at jonathon.arnold@sydney.edu.au or scholarships.officer@sydney.edu.au

Please ensure you provide the following documents combined into a single PDF to upload with your application:

  • Transcripts
  • CV
  • Evidence of preclincal or clinical research
  • Evidence of your RTP Stipend or equivalent scholarship

For more information about the Lambert Initiative, visit www.sydney.edu.au/lambert

Close Date:  27 October 2017

The Chen Family Research Scholarship

Background:

The Chen Family Research Scholarship is a supplementary scholarship that has been established to assist students who already hold a primary scholarship and are undertaking research within the Charles Perkins Centre, at the University of Sydney.
Open to: This 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.
  Applicants must be undertaking research with a Charles Perkins Centre Research Group Leader at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must also be a recipient of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that provides 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.

 

The recipient may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  31 October 2017

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:

The scholarship is awarded for the best proposal by any student in the Discipline of Pathology to undertake a short period of research (e.g. during an elective term or vacation) in the Discipline of Pathology.

Open to:

1. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the University of Sydney Medical Program, a higher degree by research in the Discipline of Pathology or have met the requirements for award of an Honours degree in the Faculty of Science.

 

 2. Applicants must be willing to undertake a scholarship in the area of neuropathology.

Value: A single payment of $1,700 will be made to the successful applicant on the completion of their project.
Further Information:  Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Open Date:  Apply Now
 Close Date: 31 October 2017

John Brooke Moore Scholarship in Surgery

Background:

Established in 1979 by a bequest from Moira Brooke Moore to establish a postgraduate scholarship in surgery to the memory of her father Dr John Brooke Moore, who practised surgery for many years in Bathurst, N.S.W.

Open to: Open to graduates of the University of Sydney.
  Must be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  Be enrolled full-time in the Master of Surgery (by coursework).
  May not hold another scholarship in conjunction with the John Brooke Moore Scholarship in Surgery.
Value:  $40,000, tenable for up to 1year.
Open: January

Elizabeth and Henry Hamilton-Browne Scholarship

Background:

The Elizabeth and Henry Hamilton-Browne Scholarship was established in 2007 to support research in medicine. It was the donors’ wish that female students in particular be supported.

Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Faculty of Medicine,
  Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  Preference will be given to female students
  Must commence his or her scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer.
  A student may not hold another scholarship providing a living allowance in conjunction with a Elizabeth and Henry Hamilton-Browne Scholarship
Value:  Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate.  Tenable for up to 2 years in the case of a master's degree and up to three years for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Open: October 2017

Myee Codrington Scholarship in Microsurgery

Background:

The scholarship is aimed to support research into the advancement of the use of microsurgery in clinical medicine.

Open to: Graduated from an approved Australian or overseas university.
  Must be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  Must be enrolled for a full-time Master of Surgery (by research) or a PhD in the Faculty of Medicine.

 Value:

$40,000 per year or a top up scholarship up to the value of $15,000 for applicants with a clinical qualification.

For applicants without a clinical qualification, the stipend payable will be in line with the current rate for an Australian Postgraduate Award.

Up to an additional $20,000 per year may be available for research related consumables.

Duration:  The award shall be tenable for up to two years in the case of a Master’s degree or three years for a PhD. Periods of study undertaken towards the research degree prior to the commencement of the award will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the award.
Conditions:  Read more
Open: March

Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship

Background:

The Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship is a postgraduate scholarship established in 2009 by a bequest from Dr Albert S McKern for investigations into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and the puerperium.

Open to: Applicants must be a graduate of The University of Sydney, Australia or the University of Edinburgh, Scotland or Yale University, USA.
  The scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a postgradaute research degree in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonnatology within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must be seeking to undertake research into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and puerperium in Australia.
  At the time of application, applicants must be Australian citizens.
  The proposed research supervisor is required to be an academic or affiliate with the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants who hold another award or scholarship that provides a living allowance may only be eligible for a supplementary scholarship.
  Applicants who have already completed a PhD or other Doctorate Degree by research are not eligible for the scholarship.
  Applicants who have already completed a Master's Degree by Research, and are currently applying to undertake a Master's Degree by Research at this time are not eligible for this scholarship.
Value:  The scholarship may be awarded as a full stipend or as a supplementary to a student who has another scholarship that provides a stipend.
  The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $45,000 per annum for up to two years for a Master's Degree by research and up to three years for the Doctor of Philsophy by research. A possible extension of up to six months is available for a Doctor of Philsophy.
  For a student with another scholarship, the supplementary will be $45,000 per annum less the total amount of any other living allowance scholarship(s).
 Further Information: Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
 Open Date: Closed
 Close Date: Closed

Dr Albert S McKern Travelling Research Scholarship

Background:

The Dr Albert S McKern Travelling Research Scholarship was established in 2009 by a bequest from Dr Albert S McKern for the purpose of investigations into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and the puerperium.

 

The scholarship is awarded to cover actual expenses incurred while travelling to either or both The University of Edinburgh, Scotland or Yale University, USA for the purpose of collaborative research.

Open to: Staff Members

Applicants must be a graduate of The University of Sydney, Australia or the University of Edinburgh, Scotland or Yale University, USA.

 

Applicants must be an academic affiliate with the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney.

 

Applicants must be willing to undertake research investigating the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and puerperium.

 

Applicants from The University of Sydney, at their time of their application, must be Australian citizens.
 Students The scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full-time studies in a postgradaute research degree in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonnatology within the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must be a graduate of The University of Sydney, Australia or The University of Edinburgh, Scotland or Yale University, USA.
  Applicants must be willing to undertake research into the cause, prevention and treatment of mental and physical pain and distress during pregnancy, labour and puerperium in Australia.
  At the time of application, applicants must be Australian citizens.
  The proposed research supervisor is required to be an academic or affiliate with the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology at the University of Sydney.
Value:  The value of the scholarship shall be up to $15,000 and shall be paid on receipt of invoices or as reimbursement of actual expenses.
 Further Information: Scholarship Flyer

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 Open Date: Closed
 Close Date: Closed

Enid Ng Fellowship in Haematology

Background:

Established in 2009 by a gift from Professor Alan BP Ng and Mrs Enid Ng, the Fellowship is to support the Alan Ng Professor of Haematology and the Department of Haematology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Open to: Must be accepted into the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee, JSAC, training scheme in Haematology of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, or single discipline Haematology stream of either college
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Faculty of Medicine and be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident at the application closing date.
Value:  Stipend of $45,000 per annum.  Tenable for up to two years in the case of a master's degree and up to three years for a doctorate, with the possibility of a 6-month extension in the case of a PhD. 
Open: October 2017

Professor NGW & Mrs Ann Macintosh Memorial Scholarship

Background:

The Discipline of Anatomy and Histology was the recipient of a significant bequest from Mrs Ann Macintosh, which lead to the creation of the Professor NWG Macintosh Memorial Fund. This fund was established in memory of her husband, Neil William George Macintosh, a former Challis Professor of Anatomy, to support the Discipline of Anatomy & Histology. Mrs Macintosh specified quite clearly that it was to be used "for the support of research work in the Department of Anatomy and Histology, including the JL Shellshear Museum, preferably, when applicable for the support of young investigators." The Mrs Ann & Professor NWG Macintosh PhD Scholarships were created to honor her wishes.

Open to: Graduates or graduands of any approved Australian or overseas university  
  Be enrolled for full-time postgraduate research degree leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, in the Discipline of Anatomy & Histology, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Medical School. 
  Primary supervisor must be a member of academic staff, (appointed in the Teaching/Research stream), of the Discipline of Anatomy & Histology, School of Medical Sciences, Sydney Medical School. 
  Furthermore, if a student is offered another scholarship of greater value s/he must accept that scholarship and relinquish his/her Professor NGW & Mrs Ann Macintosh Memorial Scholarship   
  Must commence scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer.  
Value:  Stipend at APA rate, tenable for up to three years for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.   
Open Date:  October 2018

The Curtin PhD Scholarship for Clinical Research

Background:

The Curtin PhD Scholarship for Clinical Research was established for graduates to undertake a PhD through Sydney Medical School, with a focus on clinical research relevant to Indigenous or rural health.

Open to: Applicants must be enrolled for a postgraduate research doctorate (PhD) degree in Sydney Medical School
  Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date and,
  Undertake a PhD involving clinical research.
Value: $50,000
Duration:  1 year
Open Date:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed
Conditions:  Read more

Recurring Scholarships (Assessed in conjuction with RTP Applications)

Reginald Maney Lake and Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship

Background:

This scholarship was established to support full-time research in pathology. The Reginald Maney Lake Scholarship was established in 1926 to support full-time research in pathology.

 

It is offered in conjunction with the Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship, established in 1948 by Mrs NMB Cowburn.

Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Faculty of Medicine
  Must undertke study in the field of pathology.
  Be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  Must commence his or her scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer.
Value:  Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate.
  Tenable for up to2 years for a Master's degree and up to 3 years for the Doctor of Philosophy.
 Please note:

This scholarship will be available to be awarded again in October 2017.


Neville Brown Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2008 by a bequest from Neville Brown to establish a postgraduate scholarship in medicine

Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Faculty of Medicine,
  Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  May not hold another scholarship providing a living allowance in conjunction with a Neville Brown Scholarship
  Must commence scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer.
Value:  Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate; tenable for up to 2 years for  a Master's degree, up to 3 years for Doctor of Philosophy, with a possible extension of 6 months in the case of a PhD. Periods of study undertaken towards a research degree prior to the commencement of the award will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the award.
 Please note: This scholarship will be available to be awarded again in October 2018.

Bob and Nancy Edwards Scholarship

Background:

The scholarship was established in 2009 in accordance with the terms of the Will by Robert John Edwards which provides for the establishment of a trust for the purpose of providing a scholarship in the fields of cancer and/or paediatrics.

Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School,
  Must be undertaking study in the fields of cancer and/or paediatrics
  Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  May not hold another scholarship providing a living allowance in conjunction with the Bob and Nancy Edwards Scholarship.
  Must commence his or her scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer
Value:  Stipend of $30,000 per annum., tenable for  one year for living expenses only.  
 Please note: This scholarship will be available to be awarded again in October 2018.

Francis M Hooper Scholarship for Medical Research

Background:

Established in 2012 the Francis M Hooper Scholarship for Medical Research was created to facilitate research in Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, heart disease or medically-related basic biology research.

Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Must be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in the Sydney Medical School, be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  Be undertaking research in any of the following areas: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, heart disease or medically-related basic biology research.
  May not hold another scholarship providing a living allowance in conjunction with a Francis M Hooper Scholarship.  Furthermore, if a student is offered another scholarship of greater value s/he must accept that scholarship and relinquish his/her Francis M Hooper Scholarship.
  A student must commence his or her scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer. 
Value:  Stipend at the APA rate, tenable for up to two years for a Master's degree, 3 years for the  Doctor of Philosophy with the possibility of a 6-month extension.
Please note: This scholarship will be available to be awarded again in October 2019.

Christine Maple-Brown Colorectal Cancer Research Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2015 by a generous donation from the Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation Ltd to establish a fund for the award of postgraduate research scholarships in colorectal cancer at Sydney Medical School.

Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School
  Be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  Be undertaking research in the field of colorectal cancer.
  Must commence scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer.
  May not hold another scholarship providing a living allowance in conjunction with a Christine Maple-Brown Scholarship. 
Value:  Stipend at APA rate, tenable for up to two years in the case of a Master’s degree and up to three years for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Please note: This scholarship will be available to be awarded again in October 2019.

The Pamela Jeanne Elizabeth Churm Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Background: Established to fund postgraduate research in neuroscience with a preference for research into the familial form of Motor Neurone Disease at Sydney Medical School
Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School, be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.  
  Must commence his or her scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer.  
Value:  Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate. Tenable for up to 2 years in the case of a master’s degree and up to 3 years for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy  
Please note:  This scholarship will be available to be awarded again in October 2018.

RA Money Postgraduate Research Scholarship In Neuroscience

Background: Established to fund postgraduate research scholarships in neuroscience at Sydney Medical School.
  Established in 2014 by a generous donation from Pricilla Carole Roussel and Angela Raymond to establish a fund for the award of postgraduate research scholarships in neuroscience at Sydney Medical School. 
Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School
  Be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  May not hold another scholarship providing a living allowance in conjunction with an RA Money Scholarship. 
  Must commence scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer. 
Value: 

Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate, tenable for up to two years in the case of a mMster's degree and up to three years for the f Doctor of Philosophy. Periods of study undertaken towards a research degree prior to the commencement of the award will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the award. 

Please note:

 This scholarship will be available to be awarded again in October 2017.


Walter Eberhard Schroeder Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Scholarship

Background: Established to fund postgraduate scholarships and research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sydney Medical School.
  Established in 2015 by a bequest from the Estate of Margit Schroeder to establish a fund for postgraduate scholarships and research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sydney Medical School
Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School
  Be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident as at the application closing date.
  May not hold another scholarship providing a living allowance in conjunction with a Walter Eberhard Schroeder Scholarship.
  Must commence scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer. 
  Be undertaking research in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  
Value: 

Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate, tenable for up to two years in the case of a Master's degree and up to three years for Doctor of Philosophy. Periods of study undertaken towards a research degree prior to the commencement of the award will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the award. 

Please note:

This scholarship will be available to be awarded again in October 2018.


Walter Eberhard Schroeder Dermatology Research Scholarship

Background: Established to fund postgraduate scholarships and research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sydney Medical School.
  Established in 2015 by a bequest from the Estate of Margit Schroeder to establish a fund for postgraduate scholarships and research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sydney Medical School
Open to: Graduates or graduands of an approved Australian or overseas university
  Be enrolled for a full-time postgraduate research degree in Sydney Medical School, be an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident at the application closing date.
  Be undertaking research in the field of Dermatology.
  May not hold another scholarship providing a living allowance in conjunction with a Walter Eberhard Schroeder Scholarship.
  Must commence scholarship by the date stipulated in the letter of offer. 
Value: 

Stipend at the Australian Postgraduate Award rate, tenable for up to two years in the case of a Master's degree and up to three years for the Doctor of Philosophy. Periods of study undertaken towards a research degree prior to the commencement of the award will be deducted from the maximum tenure of the award. 

Please note:

This scholarship will be available to be awarded again in October 2020.



External Scholarship Opportunities

Applications for funding from external funding bodies require close attention to detail, and the Fees and Scholarships Office often provides specific application guidelines for applicants. Please ensure that you check these guidelines before starting your application and bear in mind that the Fees and Scholarships Office normally sets an earlier closing date than the funding body in order to check eligibility and secure signatures.

Allied Health PhD Scholarship in Chronic Lung Disease

In February 2017, Lung Foundation Australia (LFA) teamed up with the Better Breathing Foundation (BBF) to improve support to allied health professionals conducting research in chronic lung disease by developing the Allied Health PhD Scholarship in Chronic Lung Disease.

The LFA/BBF offering one co-funded scholarship worth $40,000 per annum over a period of four years.

Students with an allied health background wishing to undertake a PhD in chronic lung disease are invited to submit an application. This PhD Scholarship is aimed at a researcher who is commencing a higher degree and interested in improving outcomes for patients living with a chronic lung disease.

A set amount of funds of $20,000 per year over a four year period total funding $80,000) is to be provided by the LFA/BBF

Whilst students must demonstrate that their University is willing to partner and co-fund the scholarship (total co-funding $80,000) and is able to guarantee the funding availability upon commencement of the PhD Scholarship. The Scholarships Office suggests that applicants speak to their faculty in regards to co-funding prior to commencing the application process.

To make an application and for more information please visit the Better Breathing Foundation’s website

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Research Grants

The Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Grants are offered as a PhD scholarship to students undertaking a research PhD in an area relevant to an aspect of dementia. There are primary scholarships valued at $30,000 pa available.

To be eligible for grants the applicant must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia. Applicants who have been resident in Australia for at least two years and have evidence of eligibility and application for permanent residency may also be eligible.
  • Be enrolled in a full-time research degree at an Australian university or show that they have made arrangements to undertake a full-time PhD in research at an Australian university.
  • Have written agreement of a qualified supervisor and the support of an Australian University to carry out the proposed project
  • The research proposal must relate to an aspect of dementia.
  • Follow the guidelines of the university regarding paid work hours during their PhD
  • Not hold another scholarship

For further information on these research grants please visit the following website:

http://dementiaresearchfoundation.org.au/research-grants

Arthritis Australia Scholarships

Arthritis Australia offers scholarships for young science and medical graduates to undertake thesis studies into arthritis and related disorders at recognised universities. These scholarships provide research training to doctorate or masters level and are designed to develop the intellectual and technical expertise required for a career involving laboratory and clinical investigation. Scholarships are intended, in general, to support basic and clinical research training within Australian research units and as a precursor to more advanced study in Australia and overseas.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

For more information please visit their website at http://www.arthritisaustralia.com.au/index.php/research-grants6/research-award-application-form.html

Australian Pain Society and Australian Pain Relief Association Scholarships

The Australian Pain Society (APS) is a Multidisciplinary Society whose charter is to improve the education, research and development, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of pain. Australian Pain Relief Association (APRA) is a registered charity and works closely with the APS to support education and research in pain.

The Australian Pain Society and the Australian Pain Relief Association PhD Scholarships are awarded to enable full time research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent, at any recognised Australian University. The funded project can be related to any aspect of the mechanisms, diagnosis or treatment of acute or chronic pain.

The applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and the applicant and his/her supervisor must be members of the APS.

Another scholarship available is the APRA Clinical Research Grant which funds a project that is related to any aspect of a childhood pain complaint - including theoretical, mechanistic, diagnostic, treatment, epidemiological and/or sociological approaches.

For further information on scholarships through the Australian Pain Society and Australian Pain Relief Association please visit their website at https://www.apsoc.org.au/

Australian Rotary Health Scholarships

Australian Rotary Health provides funding into mental health research, general health research, indigenous health scholarships and rural and medical and nursing scholarships. Some of their scholarships include:

  • Ian Scott PhD Scholarships - these scholarships are funding partly by the applicant's university/institution and partly by Australian Rotary Health.
  • Indigenous Health Scholarships - the object of this program is to provide a scholarship, which can be used to assist Indigenous students with their day-to-day expenses while they undertake a course in a wide range of health related professions. The scholarship is paid in addition to the Government Abstudy allowance.

For further information on the Australian Rotary Health Scholarships please visit their website https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Scholarships

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand is the professional body for cardiologists and those working in the area of cardiology including researchers, scientists, cardiovascular nurses, allied health professionals and other healthcare workers.

The organisation offers a variety of scholarships and fellowships with different eligibility criteria which are available to be viewed on their website:

http://www.csanz.edu.au/members/scholarships-and-fellowships/

One of those scholarships is the CSANZ Research Scholarship which is intended to support members of the CSANZ to pursue a career in cardiovascular research. This scholarship is only available to applicants who are enrolled as full time students (e.g. for PhD or MD) and whose research is to be conducted in Australia or New Zealand.

Another scholarship available through the CSANZ is the CSANZ Indigenous Researcher/Scientist Scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable scholars to undertake a clinical research project directed towards improving the cardiovascular health of Indigenous populations of Australia and/or New Zealand. The Scholarship is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand who are of Indigenous background (Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Maori or Pacific Islander).

Endocrine Society of Australia Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships

The Endocrine Society of Australia is a national non-profit organisation of scientists and clinicians who conduct research and practice in the field of Endocrinology.

They offer a wide variety of awards, grants, scholarships and fellowships including the ESA Research Higher Degree Scholarship.

For more information on the awards available and their eligibility criteria please visit the following website:

https://www.endocrinesociety.org.au/awards-and-grants.asp

The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Grants and Awards

The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Foundation supports the development of Australia’s intellectual capital in otorhinolaryngology by providing targeted research grants. The Foundation supports exceptional researchers, trainees and Fellows by means of fellowships, scholarships, and research grants.

For further information please visit the following website:

http://www.gprwmf.org.au/Awards-Grants/Overview

Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Grants, Fellowships and Awards

GESA has made a significant financial investment to build a research fund to provide research scholarships and salary support for members to undertake full time research in both basic and clinical gastroenterological research.

The Research Committee awards a number of prizes, travel grants, scholarships and fellowships to facilitate the research career development of clinicians and scientists in gastroenterology and hepatology.

You must have been a financial member of GESA for at least the last twelve months to be eligible to receive any GESA grants or fellowships.

For further information please visit the following website:

http://www.gesa.org.au/research

Heart Foundation Scholarships and Awards

Some of the Heart Foundation scholarships and awards are detailed in the paragraphs below. Otherwise information is also available on their website at:

https://heartfoundation.org.au/research/apply-for-funding

Health Professional Scholarships support cardiovascular health professionals to undertake a PhD. This can be in any area of cardiovascular health research including clinical, biomedical, public health and health services. They can be for a maximum of duration of three (3) years with a stipend of up to $40,000 pro rata each year.

The Australian Indigenous Scholarships are designed to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to undertake a PhD or masters by research in cardiovascular research. The scholarships can be up to 2 years for masters and up to 3 years for PhD, with a stipend of up to $40,000 pro rata per year.

The Collaboration and Exchange Awards offer funding to visit research facilities across Australia and overseas, to develop new national and international collaborations. Applicants must be Heart Foundation funded scholars or postdoctoral fellows and will receive a single payment of up to $5,000 to support activities for up to 6 months.

Ian O'Rourke Scholarship In Patient Survey

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 24 February 2017

The scholarship is named in honour of the late Dr Ian O'Rourke AO, Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Clinical Excellence (2002 - 2004). It is designed to allow participants to develop better skills in integrating evidence from research in health care quality and safety policy and programs.

The Scholarship will include a visit to a nominated national or international agency with expertise in the chosen field. Successful applicants will receive funding, up to a maximum of $10,000.

The Ian O’Rourke Scholarship is open to all employees of NSW Health facilities and/or agencies and employees of NSW-based academic institutions. Applicants must be undertaking or intending to undertake a relevant PhD, Masters or other degree or diploma at an accredited Australian academic institution during the period of the scholarship.

More information on the scholarship and how to apply can be found at:

http://www.cec.health.nsw.gov.au/quality-improvement/improvement-academy/ian-orourke-scholarship

Leukaemia Foundation Scholarships

In 2005 the Leukaemia Foundation implemented its National Research Program which expressed their Vision to Cure. They have injected more than $38 million into the work of Australia’s best blood cancer researchers.

Please visit the following website to see current funding opportunities provided by the Leukaemia Foundation:

http://www.leukaemia.org.au/research/current-funding-opportunities

Menzies Foundation Scholarships

The Menzies Foundation was established in 1979 to perpetuate the legacy of Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies. It has a vision to inspire and nurture Australia’s future leaders.

There are a number of scholarships available in a variety of fields including allied health, medical research, law and engineering.

For further information please visit the following website:

http://menziesfoundation.org.au/scholarships

Motor Neurone Disease Australia Grants

Researchers working in Australia in fields that are relevant to motor neurone disease (MND) are invited to apply for funding to support their research.

The grants are open to applicants who are Australian citizens or have Australian permanent residency. They range in value from $10,000 to $250,000 in value. Some of these grants are:

  • The Betty Laidlaw MND Research Prize
  • Grants-in-Aid for Research into MND
  • MNDRIA Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

For further information on the wide variety of MND Australia Grants please visit their website:

http://www.mndaust.asn.au/Discover-our-research/grants-and-research-meetings/Apply-for-a-grant.aspx

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia Scholarships

Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA) offers postgraduate and undergraduate scholarships for students in an Australian university or institution. The different scholarships available to students are:

  • MS Research Australia Vacation Scholarships
  • MS Research Australia Postgraduate Scholarships
  • MS Research Australia / NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Scholarships
  • Trish MS Research Foundation / Betty Cuthbert Postgraduate Scholarship

For more information please visit the following website:

http://www.msra.org.au/scholarships

Muscular Dystrophy NSW: Postgraduate Scholarship for Research into Neuromuscular Disorders

A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate in a relevant discipline to undertake research studies leading to a PhD. The Sue Connor Scholarship is available to a scholar who wishes to undertake a PhD degree in the field of research into neuromuscular conditions. Proposals for research may be from any relevant discipline, as long as the proposed research has a demonstrable current or future benefit to those living with neuromuscular conditions, and aligns with MDNSW’s strategic directions.

For more information please visit the following website:

http://mdnsw.org.au/

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarships

The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Masters Degree).

It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

Applications are made through the NHMRC's online application system, RGMS.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens. Persons who have applied for but not yet been granted Australian permanent residency may apply, however permanent residency must be obtained prior to commencement of the scholarship.

Applications Open: 12 April 2017
Applications Close: 7 June 2017 at 17:00 hours (5pm) AEST
Initial Submissions Close: 17 May 2017
Students who submit applications after 17 May 2017 unfortunately will not receive academic feedback.

For more information please visit the following website:
https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/grants-funding/apply-funding/postgraduate-scholarships

Submission Guidelines 2018

Spinal Cord Injury Network Scholarships

The Spinal Cord Injury Network has a mission is to unite the spinal cord injury community to optimise the quality of life and maximise recovery for those with spinal cord injury.

They work in partnership with other organisations and networks to ensure early adoption of best practice protocols for rehabilitation, acute care and ongoing health promotion.

The organisation advertises a variety of international and national scholarships on their website http://www.spinalnetwork.org.au/research-and-clinical-trials/funding-project-opportunities

SpineCare Foundation Scholarships

The SpineCare Foundation is a division of Northcott committed to funding research and educational initiatives that support children with spinal cord disease or injury and their families.

The Foundation’s initiatives include:

  • Coordinating educational activities to share knowledge about spinal disease and disorders in children;
  • Providing support and funding for tertiary scholarships for students who use wheelchairs
  • Funding public health Masters, PhD and postdoctoral research projects to increase the body of knowledge on paediatric spinal injury and disease

For more information on the scholarships provided by the SpineCare Foundation please visit the following website:

https://www.northcott.com.au/support/service/scholarship-opportunities/

Sydney Catalyst PhD and Top-Up Awards

Sydney Catalyst is the Translational Cancer Research Centre of Central Sydney and Regional NSW, established with core funding from the Cancer Institute NSW. It brings together teams of clinicians and researchers from more than 20 member organisations across NSW with the purpose of facilitating the rapid translation of scientific discoveries into clinical policy and practice to improve patient outcomes.

Sydney Catalyst offers full PhD scholarships and Top-up Research Scholar awards. They aim to encourage training and development of outstanding researchers and clinicians from within Sydney Catalyst units, who have the potential to develop highly significant careers in cancer research, and meet the overall goals of Sydney Catalyst.

For further information and eligibility criteria please visit the following website http://www.sydneycatalyst.org.au/scholarships-awards/phd-scholarships-top-up-awards.aspx

The Wenkart Foundation Grants

These grants are for research in clinical, biomedical and health related sciences. The Foundation aims to support young people of excellence.

Applicants must be full-time students and Australian permanent residents or undergraduates educated in Australia and intending to reside in Australia.

Please note that these grants are generally not awarded to applicants over 30 years of age.

For more information on these grants please visit the following website https://wenkartfoundation.wordpress.com/

The Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation

The Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation has been established by Kidney Health Australia to promote kidney research to save and improve the lives of Australians with kidney disease.

To find out more information on the foundation, the priorities of the research agenda and submit an expression of interest for funding please visit the following website:

http://kidney.org.au/health-professionals/research/australian-kidney-research-foundation