SYDNEY MEDICAL SCHOOL

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.

Recurring Supplementary Scholarships


These recurring supplementary scholarships are offered on a regular basis and are often funded by gifts or donations to the Sydney Medical School.

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

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

Scholarship Details

One-Off Primary Scholarships

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 scholarship is funded by a gift from Ms Jane Borton.
Open to: 1. This scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Sydney.
 

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

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

4. Applicants should have an Honours degree in biomedical science or a related field.

Value & Duration:

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

 

b. 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
Application Information: Currently closed for applications

The TDM Foundation Scholarship

Background:

A opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar to conduct research in the behavioural and psychological management of chronic pain in adults. The research is to be conducted at the Pain Management Research Institute at the Royal North Shore Hospital.

 

This Scholarship is funded by the Pain Management Research Institute Limited.

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

2. Applicants must undertake research into pain medicine or pain management.

 

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

  • Psychology,
  • Physiotherapy,
  • Medicine,
  • Nursing, or
  • Occupational Therapy.
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, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months, which will be subject to the availability of funding.

 

A value determined by the selection committee will also be available to the successful recipient for the purpose of travel, conference and equipment costs.

Further Information: Terms and Conditions
Application Information: Currently closed for applications

Westmead Applied Research Centre Postgraduate Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for 3 outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholars to conduct research at the Westmead Applied Research Centre in a variety of research areas, including but not limited to:

 

  • improving first responder cardiopulmonary resuscitation and addressing the problem of how to improve outcomes for patients that suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest,
  • improving data-driven quality in primary care and improve effectiveness and efficiency of care for people living with heart disease and/or other chronic health conditions,
  • exploring the issues and identifying solutions on the impact of domestic violence on physical health in Western Sydney,
  • use of text messaging in chronic disease prevention and management around the world: global commonalities and local adaptations,
  • integrating digital solutions into health services,
  • implementing quality improvement programs to reduce hospital admissions for chronic health conditions,
  • examining the interactions of socioeconomic disadvantage, geography, and gender in prevention and management of chronic disease. 

 

This Scholarship is funded by the Westmead Applied Research Centre, 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 Masters by Research or PhD at the University of Sydney.

  2. Applicants must undertake research at the Westmead Applied Research Centre in an area(s) approved by Academic Director, Westmead Applied Research Centre.
  3. Applicants must also hold an Honours degree or a Master's degree in Health and/or Social Sciences, or a medical specialist qualification.
  4. Applicants who are full-time and have completed more than three years of their candidature are not eligible to apply.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $28,000 per annum (indexed on 1 January each year) for up to two years for a Masters by Research, or three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

 

Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fee are not provided for a successful international applicant.

Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Application Information:  Currently closed for applications

Postgraduate Scholarship in Health Economics – Patient Centred Care and Outcomes in Chronic Disease

Background:

An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of health economics. The research project with examine the costs and benefits of frameworks for patient-centred management of chronic diseases. Patient-centred care encompasses respect, emotional support, physical comfort, information and communication, continuity and transition, care coordination, involvement of family and carers, and access to appropriate care.

 

The research will be conducted within the Sydney School of Public Health located at the Centre for Kidney Research at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
 Open to:

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

 

b. Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the field of health economics for patient-centred management of chronic disease. Available areas of research include but is not limited to:
I. The evaluation of alternate pathways and complex interventions for the care of children and adults with chronic disease, including those specifically addressing the health of Indigenous Australians,
II. Transitional care for adolescents for paediatric to adult care,
III. The use of patient navigators for children with chronic diseases,
IV. Addressing barriers and inequalities for children with chronic diseases,
V. Addressing barrier and inequalities in access to kidney replacement therapy in patients in rural communities, or
VI. The use of sophisticated e-health systems in the provision of out of clinic care to assist in addressing waiting times for specialist clinics and promoting self-management.

 

c. Applicants must hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree with a substantial research component, or equivalent in at least one of the following fields:
I. health economics,
II. biostatistics, or
III. health, or
IV. health-related science.

 

d. Applicants must also demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in research and a particular interest in chronic disease.

 

e. 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 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Standard Stipend rate (indexed 1 on January each year), subject to satisfactory academic performance. The duration of the Scholarship will be as per the below payment schedule:
I. A successful recipient who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2019 will receive the Scholarship for up to 3.5 years. A recipient in this situation may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
II. A successful recipient who commenced their candidature on or after the 1 January 2019 will receive the Scholarship for up to 3.5 years.

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

BCR Scholarship for Computational Neuroscience

Background:

This Scholarship has been established to provide financial assistance to PhD student to conduct research in computational neuroscience, in particular AI innovation in clinical imaging and/or imaging biomarker research.

 

This Scholarship is funded by Bacera Co Pty Ltd.
 Open to:

1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled to study full-time in a PhD within the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

  2. Applicants must be willing to conduct research in computational neuroscience, in particular AI innovation in clinical imaging and/or imaging biomarker research.
 

3. Applicants must have experience or previous research experience in at least one of the following:

 
  • computer vision, or
  • AI/deep learning, or
  • neuroimaging biomarker development/imaging physics.
 

4. Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree in either:

 
  • computer science,
  • applied mathematics, or
  • a relevant field in engineering.
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.

Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  13 June 2019
Application Form:  APPLY NOW
Closing Date: 27 June 2019 11:59pm

One-Off Supplementary Scholarships

Recurring Scholarships

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

Terms and Conditions:
Staff Members

Terms and Conditions - Staff Members

 Students

Terms and Conditions - Students
 Open Date: Closed
 Close Date: Closed

Enid Ng Fellowship in Haematology

Background:

A unique scholarship opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar to conduct research with Alan Ng Professor of Haematology and the Department of Haematology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2009 by a gift from Professor Alan BP Ng and Mrs Enid Ng.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in Myeloma or related disorders.
  3. Applicants must have been accepted into the Joint Specialist Advisory Committee (JSAC) Training Scheme in Haematology of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, or single discipline Haematology stream of either college.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $45,000 per annum for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

 

A successful applicant will also receive funding to cover the costs of return economy airfares, registration and accommodation to attend the Haematological Society of Australia and New Zealand annual scientific meeting each year of the Scholarship. The successful applicant is encourages to present at these conferences.

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

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

The John Brooke Moore Scholarship

Background:

This Scholarship was established in 1979 by a bequest from Moira Brooke Moore in memory of her father Dr John Brooke Moore.

 

This Scholarship is available to coursework and research postgraduate surgery students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health.

Open to:

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in studies in one of the following degrees in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney.

 
  • Master of Surgery by Coursework,
  • Master of Surgery by Research,
  • Master of Philosophy, or
  • Doctor of Philosophy. 
 

b. Applicants enrolling in postgraduate research degrees must conduct research into surgery.

 

c. Applicants must be a graduate of the former Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

 

d. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.

Value and Duration:

For Postgraduate Coursework Students: A successful full-time recipient of this Scholarship will be provided with $25,000 per annum for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

For Postgraduate Research Students: A successful full-time recipient of this Scholarship will be provided with an annual stipend allowance of $40,000 per annum for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

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

Sir John Loewenthal Scholarship

Background:

This scholarship was established in 2008 by a gift from Professor John Wong in memory of Professor Sir John Loewenthal.
Eligibility Criteria:

a. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in full time studies in one of the following degrees in the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

 
  • Master of Surgery by Coursework
  • Master of Surgery by Research,
  • Master of Philosophy, or
  • Doctor of Philosophy.
  b. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or citizens of New Zealand or Hong Kong.
Value and Duration:

a. For Postgraduate Coursework Students:
A successful full-time recipient of this Scholarship will be provided with $20,000 per annum for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

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

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

Northern Clinical School HDR Support Scholarship

Background:

This Scholarship is provided by the Faculty of Medicine and Health, Northern Clinical School to support a PhD student in crisis/financial hardship due to unforeseen circumstances for one year.
Open to:

1. The Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant being currently enrolled in in a PhD at the University of Sydney, Northern Clinical School on a full time basis.

 

2. Applicants should have achieved a satisfactory result at the last annual progress review period.

  3. Applicants must have evidence of current financial disadvantage or hardship.
  4. Applicants with a previous successful application are allowed to re-apply.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a living allowance of $10,000 per annum for up to one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance. 

  The Scholarship annual value will be paid in four equal instalments at the beginning of each research period.
  No extension will be granted but successful applicants can reapply.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions
Opening Date: 15 April 2019
Application Form:   Closed
Close Date: 30 May 2019 at 11:59pm

Recurring Scholarships (Assessed in conjuction with RTP Applications)

Dorothy Blanche Chandler Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar to conduct research in the area of rheumatoid arthritis and associated conditions.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2003 by a bequest from Bruce Veness Chandler in honour of his mother, Dorothy Blanche Chandler.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must undertake research in the field of rheumatoid arthritis and associated conditions.
  3. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  The earliest this Scholarship will be awarded again is October 2020.

John Keith Chandler Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar to conduct research in any aspect of varicose veins and its associated problems, especially varicose ulcers and varicose eczema. Research to promote the healing of other external ulcers would fall withi the ambit of this Scholarship.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2003 by a bequest from Bruce Veness Chandler in honour of his father, John Keith Chandler.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must undertake research in any aspect of varicose veins and its associated problems, especially varicose ulcers and varicose eczema. Research to promote the healing of other external ulcers would fall within the ambit of this Scholarship.
  3. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship is currently under assessment.

Reginald Maney Lake and Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar in the area of pathology.

 

This Scholarship was first established in 1926 and was called The Reginald Maney Lake Research Scholarship. It is now offered in conjuction with the Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship which was first established in 1948 by Mrs NMB Cowburn.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must undertake research in the area of pathology.
  3. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  The earliest this Scholarship will be awarded again is October 2020.

Elizabeth and Henry Hamilton-Browne Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2007 and is funded by a bequest from Elizabeth Hamilton-Browne.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  2. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship is currently under assessment.

Muriel and Walter Lumley Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

 

This Scholarship was first established in 2007 from bequests from Walter John Lumley and Muriel isabel Lumley.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  2. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

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

 

The successful applicant may apply for an extensiion of up to two years.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship is currently under assessment.

Neville Brown Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2008 by a bequest from Neville Browne.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  2. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  The earliest this Scholarship will be awarded again is October 2019.

Bob and Nancy Edwards Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar to conduct research into cancer and/or paediatrics at the University of Sydney.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2009 by a bequest from Robert John Edwards.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must undertake research into cancer and/or paediatrics.
  3. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $30,000 per annum for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

The stipend allowance must not be used for travel or the purchase of equipment.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship is currently under assessment.

Francis M Hooper Scholarship for Medical Research

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney to conduct research into at least one of the following areas:

  • Alzheimer's disease,
  • Cancer,
  • Heart disease, or
  • Medically related basic biology research.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2012 by a gift from Francis M Hooper.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must conduct research in at least one of the following areas:

  • Alzheimer's disease,
  • Cancer,
  • Heart disease, or
  • Medically related basic biology research.
  3. Applicants must be a graduate or graduand of an Australian or overseas University.
  4. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
  5. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship will be awarded again in October 2019.

Christine Maple-Brown Colorectal Cancer Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney to conduct research into colorectal cancer.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2015 and is funded by a donation from the Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation Ltd.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must conduct research in colorectal cancer.

  3. Applicants must be a graduate or graduand of an Australian or overseas University.
  4. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
  5. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship will be awarded again in October 2019.

The Pamela Jeanne Elizabeth Churm Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of neuroscience, in particular research into the familial form of Motor Neurone Disease.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2015 and is funded by a donation by Cecil Auld Churm.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must undertake research in the area of neuroscience.

  3. Applicants must be a graduate or graduand of an Australian or overseas University.
  4. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
  5. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

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

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship is currently under assessment.

RA Money Postgraduate Research Scholarship In Neuroscience

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney to conduct research into neuroscience.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2014 by Pricilla Carole Roussel and Angela Raymond.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must conduct research in neuroscience.

  3. Applicants must be a graduate or graduand of an Australian or overseas University.
  4. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
  5. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  The earliest this Scholarship will be awarded again is October 2020.

Walter Eberhard Schroeder Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney to conduct research into obstetrics and gynaecology.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2015 by a bequest from Mrs Margit Schroeder in memory of her husband.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must conduct research into obstetrics and gynaecology.

  3. Applicants must be a graduate or graduand of an Australian or overseas University.
  4. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
  5. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship is currently under assessment.

Walter Eberhard Schroeder Dermatology Research Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney to conduct research into dermatology.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2015 by a bequest from Mrs Margit Schroeder in memory of her husband.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must conduct research into dermatology.

  3. Applicants must be a graduate or graduand of an Australian or overseas University.
  4. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent resident or New Zealand citizen.
  5. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum rate of the Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six months.

Further Information Scholarship Flyer and Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship will be awarded again in October 2020.

The Frank and Marion Spence Scholarship

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholar to conduct research into paediatric cardiology or cancer at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.

 

This Scholarship was established in 2017 and is funded by a bequest from Marion Anne Isobel Hamilton McMahon Spence.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
 

2. Applicants must conduct research into paediatric cardiology or cancer.

  3. To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
  Please note: Preference will be given to applicants wanting to study a PhD.
Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide a stipend allowance of $18,000 per annum, as escalated on 1 January of each year, for up to two years for a Masters by Research and up to three years for a PhD, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

 

A successful PhD applicant may apply for an extension of up to six 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.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship is currently under assessment.

The John Arthur Freeman PhD Scholarship for Tumours of the Brain

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney to conduct research into the causes, early diagnosis, and treatment of tumours of the brain.

 

This Scholarship was made possible by a bequest from Mr. John Arthur Freeman.
Open to: This scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a PhD at the Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must conduct research into the causes, early diagnosis, and treatment of tumours of the brain.
  Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or equivalent.
  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship.
Value and Duration:

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

Further Information Terms and Conditions
Application Information:  To be considered for this Scholarship applicants must apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship. No separate application is required.
  For more information on the RTP Stipend Scholarship application process please see the following link.
  This scholarship is currently under assessment.

Recurring Supplementary Scholarships

Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for outstanding PhD scholars to conduct research in the area medicinal potential of cannabis and the cannabinoids at the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre.

 

The research will be focused on the development and evaluation of cannabinoid-based treatments.

 

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
  • clinical trials
Open to:

1. Applicants must have unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD at the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre and must not have completed more than one year of full-time study.

 

2. Applicants must have an honours or Masters degree in medicine, pharmacy or Science. 

  3. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in cannabinoid research.
 

4. Applicants should also have preclinical or clinical research experience.

 

5. Applicants must also be in recipient of a primary scholarship from the University of Sydney that provides stipend allowance.

Value and Duration:

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

 

A six month extension is possible.  

Further Information Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date:  27 May 2019
Application Form: APPLY NOW
Close Date:  25 June 2019 at 11:59pm

Northern Clinical School Ramsay Supplementary Scholarship

Background:

The Northern Clinical School Ramsay Supplementary Scholarship has been established by The Ramsay Teaching and Research Trust Fund Committee, as part of their commitment to supporting quality research and education at the Royal North Shore campus of 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 at the Northern Clinical School at the University of Sydney.

 

2. Applicants must also be a recipient of a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship from the University of Sydney.

Value and Duration:

Value:  $6,000 per annum

 

Duration: For up to three years commencing on 1 April.

  A six month extension is possible.
Further Information Terms and Conditions
Application Information:   Currently closed for applications