FACULTY OF SCIENCE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

Faculty Scholarships

School of Chemistry

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

School of Mathematics and Statistics

School of Physics

School of Psychology

Sydney Institute of Agriculture

Faculty Scholarships

Faculty of Science Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Background: Funded by the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney, this Scholarship aims to support outstanding higher degree research students with their studies. 
Open to: Applicants who have either a conditional or unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney;
 

Applicants who are currently enrolled in the final year of at least a four-year Bachelors degree in Science or relevant discipline area, or an equivalent degree (combined undergraduate, Honours or Masters Program) at a non-Australian university, with at least 25% of the final year of the degree being a research component; 

 

Applicants who have achieved a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) equivalent to a grade of 85 at the University of Sydney;

 

Applicants may not be an Australian/New Zealand citizen, or an Australian permanent resident; and 

  Applicants must separately apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset and Stipend Scholarship at the University of Sydney. Applicants cannot however be in receipt of an alternative scholarship that also provides tuition support and/or a primary stipend allowance. 
Value and Duration: The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate indexed annually on January one, for up to three years for a PhD recipient, or 2 years for those undertaking a Masters by Research, subject to satisfactory academic performance. PhD recipients may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities Fee are also provided for an initial 12 research periods for a PhD recipient and 8 research periods for a Masters by Research recipient.  PhD recipients may apply for up to a 2 research period extension.

The Scholarship will also cover overseas health cover for the recipient (single cover only) for the normal full-time duration of their higher degree studies, and will provide reimbursement for the initial visa application fee required to commence their research studies at the University of Sydney. 
Opening:  29 May 2018
Closing:  30 November 2018
To Apply: Apply Here
Conditions:  Terms and Conditions

Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships

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:  21 September 2017

Science Centenary Fund Scholarship

Background: Established in 1989 from funds raised through an appeal to graduates of the Faculty of Science to mark the centenary in 1985 of the graduation of the Faculty's first students.
Open to: Candidates who have completed their undergraduate coursework degree and honours year in the Faculty of Science.
  Candidates must enrol full-time in postgraduate studies for a Doctor of Philosophy or a research Masters degree in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney in the year following the honours year.
Value: $2,500
Duration: Tenable for one year only.
Open Date: No application required
Conditions: Read more

George Harris Scholarships (Geology & Geophysics)

Background: Awarded to a meritorious candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry and/or Awarded to a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Geology and Geophysics. Established in 1973 by a bequest of $16,323 from George Harris.
Open to: There are two scholarships, one for Chemistry and one for Geology.
  Awarded by the Dean of the Faculty of Science on the recommendation of the George Harris Selection Committee (comprising the Head of School or delegate; the Associate Head (Teaching); the Associate Head (Research); the Director for Postgraduate Studies; the Postgraduate Coordinator; and up to two additional Professors of Chemistry coopted by the Committee) to a student who completed two years study towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for their contribution to the research and teaching activities in the School of Chemistry, provided the candidates contributions are of sufficient merit. 
Value: $1,200 per annum
Open Date: TBD
Close Date: TBD
Conditions: Read more

James Vincent Scholarship in Agricultural Microbiology

Background:

The scholarship was established from donations totalling $17,500 made by former students and colleagues to honour Emeritus Professor Vincent who between 1936 and 1966 reached the level of Associate Professor in Microbiology at the University of Sydney and was Professor of Microbiology at the University of New South Wales from 1966 to 1973.
The scholarship was established from donations totalling $17,500 made by former students and colleagues to honour Emeritus Professor Vincent who between 1936 and 1966 reached the level of Associate Professor in Microbiology at the University of Sydney and was Professor of Microbiology at the University of New South Wales from 1966 to 1973. 

Open to: The object of the scholarship shall be to promote the quality of research by postgraduate students in applied microbiology. Only students already holding an Australian Postgraduate Research Award or similar scholarship/industry award to study for a postgraduate research degree in Science or Agricultural Science shall normally be eligible to apply.
  Honours and postgraduate research students at USyd or UNSW 
  If not currently a student member of ASM, applicants must be eligible for membership and apply for membership at time of application for award. 
Value: Either a travel grant to attend a relevant national or international conference, to obtain skills available only at another institution in Australia or overseas, or to satisfy other specific requirements of their research programme for the higher degree. The value of the scholarship shall depend on the needs of the holder, but shall not exceed the previous year's net income to the scholarship fund.
Open Date: TBD
Close Date: TBD
Conditions:  Read more

Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship

Background: Scholarship holders must be enrolled for a full time Doctoral postgraduate research degree at the University of Sydney. They must be Australian citizens or permanent residents with a Class 1 or high Class II Honours degree. Established in 1997 from the Estate of Ms Lucy Firth who was an Arts graduate from the University of Sydney. After graduation she then worked as a research assistant in the School of Psychology. This postgraduate research scholarship is tenable in the School of Psychology.
Open to: Graduates or graduands of any Australian or overseas university who are permanent residents or citizens of Australia are eligible to apply.
  A student must have completed four years' undergraduate training, or three years' undergraduate followed by a year of graduate training, and must in the last year of his or her course have obtained a degree with First Class Honours or Honours Class II Division 1, provided that the marks achieved are in the higher range of Division 1, or hold an equivalent qualification.
  Scholarship holders must be enrolled for a full time Doctoral postgraduate research degree at the University of Sydney. 
Value: At least $10,000 per annum, tenable for up to 3 years for the degree of PhD, with the possibility of an extension of up to six months
Open Date January  
Close Date: January 
Conditions:  Read more

N.P.H. Graham Scholarship in Sheep Research

Background: The scholarship was established in 1983 by donations from the family, friends and colleagues of Norman Piesse Hunter Graham to acknowledge his many contributions to the Australian sheep industry. Mr Graham graduated in 1929 in the University and devoted his professional life, mostly as an officer of the CSIRO, to the investigation of problems in the sheep industry. The object of the scholarship is to promote research in sheep.
Open to: The scholarship may be awarded to full-time postgraduate students enrolled in the University of Sydney who are undertaking research in sheep.
Value: Grant-in-aid for the holder for expenses incurred in connection with postgraduate research. The value of the scholarship shall depend on the needs of the holder and shall be drawn from the income of the Fund. The value of other emoluments shall be taken into account when the award is being made.
Open Date: TBD
Close Date: TBD
Conditions:  Read more

The CVE - Jessie Mary Briggs Supplementary Scholarship

Background: The Jessie Mary Briggs Bequest was received by The University of Sydney to be applied by the Postgraduate Foundation in Veterinary Science now known as the Centre for Veterinary Education (CVE). The Will of Jessie Mary Briggs specifies that the funds are for use in continuing education of veterinarians. Jessie Mary Briggs had an interest in dogs, birds, WIRES and animal welfare.
Open to: The scholarship can only be awarded to a veterinarian (preferably a BVSc[Hons 1] or equivalent) undertaking a postgraduate research degree who is holding a substantive scholarship such as an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), University Postgraduate Award (UPA), Faculty scholarship or equivalent.
  If there is more than one outstanding applicant in the year the funds become available, the CVE, in consultation with the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, may divide the scholarship and distribute it equally among two or more applicants.
Value: $15,000 per annum, tenable up to the maximum duration of the RTP Stipend (formerly APA)
Open Date: TBD
Close Date: TBD
Conditions:  Read more

F H Loxton Postgraduate Scholarships (Veterinary Science)

Background: The scholarships is offered to encourage graduates of any university to engage in postgraduate research in veterinary science at the University of Sydney.
Open to: Open to graduates of any university for research in veterinary science at the University of Sydney
  Undertaking the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree offered by the Faculty of Science as full-time candidates  
 Value: Valued at equal the amount of a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend (formerly APA), tenable for up to two years for a master’s degree and up to three years for a PhD degree. In exceptional circumstances, a further extension of six months may be granted to PhD candidates.
Open Date: TBD 
 Close Date: TBD 

James Ramage Wright Research Scholarships

Background: The scholarship is offered to support students who study and research into the problems of animal production.
Established in 1942 by a gift of £5000 from Mr and Mrs George Wright to fund a research fellowship in memory of their son and to promote investigation into and advanced knowledge of the problems of animal production. 
Open to: Open to candidates of postgraduate research awards in Veterinary Science.
  Open to candidates who hold a bachelor's degree with honours class I, or an equivalent qualification.  
Value: Upto $5,000  
Open Date: TBD 
Close Date: TBD 

Combined Masters Degree in Veterinary Studies/Veterinary Clinical Studies Scholarship

Background: The scholarship is offered to support candidates in a three year combined masters degree in Veterinary Studies/Veterinary Clinical Studies at the University of Sydney.
The Faculty of Veterinary Science offers a three year combined masters degree in Veterinary Studies/Veterinary Clinical Studies to provide advanced clinical training and research for qualified veterinarians in a specified veterinary area.
Several scholarships are on offer for the most outstanding applicants across the disciplines accepted into this clinical residency program.
Open to: Open to both Australian citizen and holder of a permanent resident status in Australia.
  Open to full-time candidates with a BVSc or equivalent honours degree in veterinary science.  
  Meets all relevant selection criteria and processes for admission into the Master of Veterinary Studies / Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies course and any other requirements deemed by the University of Sydney to be appropriate to the degree.  
 Value: Amount will be determined at faculty’s discretion, tenable for three years with no extension possible. An educational allowance of up to a maximum of $2,000 per annum is available to all students enrolled in the program, reimbursed against receipted claims  
Open Date:  TBD 
Close Date:  TBD 

Postgraduate Research Stipend and Supplementary Scholarship in Digital Agriculture Data61

Background: Funded by the CSIRO through Data61, this Scholarship aims to support students undertaking a PhD within either the Faculty of Science, or Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, where the focus of their research is on information science relevant to the agricultural domain.

Both full stipend and supplementary scholarships are available to support the living costs of students while completing their studies.

Open to: Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Science, or the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney, and who are willing to undertake research in the field of information science and agriculture.

Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in information science or science (agriculture) with a substantial research component, or equivalent. Applicants with an Honours degree (Second Class Upper) must also have a history of research aptitude such as scholarly publication in either peer reviewed national or international journals.  

Applicants must not be engaged in full-time employment, or be subject to an obligation with another party to provide that party with any intellectual property rights during the course of their research studies.

Value and Duration:

The Stipend Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the RTP rate (indexed to the RTP rate on January One each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

The Supplementary Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $10,000 per annum (indexed to the RTP rate on January One each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

Opens: APPLY NOW
Closes: 29 July 2018 11:59 PM
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School of Chemistry

Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize

Background:

The Agnes Campbell science scholarships have been established to provide a prize or prizes for excellence in Organic Chemistry in the honours and postgraduate years.

Open to: The Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize is open to students enrolled in a Masters or PhD candidature.
Value: To be determined by the Organic Chemistry Committee.
Duration:  Not applicable, paid as a one-off payment.
Opening:  March 2019
Closing:  April 2019
To Apply: Applications Closed
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Bruce Veness Chandler Research Support Scholarship in Food Chemistry No 1

Background:

Established in 2004 from a bequest of $400,000 from the residual Estate of the Late Bruce Veness Chandler, a scholarship has been established to encourage research in food chemistry and consequently lead to scientific papers.

Open to: Full-time candidate enrolled in a higher research degree in the School of Chemistry working in the area of Food Chemistry.
Value: To be determined by the Selection Committee
Duration:  Not applicable, paid as a one-off payment.
Opening: March 2019
Closing:  April 2019
To Apply: Applications Closed
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarship

Background:

The Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarships are available for PhD candidates whose research topic is mainly in the area of inorganic chemistry, to assist them to study overseas at a leading international university or research institution for a period of not less than six weeks.

This scholarship opens for applications three times a year (April, August and November).

Open to: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, who are postgraduate students proceeding to a Doctorate in the School of Chemistry.
Value: Sufficient to cover the student’s expenses for return travel and subsistence during a continuous residence of between six and twenty-six weeks.
Duration:  6 - 26 weeks.
Opening:  August 2018
Closing:  August 2018
To Apply: Applications Closed
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

John A Lamberton Research Scholarships

Background:

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

Open to: Candidates who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  Candidates at postgraduate level who are enrolled full-time in higher research degrees and shall be tenable at the University of Sydney only.
Value: To be determined by the Scholarship Committee.
Duration:  1 - 3 years
Opening:  15 June 2018
Closing:  29 June 2018 11:59pm
To Apply: APPLY HERE
Conditions:  Read more

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Reconstructing Museum Specimen Data

Background: An opportunity is available for an outstanding Masters by Research scholar in the area of spectroscopy and cultural heritage.

This Scholarship is provided through the Australian Research Council funded Linkage G Project Reconstructing museum specimen data through the pathways of global commerce.

Open to: Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a Masters by Research within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of vibrational spectroscopy and its application to cultural heritage.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in either Science, preferably chemistry, or biology or archaeometry, or equivalent.

Applicants must demonstrate experience in vibrational spectroscopy, or analytical chemistry. 

Value and Duration: The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum RTP rate (fixed rate) for up to two years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is permitted.
Opens: APPLY NOW
Closes: 13 July 2018 11:59PM
Read More: Terms and Conditions

The RJW Le Fevre Research Travelling Scholarship

Background:

The RJW Le Fevre Research travelling scholarship was established to give an outstanding female postgraduate student the opportunity to present a paper or poster at a major international conference.

Open to: Female postgraduate research students.
  Presenter at major international conference. Confirmation of the award of the scholarship shall be contingent on the acceptance of the paper for presentation at the conference.
Value: To be determined by the Selection Committee.
Duration:  Ad-hoc.
Opening:  March 2019
Closing:  April 2019
To Apply: Applications Closed
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Surface Coatings Association Australia Scholarship

Background:

The Surface Coatings Association Australia scholarship was established to foster further advancement of education in coating fields.

Open to: Enrolled students in the MSc or PhD degree within the School of Chemistry who are working in the area of surface coatings.
  The student must be a current holder (or expect to hold) a postgraduate scholarship (RTP, Gritton or equivalent).
Value: To be determined by the Selection Committee
Duration:  1 year
Opening:  March 2019
Closing:  April 2019
To Apply: Applications Closed
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Bruce Veness Chandler Research Support Scholarship in Food Chemistry No2

Background: Established in 2004 by a bequest of $400,000 from the residual estate of Bruce Veness Chandler, the purpose of the scholarship is to provide funding for research support for postgraduate or post-doctorate candidates working in the field of Food Chemistry applied to any aspect of food.
Open to: Open to full-time postgraduate or post-doctoral level candidates enrolled in the School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences who are working in the area of Food Chemistry.
  It is tenable at the University of Sydney only.
Value: $5,000
Duration: Tenable for 2 years.
Opening: Date to be confirmed.
Closing: Date to be confirmed.
To Apply: Currently closed.
Read More: Terms and Conditions

School of Mathematics and Statistics

K.E. Bullen International Conference Scholarship

Background: The Scholarship was established in 2013 from the K.E. Bullen Endowment, which was initially created in 1982 from public subscriptions to honour the late K.E. Bullen, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Sydney from 1946 to 1971. The Scholarship is provided to enable an outstanding graduate enrolled as a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics to present a paper at a major overseas conference.
Open to: Students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics enrolled full-time for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the area of Applied Mathematics. Students must have satisfactorily completed an annual progress report after their first full-time year to be eligible for consideration. 
Value: $3,500 per annum
Duration: One-off payent
Open Date:   March 2019
Close Date: TBC
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Philipp Hofflin International Research Travel Scholarship

Background: The Scholarship was established in 2010 with a gift from Dr Philipp Hofflin, University of Sydney graduate, to enable outstanding PhD students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics to explore research collaborations on a global scale. The Scholarship allows leading PhD students to interact with research mathematicians over a period of up to two months at a chosen host institution.
Open to: Students enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Students must have satisfactorily completed an annual progress report after their first full-time year to be eligible for consideration. 
Value: $7,000 per annum
Duration:  One off payment
Open Date: March 2019
Close Date:  TBC
Read More:  Terms and Conditions

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Complex Biological Data Extraction

Background: An opportunity is available for two outstanding Masters by Research or PhD scholars in the area of statistical bioinformatics, computational bioinformatics and computational biology.

This Scholarship is funded by the University Sydney is available to all students interested in developing novel statistical tools or novel computation approaches to integrate high-throughput molecular data with biological knowledge that will support discoveries in complex diseases.

Open to: Applicants must have a background in statistical bioinformatics, computational bioinformatics, applied statistics, data science and computational biology.

International applicants with an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a Masters by Research or PhD within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney, and who are willing to undertake research in the field of computational biology.

Applicants must 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.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the RTP rate (indexed to the RTP rate on 1 January each year) for up to three years for a PhD recipient, and two years for a recipient undertaking a Masters by Research, subject to satisfactory academic performance. PhD recipients may apply for up to a 6 month extension.

Academic course fees will be provided for 12 research periods for a student enrolled in a PhD and 8 research periods for a recipient enrolled in a Masters by Research. PhD recipients may apply for up to two additional research periods.

Opening: 10 May 2018
Closing:  24 May 2018 at 11.59 PM
To Apply: APPLY NOW
Read More: Terms and Condtions

School of Physics

The Edna Briggs Scholarship in Physics

Background: Established in 2017 by a gift from Dr Barbara Briggs who graduated from the University of Sydney, this Scholarship provides financial support to students undertaking a Higher Degree by Research Program in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.
Open to: Applicants must have a conditional or unconditional offer of admission for studies in either a PhD or Masters by research degree, or be currently enrolled in a PhD or Masters by research in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. 
Value and Duration $6,000, one-off payment
Opens: February 2019
Closes: March 2019
To Appy: Applications Closed
Read More: Terms and Conditions


The Hunstead Merit Award for Astrophysics

Background: The award was established to attract top students to undertake cutting-edge research at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy, one of the largest and most diverse astrophysical research groups in Australia.
Open to: Applicants must be enrolling in a PhD with a primary supervisor at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy
  Applications are open to students eligible for domestic scholarships (RTP, UPA etc), including Australian and New Zealand citizens, and permanent residents
  Students who completed their undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney are not eligible to apply. 
Value: $5,000 per year
Duration: Tenable for 3 years
Open Date: July
Close Date: July
Conditions: Read more

School of Psychology

Campbell Perry International Research Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2005 with donations by Mrs Jean Swirles from the estate of her son, Distinguished Emeritus Professor Campbell Perry.

The Scholarship aims to support research-related international travel by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students conducting research designed to contribute to the development of psychological knowledge from a theoretical and/or empirical perspective.

Open to:

Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time PhD in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney.

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

Applicants must be planning to travel to another country for a minimum of two weeks, to visit one or more international scholars who are conducting research relevant to the PhD project being undertaken by the student. The travel must be to further the student’s research and to contribute to the development of psychological knowledge from a theoretical or empirical perspective.

Applicants cannot be undertaking travel within Australia or in their home country. 

Value: Up to $6,000
Duration:  One-off payment
Opens: March 2019
Closes: April 2019
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Patient-reported Outcome Measure in Ovarian Cancer

Background: An opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in ovarian cancer.

The aim of the PhD project is to investigate how PROs can be incorporated into clinical trials and practice to improve ovarian cancer patient's quality of life during treatment and follow-up.

Open to:  Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen and have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must be willing to undertake research in the field of patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in ovarian cancer and hold an Honours degree or a Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or equivalent.

Applicants must have a background in psychology, medicine, nursing, epidemiology, public or population health, health sciences, behavioural science, or other related disciplines.

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and data management and analysis. 

Value and Duration: The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $30,000 per annum (fixed rate) for one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The scholarship may be awarded for an additional two years, subject to funding becoming available.

The successfully applicant will also be provided with a one-off up front research allowance of $10,000 paid after formal enrolment in their PhD. A further $10,000 may paid for each additional year, subject to funding becoming available

A one-off relocation allowance of $1,500 (moving from interstate or New Zealand) will be paid after the recipient has formally enrolled in their PhD. 

Opens: APPLY NOW
Closes: 20 July 2018 11:59PM
Read More: Terms and Conditions

The Margaret Stewart Fund Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1988 from a bequest by George Stewart, the object of the scholarship is to support students undertaking research into the relationships between ethics and behaviour.

Open to: Suitably qualified graduates of Psychology at the University of Sydney (or any other university) who wish to undertake research in ethics and behaviour by higher degree, and are;
  Full-time candidates who are Australian citizens or permanent residents.
  Can be awarded to a part-time candidate only if they meet medical or carer criteria following RTP (former APA) guidelines.
Value: The scholarship has the value of the current University Postgraduate Research Award stipend, and is tenable for one year, extendable to 2 years subject to satisfactory progress, and subject to further extension in the case of a PhD candidate.
Duration: 

1 year

(extendable to 2 years subject to satisfactory progress)

Opening:  Date to be confirmed.
Closing: Date to be confirmed.
To Apply: Currently closed.
Conditions:  Read more

Winifred O'Neill Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1997 from the estate of Dr Gregory John Lamb O'Neill who was a medical practitioner in Chatswood, NSW; the Winifred O'Neill Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship was created to support visually impaired students (or other students with a disability) who demonstrate meritorious performance in undergraduate psychology.

Open to: Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  The scholarship shall be open to full-time students in psychology at the University of Sydney and will be based on meritorious performance in undergraduate psychology.
Value: To be determined by the Selection Committee
Duration: 

1 year

(but may be renewed up to a further period of two years subject to satisfactory progress).

Opens:  March 2019
Closes:  April 2019
Conditions:  Read more

Sydney Institute of Agriculture

ARC ITTC Food Safety in Fresh Produce PhD Scholarship

Background: A PhD scholarships is available through the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC) for Food Safety in the Fresh produce Industry.

The overarching purpose of the centre is to conduct industry-focused research to develop practical solutions to prevent or minimise food risks in fresh produce across the value chain.

Open to: Domestic and international applicants with an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Sydney Institute of Agriculture at the University of Sydney, who are willing to undertake research in the field of food safety

Applicants must also hold Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree in a related field with a substantial research component, or have 3-5 years of demonstrated research experience

Value and Duration: The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $31,298 per annum (fixed rate), for up 3.5 years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
Opens: APPLY NOW
Closes: 1 August 2018 11:59PM
Read More: Terms and Conditions

Christian Rowe Thornett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships

Background:

Established in 1960 by a bequest from Francis Henry Loxton, this scholarship supports higher degree by research students undertaking research in agriculture, including plant breeding and production, carbon, water, soil, food quality and safety, livestock, dairying, field robotics, agricultural data analytics, agricultural/resource economics and development agriculture.

Open to:

Open to students with an unconditional offer for full-time studies in a PhD, or who are currently enrolled as a full-time PhD student within any faculty or school at the University of Sydney so long as the research is within the discipline of agriculture

Applicants must also have applied for the Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship, or be in recipient of a primary RTP scholarship from the University of Sydney that provides a stipend allowance.

Value:

For the successful applicant, the Stipend Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $27,082 per annum (2018 rate – indexed on January 1 each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

The Supplementary Scholarship will provide an annual stipend 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 6 months.

Duration: Up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
Open Date: This Scholarship has now closed
Close Date: 10 January 2018, 11:59PM
Conditions:

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Francis Henry Loxton Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships (Agriculture)

Background:

Established in 1960 by a bequest from Francis Henry Loxton, this scholarship supports higher degree by research students undertaking research in agriculture, including plant breeding and production, carbon, water, soil, food quality and safety, livestock, dairying, field robotics, agricultural data analytics, agricultural/resource economics and development agriculture. 

Open to:

Open to male students with an unconditional offer for full-time studies in a PhD, or who are currently enrolled as a full-time PhD student within any faculty or school at the University of Sydney so long as the research is within the discipline of agriculture. 

Applicants must also have applied for the Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship, or be in recipient of a primary RTP scholarship from the University of Sydney that provides a stipend allowance.

Value:

For the successful applicant, the Stipend Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $27,082 per annum (2018 rate – indexed on January 1 each year) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.

The Supplementary Scholarship will provide an annual stipend 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 6 months.

Duration: Up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
Open Date: This Scholarship has now closed
Close Date: 10 January 2018, 11:59PM
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GRDC Postgraduate Research Scholarship – Mechanisms of Heat Tolerance in Wheat

Background: Identifying processes that truncate grain filling after heat events

Heat damage is one of the most regular and limiting constraints to Australian wheat production. Reductions in yield predominantly arise from heat shock or longer-term temperatures above optimum during the anthesis and grain filling stages. A PhD scholarship is available to investigate heat tolerance mechanisms during grain development and growth. This project will use biochemical, histological and molecular approaches to investigate source/sink relation and assimilate import into, and utilisation within, florets and young grains. The project will use wheat genotypes from the University of Sydney’s pre-breeding program and conduct measurements in field trials, controlled environment and the laboratory. Successful applicants will have a strong background in plant physiology and/or plant molecular biology, and a keen interest in learning new technologies and working with stakeholders in the agricultural industry.

The project is supported by the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC), which will provides a PhD scholarship ($30k p.a.) and research funding. The projects offer world-class research facilities, including state-of-the art equipment and field locations in agro-ecological regions that incur the greatest economic loss due to high temperature. The project is embedded within a program that will provide mentorship and opportunities for the student to engage with a wide range of research organisations, as well as exposure to the Australian grains industry from the ground up.

Open to: Applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents, and must be currently enrolled in a full-time PhD, or have an unconditional offer of admission for a full-time PhD within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney.

Applicants must 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.

Applicants must have a background in plant physiology and or plant molecular biology. Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to work with stakeholders in the Australian grains industry.

Value and Duration: The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $30,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The recipient may apply for an extension of up to 6 months.
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Closes: 1 August 2018 11:59PM
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