FACULTY OF SCIENCE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

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Faculty Scholarships

Dean's International Postgraduate Research Scholarships for the Division of Natural Sciences

Background:

The Division of Natural Sciences offers a limited number of full-time postgraduate research scholarships to outstanding international students wishing to undertake a research doctorate degree (PhD) in the Division of Natural Sciences.

Open to: Currently enrolled in the final year of a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Science or relevant discipline, or an equivalent degree (such as a combined Bachelors/Honours/Masters degree), at an international university (a non-Australian university). The final year of the degree must include a research component which accounts for a minimum of 25% of the year;
  Have achieved a GPA greater than 85 or an average A grade, or have a relevant subject specific GPA of 90, or equivalent;
  May not be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency in Australia;
  Be commencing full time postgraduate research study at the University for the first time;
  Not be in receipt of any other tuition fee scholarship;
  Successfully complete their 4th year of their current Bachelor’s Degree in Science meeting the academic requirements of the scholarship and complete in time to commence studies at the University of Sydney in the relevant year and research period.
Value: The scholarship consists of the full cost of academic tuition fees plus a stipend equivalent to a Research Training Program (former APA) rate indexed annually.
Duration:  3 - 3.5 years
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  30 May
Conditions:  Read more

The Lambert Initiative

Background:

The Lambert Initiative is a research program at the University of Sydney dedicated to exploring the medicinal potential of cannabis and the cannabinoids. 

A wide range of chemistry, cellular, preclinical and clinical PhD projects are available for consideration that involve the development and evaluation of cannabis-based treatments for conditions such as of epilepsy, pain, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders, neurodegenerative conditions and cancer. Projects may involve areas such as medicinal chemistry, analytical chemistry, electrophysiology, high throughput screening, animal and cellular models of disease, human psychopharmacology, drug policy and clinical trials. Projects will involve supervision by the Academic and/or Associate Directors of the Lambert Initiative or their specialist collaborators. 

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. For further information, please contact the Kristin Anderson, Executive Officer of the Lambert Initiative at kristin.anderson@sydney.edu.au.

Open to: In 2017 we are looking to recruit up to ten new PhD students who are RTP (or equivalent) scholarship recipients and who join our team based at the Brain and Mind Centre.
Value: Top-up scholarships of $10,000 p.a. 
Open Date:  No application required

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

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: The purpose of the scholarship is to assist, by means of supplementary assistance, a postgraduate student proceeding to a doctorate in Mathematics or Statistics to undertake research in connection with their doctoral thesis at a leading university overseas for a period of up to two months.

  The scholarship is open to international and domestic students enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Philosophy 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
Open Date: Febraury
Close Date:  Febraury
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

Kopystop International Conference Scholarship

Background: The scholarship was established in 2013 with a gift from Kopystop Pty Limited, a local printing business, to enable an outstanding graduate studying towards a postgraduate research degree in the School of Mathematics and Statistics to present their research at a major overseas conference.
Open to: The purpose of the scholarship is to assist, by means of supplementary assistance, a postgraduate research student in the School of Mathematics and Statistics to present at a major overseas conference.

  The scholarship is open to international and domestic students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics enrolled full-time in a postgraduate degree. Students must have satisfactorily completed an annual progress report after their first full-time year to be eligible for consideration.
  Subject to the availability of funds, the scholarship will be advertised annually. Applicants are required to submit a written application addressing the selection criteria as well as submitting details of the conference they are planning to attend
Value: $1000 per annum
Open Date: Febraury
Close Date: Febraury
Conditions:  Read more

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: The purpose of the scholarship is to assist, by means of supplementary assistance, a postgraduate student proceeding to a doctorate in Applied Mathematics to present at a major overseas conference.
  The scholarship is open to international and domestic 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. 
  Subject to the availability of funds, the scholarship will be advertised annually. Applicants are required to submit a written application addressing the selection criteria as well as submitting details of the conference they are planning to attend and a brief budget. 
Value: $3,500 per annum
Open Date:   Febraury
Close Date: Febraury
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 

Nancy Roma Paech Postgraduate Scholarships

Background: The aim of the scholarships is to support research that benefits pastoral industries and the sustainable management of rangeland, pastoral and related inland Australian landscapes. In particular, they will be supporting research into the types of low-impact, broad-acre agriculture that are the future of sustainable land management for a large proportion of the Australian continent.
Open to: Open to full-time postgraduate research students leading to a PhD in Agriculture
  Students with a background in agricultural science with a strong undergraduate record (Honours 1) or equivalent are encouraged to apply.  
  Open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, and international candidates  
  However this scholarship does NOT cover any tuition fees payable by international students
Value:  $30,000 (if primary Research Scholarships), or as determined by the selection Committeee (if Supplementary Scholarships), tenable for 3 years. An additional sum of $5,000 per annum may be available for further research purposes.  
 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 


School of Chemistry

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:  One-off
Open Date:  March
Close Date:  24 April
Conditions:  Read more

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, at a leading university or research institution overseas for a period of not less than six weeks.

Open to: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  Open to 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
Open Date:  March 
Close Date:  24 April
Conditions:  Read more

John A Lamberton Research Scholarships

Background:

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

Open to: Candidates who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  Candidates at postgraduate level who are enrolled full-time in higher research degrees and shall be tenable at the University of Sydney only.
Value: To be determined by the Scholarship Committee
Duration:  1-3 years
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  22 May
Conditions:  Read more

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 and working in the area of surface
  The student must be a current holder (or expect to hold) a postgraduate scholarship (RTP [former APA], UPA, Gritton or equivalent).
Value: To be determined by the Selection Committee
Duration:  1 year
Open Date:  March
Close Date:  24 April
Conditions:  Read more

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 student 
  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
Open Date:  March
Close Date:  24 April
Conditions:  Read more

Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize

Background:

The Agnes Campbell science scholarships have been established to provide a prize(s) in the honours and other postgraduate years for excellence in Organic Chemistry.

Open to: Open to students during a Masters or PhD candidature (Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize).
  Open to students in the Honours Year (Agnes Campbell Honours Prize).
Value: To be determined by the Organic Chemistry Committee
Duration:  One-off
Open Date:  March
Close Date:  28 April
Conditions:  Read more

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 and 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.
Open Date: April
Close Date: April
Conditions: Read more


School of Physics

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

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Perceptual Ambiguity and Musical Expertise

Background:

A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available to students interested in the investigation of audio-visual interactions (especially music-related) in the resolution of ambiguous visual perception.

Open to: Open to  international or domestic students with an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney.
  The scholarship is available for commencement in Research Period 3 2017.
Value: $30,000 per annum
Duration:  Up to 3 years.
Close Date: 27 June 2017
Conditions:  READ MORE and APPLY

Campbell Perry International Research Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2005 from donations by Mrs Jean Swirles to honor the memory of distinguished Emeritus Professor Campbell Perry (formerly of Concordia University, Montreal, Canada), the Campbell Perry International Research scholarship has been established to support research-related international travel by PhD students conducting research that will contribute to the development of psychological knowledge.

Open to: Open to students during a Masters or PhD candidature (Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize).
  Open to students enrolled at the University in a PhD in the School of Psychology, though in exceptional circumstances, the University may give consideration to students enrolled in a PhD in the School of Philosophy or the History and Philosophy of Science Unit;
  In their second year of full-time study and have initiated research approved by the relevant School committee (in exceptional circumstances the University may give consideration to students in their first year of full-time study whose research has been approved by the relevant School committee or to students in their third year of full-time study);
  Supported by an Australian Postgraduate Award (now Research Training Program scheme) or such other postgraduate award considered by the University to be equivalent.
Value: Up to $6,000
Duration:  One-off
Open Date: APPLY NOW
Close Date: 24 June
Conditions:  Read more

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)

Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date: 24 June
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).

Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  24 June
Conditions:  Read more