University of Sydney Grants-in-Aid (GIA)


Grants-in-aid are available to provide students with travel grants to support short-term research trips overseas.

Please note: Applications cannot be submitted solely for the purpose of attending a conference.

Open to:

Unless otherwise stated in the Conditions of Award (available in the GIA Information Pack), applicants must be:

• Enrolled full-time, usually in higher degree by research at the University of Sydney and

• Citizens or permanent residents of Australia. 


The awards range in value from between $500 to $2,500.

The Selection Committee will determine the value of the award made to successful applicants.

The value will be paid as a one-off payment.

Duration:  Vary for periods from 2 weeks up to 6 months.


Closed for 2019. Applications for 2019 currently under review


Applications will be assessed by the Scholarships Office and the Higher Degree by Research Scholarships Sub-Committee (HDRSSC) after the closing date. You will receive communication via email on the outcome of your application by the end of August 2019.

Read More:  Terms and Conditions/GIA Information Pack

Important Documents

Information for 2019 Round

Both the Scholarships Office and Faculties may offer Grants in Aid. Only those GIAs listed in the GIA Information Pack may be considered by the Scholarships Office as part of this application. You will be considered for all GIAs, including the GIA General Awards, where you meet the eligibility requirements.

The following are some grants that are open to undergraduate students:

  • The Frank Coaldrake Scholarship - East Asian/Melanesian Studies
  • The Frederick Sefton Delmer Travelling Scholarship - Germanic Studies
  • The Sir William McMillan Awards - History
  • Paul Finlay Scholarship - Agronomy

Useful Links

For information on externally funded opportunities available to research students to undertake research overseas, please refer to the Overseas Scholarship section of this website.

For information on direct research support to aid overseas research for current research students, please refer to the Postgraduate Research Support Scheme section of this website.