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Funding and scholarship opportunities

Scholarships and funding available through Sydney Nano

Sydney Nano and the University of Sydney offer ways to support your research through scholarships and other funding opportunities.

Sydney Nano offers internal scholarships and funding opportunities to University of Sydney students and postdoctoral fellows who are working with Sydney Nano members:

In addition, the Sydney Fellowship is also available for external applicants who wish to conduct research in a multidisciplinary area.

Supplementary scholarships

The Sydney Nano supplementary scholarships - the University of Sydney Nano Institute Postgraduate Supplementary Scholarships and the John Makepeace Bennett Gift Supplementary Scholarship from the University of Sydney Nano Institute and the Australian Computing Society - recognise and foster excellent postgraduate research degree candidates working in the field of nanoscale science and technology at the University of Sydney. 

They are available in the three industry and innovation themes and four research domains in which Sydney Nano seeks to have impact: energy and environment; health and medicine; and communications, computing and security.

 The scholarships, valued at $5000 a year, are awarded annually and last for a maximum of two years.

Sydney Nano Research Collaboration Awards

This scheme aims to seed new research collaborations across disciplines within the University, led by postgraduate students or postdoctoral fellows in the area of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The scheme encourages postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows, with the support of their supervisors, to meet new collaborators across disciplines and test new ideas. The award funds new collaborations that involve one research student or postdoctoral fellow moving to another research group for one-to-three months to learn new skills, develop a new approach or test a new idea. The collaboration awards are valued at up to $4000 and awarded once a year.

Matching funds and support for global programs

The University of Sydney Office of Global Engagement ventures advance our interests internationally, establishing partnerships with universities and research institutes for collaborative, jointly funded projects. These partnerships help forge new pathways for research cooperation, staff mobility and in-country educational experiences. Sydney Nano offers matched funding for selected programs the Office of Global Engagement awards to its members.

Sydney Fellowships

The University of Sydney Fellowships aim to attract outstanding early-career researchers to the University of Sydney to contribute to and enhance the research strengths and culture of the University.

Holders of these fellowships will become members of the Sydney Society of Fellows, and will be affiliated to a faculty or University school and research centre where appropriate.

Through these fellowships we hope to attract talented, recent doctoral graduates who can contribute to our whole-of-university multidisciplinary initiatives such as Sydney Nano.