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Faculty of Medicine and Health

Postgraduate research scholarships
From nursing and pharmacy to health science or dentistry scholarships, we have a wide range of options for domestic medicine and health students.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant school and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of postgraduate research scholarships for Faculty of Medicine and Health students in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current domestic students. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Research Grants

Various
  • See page details
Various Various
APPRISE Postgraduate Research Scholarship $27,082 (for up to three years)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Background of public health ethics and/or infectious diseases research
20 February 2019 6 March 2019
Arthritis Australia Scholarships See page details
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Clinical, scientific or allied health professional
  • Science or medicine graduate
  • Undertaking thesis into arthritis and related disorders
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Australian Pain Society and Australian Pain Relief Association Scholarships See page details
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undertaking PhD research into acute or chronic pain
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Australian Rotary Health Scholarships Various
  • Undertake research into mental, general or indigenous health
  • Undertake rural or remote placements
Various Various
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 stipend (for up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in medicine or science
28 March 2019 14 May 2019
Charles Perkins Centre Scholarship in Physical Activity and Sleep $30,000 (for up to one year)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Conduct research into the links between physical activity, sleep and health
8 August 2019 29 August 2019
Charles Perkins Centre Westmead Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student
  • Recipient of a primary scholarship that provides stipend allowance
15 January 2020 31 March 2020
Consortium of Objectively Measured Physical Activity Scholarship $12,000 (for up to three years)
  • PhD student
  • High academic achiever
2 April 2019 17 May 2019
Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship Up to $45,000 (for up to three years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of Edinburgh, or Yale University
1 August 2019 31 October 2019
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend (up to three years)
  • PhD student
  • Undertake biomedical research
28 November 2018 20 February 2019
Endocrine Society of Australia Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships Various
  • Conduct research in the field of endocrinology
  • Be a member of the society
Various Various
Heart Foundation Scholarships and Awards Various
  • Health professional
  • Research into cardiovascular health
Various Various
Ian O'Rourke Scholarship In Patient Survey Up to $10,000
  • NSW Health or NSW-based academic institution employee
  • Undertake a relevant diploma, master's of PhD
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John A Lamberton Research Scholarships Two RTP stipends (for up to three years) + $7000
  • Domestic postgraduate research student
28 May 2019 20 June 2019
Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships $10,000 stipend (for up to three years)
  • PhD student at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Recipient of a primary stipend scholarship
26 June 2019 18 September 2019
Leukaemia Foundation Scholarships Various
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Various Various
Menzies Foundation Scholarships See page details
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Motor Neurone Disease Australia Grants Various
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Researcher in fields relevant to motor neurone disease
Various Various
Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia Scholarships See page details
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • Tertiary student with interest in multiple sclerosis treatment
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Muscular Dystrophy NSW Scholarships $39,000 (for up to three years)
  • Reside in Australia
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Undertake research into neuromuscular conditions
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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Scholarships NHMRC stipend rate
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Medicine and health project based in Australia
April 2020 June 2020
Neubauer and Stephens Postgraduate Scholarship $25,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
  • First year of your doctorate
10 May 2019 7 June 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Neuroimaging Minimum RTP stipend rate + tuition fees
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Conduct research into computational neuroimaging
5 August 2019 16 September 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Neuroinformatics Minimum RTP stipend rate (up to three years)
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or applied mathematics
5 July 2019 16 August 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Emphysema Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Domestic student
  • Unconditional offer for a PhD in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Conduct research into emphysema
16 September 2019 16 October 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Gut Health $35,000
  • Accepted into a PhD within the Charles Perkins Centre
  • Research gut health
12 August 2019 23 August 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in New Anti-Cancer Drug Development $27,082 (for up to three years)
  • PhD student
  • High academic achiever
12 March 2019 26 March 2019
Scholarship in Engineering an Advanced High Value Bioreactor System Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Domestic student
  • Enrolled or unconditional offer to study a full-time PhD in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
12 September 2019 26 September 2019
Supplementary Scholarship in Computational Neuroinformatics $12,000 (for up to three years)
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering or applied mathematics
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship
23 August 2019 4 October 2019
Sydney Catalyst PhD and Top-Up Awards See page details
  • Engaged in translational cancer research
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Sydney Vital Colorectal Cancer Postgraduate Scholarship $35,000
  • Domestic PhD student
30 January 2019 13 March 2019
Sydney Vital Pain and Palliative Care Postgraduate Scholarship $30,000 (for up to three years)
  • Domestic PhD student
28 March 2019 7 April 2019
The Australian Pancreatic Centre Harris Van Beek Scholarship $20,000
  • Enrolled full-time in a master's by research or PhD
  • High academic achiever
4 February 2019 22 February 2019
The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Scholarships Various
  • Researcher, scientist, cardiovascular nurse, allied health professional or healthcare worker working in cardiology
  • CSANZ member
Various Various
The Leslie Rich Scholarship for Research into Dementia Up to $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in a postgraduate research degree at the University of Sydney
1 September 2019 14 November 2019
The Lynne Cattel 'Dog Ownership and Human Health' Research Project Up to $30,000 (for up to three years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
25 January 2019 18 February 2019
The Merri Borton Scholarship $25,000 (for up to three years)
  • Hold an honours degree in biomedical science or a related field
  • High academic achiever
27 November 2018 11 December 2018
The Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation See page details
  • Undertake research into kidney disease
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The Stephen and Barbara Penfold PhD Scholarship $25,000 (for three years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours degree or equivalent in science
23 April 2019 5 June 2019
Westmead Applied Research Centre Postgraduate Scholarship $28,000 (for up to three years)
  • Hold an honours or a master's degree
  • High academic achiever
1 August 2018 14 September 2018
Westmead Applied Research Centre Scholarship in Diabetes $28,000 (for up to two years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Registered medical practitioner in Australia
16 August 2019 13 September 2019
Wiser Healthcare Scholarship in Communicating about Overdiagnosis RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • High academic achiever
26 November 2018 10 January 2019
Colgate-Palmolive Postgraduate Scholarship $25,000 stipend (for up to three years)
  • Dental graduate
  • Researcher in the field of population oral health
4 October 2017 18 October 2017
Lifespan Oral Health Postgraduate Research Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Domestic student
  • Unconditional offer to study a PhD at the Sydney Dental School
  • Researching lifespan oral health
3 September 2019 15 Otober 2019
Bob and Nancy Edwards Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Undertake research into cancer and/or paediatrics
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
31 October 2019 N/A
Christine Maple-Brown Colorectal Cancer Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Conduct research in colorectal cancer
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
31 October 2019 N/A
Dorothy Blanche Chandler Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • RTP applicant
  • Undertake research in rheumatoid arthritis and associated conditions
30 October 2020 N/A
Dr Albert S McKern Travelling Research Scholarship Up to $15,000
  • Australian citizen at the time of application
  • Graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of Edinburgh, or Yale University
1 August 2019 31 October 2019

Elizabeth and Henry Hamilton-Browne Scholarship

RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • RTP Stipend Scholarship applicant
  • Postgraduate research student
31 October 2019 N/A
Enid Ng Fellowship in Haematology $45,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • 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
  • Accepted into the single discipline haematology stream of either college
22 November 2017 5 December 2017
Francis M Hooper Scholarship for Medical Research RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Researcher in Alzheimer's disease, cancer, heart disease, or medically related basic biology research
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
31 October 2019 N/A
Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Grants, Fellowships and Awards See page details
  • Australian citizen
  • GESA member
  • Undertake gastroenterological research
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John Keith Chandler Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Undertake research in any aspect of varicose veins
31 October 2019 N/A
Muriel and Walter Lumley Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
  • High academic achiever
31 October 2019 N/A
Neville Brown Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
  • High academic achiever
31 October 2019 N/A
Northern Clinical School HDR Support Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student at the Northern Clinical School
  • Full-time student
  • Evidence of current financial disadvantage or hardship
15 April 2019 30 May 2019
Northern Clinical School Ramsay Supplementary Scholarship $6000 (for up to three years)
  • Enrolled in a PhD at Northern Clinical School
  • Recipient of the RTP Stipend Scholarship
15 January 2018 17 March 2018
RA Money Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Neuroscience RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Researcher in neuroscience
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
30 October 2020 N/A
Reginald Maney Lake and Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Undertake research in pathology
30 October 2020 N/A
Sir John Loewenthal Scholarship $20,000 per year
  • Domestic student or Hong Kong citizen who will be studying a Master of Surgery by coursework or research, or an MPhil or PhD
1 January 2020 29 February 2020
The Curtin PhD Scholarship for Clinical Research $50,000
  • Enrolled in a PhD in Sydney Medical School
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
19 April 2017 28 July 2017
The Frank and Marion Spence Scholarship $18,000 (for up to three years)
  • Researcher in paediatric cardiology or cancer
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
31 October 2019 N/A
The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Grants and Awards See page details
  • Researcher, trainee or fellow of the foundation
  • Undertaking research into otorhinolaryngology
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The John Brooke Moore Scholarship $25,000 – $40,000
  • Domestic students studying surgery
1 January 2020 29 February 2020
The John Arthur Freeman PhD Scholarship for Tumours of the Brain $35,000 stipend (for up to four years)
  • Enrolled in a PhD at the Sydney Medical School
  • Honours or master's degree in related field
31 October 2019 N/A
The Pamela Jeanne Elizabeth Churm Postgraduate Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Researcher in neuroscience
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
31 October 2019 N/A
The TDM Foundation Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • High academic achiever
16 April 2018 14 May 2018
Walter Eberhard Schroeder Dermatology Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Researcher in dermatology
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
31 October 2020 N/A
Walter Eberhard Schroeder Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • Researcher in obstetrics and gynaecology
30 October 2019 N/A
John Flood Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Students interested in undertaking research in neuropathology
December 2019 March 2020
Professor NGW & Mrs Ann Macintosh Memorial Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Conduct research into anatomy and histology
  • Have a primary supervisor who is a member of academic staff
July 2017 July 2017
Skellern Family Foundation Scholarship $30,000 (for up to three years)
  • Domestic PhD candidate within Sydney Nursing School
  • Registered nurse or midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
31 August 2018 21 September 2018
Women's Plans Foundation Award $1000
  • Domestic student studying an honours or postgraduate nursing course
  • Interested in reproductive health in third world countries
5 July 2019 27 September 2019
Elizabeth Wunsch Scholarship in Mental Health and Pharmacy Services RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • Studying a PhD in pharmacy
6 June 2019 30 June 2019
AWI R&D PhD Scholarship $32,304 (for up to three years)
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Conduct research into sleep, health and menopause
18 September 2019 28 September 2019
Deirdre Russell Memorial Scholarship $13,000 (for up to three years)
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD students in the discipline of speech pathology
October 2019 November 2019
Faculty of Health Sciences Student Leadership Award $1000
  • Current student engaged in leadership activities while studying health sciences
7 August 2019 27 October 2019
Mary Frances Stephens Scholarship $12,000 (for up to three years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Completed at least one full-time (or equivalent part-time) year in your degree
January 2020 February 2020
NHMRC CRE Disability and Health PhD Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend (for up to three years)
  • Domestic full-time PhD student in the Faculty of Health Sciences
23 April 2019 22 May 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Sport and Exercise Science $26,000 stipend (for up to three years)
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • PhD student
October 2019 November 2019
The Faculty of Health Sciences Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend (for up to three years)
  • Domestic full-time PhD student in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Willing to undertake research on traumatic brain injury with a focus on communication outcomes
4 June 2019 29 August 2019
The Helga Pettitt Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Study Award $1500
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Graduate of the Faculty of Health Sciences
February 2020 March 2020
The Robinson Family Scholarship for Female Indigenous Students $20,000 (for up to four years)
  • Female
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Enrolled in a medicine and health or law degree
7 August 2019 31 October 2019