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Postgraduate research scholarships
From geoscience and agriculture to physics or chemistry scholarships, we have a wide range of options for domestic science 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 scholarships for Faculty of Science students in the table below.

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

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Alexander Hugh Thurburn Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2019 February 2020
Arthritis Australia Scholarships See page details
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Clinical, scientific or allied health professional
  • Science or medicine graduate
  • Undertake thesis into arthritis and related disorders
See page details See page details
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Scholarship $10,000 (for up to 1.75 years)
  • Master's by research student
  • High academic achiever
28 March 2019 14 May 2019
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
Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) Postgraduate Scholarships $10,000 top-up scholarships
$2500 travel scholarships
  • See page details
1 October 2019 11 November 2019
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship See page details
  • See page details
14 August 2019 31 October 2019
CUAVA Scholarship

Various

  • PhD student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
  • Hold first or second class upper honours or a master's in a related field
  • Applied for the RTP Scholarship
16 November 2018 When filled
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend (for 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
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
19 September 2019 12 December 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Gut Health $35,000
  • Accepted into a PhD within the Charles Perkins Centre
  • Research gut health
12 August 2019 30 September 2019
Research Stipend and Supplementary Scholarship in Digital Agriculture

Various

  • Domestic PhD student
  • Offer to study within the Faculty of Science or Engineering
October 2019 November 2019
Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship – Water Conservation Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Faculty of Science or Engineering
  • Undertaking research in the area of chemistry
N/A N/A
Science Centenary Fund Scholarship $5000
  • Offer to study a PhD in the Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Science graduate
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship
N/A N/A
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 McCaughey PhD Scholarship Various
  • Completed first class honours in animal sciences or master's with substantial research in a related field
  • Applied and assessed for RTP Scholarship
5 April 2019 30 November 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 University of Sydney Nano Institute Student Ambassador Scholarship $5000
  • PhD student studying nanoscale science and technology
  • Holder of a primary stipend scholarship
  • Participant of Sydney Nano
  • Valid working with children check
May 2020 May 2020
Westmead Honours Scholarship (Dalyell and Talented Student Program students) $3000
  • Full-time Applied Medical Science Honours student studying at Westmead
  • High academic achiever in the Talented Student Program or Dalyell Scholars Program

July 2019 (round 1)

January 2020 (round 2)

August 2019 (round 1)

March 2020 (round 2)

Westmead Honours Scholarship (Interstate) $10,000 f
  • Applicants of Applied Medical Science Honours program at Westmead
  • Non NSW or ACT residents
  • Minimum SCIWAM of 70.00
July 2019
(round 1)

January 2020
(round 2)
August 2019
(round 1)

March 2020
(round 2)
Westmead Honours Scholarship (NSW and ACT) $5000
  • Student of the Applied Medical Science Honours program at Westmead
  • Resident of NSW or the ACT
  • High academic achiever

July 2019 (round 1)

January 2020 (round 2)

August 2019 (round 1)

March 2020 (round 2)

Agnes Campbell Postgraduate Prize TBC
  • Postgraduate student in the School of Chemistry
April 2020 May 2020
Bruce Veness Chandler Research Support Scholarship in Food Chemistry No 1 Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Working in food chemistry
March 2020 April 2020
Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarship Various
  • Domestic PhD candidate
  • Researching inorganic chemistry
  • Study overseas for a period of time

August 2019
(round 2)

November
2019
(round 3)

April 2020
(2020 round 1)

August 2019
(round 2)


November 2019
(round 3)

May 2020
(2020 round 1)

Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Medallist Award $3000
  • University of Sydney Medallist
  • Undertaking chemistry research
11 September 2019 24 September 2019
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarship Various
  • Commonwealth citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Master's by research or PhD student (chemistry)
11 September 2019 24 September 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Monolayer Two-Dimensional Materials Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Researching two-dimensional materials in ionic liquid media
  • Hold first or second class upper honours or a master's in a related field
October 2019 October 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Optical Spectroscopy Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Undertake optical spectroscopy research
  • Hold first or second class upper honours or a master's in a related field
24 May 2019 30 September 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Organic Electronics Various
  • PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Researching organic electronics
  • Hold first or second class upper honours or a master's in a related field
21 March 2019 30 November 2019
Surface Coatings Association Australia Scholarship Various
  • Master's or PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Working in the area of surface coatings
  • Hold a postgraduate scholarship
April 2020 May 2020
DBH Scholarship Various
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Australian permanent resident, or citizen of a Commonwealth country or Germany
1 January 2020 15 February 2020
Defence Science and Technology Group Scholarship $30,000
  • Domestic student
  • Unconditional offer for a PhD within School of Geoscience
  • Undertaking research in ambient sea noise
  • Hold an honours degree or a master's degree by research
October 2019 December 2019
Christian Rowe Thornett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Conduct research in the field of agriculture
December 2019 February 2020
Irvine Armstrong Watson Scholarship $1000
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student
  • Research with the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
December 2019 February 2020
James Vincent Scholarship in Agricultural Microbiology (Supplementary) $8000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • RTP scholarship recipient
  • Undertaking research in agricultural microbiology
April 2020 May 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Biotechnology $26,694
  • Unconditional offer to study a PhD in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Hold degree in a related field
5 July 2019 2 September 2019

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Pedodiversity and Biodiversity

Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to three years) + academic course fees
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Science
  • Research into soil biodiversity and mapping
9 August 2019 23 August 2019
Scholarship in Understanding Amino Acid Utilisations in Chickens $30,000 (for up to three years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Science
  • Undertake research into amino acid utilisations in chickens
9 August 2019 23 August 2019
Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships in Human Genome Editing Various
  • Domestic student
  • Researching human genome editing
  • RTP Scholarship applicant
  • Hold first class honours or master's
October 2019 November 2019
The Thomas Lawrence Pawlett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2019 February 2020
William George Murrell Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Researching microbiology
  • Awarded an RTP Scholarship
April 2020 May 2020
KE Bullen International Conference Scholarship Up to $3500
  • Full-time PhD student in applied mathematics
  • Completed first annual progress report
  • Presenting at a major overseas academic conference
11 April 2019 22 May 2019
Philipp Hofflin International Research Travel Scholarship $7000
  • Full-time maths PhD student
  • Completed first year annual progress report
  • Travelling to an overseas host institution to undertake research for up to two months
April 2020 May 2020
Research Scholarship in Topology and Dynamics of Character Varieties Minimum RTP for 3 years
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Domestic student
25 September 2019 8 October 2019
Andrea Pidcock Travel Scholarship $5000
  • Female
  • PhD candidate in the School of Physics
19 September 2019 31 October 2019
CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics $6000
  • See page details
1 October 2019 29 November 2019
Dr Peter Domachuk Scholarship $9000
  • Enrolled in or have an unconditional offer to study a PhD in the School of Physics
April 2021 April 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Astroparticle Physics/Cosmology Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Physics
  • Hold a Master of Science or Master of Philosophy in a related field
23 November 2018 31 July 2019
The Edna Briggs Scholarship in Physics $6000
  • PhD or master's by research student in the School of Physics
February 2020 March 2020
The Hunstead Merit Award for Astrophysics $5000
  • PhD student with a primary supervisor at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate degree from another university
1 July 2019 31 July 2019
Campbell Perry International Research Scholarship $6000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Psychology
  • Hold a primary scholarship from the University that provides a stipend allowance
  • Planning to travel overseas for your PhD
March 2020 April 2020
CogSleep CRE Scholarship Half of minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
5 August 2019 16 September 2019
Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • PhD student in the School of Psychology
March 2020 April 2020
The Margaret Stewart Fund Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Postgraduate research student in the School of Psychology
Not offered in 2019 Not offered in 2019
The Tanya Sackville Memorial Scholarship in Clinical Psychology Approx. $12,000
  • Master of Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy student
  • In second or later year of studies
February 2020 April 2020
Winifred O'Neill Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $4000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Postgraduate research student in the School of Psychology
March 2020 April 2020
Betty Rosalie Richards Clinical Residency Scholarship $42,000 (for up to three years)
  • Master of Veterinary Studies or Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies student, or
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production

1 November 2019
(round 1)

15 May 2020
(round 2)

21 November 2019
(round 1)

29 May 2020
(round 2)

Combined Master's in Veterinary Studies/Clinical Studies Scholarship $43,000 (for up to three years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Studying Master of Veterinary Studies and Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies
N/A N/A
Eric Horatio Maclean Scholarship $1000
  • Postgraduate student in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science

1 November 2019
(round one)

15 May 2020
(round two)

15 November 2019
(round one)

29 May 2020
(round two)

Goldia and Susie Lesue Scholarship $3000
  • High academic achiever
  • Postgraduate student
  • Studying in the field of small animal clinical studies
March 2020 March 2020
Hugh Hughes Scholarship

Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to three years)

  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

1 November 2019
(round one)

15 May 2020
(round two)

15 November 2019
(round one)

29 May 2020
(round two)

James Ramage Wright Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching animal husbandry and animal production
  • Primary scholarship holder

1 November 2019
(round one)

15 May 2020
(round two)

15 November 2019
(round one)

29 May 2020
(round two)

Lionel Marcellus Lonsdale Scholarship Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching diseases of domestic animals and treatment
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

1 November 2019
(round one)

15 May 2020
(round two)

15 November 2019
(round one)

29 May 2020
(round two)

Marjorie Gwendolin Turner Scholarship Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

1 November 2019
(round one)

15 May 2020
(round two)

15 November 2019
(round one)

29 May 2020
(round two)

Neil and Allie Lesue Scholarship $3000
  • Candidates for a postgraduate degree or diploma in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Studying small animal clinical studies
  • Sufficient academic merit
January 2020 January 2020
Sir Ian Clunies Ross Scholarship $500
  • Postgraduate degree candidate
  • Sydney School of Veterinary Science student
  • Engaged in research related to wool industry
January 2020 January 2020
The Jean Walker Trust Fellowship Minimum or 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to three years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal diseases
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship

1 November 2019
(round one)

15 May 2020
(round two)

15 November 2019
(round one)

29 May 2020
(round two)

TJ Robinson Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal science

1 November 2019
(round one)

15 May 2020
(round two)

15 November 2019
(round one)

29 May 2020
(round two)

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