Research student support

Full Scholarships    Top-up Scholarships   Vacation and Honours Scholarships

 

Full Scholarships

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: PhD Scholarships

Asthma Australia: PhD Scholarships

Australia Awards

Australian Rotary Health: Funding Partner PhD Scholarship

Cambridge Australian UK PhD Scholarships

Department of Health and Ageing: Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS): Postgraduate Scholarships

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships

Fulbright Commission: PhD Postgraduate Scholarship

Gates Cambridge UK PhD Scholarships

German Academic Exchange Service: Study and Visiting Research Scholarships

Heart Foundation:

Medical Advances Without Animals:

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia: MND-NHMRC PhD Scholarships

MS Research Australia:

National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships

Rhodes Scholarships

Sir John Monash Scholarships

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarships in the Allied Health Sciences

Translational Australian Clinical Toxicology (TACT): PhD Scholarships

University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: 


 

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: PhD Scholarships - Round 2

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research: PhD Scholarships - Round 2

Scheme overview

These PhD Scholarships are offered to students undertaking a research PhD in an area relevant to an aspect of dementia.

In 2016, the AADRF is offering:

  • Three x AADRF PhD Scholarships (new PhD students - enrolled or intending to enrol)@ $30,000 per annum (for 3 years).*
  • One x AADRF Consumer Priority PhD Scholarship (new PhD students - enrolled or intending to enrol) @ $30,000 per annum (for 3 years).*

* Note: No additional funding will be granted for extensions.

Funding available

$30,000 per annum for up to three years

Eligibility

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen living in Australia. Applicants who have been resident in Australia for at least two years and have evidence of eligibility and application for permanent residency may also be eligible for Postgraduate Research Scholarships in Dementia.
  • Enrol in a full-time research degree at an Australian university or show that they have made arrangements to undertake a full-time PhD in research at an Australian university
  •  Have written agreement of a qualified supervisor and the support of an Australian university to carry out the proposed project
  •  The research proposal must relate to an aspect of dementia
  •  Follow the guidelines of the host institution regarding paid work hours during their PhD (i.e. many Australian university permit a maximum of 10 hours paid work per week)
  • Not hold another scholarship (i.e. the half-funded scholarship cannot be used as a top-up scholarship)

Opening date

September 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Alzheimer's Australia

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Asthma Australia: PhD Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Asthma Australia: PhD Scholarship

Scheme overview

These Scholarships are awarded by Asthma Australia to enable postgraduates to undertake research relevant to asthma.

Funding available

$27,643 per annum for 3 years dependent on satisfactory progress

Eligibility

  • Honours II or above in an undergraduate degree
  • Australian citizens and Permanent Residents (or International students awarded an IPRS)
  • Students previously awarded an APA or undertaken a Masters are excluded

Opening date

No call in 2017 due to merger of Asthma Australia, National Asthma Council and State Asthma foundations.

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Asthma Australia

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Australia Awards

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Australia Awards

Scheme overview

The Australian Government's Australia Awards program aims to increase access to and the quality of education and training for people in partner countries

Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full-time study at participating Australian universities and other educational institutions. There is usually one annual selection round in each country.

Funding available

Tuition fees, air travel, establishment allowance, contribution to living expenses, overseas health cover etc

Eligibility

Each participating country has different selection processes and timelines. Further information on individual country processes can be obtained from the Australian Embassy/High Commission in the country of citizenship.

You don't need to have a formal offer of admission to the University of South Australia when you apply for the Australia Awards.

Admission to your nominated institution and program is requested (see participating country contact details) once awards have been made. 

Application steps:

  1. Check eligibility criteria and application details for the Australia Awards Scholarship
  2. Refer to the Australia Awards Scholarships Policy Handbook for requirements.
  3. Submit an application for a scholarship using the online application system (OASIS). For a Masters by Research or PhD you will need to specify your nominated institution, program and an appropriate supervisor

If your Australia Awards application is successful, your request will be sent to the University of South Australia for consideration for admission to the nominated research degree program.

Opening date

Application opening dates vary by country. Most open in February 2017

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

Application closing dates vary by country. Most close in March or April 2017.

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

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Australian Rotary Health: Funding Partner PhD Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Rotary Health: Funding Partner PhD Scholarships

Scheme overview

Funding Partner PhD scholarships are offered to applicants undertaking research within the following health areas, to be determined by Australian Rotary Health and affiliated Rotary Clubs:

  • Research into Fox G1 Syndrome
  • Improving long term outcomes of young children who are kidney transplant recipients
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Cancer Research for a Cure
  • Addictions leading to mental health issues across all socio-economic groups

Funding available

$29,000 per annum reviewed after 12 months (for up to 3.5 years) Please note that these scholarships are offered under a funding partner arrangement which requires a contribution from a Rotary Club or District, Australian Rotary Health and the administering University or research Institute.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be:

  • about to commence the first year of a PhD (in early 2017 and those without concurrent scholarship funding);
  • full-time students who are not receiving any additional scholarships;
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens.

Opening date

February and August annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Australian Rotary Health

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Cambridge Australia UK PhD Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Cambridge Australia UK PhD Scholarships

Scheme overview

Cambridge Australia Scholarships offers scholarships for Australian graduates of outstanding academic merit to study for a PhD degree at University of Cambridge.

Each scholarship is tenable for three years and covers:

  • University fees; College fees;
  • A maintenance allowance of £10,550 per annum for living expenses; and
  • A contribution towards a return airfare to the UK.

Funding available

UK£10,550 per annum

Eligibility

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Have been awarded a Bachelor degree with Honours, or a Masters degree from a recognised Australian university; and
  • Have gained admission to the University of Cambridge to undertake a PhD degree.
  • International students are not eligible.

Opening date

October annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

DVCRI to endorse applications prior to submission. Contact Kerri-anne Rowntree for further information.

External source overview

Cambridge Australia scholarships

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Department of Health and Ageing: South Australian Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Postgraduate Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Department of Health and Ageing: South Australian Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme: Postgraduate Scholarships

Scheme overview

The Australian Department of Health and Ageing, under the Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme, invites applications for its postgraduate scholarships. These enable qualified allied health workers to study a formal postgraduate qualification at a recognised Australian university or institution.

Funding available

$15,000 available for up to 2 years full-time study (4 years part-time)

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents,
  •  Hold a current practice certificate or the equivalent in an eligible allied health profession or be eligible to join their professional organisation or association.
  • Deliver clinical services in Australia and
  • Undertaking or applying to undertake a postgraduate course.

Opening date

January 2018

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

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Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships

Scheme overview

Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programmes in Australia and for Australians to undertake these programmes overseas.

Financial support will be provided for successful masters by research and PhD students to spend up to 2 years overseas in an eligible country or region, for 6-12 months study plus 2-12 months optional internship.

 

The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships aim to build Australia's reputation for excellence in the provision of education, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving individuals from overseas and Australia opportunities to increase their productivity and expertise in their field. Administered by the Department of Education, the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships form part of the Australia Awards initiative, which brings under one banner scholarships offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Funding available

All tuition fees, stipend, travel allowance, establishment allowance, health insurance and travel insurance.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme
  • A citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country
  • Commence their proposed programme after 1 January 2015 and no later than 30 November 2015. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2015 are not eligible to apply
  • Not currently hold or have completed, since 1 January 2013, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government)

Opening date

April annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

30 June annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

Graduate Research Centre

External source overview

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships

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Fulbright: PhD Postgraduate Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Fulbright: PhD Postgraduate Scholarships

Scheme overview

As the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world, Fulbright provides unique opportunities for Australians to build long term research collaboration and linkages with U.S. universities. Applications are open to Postgraduates (to do research related to their Australian PhD., or enrol in a U.S. degree); Postdoctoral, Professional and Senior Scholars from any field of study. Applicants from Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria are encouraged to consider the state specific Fulbright Scholarships that have now been established.

Funding available

Scholarship is valued at AUD40,000 and includes:

  • Living, travel & establishment allowances
  • National Orientation Program and a Fulbright Presentation Dinner
  • Enrichment Seminars in the United States with international Fulbright Scholars
  • Distinguished professional network with U.S. and Australian Fulbright Alumni Associations
  • A support agency in the U.S. that assists with visas, events, and networks
  • Media and publicity support
  • ASPE medical insurance of up to A$100,000 (for the Scholar only)

Eligibility

  • Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarships are available to Australian citizens to engage in 8 - 10 months of research relevant to an Australian PhD
  • Undertake an approved course of study in an American higher degree or its equivalent
  • These scholarships are intended for:
  • Current PhD students
  • Honours students
  • Honours graduates who are considering postgraduate study in the U.S

Opening date

1 May annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

1 August annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

Please contact Division of Health Sciences Research Office for application support

External source overview

Fulbright Commission website

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Gates Cambridge UK: PhD Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Gates Cambridge UK PhD Scholarships

Scheme overview

The programme was established in 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; the largest ever single donation to a UK university. Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost scholarships. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The programme aims to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

Funding available

A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. Core components include:

  • University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate
  • Maintenance allowance for a single student (£13,500 for 12 months at the 2013-14 rate;)
  • One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
  • Other discretionary funding may be available

Eligibility

You can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship if you are:

  • A citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • Applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge: PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)
  • If you have already started a course, you cannot apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to fund the rest of it.

Opening date

September annually

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

December annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Gates Cambridge

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German Academic Exchange Service, Study and Visiting Research Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

German Academic Exchange Service, Study and Visiting Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

A Range of funding opportunities available on website.

The DAAD is Germany's largest scholarship-awarding organisation and runs several programs to support academic exchange between Germany and all parts of the world.

Funding available

Various levels of support depending on scheme

Eligibility

Selection criteria are dependent on the scholarship chosen.

Opening date

September annually

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

15 October

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

 DAAD

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Heart Foundation: Health Professional Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation: Health Professional Scholarships

Scheme overview

Heart Foundation research scholarships complement other PhD funding sources by strategically providing support for the development of cardiovascular research capacity in under-represented areas of expertise. The Health Professional Scholarship encourages health professionals to undertake a PhD in an area of cardiovascular research and actively apply evidence-based practice in order to develop the skills required to translate and implement research evidence into practice. It will also help them become more competitive for subsequent PhD awards. The award provides the opportunity for applicants to return to the main PhD stream after a number of non-academic years and apply to other PhD scholarship schemes for funding. Priority funding will be provided to health professionals working in cardiovascular healthcare, including allied health professionals, to further develop Australia's cardiovascular health research capacity and encourage evidence-based health practice and research translation.

Funding available

up to $40,000 pro rata per annum

Eligibility

Any health delivery professionals (including allied health professionals and health service managers) who wish to conduct a PhD in cardiovascular health research.

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

9 June 2017 

External closing date

23 June 2017

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation

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Heart Foundation: Australian Indigenous Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation: Australian Indigenous Scholarships

Scheme overview

Heart Foundation research scholarships complement other PhD funding sources by strategically providing support for the development of cardiovascular research capacity in under-represented areas of expertise. The Australian Indigenous Scholarship is designed to encourage and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to undertake a PhD or Masters (by research) in cardiovascular research. The Heart Foundation believes that strengthening the research capacity and workforce in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular research will, in turn, have a broader impact on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Funding available

up to $40,000 pro rata per annum

Eligibility

Applicants must be identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Opening date

April 2017

Internal closing date

9 June 2017 

External closing date

23 June 2017 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation

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Medical Advances Without Animals: Masters Research Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Medical Advances Without Animals: Masters Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

 Masters scholarships (up to $10,000 pa) may be provided to scholars who intend to undertake doctoral studies that meet MAWA’s criteria and fit relevant guidelines. Students will receive support for undertaking Masters research projects that replace the use animals or animal products in medical research. Funding is not available simply in support of non-animal research per se. Scholarship to remain tied to the MAWA principle of "animal replacement" and animal free, not simply human based research.

Funding available

The scholarships comprise:

  •  To provide financial support in the form of a stipend for Masters students engaged in non-animal research ($8,000)
  • To provide support for the host laboratory relating to the students’ research project and/or to provide support for the student to present research outcomes at a national scientific meeting ($2,000)

Eligibility

Applicants must be Australian citizens for at least five years.

Opening date

TBA

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

MAWA and MAWA website

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Medical Advances Without Animals: Doctoral Research Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Medical Advances Without Animals: Doctoral Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

Doctoral research scholarships ($75,000 each) were established with the specific intention of highlighting the scientific and practical advantages of non-animal research, and encouraging new scientists to advance the development, validation and application of methods that replace animals in medical research. Funding is not available simply in support of non-animal research per se. Scholarship to remain tied to the MAWA principle of "animal replacement" and animal free, not simply human based research.

 

Funding available

The scholarships comprise:

  • A stipend of $22,500 pa plus identifiable costs up to $2,500 per annum
  • A total of $75,000 each over three years

Eligibility

Applicants must be Australian citizens for at least five years.

Opening date

TBA

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

MAWA and MAWA website

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Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Research Institute Australia and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): PhD Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

MND and NHMRC PhD Scholarships 2016-2018

Scheme overview

The NHMRC/MNDRIA PhD Scholarship for biomedical or public health research in MND is offered through the National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and will be funded jointly by the MND Research Institute of Australia and NHMRC.

Funding available

$26,682 per annum  (2017 RTP rate)

Eligibility

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen holding a Special Category Visa and
  • Have made prior arrangements with the Head of Department or Institution in which they propose to study
  • The administering institution nominated must be an NHMRC registered Administering Institution within Australia
  • Application must be made through NHMRC.

Opening date

May 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

7 June 2017 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

MND Research Institute

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MS Research Australia: Postgraduate Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia: Postgraduate Scholarship

Scheme overview

The MS Research Australia Postgraduate Scholarship is open to those candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree. The research proposed must contribute to finding a cure for MS, result in improvements to treatments or provide for greater ability to assist those people living with MS.

These scholarships are granted to students who plan to undertake a PhD or are currently undertaking a PhD at an Australian university. The PhD will be focused on improving our understanding of the biomedical causes of MS or improving the ongoing management of MS.

Funding available

$27,000 per annum for up to three years

Eligibility

  • Applicants will have completed or entered into an Australian Honours program at the time of application and
  •  be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand. Residency criteria must be satisfied.

Opening date

February 2017

Internal closing date

14 July 2017 

External closing date

28 July 2017 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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MS Research Australia: NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia NHMRC Betty Cuthbert Scholarship

Scheme overview

These scholarships are granted to students who plan to undertake a PhD. The PhD will be focused on improving our understanding of the biomedical causes of MS or improving the ongoing management of MS. You must submit separate applications to NHMRC and MS Research Australia in order to be considered for a possible co-funding opportunity with NHMRC. NHMRC close dates apply.

Funding available

$27,000 per annum for up to three years

Eligibility

  • It is expected that you will already be engaged with a supervisor and be part of an Australian Postgraduate Institution or Medical Institute and
  •  be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand. Residency criteria must be satisfied.

Opening date

February 2017 (MS Res Aust) 12 April 2017 (NHMRC) 

Internal closing date NHMRC co funded

17 May 2017 

Internal closing date MSRA

14 April 2017 

External closing date NHMRC co funded

7 June 2017 

External closing date MSRA

28 July 2017 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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MS Research Australia: Trish MS Research Foundation Betty Cuthbert Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia: Trish MS Research Foundation Betty Cuthbert Scholarship

Scheme overview

This Postgraduate Scholarship is an award made in support of either a biomedical or social and applied research project within an Australian institution proposed by an appropriately qualified investigator. All MS Research Australia Postgraduate Scholarship applicants will automatically be considered for a Trish MS Research Foundation Scholarship.

Funding available

$27,000 per annum for up to three years

Eligibility

  • Applicants will have completed or entered into an Australian Honours program at the time of application and
  •  be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand. Residency criteria must be satisfied.

Opening date

February 2017

Internal closing date

21 July 2017 

External closing date

28 July 2017

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Postgraduate Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Postgraduate Scholarship

Scheme overview

The aim of the NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme is to support outstanding Australian health and medical graduates early in their career so that they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research. Categories of Awards:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Research Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Clinical Research Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Biomedical Research Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Public Health and Health Services Research Postgraduate Scholarships

  • Part time Research Postgraduate Scholarship

  • Co Funded Partnership Scholarship

  • Gustav Nossal Scholarship

Funding available

  • Grant Review Panels (GRPs) will determine budgets and make recommendations. The Minister will determine the number of grants funded and the level of funding allocated to a grant
  • Scholarships are awarded for a maximum period of three years, if initial postgraduate degree enrolment is concurrent with commencement of the scholarship
  • Successful applicants already enrolled for the postgraduate degree prior to the commencement of a scholarship will have the maximum period reduced by the equivalent period of study undertaken prior to commencement of the scholarship

Eligibility

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen holding a Special Category Visa and
  • Have made prior arrangements with the Head of Department or Institution in which they propose to study
  • The administering institution nominated must be an NHMRC registered Administering Institution within Australia.
  • Have a proposed project that is based in Australia.

Reasons for ineligibility to apply include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • applicants in the final year of an honours degree; and
  • applicants already in receipt of an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent Australian Government funded scholarship.

NB: as this is Category 1, all applications must be compliance checked and approved prior to submission through Research and Innovation Services.

Opening date

12 April 2017

Internal closing date

17 May 2017

External closing date

7 June 2017 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: Postgraduate Scholarships

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Rhodes Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Rhodes Scholarships

Scheme overview

Each year, there are nine Scholarships available in Australia to enable outstanding students - chosen on the basis of exceptional intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service - to study at the University of Oxford. Of the nine scholarships available each year in Australia, each state offers one Scholarship that is awarded by a selection committee of seven members (including three Rhodes Scholars) based in the state. In addition, there are three Australia-at-Large Scholarships awarded by a selection committee based in Canberra. This selection committee will consider applicants from the ACT and other territories of the Commonwealth, as well as those candidates nominated by state selection committees.

Funding available

Scholarship covers all University fees, health insurance, return airfare + stipend of £13,658 per annum (2014-15 rate)

Eligibility

Potential candidates interested in postgraduate study at the University of Oxford should consult the official Rhodes website.

Opening date

1 July annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

1 September annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

Rhodes Scholarships: website

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Sir John Monash Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Sir John Monash Scholarships

Scheme overview

The John Monash Scholarships are one of Australia's most prestigious awards, recognizing potential leaders in all fields. To consider applying, a candidate and their referees should believe they have demonstrated excellence in their university degree, together with the ability to lead in the private or public sector. Further, they must provide a compelling case that they can make a major contribution to the advancement of Australia in their subsequent career. They must believe that completing a post-graduate qualification at an outstanding institution in another country would give them recognition, skills, and networks that equip them for a leadership role in or for Australia in coming decades. A minimum of ten postgraduate John Monash Scholarships are awarded each year, the benefits are immediate and enduring. John Monash Scholars immediately achieve national and local recognition through the publicity offered to the Awards. The Scholars are then funded for up to three years of study at a leading institution in another country, achieving a qualification that equips them for a greater role.

Funding available

$60,000 pa for 3 years

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Australian citizens. In awarding John Monash Scholarships, factors considered include:
    • Outstanding intellect demonstrated by academic excellence (having completed or are about to complete a university degree or degrees with outstanding results, such as an honours degree (with a classification of 1 or 2A) or equivalent, scholarship, language skills, musical skills and/or publications;
    • Leadership  demonstrated and potential within or outside of an Applicant's field of study or professional field;
    • Citizenship community service;
    • Well defined research project or study programme to be conducted at a non-Australian University;
    • The case presented by the Applicant of the significance of the applicant's potential contribution to their field and to the community;
    • Referee reports outlining the applicants abilities
    • Scholarships are not limited by age, gender, or academic field of study
    •  They may be taken up at any non-Australian university, subject to that university being considered to be amongst the global leaders in the chosen field of study
    • While no upper age limit is stipulated, Scholarships will be made to those whose major contribution to their field and to the community lies ahead of them

Opening date

1 May annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

1 August annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

Monash Awards website

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Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship in the Allied Health Sciences

Scheme overview

 The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation offers one scholarship each year for full‐time postgraduate research in one of the allied health sciences. The award is tenable for up to two years at an Australian tertiary institution with facilities for postgraduate clinical or clinically focused research. Graduates in evidence‐based allied health disciplines are encouraged to apply. Projects involving animal testing and/or projects exclusively in laboratory science will not be supported.

The purpose of the scholarship is to try to improve the health of Australians by supporting an outstanding applicant from one of the non‐medical allied health disciplines, or from an applicant who is working directly in applied clinical research.

Funding available

The scholarship provides emoluments to contribute toward the cost of living, books and charges. The level of remuneration will be $40,000 per annum, free of income tax. Payments will normally be made to the host institution each quarter

Eligibility

  • The primary criterion is that of academic excellence, assessed on the candidate's tertiary performance and publication record. Applicants should list the papers they have authored and which have been published (or accepted for publication) in refereed journals. This should not include abstracts or papers in preparation.
  • The Menzies Foundation recognises the following allied health disciplines: audiology, dietetics, exercise physiology, nutrition, occupational therapy, optometry, orthoptics, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, social work, and speech pathology.
  • Applicants must have obtained first class honours, or equivalent, in prior study.
  • The selection committee will give preference to persons with leadership qualities who are likely to make a contribution to the further development of the allied health sciences in Australia.
  • Open to full-time students (exceptions can be made for clinicians)

Opening date

Not offered in 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

TBA

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

Menzies Foundation Website

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Translational Australian Clinical Toxicology (TACT): PhD Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

NHMRC Translational Australian Clinical Toxicology (TACT): PhD Scholarship

Scheme overview

NHMRC Translational Toxicology Program is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between enthusiastic, highly dedicated and internationally recognised researchers both in Australia and overseas. Their key goal is to integrate the clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research in human toxicology in order to provide a rapid and flexible response to a range of human toxicology problems. They have established the two largest clinical cohort studies on poisoning in the world and collaborate with the Poisons Information Centre. This enables them to conduct population based studies into poisoning and its treatments. They conduct investigations into the mechanistic aspects of human toxicology through drug assays, animal and ex vivo human studies and physiological pharmacokinetic modelling.

This PhD scholarship is available to doctoral candidates enrolled in one of the four institutions participating in TACT:

  • The University of Sydney
  •  The University of Newcastle
  •  The University of Queensland
  •  The University of South Australia

More information is available here

Funding available

APA rate ($25,849) for full scholarship or up to $7,500 for a top up scholarship

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • be full-time domestic or international students (however international student tuition fees are not covered by this Scholarship) 
  • have a relevant undergraduate or master's degree and met the institutional requirements for enrolment in a doctoral candidature at one of the program's research centres;
  • be an early career researcher
  •  knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: medicine, pharmacy, psychology, pharmacology, epidemiology, statistics, biostatistics;
  •  demonstrated skills in one or more of the following areas: epidemiological methods, quantitative analysis, data management, outcomes measurement
  •  A strong desire to contribute to improvement of health outcomes through rigorous evidence-based research

Opening date

CLOSED

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

TACT

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University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: Research Training Program: Domestic (RTPd)

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Research Training Program: Domestic (RTPd)

Scheme overview

The Research Training Program includes a stipend and exemption from the payment of tuition fees for a limited time in the form of a  Research Training Scheme place.

Funding available

$26,682 per annum (2017 stipend rate) for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Research Degree Scholarships

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University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: University of South Australia Postgraduate Award (USAPA)

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

University of South Australia Postgraduate Award (USAPA)

Scheme overview

These scholarships are funded by the University of South Australia and the Research Training Program (RTP), and have the same conditions as the RTPd scholarship. They are based on the areas of research strength across the University.

Applicants who are not successful in being awarded a Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) scholarship may be considered for a USAPA.

The award includes a RTP fee offset scholarship for a limited time (up to 4 years equivalent to undertake a doctorate by research or 2 years equivalent to undertake a Masters by Research).

Funding available

$26,682 per annum (2017 stipend rate) for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Research Degree Scholarships

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University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: Rural and Isolated Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Rural and Isolated Scholarship

Scheme overview

This scholarship is available to Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia originally from a rural, regional or isolated area.

The Rural and Isolated Scholarship is funded by the University of South Australia and has the same conditions as the RTPd scholarship (tuition and living allowance scholarship).

Funding available

$26,682 per annum (2017 stipend rate) plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000. Limited relocation expenses may be reimbursed. A thesis allowance is available.

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Research Degree Scholarships

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University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: Indigenous Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Indigenous Scholarship

Scheme overview

One scholarship is available each year to be awarded to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who is applying to do a research degree at the University of South Australia.

This scholarship is funded by the University of South Australia and has the same conditions as the RTPd scholarship (tuition and living allowance scholarship).

Funding available

$26,682 per annum (2017 stipend rate) plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000. Limited relocation expenses may be reimbursed. A thesis allowance is available.

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Research Degree Scholarships

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University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: Research Training Program: International (RTPi)

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Research Training Program: International (RTPi)

Scheme overview

Research Training Program international (RTPi) Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international candidates on the basis of academic merit and research potential.

An RTPi scholarship will cover your tuition fees and your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), and provide a stipend (living allowance), but will not pay for travel expenses. A thesis allowance is funded to cover the cost of printing and binding the thesis.

Funding available

$26,682 per annum (2017 stipend rate) for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 June anually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 August annually (to commence the following year)

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Research Degree Scholarships

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University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: University President's Scholarship (UPS)

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

University President's Scholarship (UPS)

Scheme overview

University President's Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

A UPS will cover tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). The living allowance must be provided by the University of South Australia centre, school, division where an applicant has applied. The minimum rate is the RTP Stipend  base rate. In some cases, the living allowance may be provided by a sponsor or external funding provider.

The benefits and conditions are based on those applicable to the RTPi scholarship; however, they may be amended depending on the source of the living allowance; any offer made will detail the benefits and conditions that apply.

Travel expenses are not covered by the scholarship.

Funding available

$26,682 per annum (2017 stipend rate) for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 June anually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 August annually (to commence the following year)

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Research Degree Scholarships

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University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: International Research Tuition Scholarship (IRTS)

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

International Research Tuition Scholarship (IRTS)

Scheme overview

International Research Tuition Scholarships (IRTS) are awarded to international candidates on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated research capability, and who will be supported during their degree by a full living stipend supported by external funding.

Funding available

The IRTS will cover the international tuition fee for 3 years (plus a possibility of a 6 month extension) for a PhD student and the international tuition fee for 2 years for a research master’s student. The scholarship does not cover overseas health cover and applicants are responsible for ensuring they have visa length overseas health cover for themselves and, if applicable, their family.

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

Apply any time

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

No closing date

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Research Degree Scholarships

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Top-up Scholarships

Advanced Community Care Association: PhD Scholarship support package

Australian Federation of Graduate Women - South Australia - Bursaries

Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Fellowships

Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR): Research Scholarships

Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS): Research Scholarships

Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: PhD Top-up Scholarships

Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Student Award

Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation: PhD top up Scholarships 2017

JDRF: PhD Top up Scholarships

Medical Advances Without Animals: Top-up Scholarship

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia: PhD top up Scholarships

University of South Australia

 Safework SA: Augusta Zadow Scholarships


Advanced Community Care: PhD Scholarship support package

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Advanced Community Care: PhD Scholarship support package

Scheme overview

The Advanced Community Care Association is offering PhD Scholarship support package which is aimed at providing financial support to high-achieving students to undertake

The PhD project will be consistent with the Advanced Community Care Association which promotes/implements alternatives to unnecessary hospitalisation including:

  • Coordinating community services to provide safe alternatives to unnecessary hospitalisation
  • Improving health outcomes of people through developing and implementing health delivery models whereby community organisations are capable of providing an extended range of care services in the home/community setting

The project should be more applied than theoretical and aimed to understand the practical clinical, organisational/financial implications of home-based alternatives to hospital care.

This will fund the enhancement of the student's professional/community network through activities such as network broadening activities.

Funding available

$15,000 per annum for up to 3 years depending on satisfactory progress

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • full-time or part-time students, domestic or international
  • in receipt of scholarship for a PhD from UniSA
  • Note the scholarship application process is separate to the application for admission to the PhD program.
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents, or international students with a minimum IELTS score of 6.5

Opening date

Apply any time

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

Never closes

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

Please contact Dr Kate Gridley kate.gridley@unisa.edu.au

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Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW): Fellowships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Fellowships

Scheme overview

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women is the national voice of graduate women working through initiatives in Education for the advancement and wellbeing of women and girls. We link women across Australia through our State and Territory Associations (STAs) and local branches to work in friendship, cooperation and understanding with each other and the network of women graduates worldwide. It is one of the national federations and associations of the International Federation of University Women (IFUW).

Funding available

$8,000 Barbara Hale Fellowship $5,000 AFGW Fellowship (not available again until 2016) Georgina Sweet Fellowship $7,000

Eligibility

Applicants must be

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents
  • must be enrolled for a PhD by research at an Australian University and
  • be in their 2nd or 3rd year of PhD research (first year applicants are ineligible to apply)

Opening date

January annually

Internal closing date

24 May 2017 

External closing date

31 May 2017 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

AFGW website

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Australian Federation of Graduate Women - South Australia (AFGW-SA): Bursaries

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women - South Australia: Bursaries

Scheme overview

The Australian Federation of University Women - South Australia (AFUW-SA) Inc. Trust Fund awards bursaries annually to assist people who are undertaking tertiary studies at South Australian universities.

Funding available

$3,500 Graduate Women SA Graduate Bursary, $2,000, The Diamond Jubilee Bursary $2,000 Trish Ryan Bursary $2,000

Eligibility

Different eligibility apply to each bursary please check the website for full details

Opening date

January annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

March annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

AFGW-SA website

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Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR): Research Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR): Research Scholarship

Scheme overview

The AIR through the Professional Accreditation and Education Board (PAEB) are again in 2014 offering two research scholarships to enhance the research base within Medical Radiation Science.

Two research scholarships will be offered; one will be offered in diagnostic radiography and one in radiation therapy. The scholarships are designed to help members develop research projects that will directly benefit patients.

Funding available

$10,000 maximum

Eligibility

  • The successful candidate will be expected to publish the outcome of their work in the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences and to present at the Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMMIRT) in 2015.
  • Applicants must be members of the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR).

Opening date

September 2017

Internal closing date

20 October 2017 

External closing date

27 October 2017 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

AIR website

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Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS): Research Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS) Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

Scholarships are available to ANTS members to attend conferences and seminars which are relevant to nurse teachers. Priority will be given to conferences with a strong nursing education focus.

Funding available

$1,000

Eligibility

Applicants must have been financial members of ANTS for 24 months prior to the application

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

  • Round 1: 31 January annually
  • Round 2: 30 April annually
  • Round 3: 31 July annually
  • Round 4: 31 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

Australian Nurse Teachers Society website (ANTS)

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Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: PhD Top-Up Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: PhD Top-Up Scholarships

Scheme overview

The CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacturing is offering top-up scholarships for exceptional students to undertake their PhD studies on projects supporting the cell therapy industry. Successful students pursuing their PhD studies with the CRC will be enrolled in the industry-specific entrepreneurial PhD program (ePhD Program), which builds on core research and technical skills to deliver a comprehensive overview of the development and commercialization process for biomedical technologies, as well as how to create and launch your own venture. Further benefits of working with the CRC entail exposure to industry stakeholders and perspectives, insight into the commercial side of science, and an appreciation for the real-world application of your research.

For further information contact the Education Manager Dr Andrew Milligan.

Funding available

$8,000 top-up stipend, $15,000 operational funding, and a training package valued at $5,000 per annum for up to three years.

Eligibility

  • PhD students must be accepted for admission through one of the academic partners and secure an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), or equivalent scholarship.
  • Applications are made directly to the participating university.
  • Current opportunities are available through the University of South Australia, University of Adelaide or University of Sydney.

Opening date

September 2017

Internal closing date 

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Cell Therapy CRC website

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Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Student Award

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Student Award

Scheme overview

In 2016 the Endowment Challenge Fund will offer two awards for higher degree students undertaking research into issues of key importance to the Australian disability sector, particularly issues relating to intellectual disability. The Endowment Challenge Fund will give preference to research projects that address areas where there is little or no research, especially around issues that have a significant impact on the ability of people with a disability (particularly an intellectual disability) to lead an ordinary life. The Endowment Challenge Fund is interested in the translation of research findings into implications for policy and practice in a form that is useful and accessible to practitioners, service providers and policy makers. Students may use Endowment Challenge Award monies to cover expenses directly related to data collection, transcription, analysis, dissemination; living expenses; or expenses relating to conference attendance.

Funding available

$5,000

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled in postgraduate programs of study. Postgraduate students in Honours, Masters or PhD research programs are invited to apply.

Opening date

March 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Endowment Challenge Fund website

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Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation: PhD Top-up Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation: PhD top up Scholarships

Scheme overview

Applications are invited for 'multidisciplinary' PhD Research Scholarships in the areas of Healthy Development: disciplines include, but are not restricted to, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, demography, dentistry, economics, education, endocrinology, epidemiology, ethics, genetics, indigenous health, law, nutrition, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, pharmacology, physiology, politics, psychiatry, psychology, public health and sociology.

Funding available

$5,000 per annum for up to 3 years

Eligibility

Applications are invited from domestic and international students who are commencing a PhD in 2019. Applicants should be eligible to enrol or be currently enrolled at either the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia or Flinders University in 2019. In addition applicants must satisfy each of the following criteria:

  • Applicants must hold a first class Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the chosen field of study
  •  Applicants should hold a competitive postgraduate scholarship
  •  Applicants must have a HDA member as their primary/principal supervisor
  •  Research projects must be aligned with the Healthy Development theme

Opening date

October 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

Exact date TBD: January 2018 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

 

External source overview

HDA-Channel 7: PhD top up scholarships

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Medical Advances Without Animals: Top-up PhD Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Medical Advances Without Animals: Top-up PhD Scholarship

Scheme overview

Supplementary doctoral scholarships up to $10,000 pa may be provided to scholars who are awarded a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) scholarship, an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), or similar scholarship, to undertake doctoral studies that meet MAWA’s criteria and fit relevant guidelines which is directed at replacing animals in research.

Funding available

 $10,000 pa

Eligibility

Have been awarded a National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) scholarship, an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), or similar scholarship

Opening date

TBA

Internal closing date

 NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

MAWA and MAWA website

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JDRF: PhD Top-up Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

JDRF: PhD Top up Scholarships

Scheme overview

The PhD Top-up Scholarship is to support Australian PhD students pursuing research relevant to JDRF's mission - to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

Funding available

$6,000

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Recipients of either an Australian Postgraduate Award, NHMRC Postgraduate Award or a University-funded PhD scholarship
  •  Pursuing research relevant to type 1 diabetes and its complications
  •  Australian citizens or permanent residents currently residing in Australia

Opening date

January 2018

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

JDRF website

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Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute Australia (MNDRIA): PhD Top-up Scholarships: 2016-2018

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

MNDRIA PhD Top up Scholarships: Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

This top up scholarship is an incentive for an outstanding PhD student undertaking biomedical or public health research in motor neurone disease. One PhD top-up grant (up to three years) will be offered for a PhD student who has been awarded a University PhD scholarship.

The successful applicant will be notified in early 2016.

Funding available

$5,000 per annum stipend for the PhD candidate (and $5,000 per annum project costs for the Principal Supervisor).

Eligibility

  •  Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen holding a Special Category Visa and
  • Have made prior arrangements with the Head of Department or Institution in which they propose to study
  • The administering institution nominated must be an NHMRC registered Administering Institution within Australia.

Opening date

August 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

MND Research Institute

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Safework SA: Augusta Zadow Scholarships: Top-up Scholarship

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Safework SA: Augusta Zadow Scholarships

Scheme overview

Augusta Zadow was an advocate for women's rights in the workplace, and became South Australia's first 'Lady Inspector of Factories' in 1895.

Each year, SafeWork SA provides two scholarships in her memory for projects that will further improve work health and safety for women at work: be that a practical solution, research or further education.

Scholarships will help the recipients undertake further education, conduct research or develop a work health and safety initiative.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must be:

  • a permanent resident of South Australia
  • able to start their project, research or study in 2015
  • The education, study or research can be undertaken in Australia or overseas.

Opening date

10 March 2017

Internal closing date

16 June 2017 

External closing date

23 June 2017 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Safework SA: website

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University of South Australia: Maurice de Rohan International Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

University of South Australia Maurice de Rohan International Scholarship

Scheme overview

The Maurice de Rohan International Scholarship has been established to award a researcher who is studying for a doctoral degree at UniSA. The scholarship will provide the higher degree by research (HDR) students an opportunity to work with institutional or industry partners in the United Kingdom or United States of America, for a period of 4-6 months.

Funding available

Up to $15,000 plus a travel grant of $2,500 to cover airfares for travel to the United Kingdom or United States of America.

Eligibility

The scholarship is only available to Australian citizens who are undertaking a HDR program at the University of South Australia.

The applicant must be making satisfactory progress and:

  • be currently enrolled at UniSA for a doctoral degree and normally be in their second or early third year of candidacy (or an equivalent period part-time), or be in the process of upgrading from a Masters by Research Degree to a doctoral degree

  • ensure they have completed and had their research proposal accepted and the appropriate ethics and/or safety clearances provide evidence of the manner in which the research and thesis will be enhanced by the visit overseas

  • have clearly demonstrated the capacity for independent research

  • have gained unqualified support from the Supervisor and Research Degree Coordinator for the proposed overseas visit

  • provide confirmation from the overseas institution that arrangements have been finalised or are in the process of being finalised

  • indicate how contact will be maintained with the Supervisor and the University whilst overseas, or through supervision at a partner UK or USA institution.

  • be likely to complete their degree within the required timeframe

Opening date

1 January annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

15 April annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Maurice de Rohan Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Completion Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA Completion Scholarships

Scheme overview

UniSA Completion Scholarships enable research degree students in the final stages of writing their thesis to spend uninterrupted time (up to six months) to complete the thesis. These scholarships are highly competitive, and limited numbers only are available. Scholarship payments will be made fortnightly in arrears.

Completion scholarships provide funding of up to six months living allowance*. They are directed primarily towards research degree students who are enrolled non-traditionally (eg candidates undertaking a PhD part-time).

Generally, the panel will not consider applications from research degree students who have held a scholarship such as an RTP, RTPi or USAPA, President's or division, institute or school scholarship. Only if there are exceptional or extenuating circumstances will consideration be given to allocating completion scholarships to prior scholarship holders.

* As an alternative to a living allowance, international students may prefer to have their tuition fees paid for one semester.

Funding available

Up to a maximum of 6 months funding

Eligibility

Research degree students must:

  • currently be enrolled at UniSA in either a doctoral degree by research or a masters by research
  • have completed their data collection or equivalent
  • be in the writing-up stage
  • be within their candidature time

      AND

  • if part-time, or working, provide evidence that time release is available to work on the writing-up on a full-time basis
  • not hold a living allowance scholarship
  • not be a continuing UniSA academic staff member.

Opening date

Open

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

28 February and 1 August annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Completion Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Fee Relief Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA Fee Relief Scholarships

Scheme overview

Domestic* research degree students are exempt from the payment of tuition fees to the University of South Australia for a limited time only: Doctoral students are exempt from tuition fees for up to the equivalent of 4 years full-time. Masters by research students are exempt from tuition fees for up to the equivalent of 2 years full-time. Fee-relief scholarships are available for 3, 4, 5 or 6 months to candidates who have exceeded the funding period for their candidature.

*Domestic refers to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia.

Funding available

Between 3-6 months funding available to candidates who have exceeded the funding period for their candidature.

Eligibility

Research degree students must:

  • currently be enrolled at UniSA in either a doctoral degree by research or a masters by research
  • have completed your data collection or equivalent
  • be in the writing-up stage
  • not be a continuing UniSA academic staff member.

Opening date

Open

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing dates

  • Research Period 1: 30 March annually
  • Research Period 2: 30 June annually
  • Research Period 3: 30 September annually
  • Research Period 4: 30 November annually                                       

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Fee Relief Scholarships

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Vacation and Honours Scholarships

Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: Honours Scholarships

Medical Advances Without Animals: Honours Research Scholarships

MS Research Australia: Vacation Scholarship

University of South Australia

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Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: Honours Scholarships

Grant typeHonours Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: Honours Scholarships

Scheme overview

The CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacturing is offering Honours scholarships for students to undertake their Honours studies on projects supporting the cell therapy industry.

Students must have completed a minimum three-year undergraduate degree in a related field and be eligible to enrol in a relevant University Honours course at the nominated University. Other background requirements are listed for individual projects, but generally include a background in engineering, material science, molecular biology, biochemistry, biology or chemistry.

For further information contact the Education Manager Dr Andrew Milligan

Funding available

$5,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in a related field
  • Applications are made directly to the participating university.
  • Current opportunities are available through the University of South Australia, University of Adelaide or University of Sydney.

Opening date

August 2017

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Cell Therapy CRC website

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Medical Advances Without Animals: Honours Research Scholarships

Grant typeHonours Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Medical Advances Without Animals: Honours Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

Honours scholarships ($10,000 each) have been established to attract new graduates at the beginning of their research careers to advance the development, validation or application of non-animal methods of research. Students will receive support for undertaking honours research projects that replace the use animals or animal products in medical research.

Funding available

  • Financial support for one year in the form of a stipend for Honours students engaged in non-animal research ($7,000)
  • Support for one year to the host laboratory for the students’ research project ($3,000
  • Support may also be provided for the student to present research outcomes at a national conference

Eligibility

TBA

Opening date

TBA

Internal closing date

 NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

MAWA and MAWA website

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MS Research Australia: Vacation Scholarships

Grant typeVacation Scholarship

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia: Vacation Scholarships

Scheme overview

These scholarships are offered to undergraduate students of an Australian University to undertake a 10 week vacation project over the semester breaks.

It is expected that the successful applicants will work on a research project supervised and managed by an established MS researcher. Please email MS Research Australia for assistance in contacting research supervisors.

Funding available

Up to $10,000

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be undergraduates at an Australian university or medical institute and
  • be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand.

Opening date

Not offered in 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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University of South Australia: Sansom Institute for Health Research Vacation Scholarships

Grant typeVacation Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA Sansom Institute for Health Research Vacation Scholarships

Scheme overview

These research scholarships are intended to encourage students to gain experience in research and to form links with staff within the Sansom Institute, adjunct appointments and with collaborating institutions. They are funded by researchers of the Sansom Institute and are subject to availability of funding at the time of the application.

Funding available

$2,500 maximum for a 6 week project

Eligibility

Open to students who have successfully completed a minimum of second year of any undergraduate program offered within the Division of Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Science program at UniSA. Applicants are required to be current UniSA students and enrolled for the duration of the project.

Opening date

NA

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

Open all year

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

UniSA Sansom Institute Vacation Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Vacation Research Scholarships

Grant typeVacation Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA High Achiever Vacation Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

Vacation Research Scholarships offered through the University of South Australia give students the opportunity to undertake research for up to 8 weeks with experienced researchers, usually between November and February, in a recognised research institute or centre within the University.

This scholarship is offered annually to second, third or Honours year students with a strong academic record.

Funding available

$300 per week (maximum 8 weeks) tax free stipend

Eligibility

Applications are accepted from Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students (English language requirements may apply)

Opening date

1 August 2017

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

UniSA High Achiever Vacation Research Scholarships

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