Research student support

Advanced Community Care Association (ACCA): PhD Scholarship support package

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation: PhD Scholarships

Asthma Australia: PhD Scholarships 2016

Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Fellowships

Australian Federation of Graduate Women - South Australia - Bursaries

Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR): Research Scholarships

Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS): Research Scholarships

Australian Rotary Health: Funding Partner PhD Scholarship

Cambridge Australian UK PhD Scholarships

Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC:

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

Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Student Award

Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships

Fulbright Commission: PhD Postgraduate Scholarship

Gates Cambridge UK PhD Scholarships

Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation:

Heart Foundation:

JDRF: PhD Top up Scholarships

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia:

MS Research Australia:

National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships

PhD Scholarships: Australian Postgraduate Award

Rhodes Scholarships

Safework SA:

Sir John Monash Scholarships

Translational Australian Clinical Toxicology (TACT): PhD Scholarships

University of South Australia

 

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Advanced Community Care (ACCA) PhD Scholarship support package

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Advanced Community Care (ACCA) 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 an APA 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

August 2016

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

ACCA PhD Scholarship

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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

8 September 2016

Internal closing date

4 October 2016

External closing date

17 October 2016

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

June 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Asthma Australia

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Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR): Research Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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 2016

Internal closing date

21 October 2016 

External closing date

28 October 2016 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

AIR website

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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
  • be 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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Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS) Research Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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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PhD Scholarships: Australian Postgraduate Award

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

PhD Scholarships: Australian Postgraduate Award

Scheme overview

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

If you are awarded an Australian Government APA as a PhD applicant you will also be awarded a University of South Australia top-up research scholarship (see the value of this scholarship package below).

Funding available

$25,849 per annum (2015 stipend rate), includes a top-up scholarship for PhD applicants

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 August 2016

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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Australian Rotary Health: Funding Partner PhD Scholarships: Round 1

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Rotary Health: Funding Partner PhD Scholarships: Round 1

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:

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder relating to the Emergency Services Sector in NSW
  • Bowel Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Genomics and nutrigenomics and its effect on methylation
  • Medical applications of graphene
  • Melanoma
  • Parkinson's Disease

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 2016 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

September 2016 (March and September 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)

BDU

External source overview

Cambridge Australia scholarships

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Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: PhD Top-Up Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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 2016

Internal closing date 

N/A

External closing date

31 October 2016 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Cell Therapy CRC website

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Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: Honours Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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 2016

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

31 October 2016 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Cell Therapy CRC website

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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

$30,000 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
  • be undertaking or applying to undertake a postgraduate course.

Opening date

Scheme currently under review

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 Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Student Award

Grant typeScholarship

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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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:

  • the University Composition Fee and College fees at the appropriate rate

  • a 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 2016

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Gates Cambridge

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

Grant typeScholarship

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 2016.
Applicants should be eligible to enrol or be currently enrolled at either the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia or Flinders University in 2016.
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

November 2016

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

HDA-Channel 7: PhD top up scholarships

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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

 

External closing date

 

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

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation

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JDRF: PhD Top up Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

JDRF 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

$25,850 per annum  (2015 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

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

MND Research Institute

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

Grant typeScholarship

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 2016

Internal closing date

13 January 2017 

External closing date

27 January 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

Multiple Sclerosis 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

May 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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MS Research Australia: Vacation Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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

May 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

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

April 2017

Internal closing date NHMRC

 

Internal closing date MSRA

 

External closing date NHMRC

 

External closing date MSRA

 

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

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

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

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: Postgraduate Scholarships

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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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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 2016

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

1 September 2016

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

Rhodes Scholarships: website

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Safework SA: Augusta Zadow Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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

April 2017

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Safework SA: website

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SafeworkSA: Supplementary Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

WHS Grant Program: Supplementary Scholarships

Scheme overview

WHS Supplementary Scholarships are designed to increase the momentum of high quality WHS research in South Australia by providing a financial incentive for new researchers to enter this field. Up to four scholarships are funded each year. Eligibility is restricted to potential new Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students.
Applications for WHS Supplementary Scholarships must address the priorities identified in the WHS Research Strategy for SafeWork SA - 2014 (pdf 157kb), which supports all of the nationally endorsed priorities in the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012 - 2022 (pdf 1.3mb).

Funding available

The WHS Supplementary Scholarship provides a $10,000 per year addition to the main HDR scholarship obtained by the application, for the duration of the HDR scholarship period.

Eligibility

  • Eligibility is restricted to HDR students;
  • Scholarships will only be awarded to applicants who have been concurrently awarded an HDR scholarship.

Opening date

August 2016

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

Safework SA: website

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Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW): Fellowships

Grant typeScholarship

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

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

 

External closing date

 

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 typeScholarship

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

$3,000 Graduate Women SA Graduate Bursary $1,500 Maria Lane Postgraduate Bursary (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women) $1,500 The Diamond Jubilee Bursary $2,000 Trish Ryan Bursary

Eligibility

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

Opening date

October annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

BDU

External source overview

AFGW-SA 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: Sansom Institute for Health Research Vacation Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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: Maurice de Rohan International Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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: Vacation Research Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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 2016

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

16 September 2016 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

UniSA High Achiever Vacation Research Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Completion Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

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 APA, APA(I), 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 typeScholarship

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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