Research student support

Full Scholarships    Top-up Scholarships   Vacation and Honours Scholarships

 

Full Scholarships

Asthma Australia: PhD Scholarships

Australia Awards

Australian Rotary Health: 

Cambridge Australian UK: PhD Scholarships

Capstone Editing: Grant for Professional Thesis Editing

The Data Incubator: Data Science Fellowship

Dementia Australia Research Foundation: Training Fellowships

Foundation for Australian Studies in China: BHP Australia China Scholarship

Fulbright Commission: PhD Postgraduate Scholarship

Gates Cambridge UK: PhD Scholarships

German Academic Exchange Service: Study and Visiting Research Scholarships

Heart Foundation:

MATES in Construction: PhD Research Scholarship

Medical Advances Without Animals:

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia: MND-NHMRC Co funded Postgraduate Scholarships

MS Research Australia:

National Health and Medical Research Council: Postgraduate Scholarships

National Suicide Prevention Research Fund: PhD Scholarships

Nicholas Baudin: Interships in France Initiative

Rhodes Scholarships

Sir John Monash Scholarships

The Hospital Research Foundation: 2019 PhD Scholarships

UniSA & SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS): Firefighter Fitness Masters Scholarship

University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: 


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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

October 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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 1 February

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

Application closing dates vary by country. Most close in March or 30 April

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

Australia Awards

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Australian Rotary Health: Funding Partner PhD Scholarships EOIs

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Rotary Health: Funding Partner PhD Scholarships EOIs

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:

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Investigating Bowel Cancer
  • Investigating Skin Cancer
  • Prevention of Food Allergy in Childhood

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 mid-2018 or early 2019 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

24 June 2019 and 21 October 2019, 24 February 2020

Internal closing date

N/A for EOIs

External closing date

11 October 2019, 14 February 2020, 12 June 2020

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Rotary Health

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Australian Rotary Health: PhD Scholarships in Health Research

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Rotary Health: PhD Scholarships in Health Research

Scheme overview

Objectives of Australian Rotary Health to provide salary and incidental support for a postgraduate student who is undertaking full-time research in mental health.

Funding available

$30,000 maximum

Eligibility

Eligible applicants must be:

  • about to commence the first year of a PhD; or already engaged in the first year of a PhD
  • A postgraduate student who is undertaking full-time research in mental health
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens

Opening date

July 2019

Internal closing date

7 October 2019 

External closing date

21 October 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

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
  • 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
  • Have gained admission to the University of Cambridge to undertake a PhD degree
  • International students are not eligible

Opening date

1 September 2019

Internal closing date

19 November 2019 

External closing date

3 December 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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

External source overview

Cambridge Australia scholarships

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Capstone Editing: Grant for Professional Thesis Editing

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Capstone Editing: Grant for Professional Thesis Editing

Scheme overview

This grant provides free thesis editing for one Masters student and one PhD student per year. There is no limit on the amount of words in the thesis (so long as the thesis meets the students’ departments’ word limit). It just needs to be a thesis written for a postgraduate degree for an Australian or New Zealand university.

The applications will be assessed based on both financial need and academic merit. The aim is to help hardworking and diligent postgraduate students who without this grant wouldn’t be able to afford a professional academic editing service. Having a thesis professionally edited is crucial to meet publication standards.

Funding available

 

Eligibility

  • You must be enrolled in a postgraduate (PhD or Masters) degree at an Australian or New Zealand university
  • You can be completing your degree by research or by coursework, but you must be required to write a thesis
  • Your thesis must meet your department’s word limit guidelines. We will not edit a thesis that is longer than your department will allow you to submit to your university
  • You can be studying internally or externally
  • You can be a domestic or international student
  • The grant is primarily for full-time students. If you are studying part time, you are only eligible to apply if you can demonstrate carer commitments or a medical condition that prohibits you from studying full time.

Opening date

25 November 2018

Internal closing date

2 September 2019 

External closing date

9 September 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Capstone Editing

 

The Data Incubator: Data Science Fellowship

Grant typeFellowship

Funding opportunity

The Data Incubator: Data Science Fellowship

Scheme overview

The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. They run a free advanced 8-week fellowship (think data science bootcamp) for PhDs looking to enter industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. The program is free for admitted Fellows - see the FAQ below for more information.

Fellows have the option to participate in the program either in person in New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston New, Washington DC, or online.

Funding available

 

Eligibility

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome.

Opening date

July 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

The Data Incubator

 

Dementia Australia Research Foundation: Project Grants PhD Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Dementia Australia Research Foundation: PhD Scholarships

Scheme overview

The purpose of the Dementia Australia Research Foundation Training Fellowship scheme is to fund Australian health professionals to launch a career in dementia research. The award aims to build capacity in dementia research by encouraging medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals to develop ideas that will ultimately improve outcomes for people living with dementia, their carers and families. As such, the Fellowship may be used by the applicant to cover clinical time so that they may undertake a specific research project. It is expected that the Fellowship will enable applicants to transition to a PhD program in dementia research. Applicants will also need to be mentored by an experienced dementia researcher or team.

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.
  • The CI must be a health professional (eg; medicine, nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy) prior to the commencement of the award.
  • The CI must not hold a PhD (or DPhil or MD by research) and must not be currently in receipt of a postgraduate scholarship. The CI may choose to enrol in a PhD or any other program of study during the course of the Fellowship. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a PhD and have completed no more than 12 months FTE of their degree at the time of application may also apply.
  • The CI must identify an experienced dementia researchers as a mentor.

Opening date

2 September 2019

Internal closing date

27 September 2019 

External closing date

11 October 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Dementia Australia website

 

Foundation for Australian Studies in China: BHP Australia China Scholarship 

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Foundation for Australian Studies in China: BHP Australia China Scholarship

Scheme overview

Foundation for Australian Studies in China is pleased to announce the opening of the 4th round of the BHP Australia China Scholarship. The Scholarship was established to encourage and assist students and young professionals to pursue specialised study, research and experience in priority areas of interest in the bilateral Australia-China relationship.

Funding available

For more information, enquires can be directed to scholarship19@fasic.org.au 

Eligibility

 Applicants must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status in Australia at the time of application, with the exception for applicants for the BHP David Walker Australian Studies Scholarship who must be citizens of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Have completed or be about to complete an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from an Australian university
  • Be planning to undertake postgraduate study at a university in People’s Republic of China (or in Australia for the BHP David Walker Australian Studies Scholarship) commencing no later than the calendar year of 2020.

Opening date

June 2020

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

FASIC Website

 

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 AUD $40,000 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

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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

1 September 2019

Internal closing date

2 October 2019 

External closing date

9 October 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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

1 September 2019

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

17 September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

DAAD

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Heart Foundation: Health Professionals 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

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

April 2020 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation

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Heart Foundation: Australian Indigenous Awards

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation: Australian Indigenous Awards

Scheme overview

The Heart Foundation acknowledges that there are barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the research community and have therefore designed this Award to support these peoples through different stages of their cardiovascular research career. 

This award will be opened up to researchers, (both individual or groups), to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for research funding supporting cardiovascular research/researchers. This could be in a number of formats including but not limited to: fellowships, scholarships, a project grant funding, funding for collaboration activities, or a travel grant etc.

EOI’s will need to demonstrate how the requested funding will benefit both Indigenous individuals and/or communities, as well as how it will benefit the development of knowledge for Indigenous Cardiovascular health management.

  • Up to 3 years for a Fellowship
  • Up to 2 years for a Scholarship
  • Up to 1 year for a grant
  • Up to 6 months for a travel grant 

Funding available

Between $2,500 - $150,000 depending on category applied for

Eligibility

Applicants must be identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Heart Foundation

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MATES in Construction: PhD Research Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

MATES in Construction: PhD Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

Suicide death rates among construction industry workers are higher than general rates in the Australian community. This scholarship will support a full-time PhD candidate to undertake mixed-methods research into the nature, extent, drivers and contributors of suicidal ideation amongst the Australian construction industry workers.

The successful applicant will be accommodated within the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Research Group at UniSA and will have as their principal supervisor Professor Nicholas Procter, an acknowledged expert nationally and internationally on suicide prevention and self-harm across a range of practice settings.

Funding available

$36,000 per annum (3.5 years)

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Have a first class Honours degree OR Masters by Research
  • Have quality research outputs since graduation
  • Have a background in a health-related discipline
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand
  • Meet the eligibility criteria for admission to the University of South Australia’s PhD program

Opening date

October 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Scholarships website

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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/GPT)

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/GPT)

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): Co funded Postgraduate Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

MND and NHMRC PhD Scholarships 2019

Scheme overview

The NHMRC/MNDRIA Co funded Postgraduate 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

July 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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

$20,000 - $30,000 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 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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MS Research Australia: Trish MS Research Foundation Postgraduate 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

$20,000 - $30,000 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 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

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

This scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree. It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Masters Degree).

It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

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
  • 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 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

NHMRC website: Postgraduate Scholarships

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National Suicide Prevention Research Fund: PhD Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

National Suicide Prevention Research Fund: PhD Scholarships

Scheme overview

The aim of the scholarship program is to support outstanding graduates early in their research career to be trained to conduct research that is relevant to all aspects of suicide prevention, is internationally competitive and will assist in developing a capacity for original independent research within Australia.

Funding available

$105,000 over three years

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • already be accepted by a University as a candidate for a higher degree by research
  • already be a PhD candidates working in, or alongside, community based organisations

Opening date

July 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

National Suicide Prevention website

  

Nicholas Baudin: Internships in France Initiative

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Nicholas Baudin: Internships in France Initiative

Scheme overview

The Laureates programs in France are co-financed by the French Embassy, the hosting university in France and the home university in Australia.

Launched as a pilot program in 2017, the Nicolas Baudin “Internship in France” initiative offers students from participating Australian universities the opportunity to undertake a research internship at a French host university in collaboration with an industry partner. The internship offers are jointly created by the French host university and its industry partner, and when relevant with the Australian partner university if the intern is enrolled within the framework of a pre-existing scientific collaboration. 

Objectives of the Internships in France are:

  • Increase student mobility from Australia to France
  • Ceontribute to the attractiveness and promotion of the French higher education and research systems
  • strength French-Australian scientific collaborations, initiate longer-term collaborations through student stays
  • contribute to the reconciling of the Australian university sector with the industry sector and promote the quality of interactions

Funding available

Minimum of 554€ per month + daily costs covered by home University + return flights from Australia to France

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled in an Australian University that are members of the Group of Eight or ATN.

Australian Universities must agree to provide their laureates with an additional scholarship of $2500. 

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

April 2020

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

France in Australia website

 

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 £14,700 per annum (2018 rate)

Eligibility

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

Opening date

1 July 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

13 September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

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

May 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Monash Awards website

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The Hospital Research Foundation: 2019 PhD Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

2019 PhD Scholarships

Scheme overview

The Hospital Research Foundation is calling for applications for PhD Scholarships in both clinical and scientific medical research for South Australian students.

Five of these will be awarded to basic science research with the other five awarded to clinical research.

Funding available

A total of ten scholarships at $32,000 per annum (for three years) are on offer that will support students commencing their PhD at a South Australian university in Semester 1 2019.

Eligibility

Students must:

  • Be a current Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be commencing a PhD at a South Australian university in Semester 1 of 2019
  • Be undertaking a PhD in a field of research related to finding cures and improving care in the community
  • Have an affiliation with one of the South Australian Public Hospitals (for clinical research applicants)
  • Not be a recipient of another stipend or scholarship

The selection process will be assessed on:

  • Academic merit
  • The quality of the proposed research
  • The suitability of the intended supervisor, and Department
  • Relevant work experience
  • Postgraduate clinical training (where relevant)

Opening date

September 2019

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

The Hospital Research Foundation

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UniSA & Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) Firefighter Fitness Masters Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA & MFS Firefighter Fitness Masters Scholarship

Scheme overview

In an industry first, the University of South Australia, in partnership with the SA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) and with funding support from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre (BNHCRC) is offering an industry-based Masters Scholarship to assist firefighters, as occupational athletes, to monitor and evaluate their fitness throughout their careers. 

Funding available

TBA per annum  for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension + research costs pa

Eligibility

This Masters scholarship would be ideal for a student who has a background in Exercise and Sports Science, Clinical Exercise Physiology or a related Allied Health degree, and will be based at the MFS Station in Adelaide’s CBD in South Australia. 

Opening date

October 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

January 2020 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA MFS website

 

University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: Basketball SA

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Basketball SA and UniSA High Performance PhD Scholarship

Scheme overview

This exciting scholarship will be focused around high performance athlete development, training and talent identification.

The project has the potential to explore the inter-relationship between injuries, movement skills, and training/player load as they relate to junior/youth developing and high-level basketball performance players across a season. The project is expected to help with methods to identify injury risk and improve performance for future talent.

The project is expected to have a direct educational benefit to Basketball SA members and clubs, informing best practice and sharing knowledge on environments, training and development.

Funding available

$30,000 per annum for 3 years

Eligibility

The position would be suitable for a well-qualified human movement/sports science graduate, although candidates from diverse disciplines are encouraged to apply. The position would also be suitable to a candidate with previous experience in dealing with elite athletes as some supervision and exercise prescription and delivery may be required.

Domestic Applicants Only 

Opening date

Open Now

Internal closing date

Domestic Applicants Only 

External closing date

30 November 2019

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA - Basketball SA

 

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

$27,596 per annum (2019 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

Open now

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

$27,596 per annum (2019 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/GPT)

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

$27,596 per annum (2019 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/GPT)

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

$27,596 per annum (2019 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/GPT)

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

$27,596 per annum (2019 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

Now closed

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 August annually (to commence the following year)

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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

$27,596 per annum (2019 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 annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 August annually (to commence the following year)

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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/GPT)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Research Degree Scholarships

  

University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: Theme: Healthy Futures 

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Theme: Healthy Futures

Scheme overview

A scholarship opportunity exists for a PhD student to undertake research into the microbiome and resistance profiles of resident and migratory bird species in the northern Adelaide coastal zone. The Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park provides a key feeding and roosting site for tens of thousands of birds who migrate annually along the East-Asian Australasian flyway. Data will be collected to investigate correlations between local habitat and water quality and bird health. The role of birds in harboring and transporting antimicrobial resistant bacteria and genes to/from natural wetlands and human impacted habitats such as wastewater treatment lagoons will also be assessed. The project will have close links with SA Water and SA EPA.

Funding available

The scholarship is a thematically-badged living stipend for domestic students valued at $27,596 per annum

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/GPT)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Theme: Healthy Futures

 

 

 

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Top-up Scholarships

Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust: Scholarships

Australian Federation of Graduate Women - South Australia - Scholarships

Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Fellowships

Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: Research Scholarships

Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS): Research Scholarships

CSIRO: Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform PhD Scholarships

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

JDRF: PhD Top up Scholarships

Medical Advances Without Animals: Top-up Scholarship

Medshop Australia: Student Scholarship Program

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

Nature Foundation SA:

Playford Memorial Trust: Top up Scholarships

Safework SAAugusta Zadow Scholarships

University of South Australia

 


 

Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust: Scholarships

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust: Scholarships

Scheme overview

The Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust are providing PhD Top Up Scholarships for students starting their PhD work in cystic fibrosis (CF) related research. The Scholarships will be awarded for three years.

Because of improvements in the diagnosis, intervention and treatment of children with CF, many are now surviving well into adulthood. There continues to be a shortage of researchers in the CF field, including those carrying out work relating to adults with CF, comorbidities, mental health and rare mutations.

The aim of the Top Up Scholarships is to stimulate scientists to maintain ongoing interest in CF research. Applications are particularly encouraged where research is being undertaken that has implications for people living with CF who are not well supported by existing research.

The recipient of each Scholarship will be required to provide an annual report to ACFRT on their PhD research. In addition, and where appropriate, the recipient may be asked to make a presentation at a Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA) conference (held every 2 years) in Australia.

Funding available

The amount awarded will be $15,000. A $5,000 payment will be made to the Scholarship winner during each of the three years of their PhD work, subject to satisfactory progress with their research.

Eligibility

Please contact Nicki Mileham nickim@cfa.org.au if you have any questions regarding this grant

Opening date

April 2020

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

AFGW website

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

$7,500 Barbara Hale Fellowship & Georgina Sweet Fellowship $6,000

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

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

AFGW website

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

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women - South Australia: Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

$5,000 Graduate Women SA Centenary Scholarship and $3,000 The Diamond Jubilee Scholarship;

Eligibility

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

Opening date

January annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

AFGW-SA website

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Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: Research Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: Research Scholarship

Scheme overview

The ASMIRT are again in 2018 offering two research scholarships to enhance the research base within in the fields of medical imaging and radiation therapy.

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 2018.
  • Applicants must be members of the ASMIRT for a minimum of 12 months.

Opening date

1 September 2019

Internal closing date

22 September 2019 

External closing date

29 September 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

ASMIRT 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

N/A

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/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Australian Nurse Teachers Society website (ANTS)

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CSIRO: Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform PhD Scholarships

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

CSIRO: Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform PhD Scholarships

Scheme overview

CSIRO invites applications for top-up PhD Scholarships in a number of priority topic areas for funding commencing in 2020.

Synthetic Biology (SynBio) is the design and construction of biological parts, devices, and organisms (usually based on DNA-encoded componentry); and their application for useful purposes. To position Australia to build a vibrant synthetic biology research and development community to support the bio-based industries and ecoengineering activities of tomorrow, CSIRO has established the Synthetic Biology FSP (SynBioFSP). The SynBioFSP has a mission to develop capacity in synthetic biology within CSIRO and across Australia. The program has a $13 M funding envelope over the first three years.

Funding available

$7,000 (+ $10,000 operating budget)

Eligibility

Applicants must have (or expect to gain):

  • First class Honours or equivalent in a relevant research area
  • Admission to an Australian University as a PhD student
  • A Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or other University equivalent awarded on a competitive basis
  • both  CSIRO and University supervisors who are willing to be co-supervisors
  • a project which aligns with one or more of the SynBioFSP's Application Domains, and one of more of the Science Domains.

Opening date

1 September 2019

Internal closing date

17 October 2019 

External closing date

31 October 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

CSIRO: Top up Scholarships

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

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

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

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 and commencing between January-March 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 RTPd or equivalent
  • Applicants must have a HDA member as their primary/principal supervisor
  • Research projects must be aligned with the Healthy Development theme

Opening date

October 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

HDA-Channel 7: PhD Excellence Award 

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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/GPT)

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 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

JDRF website

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Medshop Australia: Student Scholarship Program

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Medshop Australia: Student Scholarship Program

Scheme overview

This scholarship is merit based, requires essay submission and following and sharing on social media channels.

Funding available

$5,000

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled and studying full-time in a medical or healthcare related course at an Australian University.

Opening date

March 2020

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

April 2020

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

 Medshop Australia website

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

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.

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

September 2019

Internal closing date

17 January 2020 

External closing date

31 January 2020 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

MND Research Institute

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Nature Foundation SA: Grand Start Grants Program

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Nature Foundation SA: Grand Start Grants Program

Scheme overview

The Nature Foundation SA grants program proudly funds research that contributes to the conservation of South Australia’s biodiversity and habitats, and supports university students and researchers in their work and careers. They prioritise grants that align with their Science Strategy and focus on our nature reserves and the conservation program Water For Nature.

Funding available

$3,000 per annum for a maximum of 3 years

Eligibility

Each grant recipient must reapply on an annual basis to receive new grants in subsequent years. A decision on whether to continue funding a scholarship will be based on the performance report for the previous year, submitted by the grantee, the comparative merit of other grant applicants, the alignment of the research with Nature Foundation SA’s science and conservation goals, and the availability of funds.

Opening date

March 2020

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

April 2020 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Nature Foundation Grants

 

Nature Foundation SA: Roy and Marjory Edwards Scholarship

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Nature Foundation SA: Roy and Marjory Edwards Scholarship

Scheme overview

The Nature Foundation SA grants program proudly funds research that contributes to the conservation of South Australia’s biodiversity and habitats, and supports university students and researchers in their work and careers. They prioritise grants that align with their Science Strategy and focus on our nature reserves and the conservation program Water For Nature.

Funding available

$12,000 per annum for a maximum of 3 years

Eligibility

The student’s research must fall within the Nature Foundation's objectives and be:

  • High quality scientific research that makes a significant contribution to the conservation of South Australia's biodiversity;
  • Oor in the field of biological science with a view to the resolution of an environmental problem or the conservation of South Australian wildlife.

Opening date

March 2020

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

April 2020

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Nature Foundation Grants

Playford Memorial Trust: Top-up PhD Scholarships

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Playford Memorial Trust: Top up Scholarships

Scheme overview

The Playford Trust Scholarship awards PhD scholarships intended to top-up an existing Australian Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) or similar award for students planning to carry out research in the Trust's priority areas.

Eligible students are commencing a PhD with The University of Adelaide, Flinders University or University of South Australia in the following priority areas for the Trust:

  • Agriculture and Food Production
  • Water, Energy and Climate Change
  • Health Sciences and Enabling Technologies
  • Advanced Manufacturing and New Technologies
  • Mining and Resources Development.

The Playford Trust works with Government, tertiary and further education institutions, industry and the community in supporting South Australians to develop the research and skills base required to advance areas of strategic importance for the State of South Australia.

Funding available

$17,500 ($5,000pa for 3.5years)

Eligibility

Aplicants should:

  • Have an RTPd or equivalent award primarily supports students.
  • Be students who are Australian citizens or a holder of a permanent resident visa, and are South Australian residents who are likely to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia or are  likely to provide a benefit to the State.
  • Be students who are high achievers, with an excellent undergraduate academic record.
  • Be students of good character with preference given to students that display leadership potential.

Details of scholarships and the new online application form can be found on the website under the Scholarships tab. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Anne Fairbrother at maryanne.fairbrother@sa.gov.au  

Opening date

November 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

January 2020 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

 Playford Memorial Trust website

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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

August 2020

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Safework SA: website

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University of South Australia: BPW Adelaide Heather Southcott Memorial Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

BPW Adelaide Heather Southcott Memorial Grant

Scheme overview

The BPW Adelaide Heather Southcott Memorial Grant supports a female honours student or higher degree by research candidate in the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences who demonstrates leadership within the industry.

The Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW) aims to unite business, professional and other working women internationally to support their development as professionals and leaders. BPW Adelaide established this grant to honour Heather Southcott, a remarkable South Australian woman and outstanding
role model.

Heather Southcott AM was an active member of BPW Adelaide and a founding member of the Women’s Pharmacist Group. She was a community leader who became the first woman to lead a parliamentary party in South Australia.

The grant may be used to cover:

  • Travel to undertake research or for presenting at an international conference.
  • Collecting data.
  • Collaborating with international or interstate experts.
  • Investment in a start-up business associated with the research.

Funding available

$5,000

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Female
  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Honours student or higher degree by research candidate in the School of Pharmacy and Medical Science
  • Full-time

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

BPW Adelaide Heather Southcott Memorial Grant

 

University of South Australia: BUPA Health Research Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

BUPA Health Research Grant

Scheme overview

The BUPA Health Research Grant is available to continuing full-time or part-time PhD or Masters by Research students enrolled in their second or third year at the University of South Australia. Applicants must have their research proposal approved at time of application. The research topic should relate to human health and improved health outcomes for society.

Funding available

$2,500

Eligibility

Applicants may be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or international student.

The grant may be used to cover PhD research-related travel e.g. presenting at an international conference, collecting data, collaborating with international experts, or purchase of specialised equipment for the research.

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

BUPA Health Research Grant

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

Round 2: 1 July 2020

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

Round 2: 3 August 2020

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

UniSA: 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/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Completion Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Digital communication and work stress in universities: a multilevel study

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Digital communication and work stress in universities: a multilevel study

Scheme overview

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with an interest in psychology, occupational health, management and/or human resource management to work with a leading team of national and international researchers on a project examining digital communication, work stress and well-being in Australian universities. The project is part of a four-part program of work funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery grant that will investigate the impact of the unconstrained growth of online digital technology and 24/7 connectivity, and the best strategies (organisation/ team/ individual) to develop an engaged and productive digital workforce. In addition to assisting university management to attain healthier work environments, the project is likely to have translational importance for other Australian workers.

Funding available

$27,596 per year for 3 years

Eligibility

Due to the context and requirements of the project, it is expected that the successful applicant will have an academic background from one of the following areas: psychology, occupational/public health, management or human resource management.

Opening date

February 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

Applications open until filled

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Digital communication and work stress

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/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Fee Relief Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Investigating interdisciplinary design and healthcare collaborations to improve outcomes and impact

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Investigating interdisciplinary design and healthcare collaborations to improve outcomes and impact

Scheme overview

Better outcomes for health professionals, patients and other relevant stakeholders can be achieved when a collaboration between healthcare and design disciplines can be formed to help address complex health related issues. This study will explore the challenges and opportunities manifest when developing design and healthcare collaborations.

The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary research team from UniSA (design, health and wellbeing) and the SA healthcare sector to formulate academically rigorous, yet practically minded outcomes, with the intention of establishing a set of guiding principles and practices for successful design and health partnerships.

The study will be facilitated through partner representatives from the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and the Design Research for Health and Wellbeing concentration within UNISA.

Funding available

$27,596 per year for three years

Eligibility

The candidate will ideally be from a design and communications back-ground. However, applicants with a strong interest in health sciences and/or qualitative or mixed research methods are also encouraged to apply. A user-centred participatory design research methodology will inform the underlying foundation of this investigation.

Opening date

February 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing dates

Applications open until filled                             

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Investigating interdisciplinary design and healthcare

 

University of South Australia: The Gould Experimental Science Grant

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA Ian Gould Experimental Science Grant

Scheme overview

The grant aims to encourage Honours and PhD students to undertake 'hands on' research where the student proposes to engage actively in experimental work and collect and analyse their own data for thesis work in any area of science, including the social sciences.

Funding available

$5,000 split over two study periods

Eligibility

Honours applicants: must be accepted for admission to candidature of an Honours degree (excluding a 'with Honours' degree) and be undertaking full-time study at UniSA.

PhD applicants: Must be enrolled full-time in second or third year and demonstrate satisfactory academic performance.

Grants are awarded on the basis of academic merit, a personal written statement, a research supervisor reference and performance of an interview.

Opening date

February 2020

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing dates

                           

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

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University of South Australia: Marcia Nicholl Research Top-up Scholarship

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Marcia Nicholl Research Top-up Scholarship

Scheme overview

The Marcia Nicholl Research Top Up Scholarship honours the memory of Marcia Nicholl, who graduated from the University of South Australia in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Studies). This perpetual scholarship is designed to empower female students to undertake a Doctorate by Research or Masters by Research, by providing financial support throughout the program for the maximum period of up to three years full-time, or where necessary, six years part-time.

Funding available

Doctorate by Research - up to $24,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend ($8,000 per year for a maximum of three years). Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

Masters by Research - up to $16,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend ($8,000 per year for maximum of two years). Pro-rata payments will apply for part-time enrolment.

Eligibility

The Top Up Scholarship is available to female students who are: 

  • Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia or international students
  • Commencing as PhD or Masters by Research student
  • Identify with one or more of the following:
    • a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait heritage
    • a person with refugee status
    • a person with a recognised disability

Applicants are required to hold a Research Training P rogram Domestic Stipend (RTPDSTIP) or a University of South Australia Postgraduate Award (USAPA). Eligible international students are required to hold a Research Training Program International Stipend (RTPISTIP), a University President's Scholarship (UPS), or an International Research Tuition Scholarship, and be able to study full-time.

Opening date

December 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing dates

                           

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Marcia Nicholl Research Top-up

 

University of South Australia: Nanoparticle Genotoxity Scholarship

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Nanoparticle Genotoxicity Scholarship

Scheme overview

The research project is aligned with a recently awarded Australian Research Council Discovery Grant “Nanoparticle regulation of DNA replication and repair pathways”.

The project will suit driven candidates interested in nanoparticle toxicology. Specifically linking physico-chemical properties of nanoparticles to altering gene and protein regulation in cells. The project is in a pioneering area of research to provide high-impact outcomes on how exposure to nanoparticles can lead to genotoxic stress as well as therapeutic opportunities in treatment of cancer with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. The projects are highly multidisciplinary in nature and suited to individuals with nanotechnology, biomedical, biophysics, molecular biology, physical chemistry or similar backgrounds.

Funding available

$27,596 per year for 3 years

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the entry requirements for a research degree program at the University of South Australia. 

Opening date

February 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing dates

Applications open until filled                        

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA: Nanoparticle Genotoxicity

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University of South Australia: Research Degree Excellence Grant

Grant typeGrant

Funding opportunity

Research Degree Excellence Grant

Scheme overview

As a legacy of the 25th Birthday in 2016, UniSA launched the 25th Birthday Scholarship Fund with the aim of raising funds for scholarships and grants in the key areas of equity, excellence, international, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

Alumni, staff, and other supporters donated generously through two fundraising appeals and a landmark fundraising Gala Dinner.

Funding available

$10,000

Eligibility

The UniSA Research Degree Excellence Grant is open to continuing full-time or part-time PhD or Masters by Research students enrolled in their second or third year at the University of South Australia. 

Applicants must have had their research proposal approved.

The grant is open to Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents of Australia or international students, and is awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, and the importance of the research and its contribution to society.

The grant may be used to cover PhD research-related travel e.g. presenting at an international conference, collecting data, collaborating with international experts, or other purchases required by the research.

Opening date

January 2020

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

UniSA Research Degree Excellence Grant

 

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 2019

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

13 September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

UniSA High Achiever Vacation Research Scholarships

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