Research student support

Full Scholarships    Top-up Scholarships   Vacation and Honours Scholarships

 

Full Scholarships

Dementia Australia Research Foundation: Training Fellowships

Asthma Australia: PhD Scholarships

Australia Awards

Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA): Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship

Australian Government: Endeavour Leadership Program

Australian Rotary Health: 

Cambridge Australian UK PhD Scholarships

Capstone Editing: Grant for Professional Thesis Editing

Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration: Postgraduate Scholarships in Dementia Research

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

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

The Playford Memorial Trust: 2019 Scholarship Program

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

University of South Australia PhD Scholarships: 


 

Dementia Australia Research Foundation: Training Fellowships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Dementia Australia Research Foundation: Training Fellowships

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

July 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Dementia Australia website

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Asthma Australia: PhD Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Asthma Australia: PhD Scholarship

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

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

Eligibility

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

Opening date

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

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/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 in February 2019

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

Application closing dates vary by country. Most close in March or April 2019.

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

Australia Awards

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Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA): Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA): Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship

Scheme overview

The Jeff Cheverton Memorial Scholarship has been established by the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), together with Brisbane North Primary Health Network (PHN) and North Western Melbourne PHN, to honour the memory of Jeff Cheverton, who demonstrated excellence in health leadership until his untimely death in March 2017.

This six-week scholarship supports postgraduate students, early career researchers and those working in primary health, mental health, aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, or LGBTQI to develop an issues brief on a topic relevant to the above.
It also provides the opportunity for scholars to spend 6 weeks working with a peak national health body, based in Canberra, and to establish connections with policymakers and practitioners working in their field of research.

Funding available

$5,000 honorarium

Eligibility

Open to postgraduate students, early career researchers and those working in primary health, mental health, aged care, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, or LGBTQI health.

Opening date

June 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

AHHA website

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Australian Government: Endeavour Leadership Program

Grant typeGrant:

Funding opportunity

Australian Government: Endeavour Leadership Program (ELP)

Scheme overview

The ELP is the Australian Government's two-way mobility for short and long-term study, research and professional development with Australia's priority partner countries. The ELP supports Australia's first National Strategy for International Education 2025, which sets out a 10-year plan for developing Australia as a global leader in education, training and research, through making transformative partnerships, and expanding student, education and training professional and research mobility.

The ELP provides opportunities for established and emerging leaders to undertake a global mobility experience within their study, research or professional field. Endeavour Leaders will have the opportunity to build enduring international networks, strengthen education and research engagement between Australia and priority countries, and enhance Australia's commercial success and economic prosperity.

Funding will support high performing individuals, tertiary providers and their students from around the globe the opportunity to undertake study, professional development or research and increase their expertise in their field.

Under the new ELP there are two differing funding opportunities with differing financial benefits – one for Institutions to apply for and one for Individual Endeavour Leaders. These funding opportunities will assist undergraduate and postgraduate study, vocational education and training and professional development.

Funding available

The Australian Government will provide $119 million to the ELP over the next four years.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, you must apply as an Individual Endeavour Leader or Applicant Institution.

Individual applicants must:

  • not be undertaking their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency
  • Australian Individual Endeavour Leaders must not undertake their Leadership Activity in a country where they hold citizenship/dual citizenship or permanent residency
  • International Individual Endeavour Leaders must undertake their activity in Australia and not hold citizenship/dual citizenship or be a permanent resident of Australia
  • be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity
  • not be in receipt of any other Australian Government sponsored mobility, scholarship or fellowship benefits
  • for Postgraduate or VET Leadership Activities, be undertaking an award course under the Australian Qualifications Framework at an Australian (Home or Host) organisation. The organisation must be either an approved Higher Education Provider (HEP) or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • these Endeavour Leaders may not undertake their study at an Australian university campus or Australian organisation offshore

Applicant Institutions must:

  • be an approved Higher Education Provider (HEP) or a Registered Training Organisation (RTO); and
  • have participating Students aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their Leadership Activity.

Recipient Institutions must use ELP funding for the sole purpose of providing payments directly to their enrolled Students to enable their participation in a Project. Recipient Institutions are responsible for assessing enrolled Student’s eligibility and determining how eligible Students are chosen to receive funding.

Recipient institutions must be able to demonstrate that the process used to select students is fair, independent and transparent. The Applicant/Recipient Institution must provide this evidence to the department on request.

Opening date

September 2019

Internal closing date: Eligibility test

 

External closing date: Eligibility test

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Endeavour Leadership Program

 

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

February, June and October annually

Internal closing date

N/A for EOIs

External closing date

15 February 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Australian Rotary Health

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Australian Rotary Health: Ian Scott PhD Scholarship in Mental Health

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Rotary Health: Ian Scott PhD Scholarship in Mental Health 

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 annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

September annually

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

October annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

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

August 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Cambridge Australia scholarships

Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC): Postgraduate Scholarships in Dementia Research

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

DCRC: Postgraduate Scholarships in Dementia Research

Scheme overview

The DCRC and the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research would like to announce the 2018 DCRC Postgraduate Research Scholarships for Dementia Research.

Three more scholarships will be on offer in 2020, with an additional three available in 2021.

The DCRC's primary goals are to increase knowledge and implementation of research findings within the priority research areas of: prevention, assessment and diagnosis, intervention and treatment, living with dementia, and care.

Funding available

Three PhD scholarships are on offer at $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years, starting in 2019

Eligibility

To satisfy eligibility criteria, applicants must:

  • Be eligibile for enrolment in a research PhD at an Australian institution, undertaking this study full-time
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, or a New Zealand citizen living permanently in Australia
    • Applicants who have resided in Australia for at least two years and have evidence of eligibility, and an applications for permanent residency in progress may also be eligible
  • Develop and submit a research proposal related to one of the DCRC priority areas of dementia research Be supervised by a team with at least one member of the NNIDR and DCRC. See the NNIDR Membership page for more information
  • Have a written agreement from a qualified supervisor, and the support of an Australian university to carry out the proposed project
  • Not be employed in paid work during the scholarship period exceeding the maximum hours per week specificed by the administering university
  • Not hold another PhD scholarship

Opening date

August 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

GPT

External source overview

Dementia Research

 

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

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

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

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

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

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

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

Opening date

Scheme not available in 2018

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship and Support Scheme (NAHSSS)

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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 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

1 February annually

Internal closing date

1 July 2019

External closing date

15 July annually

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

September annually

Internal closing date

29 November 2018

External closing date

6 December annually

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

September annually

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

15 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

DAAD

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Heart Foundation: Health Professional Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Heart Foundation: Health Professional Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

up to $40,000 pro rata per annum

Eligibility

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

Opening date

April 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

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 2019

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

April 2019

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

$27,000 per annum for up to three years

Eligibility

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

Opening date

February 2019

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

$27,000 per annum for up to three years

Eligibility

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

Opening date

February 2019

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

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
  • 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 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

June 2019 

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

June 2019

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

October 2018

Internal closing date

24 January 2019 

External closing date

31 January 2019 

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 annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

1 September annually

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

Rhodes Scholarships: website

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Sir John Monash Scholarships

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Sir John Monash Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

$60,000 pa for 3 years

Eligibility

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

Opening date

1 May annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

1 August annually

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

Monash Awards website

 

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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The Playford Memorial Trust: 2019 Scholarship Program

 

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

2019 Scholarship Program

Scheme overview

The Playford Memorial Trust, together with a range of industry partners and all three SA universities, has launched their 2019 Scholarship Program which is now open for nominations. These scholarships include a PhD category for longer-term research focusing on the Trust’s priority areas, outlined below, all strategically important to South Australia.

  • Advanced manufacturing and new technologies Health sciences and enabling technologies 
  • Water, energy and climate change 
  • Mining and resource development 
  • Agriculture, aquaculture and food production

Funding available

Various

Eligibility

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

December 2018

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

18 January 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

The Playford Memorial Trust

 

 

UniSA Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) Firefighter Fitness PhD Scholarship

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA MFS Firefighter Fitness PhD 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 PhD Scholarship to assist firefighters, as occupational athletes, to monitor and evaluate their fitness throughout their careers. 

Funding available

$30,000 per annum  for 3 years, with the possibility of one six-month extension + $5,000 research costs pa

Eligibility

This PhD 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

NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

UniSA MFS website 

 

 

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

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

Research Training Program: Domestic (RTPd)

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

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

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/BDU)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Research Degree Scholarships

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

Grant typeScholarship

Funding opportunity

University of South Australia Postgraduate Award (USAPA)

Scheme overview

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

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

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

Funding available

$27,082 per annum (2018 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

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

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/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

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

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 August annually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 October annually

Compliance check (RIS/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

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

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 June anually

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

31 August annually (to commence the following year)

Compliance check (RIS/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

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

Eligibility

Please check the link below for more information on eligibility

Opening date

1 June 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

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Top-up Scholarships

Advanced Community Care Association: PhD Scholarship support package

Australian Federation of Graduate Women - South Australia - Bursaries

Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Fellowships

Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: Research Scholarships

Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS): Research Scholarships

Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: PhD Top-up Scholarships

CSIRO: Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform PhD Scholarships

Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Student Award

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

Playford Memorial Trust: Top up Scholarships

University of South Australia

Safework SA: Augusta Zadow Scholarships


Advanced Community Care: PhD Scholarship support package

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Advanced Community Care: PhD Scholarship support package

Scheme overview

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

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

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

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

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

Funding available

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

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

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

Opening date

Apply any time

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

Never closes

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

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

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Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AFGW): Fellowships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Fellowships

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

$8,000 Barbara Hale Fellowship $5,000 AFGW Fellowship (not available again until 2018) Georgina Sweet Fellowship $7,000 (not available again until 2019)

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

31 May annually 

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): Bursaries

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women - South Australia: Bursaries

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

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

Eligibility

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

Opening date

January annually

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

30 March annually

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

September 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

AIR website

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Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS): Research Scholarships

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS) Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

$1,000

Eligibility

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

Opening date

Now

Internal closing date

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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Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: PhD Top-Up Scholarships

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: PhD Top-Up Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

For further information contact the Education Manager Dr Andrew Milligan.

Funding available

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

Eligibility

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

Opening date

September 2018

Internal closing date 

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Cell Therapy CRC website

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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 2018.

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

September 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

CSIRO: Top up Scholarships

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Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Student Award

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund: Student Award

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

$5,000

Eligibility

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

Opening date

March 2019

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

Endowment Challenge Fund website

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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 2018

Internal closing date

3 January 2019 

External closing date

8 January 2019 

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 2019

Internal closing date

 21 February 2019

External closing date

 28 February 2019

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 2019

Internal closing date

N/A 

External closing date

 

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: 2019

Grant typeTop- up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

MNDRIA PhD Top up Scholarships: Expression of Interest

Scheme overview

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

The successful applicant will be notified in early 2019.

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 2018

Internal closing date

17 January 2019 

External closing date

31 January 2019 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

RIS

External source overview

MND Research Institute

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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.

Opening date

1 November 2018

Internal closing date

4 January 2019 

External closing date

18 January 2019 

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

March 2019

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: 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 1: 1 January annually
Round 2: 1 June annually (if offered)

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

15 April annually or September annually (if Round 2 offered)

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

University of South Australia website: Maurice de Rohan Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Completion Scholarships

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA Completion Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

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

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

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

Funding available

Up to a maximum of 6 months funding

Eligibility

Research degree students must:

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

      AND

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

Opening date

Open

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

28 February and 1 August annually

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Completion Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Fee Relief Scholarships

Grant typeTop-up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA Fee Relief Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

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

Funding available

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

Eligibility

Research degree students must:

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

Opening date

Open

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing dates

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

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Fee Relief Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Ian 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 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing dates

                             

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

N/A

External source overview

UniSA Ian Gould weblink

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University of South Australia: Norwood Football Club Top Up Scholarships

Grant typeTop Up Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA Norwood Football Club Top Up Scholarships

Scheme overview

For the first time, the University of South Australia in partnership with the Norwood Football Club, will provide an opportunity for three candidates to receive support for a range of exciting Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) projects. Financial support will be used to provide top-up scholarships and to cover project costs.

Projects on offer:

  1. Athlete recovery
  2. Sport Psychology
  3. Mens's Health

These PhD projects are expected to have direct educational benefits to Norwood Football Club members and the club, informing best practice when it comes to high performance sport science, sport psychology and men's health.

Funding available

$7000

Eligibility

Candidates must be eligible for a Research Training Program domestic RTPd scholarship or a USAPA scholarship to be considered for this top up scholarship.

Opening date

August 2019

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

UniSA Norwood FC scholarship website

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Vacation and Honours Scholarships

Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: Honours Scholarships

Medical Advances Without Animals: Honours Research Scholarships

MS Research Australia: Vacation Scholarship

University of South Australia

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Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: Honours Scholarships

Grant typeHonours Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Cell Therapy Manufacturing CRC: Honours Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

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

For further information contact the Education Manager Dr Andrew Milligan

Funding available

$5,000

Eligibility

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

Opening date

August 2019

Internal closing date

N/A

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

Cell Therapy CRC website

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Medical Advances Without Animals: Honours Research Scholarships

Grant typeHonours Scholarship

Funding opportunity

Medical Advances Without Animals: Honours Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

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

Eligibility

TBA

Opening date

TBA

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

MAWA and MAWA website

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MS Research Australia: Vacation Scholarships

Grant typeVacation Scholarship

Funding opportunity

MS Research Australia: Vacation Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

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

Funding available

Up to $10,000

Eligibility

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

Opening date

Not offered in 2018

Internal closing date

 

External closing date

 

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

Grant Partnerships Team

External source overview

MS Research Australia website

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

Grant typeVacation Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA Sansom Institute for Health Research Vacation Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

Funding available

$2,500 maximum for a 6 week project

Eligibility

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

Opening date

NA

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

Open all year

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

UniSA Sansom Institute Vacation Scholarships

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University of South Australia: Vacation Research Scholarships

Grant typeVacation Scholarship

Funding opportunity

UniSA High Achiever Vacation Research Scholarships

Scheme overview

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

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

Funding available

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

Eligibility

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

Opening date

August 2019

Internal closing date

NA

External closing date

Early September 2019

Compliance check (RIS/GPT)

NA

External source overview

UniSA High Achiever Vacation Research Scholarships

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