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Australian scholarships

Scholarships listed here are available to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia. Where a year is not listed, the same date applies every year. Are you eligible to apply for a scholarship?

Applications for scholarships are part of the online application for research degrees admission.

University-wide scholarships

Scholarship nameEligibilityValueHow to applyClosing date
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) research scholarships
Exceptional research potential At least $25,392 (2014 base rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file, 485 kb)
Apply online 31 October
University of South Australia Postgraduate Awards (USAPA)  Applicants not  awarded an APA may be considered for a USAPA At least $25,392 (2014 base rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file, 485 kb)

Apply online 31 October
Industry Partnership Initiative Fund Applicant must be employed full-time with an industry partner (plus other criteria) Up to $10,000 per annum for up to 3 years Apply online 31 October (but can apply at other times)
Rural and Isolated Scholarship Applicant originally from a rural, regional or isolated area At least $25,392 (2014 base rate) plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000 Apply online 31 October
Indigenous Scholarship Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant At least $25,392 (2014 base rate) plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000 Apply online 31 October

Industry scholarships

Information about industry scholarships

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
Nothing available at the moment

 

Area-specific scholarships at UniSA

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
ATN Industry Doctoral Training Centre in Mathematics & Statistics (UniSA Node) Mathematics and statistics $30,000 per annum living allowance plus funding for conference attendances Apply online Various
ARC Linkage Grant - Teck Australian Ltd Earth Sciences, Geochemistry Biological Sciences, Microbiology $29,843 per annum over 3 years Apply online 31 January 2014
Built Environment and Health Scholarship Public health, epidemiology, urban planning, urban design, geography $25,451 minimum per annum for 3 years Contact the School of Population Health (more info) 31 March 2014
Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability Business $32,500 per annum for 3 years (2012 rate) Apply online 31 October
de Lissa PhD Scholarships Early childhood literacy $30,000 per annum over 3 years Apply online TBC for 2014
Developing a New Framework for Enviromental Evaluation of Vehicles Automotive engineering, civil engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering  $28,000 per annum  Apply online 20 December 2014
Hawke Scholarships Social theory, cultural studies, visual and literary studies, identity studies  Up to $35,000 stipend, tax free. Top-ups are $6,000 per annum for up to 3 years to augment an APA with $5,000 research support. Expressions of interest 31 October 2013
Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation: PhD top-up Scholarships Healthy development Top-ups are $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years to augment an APA or equivalent Download application form 17 January 2014
International Centre for Muslim and Non-Muslim Understanding Muslim diasporas and youth, Middle East and reconciliation, Indian Ocean Rim regional problems $30,000 per annum Apply online Any time
Joyner Scholarship Fine arts, science, medicine and law 10% above the current APA rate Apply online 31 October 2014
Mawson Institute Cell biology, chemistry or materials science  $7000.00 per annum for 3 years Send CV to supervisors Open
PhD Scholarship in Environmental Science Chemistry, environmental science, soil science $28,500 for a fixed 3-year term with a possible extension
of up to 6 months
Apply online 31 December 2013
PhD Top Up Scholarship in Nanomedicine Nanomedicine $7,000 per annum Apply online Any time
The William T Southcott Scholarship Advanced manufacturing engineering or a related discipline $35,000 per annum for a period of 3 years plus  $3,000 per annum towards research costs Apply online 31 October (not offered in 2014)

Other funding opportunities

See also High achiever scholarships

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
Australian Building Codes Board Research Scholarship Building regulations in Australia Up to $5,000 for 1 year External Any time
Australian Federation of Graduate Women – ACT Incorporated Accomodation Bursary Any field that necessitates a short stay in Canberra (e.g. to use libraries or special equipment, to learn a new technique)  Accommodation expenses  External 6 September 2013
Australian Rotary Health - Ian Scott PhD Scholarship Mental Health $29,000 per year for a maximum of 3.5 years External 4 October 2013
Australian Rotary Health Scholarships (Australia-wide) Autism, primary lymphoedema, children’s heart disease, skin cancer, cerebral palsy, oncology $29,000 per year for a maximum of 3.5 years External 13 December 2013
Australian Rotary Health Scholarship (South Australia) Alzheimer’s disease $29,000 per year for a maximum of 3.5 years External 13 December 2013
Bushfire CRC Fire behaviour, management of fire in the landscape, social and economic aspects of bushfire in Australia and New Zealand Up to $28,000 per annum; top-up scholarships (for an APA and other award recipients) of $10,000 per annum External Prior to research or PhD studies beginning in the following year
Clare Burton Scholarship Gender equity $10,000 research funding along with individual support and mentoring External TBC mid-2013 for 2014 (biennial)
CMV Foundation Aboriginal Research Scholarships Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health or wellbeing $12,000 over a two-year period External 10 February 2014
CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Fund CSIRO priority research areas $7,000 per annum for 3 years, plus contributions towards travel and operating costs External 15 November
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various scholarships available External 15 November, but check according to the scholarship
Fraser Mustard PhD Top-Up Scholarship Child health $10,000 per annum for 3 years External 7 February 2014
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grants Various €750 – €1000 per month, plus additional benefits External 31 March 2014
30 September 2014
Great Artesian Basin Top-up Scholarships Social sciences, engineering, sciences relating to the Great Artesian Basin $5,000 per annum 3 year PhD top-up External Any time
Jean Denton and Lillian de Lissa Scholarships Early childhood education Variable External 4 October 2013
Lirabenda Endowment Fund Biota and natural environment of South Australia Maximum award  $3,000 External  December 2013 (TBC)
MAWA (Medical Advances Without Animals) Trust Doctoral Research Scholarship Health sciences $22,500 per annum and approved expenses up to $2,500 each year for 3 years leading to a PhD External 30 November
MDBA & General Sir John Monash Foundation Scholarship Water studies $50,000 per annum External 31 August 2013
Motor Neurone Disease Research Institute of Australia Top-up Scholarship Motor neurone disease $5,000 per annum 3 year PhD top-up External 27 September 2013
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) – PhD top-up scholarships Economics, social sciences, NCVER national priorities $5,000 per annum for 3 years External 18 December 2013
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) – postgraduate research paper funding round Economics, social sciences, NCVER national priorities $5,000 External 18 December 2013
National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships Health sciences; outstanding Australian health and medical graduates Various scholarships External July 2013 (TBC)
Northern Territory Research & Innovation Scholarships Northern Territory-related research $2,500 for up to 3 years External August 2013 (TBC)
Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre Australia Autism Approximately $21,000 per annum for 3 years External Not currently available
SafeWork SA WHS Supplementary Scholarships Work health and safety $10,000 per year boost to the HDR stipend, for the full duration of the HDR scholarship External 8 November 2013
Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship Allied health sciences $27,500 per annum for up to two years External 30 June; 31 July
Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund Scholarships Science of aeronautics; preference will be given to South Australians Not specified External March, June, September & December
SpineCare Foundation Research Fund Scholarship 2014 Spinal disease and disorders $24,653 - $36,706 per year for three years External 16 December 2013
Spinal Cord Injury Network PhD Scholarship for Spinal Cord Injury Research Spinal cord injury $25,000 per annum for up to three years External 15 December 2013
Sport-based PhD Scholarship Program National sports programs Varying length and remuneration level External Various
StatewideSuper Research Scholarship Aboriginal health; cancer; heart health; healthy mothers, babies and children; infection and immunity; mind and brain; and nutrition and metabolism $20,000 External 10 February 2014
Taiwan Fellowship Social sciences, including Taiwan studies, cross-strait studies, China studies, Asia Pacific studies, and sinology NT$50,000 stipend each month External Not specified
Water Research Australia scholarships Water resources PhD scholarships offered at both $5,000 and $10,000 per annum for 3 years, plus masters scholarships at $5,000 per annum for 2 years External 30 October 2013
Wentworth Group Science Program Natural and social sciences, resource economics, environmental law, engineering and the built environment Travel expenses (master class and meeting with mentor) External

6 December 2013

Scholarships databases

JASON: Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia 

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