Scholarships for domestic research students

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. 

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

Please note this is not an exhaustive listing, and you are encouraged to search for additional opportunities. Please also refer to Are you eligible to apply for a scholarship?

University-wide scholarships

Scholarship nameEligibilityValueHow to applyKey dates
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) research scholarships
Exceptional research potential At least $25,849 (2015 base rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file, 485 kb)
Apply online Opens 1 August, closes 31 October
University of South Australia Postgraduate Awards (USAPA)  Applicants not  awarded an APA may be considered for a USAPA At least $25,849 (2015 base rate)

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file, 485 kb)

Apply online Opens 1 August, closes 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 Closes 31 October (but can apply at other times)
Rural and Isolated Scholarship Applicant originally from a rural, regional or isolated area At least $25,849 (2015 base rate) plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000 Apply online Closes 31 October
Indigenous Scholarship Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant At least $25,849 (2015 base rate) plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000 Apply online Closes 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
ACH & UniSA 'Know Your Numbers' PhD Scholarship Excercise, sports science, human movement, health and fitness $30,000 per annum Apply online 9 January 2015
ARC Biomaterials PhD Scholarship Biomaterials, inflammation $25,849 per annum for three years Apply online 30 April 2015
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
Channel 7 CRF and Ilhan Foundation Peanut Allergy PhD Scholarship Peanut allergy, immunotherapy $25,849 per annum for three years Apply online 30 April 2015
CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacturing PhD Top-Up Scholarships Biotechnology $8,000 top-up stipend, $15,000 operational funding, $5,000 training package per annum for up to 3 years Apply online 30 September 2014
Energy Benchmarking for Low-Carbon Water Recycling Systems Water recycling, energy optimisation, energy benchmarking, public health validation $30,000 p.a. for Australian and New Zealand residents Apply online 30 January 2015
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
High Speed Satellite Communications Transmission Design Top-Up Scholarships Satellite communications, compensation techniques for non-linear satellite communications channels. High bandwidth Satcom channels with non linear amplifiers $10,000 top-up per annum Apply online 31 October 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
International Musculoskeletal Research Institute Hip Replacement Biomechanics Scholarship  Human movement and sports science; biomedical engineering $25,849 per annum for 3 years (indexed annually) Apply online 31 January 2015
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 until filled
PhD scholarship investigating Epidermolysis Bullosa Medicine, dermatology $29,000 per annum Apply online and also refer to Australian Rotary Health website 12 December 2014
Port Adelaide Football Club & UniSA High Performance PhD Scholarship Human movement, sports science $28,000 
per annum
Apply online 31 October 2014
Technology and environmental sustainability in the workplace PhD scholarship Sociology, psychology, social sciences $30,745 per annum for 3 years Apply online 31 January
The William T Southcott Scholarship Advanced manufacturing engineering or a related discipline $35,000 per annum tax-free for a period of 3 years  Apply online 31 October
Wolf Blass Foundation Masters by Research Scholarship Marketing Up to $35,000 per annum for 2 years Apply online Find out more...

Other funding opportunities

See also High achiever scholarships

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
Australian Biological Resources Study grants Biodiversity, conservation and vulnerable and endangered species; public, plant and animal health; building taxonomic capacity Various External Check Australian Biological Resources Study grants website
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 Various Various, for example accommodation expenses  External Check Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. website
Australian Grape and Wine Authority Scholarships Wine and viticulture Various External 7 November 2014
Australian Rotary Health Scholarships Various $29,000 per year for a maximum of 3.5 years External 12 December 2014
Australian Rotary Health - ANZAC PhD Scholarship Post-Traumatic Effects from War Related Stress $35,000 per year for a maximum of 3.5 years External 12 December 2014
Australian Rotary Health - Ian Scott PhD Scholarship Mental Health $29,000 per year for a maximum of 3.5 years External 3 October 2014
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 Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various External Check CSIRO Flagship Scholarships website
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various scholarships available External Check CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships website
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grants Various €750 – €1000 per month, plus additional benefits External 31 March 2014
30 September 2014
The Gowrie Trust Scholarship Various – awarded to members of the Armed Forces and children of members of the Forces A$5,000 per annum External 31 October
Scholarship rules

Application form
Jean Denton and Lillian de Lissa Scholarships Early childhood education Various External 3 October
Lirabenda Endowment Fund (follow this link and scroll to bottom of page) Biota and natural environment of South Australia Maximum award $5000 External Check Field Naturalists Society of South Australia website
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 Check NCVER website
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) – postgraduate research paper funding round Economics, social sciences, NCVER national priorities $5,000 External Check NCVER website
National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships Health sciences; outstanding Australian health and medical graduates Various scholarships External Check NHMRC website
Playford Trust PhD Scholarships  Agriculture (especially horticulture and aquaculture); water, energy and climate change; advanced manufacturing and new technologies; mining and resources development $5,000 per annum for three and a half years External Check Playford Trust website
Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship Allied health sciences, engineering, law, medicine $27,500 per annum for up to two years External Check Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship website
Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund Scholarships Science of aeronautics; preference will be given to South Australians Not specified External March, June, September & December
Spinal Cord Injury Network Scholarships Spinal cord injury Various External Check Spinal Cord Injury Network website
Sport-based PhD Scholarship Program National sports programs Varying length and remuneration level External Check AIS website
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships Various, including arts scholarships Various External Check Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships website
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 Various External Check Water Research Australia scholarships webpage
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 Check Wentworth Group Science Program website

Scholarships databases

JASON: Postgraduate Scholarship Database for Australia 

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