Scholarships for domestic research students

 

Research degree 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 degree admission, unless otherwise stated.

Please note this is not an exhaustive listing, and you are encouraged to search for additional opportunities. 

Note: Other available research degree scholarships administered by the University of South Australia can be found here

University-wide scholarships

Scholarship nameEligibilityValueHow to applyKey dates

Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) Scholarships

 

University of South Australia Postgraduate Awards (USAPA)

Competitive selection for RTPd and USAPA is conducted as one process, per the research degree scholarship allocation guidelines. At least $27,596 (2019 base rate)  

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Minor Round* NOW  OPEN

Closing date:              30 April 2019

*Mid-year intake for commencement in 2019 only

Annual Major Round

Closing date: 31 October

Research Themes PhD Scholarships  Must meet the criteria for a Higher Degree by Research degree at UniSA. More information is available here. Stipend valued at $27,596 (2019 base rate) or Support Package of $10,000 pa. More information is available here Apply Online

No closing date. More information is available here 

Rural and Isolated Scholarship Applicant originally from a rural, regional or isolated area $27,596 (2019 base rate) plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000 Apply online

Major Round

Closing date: 31 October

Indigenous Scholarship Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant $27,596 (2019 base rate) plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000 Apply online

Major Round

Closing date: 31 October

Marcia Nicholl Research Top Up Scholarship Female student who commence as PhD or Masters by Research Up to $24,000 to be paid as a top-up stipend Apply through My Scholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal Application opens from December to March

Note: Other available research degree scholarships administered by the University of South Australia can be found here

Area-specific scholarships and projects at UniSA

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
Advanced filtration technology - UniSA and Puratap Top Up Scholarship Microbiology, materials chemistry, organic chemistry, molecular biology, nanotechnology Top up Scholarship of $5,000 per annum for 3 years More info Open until filled
Defence Against the Dark Arts Top Up Scholarship  Social media, data analytics Top-up scholarship of $7,000 per annum for 3 years. More info Open until filled
Developing Methods for Remote Guidance on Physical Tasks  Collaborative systems, augmented reality, wearable computing, human computer interaction RTP rate for 3 years More info  Open until filled
HPRNet Scholarship - Enhancing Human Performance in Complex Environments Augmented reality, virtual reality, human computer interaction $30,000 per annum for 3 years More info  Open until filled
Inflammatory Response to Biomaterials Inflammation, Biomaterials, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Materials Engineering Standard RTP rate Apply Online    Open until filled
Jean Denton and Lillian de Lissa Scholarships  Early childhood education Various More info  October
Joyner Scholarship Fine arts, science, medicine and law 10% above the current RTP rate Apply online 31 October
Modelling Solar Cells Top Up Scholarship Applied Mathematics, Physics or related discipline $12,000 per annum Professor Jim Hill Open until filled
Next Generation Collaboration using AR and VR Technology Augmented reality, virtual reality, human computer interaction $30,000 per annum for 3 years More info Open until filled
QUMPRC Top Up Scholarship - Pharmacoepidemiology Public Health, Statistics, Pharmacy, Health Sciences Up to $20,000 per annum for up to 4 years More info   Available from 1 July Applications close 31 October
Scene Sharing for New Generation Collaboration  Augmented reality, virtual reality, human computer interaction $30,000 per annum for 3 years More info  Open until filled
SIDA Foundation PhD Scholarship Interior Design $5,000 per annum for 3 years More info January
Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) Top Up Scholarship Applied Mathematics, Physics or related discipline $15,000 per annum More info Open until filled
The William T Southcott Scholarship Practical engineering $35,000 per annum tax-free for a period of 3 years  Apply online 31 October
University of South Australia Postgraduate Awards (USAPA) - School of Education Education, Sociology of Education, Social Theory, Widening Participation Standard RTP rate

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(USAPA) - School of Education (PhD in New Pedagogy Studies Education) Aboriginal Education, Critical Theory and Action Research Standard RTP rate

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Wolf Blass Foundation Masters by Research Scholarship Marketing Up to $35,000 per annum for 2 years Apply online 28 February 2020
Intelligent Materials and Devices Scholarship Nanotechnology Not specified More info Not specified
PRIF-Research Consortium Program Grant Scholarship Future Industries Institute  $27,082 p.a. More info  Open until filled
Boeing top-up scholarship Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Information and Communication Technology $14,151 p.a.

 

More info Open until filled
Norwood Football club PhD Scolarship Health, Sports $7000 per annum More info 30 September 2018
IDEAL Hub PhD Scholarships Micro/nanofluidics, analytical and physical chemistry, photonics and laser physics, materials science $32,788 per year More info Open until filled
Predicting delirium using electroencephalography (EEG) Psychology $27,596 per year More info More info
 PhD scholarship in the areas of Combustion and Thermal Analysis of a Rotating Detonation Engine

 Mechanical Engineering,Combustion Engineering or related disiplines

 $27,596 per year  More info Open untill filled
Digital communication and work stress in universities: a multilevel study  psychology, occupational/public health, management or human resource management.   $27,596 per year  More info Open untill filled
ACIAR Masters Scholarship Economics, Development, Sociology, Psychology, Gender Studies, International Relations $27,596 per year More info 10 March 2019
Nanoparticle Genotoxicity Scholarship Nanotechnology, biomedical, biophysics, molecular biology, physical chemistry $27,596 per year More info Open untill filled
Digital communication and work stress in universities: a multilevel study  Psychology, Management/Human Resource Management, Occupational/Public Health  $27,596 per year  More info  Open untill filled
Investigating interdisciplinary design and healthcare collaborations to improve outcomes and impact design, communications and health sciences $27,596 per year More info Open untill filled
Research Training Program domestic Scholarships- Business School Accounting/Applied Economics/Finance/Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour/International Business/Law/Management and Corporate Social Responsibility/Marketing/Property/Sports, Tourism and Leisure Management $27,596 per year More info 30 April 2019
The Cochran Top-Up Scholarship Osteoarthritis up to $10,000 per year More info Open untill filled
Phd Scholarships in areas of
Learning Analytics, Learning Sciences, and Human and Artificial Cognition
Learning Analytics, Learning Sciences, and Human and Artificial Cognition $27,596 per year for 3 years More info 30 April 2019
Alan Reddrop Research Grant for Family Business Family Business $5000 More info Open untill filled
Saab Defence Technology PhD Top-Up
Scholarship
Modelling and Analysis, Cyber Security, Mixed and Augmented Reality,
 Autonomous Systems
$10,000 per year More info To be determined

Note: Other available research degree scholarships administered by the University of South Australia can be found here

Other funding opportunities

See also High achiever scholarships

Scholarship nameResearch areaValueHow to applyClosing date
ATA Scientific Encouragement Award  Life, Material, Chemical or Environmental Sciences $1,500 for the winner. 2 runner up awards of $600 are also available. External July
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 Federation of Graduate Women: Canberra Accommodation Bursary Women who wish to carry out a short research project, in any field, which would benefit from a short stay in Canberra Four week accommodation bursary More info and application form 31 October
Australian Grape and Wine Authority Travel Bursaries  Various Funding to support travel, study tours or conference attendance  External First Friday in April and first Friday in October
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 RTP 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 October
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various scholarships available Check CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships website  Refer website
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships and Fellowships (for domestic students) Various Various awards Check the Endeavour website Check the Endeavour website
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grants Various €750 – €1000 per month, plus additional benefits External 31 October
Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation PhD Excellence Award Various $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years only to augment an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent competitive scholarship More info and application form  January
International Research Scholarship on Primary Snoring Various USD 1000  External  31 July
MOVE muscle, bone & joint health PhD Scholarship in Musculoskeletal Health  Musculoskeletal (MSK) health $30,000 per annum for three years External September
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
Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship for Batten Disease Support & Research  Batten Disease $5,000 per annum External Not specified
Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship Allied health sciences, engineering, law, medicine Up to $80,000 over 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
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
Techtyche Digital Media Scholarship  Digital media $1,000 USD  External 31 December
Water Research Australia scholarships Water resources Various External 31 October
Data61 PhD Scholarship Various Various Scholarships available Check Data61 website for more details Varies. Check the Data61 website for more details
The Hospital Research Foundation Clinical and scientific medical research $32000 per annum More info 12 October 2018
Scholarships with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre Public health, social science, health policy, evidence synthesis or health communication $30,000 per annum More info 21 December 2018
Brian Gray Scholarship program finance, economics, actuarial science, econometrics, statistics $15,000 More info More info
The Australian Federation of University Women scholasrhip Various

$5000  for PhD candidates
$3000 for Masters by Research candidates

More info 29 March 2019

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