For Current Research Degree Students

The scholarships and other funding opportunities listed here are for current research degree students. If you are a future student, please visit Australian or international applicants. If you are a current student wishing to apply for a living allowance or tuition fee scholarship, you will need to apply online

Where a year is not listed in the closing date, the same date applies every year.

University Wide Scholarships

Scholarship nameDiscipline areaEligibilityHow to applyClosing date
Ability Grants Any   PDF file (78kb) Anytime
Completion scholarships Any   RTF file or Word 28 February and 1 August
Fee-relief scholarships Any   Application form (PDF 64KB) Various, depending on research period
International Travel Grants Any   Application form 15 February and 30 June
Maurice de Rohan International Scholarship Any   Application form Round 1 - 15/04/2018

Round 2 - 03/08/2018
Vacation Research Scholarships Any
UniSA Honours students
Vacation Research Scholarships Mid September
Vice Chancellor and President's Scholarship Any

(scholarships are awarded to the top two PhD scholarship recipients in each Division per annum)
  Eligible students will be invited to apply.
Further details can be found at Vice Chancellor and President's Scholarship
31 July
UniSA Research Degree Excellence Grant Any   Student Portal My Scholarships Application opens from 21/01/19 to 10/03/19.


Area-specific scholarships

For more university wide area-specific scholarship available to research degree students see:

Scholarship nameDiscipline areaEligibilityHow to applyClosing date
Gould Experimental Science Grant Science (including the social sciences) UniSA Honours & PhD students Personal written statement 10/03/2019
Zero Waste SA Pam Keating Memorial Scholarship Sustainable design and behaviour
Honours, Masters degrees
Apply online Varies, around end March
BUPA Health Research Grant Human health and improved health outcomes for society  $2,500 Student Portal My Scholarships February
Jennifer McKay Innovative Socio Legal Research Grant Innovative socio-legal research $1,500 Student Portal My Scholarships Applications open from 04/02/2019 to 29/03/2019.
Chris Adams UniSA Research Grant Brain tumour research $5,000 Student Portal My Scholarships August
Division of EASS Timely Submission Scholarship Division of Education Arts and Social Sciences $4,000 More info August
The Co-op High Achiever Research Grant More information is available here.  $4,000 Student Portal My Scholarships Not being offered in 2019
BPW Adelaide Heather Southcott Memorial Grant Pharmacy and Medical Science $5000 Apply online More info
Nature Foundation SA Various More info More info 12 April 2019

 

Overseas opportunities for research degree students

The scholarships and other funding opportunities listed below are for current students. If you are a future student, visit Australian or international applicants. If you are a current higher degree by research student wishing to apply for an APA or USAPA scholarship, please go to How to apply.

See also funding information for researchers for details of Australian and international funding opportunities for researchers.

This list is not exhaustive and there may be more opportunities out there – we recommend you do some internet searching of your own!


Research opportunities

Scholarship Indicative research area
Australia to America Educational Fellowships Business, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment
Australia-Israel Scientific Exchange Foundation Any
Australia-Korea Foundation Scholarship Program Research in a field of study important to the Australia-Korea relationship
Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships Various
Environmental Research and Education Foundation, USA Information technology, engineering and the environment
Erasmus Mundus Programme Any
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Australia Life sciences
Finnish Government Scholarships Any
German Academic Exchange Service scholarships and funding Education, arts and social sciences; Information technology, engineering and the environment
International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management Water
Japanese Government Scholarships Any
Macquarie Group Stanford Fellowship Business
Mexican Government Scholarship Program Any
Study in Holland Any
Swiss Government Excellence Research Scholarships Any
Taiwan Fellowship Education, arts and social sciences (Taiwan and Chinese specific)

The Ian Davey Research Thesis Prize

Emeritus Professor Ian Davey

Emeritus Professor Ian Davey

The Ian Davey Research Thesis Prize fund supports a prize to acknowledge the most outstanding research thesis by a University of South Australia research degree student leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree. The award aims to encourage the recipient to travel overseas and undertake research.

 


Prize criteria

The Ian Davey Research Thesis Prize will be awarded to the most outstanding research thesispassed and leading to a Doctor of Philosophy in the preceding calendar year. The prize is a prestigious honour and may not be awarded in a year should the selection committee consider there is no meritorious candidate.

Candidates for the award will be nominated by institute directors, directors of research centres or deans research (or equivalent), by the end of December, for presentation at a graduation ceremony in the following year.

The prize will be normally awarded to a thesis of excellence that is:

  • passed without changes or only with minor changes of an editorial nature
  • noted for the quality, international standing and location of the examiners and the content of their reports
  • accepted or most likely to be accepted for publication
  • likely to have a significant impact on communities beyond the University

 

Selection committee and management of the award

The selection committee consists of the following members who will recommend the winner to the Vice Chancellor and provide a brief report to the Foundation Committee:

  • The Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President: Research and Innovation, or like member of the Senior Management Group
  • The Dean of Graduate Studies, or like member of the University
  • Emeritus Professor Ian Davey, or in the event of his unavailability, a senior respected University researcher from another Australian university as nominated by the Vice Chancellor

The selection committee is convened by the Graduate Research Manager.

The Ian Davey Research Thesis Prize fund will be managed and administered by the Foundation Committee.

 

Value

The Ian Davey Research Thesis prize is $5,000.

The Foundation Committee will determine the level of the prize recognising that the intention is for the prize to be awarded in perpetuity.

Contributions to the fund may be accepted from various sources but the name of the prize shall remain unchanged.

 

About Emeritus Professor Ian Davey

The Ian Davey Research Thesis Prize fund exists thanks to the generosity of Emeritus Professor Ian Davey

Emeritus Professor Ian Davey retired from the University of South Australia in 2006, having served as Pro Vice Chancellor (Research & International) from 1994 to 2003 and Pro Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation) from 2004 to 2006. Prior to joining UniSA, he was the inaugural Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Adelaide from 1991 to 1994 and Chair of its Research Committee from 1987 to 1990. 

His academic background is in social and demographic history with a particular interest in the impact of industrialisation on childhood experience. He was President of the Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society in 1987, Chair of the Deputy & Pro Vice Chancellors Research Committee in 1997 and a member of the Commonwealth Government's Research Quality Framework Development Advisory Group in 2006.  

Professor Davey was also an inaugural member of the South Australian Premier's Science & Research Council and has served on the boards, of both Luminis and ITEK, the commercial arms of the University of Adelaide and UniSA. He has also been on the boards of TGR Biosciences, the Australian Housing & Urban Research Institute, the History Trust of South Australia and numerous Cooperative Research Centres. 

He is currently a member of the Board of the CRC for Remote Economic Participation, the successor to the Desert Knowledge CRC, and chairs its Research Quality & Innovation Committee.

 

Approved by Research Degrees Committee, 4 May 2006
Approved by Academic Board

Areas of study and research

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