Domestic scholarships

Domestic students - HDR scholarships

The University of Wollongong offers a wide range of research scholarships and awards to eligible domestic Higher Degree Research (HDR) students. These are stipend scholarships to assist candidates in meeting their living costs while they undertake their research please check individual scholarships for stipend amounts. In addition to UOW HDR scholarship opportunities there are external scholarship opportunities and discipline specific and industry based scholarships available.

What is a domestic student?  
A domestic student is an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian Permanent resident.

Australian Government Research Training Program Awards (AGRTP's) are funded by the Department of Education and Training and are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or Australian Permanent Residents. More information

2022 stipend: $28,854* non-taxable

2023 stipend: $29,863* non-taxable

* Stipends are indexed annually 

Eligible programs: Doctoral degrees and Master of Philosophy.

Duration of award:  Three and a half (3.5) years full-time for Doctoral candidates and two (2) years for Masters of Philosophy.

Applications for Australian Government Research Training Program Awards (AGRTP's) close on the 3rd of October each year.

Successful students will be expected to commence their AGRTP in the Autumn session following application.

If you are interested in applying for an AGRTP, please follow the directions when you apply for your degree at UOW Apply Online.

UPAs are tenable only at the University of Wollongong. They are available to both domestic and international candidates.

2022 stipend: $28,854* non-taxable

2023 stipend: $29,863* non-taxable

Stipends are indexed annually. 

Eligible programs: Doctoral degrees and Masters of Philosophy.

Duration of award: Three (3.5) years full-time and two (2) years for Masters of Philosophy. 

Applications for University Postgraduate Award (UPA) close on the 3rd of October each year.

Successful students will be expected to commence their UPA in the Autumn session following application.

If you are interested in applying for a UPA, please follow the directions when you apply for your degree at UOW Apply Online.

University Postgraduate Award Indigenous (UPAI)

UOW offers Indigenous PhD scholars the maximum Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate to undertake a Doctoral or Master of Philosophy degree.  

Description

Stipend scholarship for prospective and current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying a PhD at $45,076* (2022 rate) per annum.

By offering these scholarships UOW aims to attract and retain the best and brightest minds, and support new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers to gain research experience and qualifications to pursue their chosen career.

This scholarship is provided to enrolled UOW Indigenous PhD scholarship recipients from 1 October 2021.

Duration of award: Three (3) years full-time (or part-time equivalent) with a possible extension of 6 months in exceptional circumstance for Doctoral candidates and two (2) years for Masters of Philosophy (or part time equivalent).

*Stipends are indexed annually

Application type

Applications for University Postgraduate Award Indigenous (UPAI) close 3 October each year.

 

 

Australian Institute for Innovative Materials

Relaxor ferroelectric single crystals and textured ceramics: fabrication & property characterization

Ferroelectric materials are at the heart of numerous electronic devices, such as ultrasonic transducers, piezoelectric sensors and energy harvesting, to name a few. Relaxor-PbTiO3 ferroelectrics show good dielectric/piezoelectric properties, outperforming conventional ferroelectric PZTs, where relaxor-PT based ferroelectric crystals have been investigated over the last 20 years due to their ultrahigh piezoelectric coefficients and electromechanical coupling factors being on the order of >1500 pC/N and >0.9 respectively, and are at the forefront of advanced electroacoustic applications such as medical imaging and diagnostic. Following studies on relaxor-PT single crystals in the early 1990s, systematic studies on the piezoelectric properties poled along different crystallographic directions were reported in late 1990s and early 2000s. Today, relaxor ferroelectric crystals continue to be an exciting research area that promises even further discoveries, and have been commercialized with the help of the mature Bridgman crystal growth method. The project specifically seeks to build knowledge to crystal growth, textured ceramic fabrication and property characterization of relaxorPT based ferroelectric materials.

The PhD scholars will be expected to develop and carry out a project that supports the programs in developing local crystal growth foundry as well as advancing research in advanced piezoelectric materials. The project will be supervised by Professor Shujun Zhang in the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM), Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM), University of Wollongong. Professor Shujun Zhang is also the NSW Premier's Prize for Excellence in Mathematics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry or Physics 2021 winner. The PhD scholars will be supported through the active research programs and have the opportunity to interact with other researchers in ISEM, AIIM/UOW, University of Monash, UNSW, University of Sydney and local industry. 

Scholarship Value

The successful candidate will receive a stipend of $45,000 p.a. (tax free) for the duration of the award. The duration of the award shall be for 3.5 years.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • have completed a Bachelor/Master’s degree in Material Science, Solid State Chemistry Science, Physics Sciences, or a related discipline with First-Class Honours, or be regarded by UOW as having an equivalent level of attainment
  • be able to commence full-time higher degree by research by March 2022
  • be an Australian Citizen or a permanent Residents 
Application process

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship should submit to Professor Shujun Zhang (shujun_zhang@uow.edu.au).

  • a letter of application outlining your thematic interest in relation to ferroelectric materials, relevant experience and expertise in materials (maximum 2 pages)
  • a CV with relevant academic transcripts
  • a one-page summary of the proposed project  

Upon successful outcome of application, the applicant will need to proceed with a full Higher Degree Research (HDR) admission application through the University of Wollongong.

For all questions about the project and scholarship opportunity, and to apply for this scholarship contact Professor Shujun Zhang.

Closing date

When the position is filled.


Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

AI, Robots and Agriculture: Social and ethical issues

This project aims to investigate the social and ethical issues raised by the use of artificial intelligence and robotics in agriculture. By combining social science research methods and philosophical analysis, the project aims to generate new knowledge in bioethics and applied ethics. Expected outcomes of this project include an account of the social and ethical issues farmers, rural communities, and consumers anticipate arising from these technologies, improved understanding of these issues, and an account of how these groups would like to see these issues addressed. 

This scholarship will support PhD scholars to devise and develop their own deliberative projects in collaboration with A/Prof Degeling, Dr Chris Mayes and Prof Rob Sparrow. Exploring a topic related to social and ethical issues raised by the use of artificial intelligence and robotics in agriculture.  The successful candidate will be supported to develop cutting edge social research methodologies with leading researchers using citizens’ juries. Outcomes will include conceptual development in field of deliberative research as well as extensive public engagement with effected communities on technological transformation in Australian agriculture.

Candidates who wish to work remotely will be considered.

Scholarship Value:

This scholarship is comprised of an RTP Tuition Fee Offset and a Living Allowance Stipend. Successful candidates will receive $29,863 per annum, indexed annually.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Have a minimum of Honours 2:1 result in Geography, Sociology, Applied Philosophy or an equivalent and relevant social science discipline.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or a citizen of New Zealand.
  • Additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity is preferred.
Application Process:

For further information on the application process, applicants wishing to be considered must contact Chris Degeling at christopher_degeling@uow.edu.au or +61 02 4298 1224.

Closing date

1 May 2023


Early Start

PhD scholarship opportunity: ‘First Bite – Get it Right’. An intervention program to encourage healthy eating from the early years.

In 2022, Early Start at the University of Wollongong was awarded funding under the NSW Ministry of Health’s Prevention Research Support Program (PRSP), in collaboration with the Centre for Population Health and five Local Health Districts, to support children and young people to optimise their health and wellbeing, particularly through healthy eating and physical activity.

One of the projects to be conducted as part of the PRSP program is the "First Bite - Get it Right” intervention, which aims to improve children’s (aged 2-5 years) healthy eating behaviours in early childhood education and care services (ECEC) and at home. The program seeks to improve children’s nutrition literacy and behavioural intentions to consume healthy foods through hands-on experiential learning and the reinforcement of this learning at-home. Proposed strategies will include:

  1. hands-on experiential learning activities at ECEC;
  2. a daily vegetable break at ECEC;
  3. parent-targeted nutrition promotion messaging via ECECs; and
  4. reinforcement of experiential eating and healthy food practices at home 

The project will be undertaken in collaboration with the Centre for Population Health and multiple local health districts. It will involve development, implementation and evaluation of an evidence-based, co-designed program.

Your supervisors will be A/Prof Bridget Kelly (UOW), Dr Megan Hammersley (UOW) and Dr Jennifer Norman (ISLHD and UOW). These supervisors are the lead researchers on the First Bite program with expertise in public health nutrition and childhood nutrition, and experience in working with ECECs. 

Scholarship Value 

Successful candidates will receive a living allowance of $29,863 per year (indexed annually). The duration of this scholarship is 3 years full-time (PhD) starting in March 2023. 

Entry Requirements 

To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Have completed a Bachelor Degree in Public Health, Education, Nutrition, Dietetics or a related discipline.
  • Direct entry into the PhD will require a Bachelor’s degree with Honours or a Master’s degree with a substantial research component.
  • Other forms of research experience may be considered, such as research undertaken in a Health Promotion Officer position.
  • Alternatively, candidates without the required research training or experience may enter the PhD program by first enrolling in the Master of Philosophy. Transfer to the PhD program may occur after successful completion of the coursework component and at least nine months of the thesis component.
  • Both domestic and international students are welcome to apply, however, you will be expected to be based at the Wollongong campus during standard office hours. 
Application Process 

If you are interested, please apply by completing the application form. For any questions please contact the PRSP Program Manager: Sarah Ryan sarah_ryan@uow.edu.au

Closing Date

14 November 2022


Early Start

PhD scholarship opportunity: Sit, sleep, play, repeat? An international database to understand movement behaviours in early childhood – the Sleep and Activity Database for the Early Years (SADEY)

An exciting 3-year PhD scholarship opportunity on our ARC Discovery Project is available at Early Start University of Wollongong for international and domestic candidates who are interested in researching associations between movement behaviours – including physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep – and health and developmental outcomes during early childhood. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with leading researchers nationally and internationally, including Professor Timothy Olds (University of South Australia), Professor Ian Janssen (Queen’s University), Dr Esther Van Sluijs (University of Cambridge), Professor Mark Tremblay (CHEO Research Institute) and other SADEY collaborators.  Supporting the development of a large international database known as the Sleep and Activity Database for the Early Years (SADEY). We are open to potential candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including physical activity and public health, data science/statistics, informatics/programming or related areas.

The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Dylan Cliff (Early Start, Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Wollongong).

Scholarship Value:

The duration of this scholarship is 3 years. Successful candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $29,863 p.a.

Responsibilities of the candidate:

In conjunction with the research team, the PhD candidate will be responsible for recruiting collaborating researchers and developing the international database, data re-processing (e.g., accelerometry and demographic data) and analysis, written and oral reporting of the findings, and dissemination of results.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be from one of the following disciplinary backgrounds: physical activity and public health, data science/ statistics, informatics/ programming or related areas.
  • Have strong quantitative research and statistical analysis capabilities.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Application Process:

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship should email a cover letter and their latest CV (including qualifications, relevant experience and authored publications) to Devan Antczak. (devan_antczak@uow.edu.au).

Closing Date

31 March 2023.


School of Education (Early Start)

‘Healthy Bytes’: Supporting healthy digital media use in young children.

Students are invited to apply for a Doctor of Philosophy in the area of ‘Healthy Bytes’: Supporting healthy digital media use in young children.

In 2022, Early Start at the University of Wollongong was awarded funding under the NSW Ministry of Health’s Prevention Research Support Program (PRSP), in collaboration with the Centre for Population Health and five Local Health Districts, to support children and young people to optimise their health and wellbeing, particularly through healthy eating and physical activity.

One of the projects to be conducted as part of the PRSP program is the "Healthy Bytes” project. In partnership with South Western Sydney LHD and in consultation with families, the “Healthy Bytes” project will be guided by a social marketing approach, which involves the application of marketing knowledge, concepts and techniques to enhance social as well as economic ends, as well as the analysis of the social consequences of marketing policies, decisions and activities. The project will involve preliminary research to guide the development of a marketing and health promotion intervention to reduce unhealthy screen time in preschool-aged children (aged 3-5 years), with a particular focus on the transition to school. This project will focus on COVID-19 recovery in the most heavily affected populations within South Western Sydney. This project is designed to ensure our vulnerable populations are supported to “live life well after lockdown.

The project will use a mixed-methods approach to understand:

i) population levels of screen time among children in South Western Sydney;

ii) the family screen time context following COVID-19 lockdown, and

iii) parents' perspectives on the most desirable intervention approaches and the acceptability of developed intervention materials and strategies.

An exciting PhD opportunity with an excellent team. Supervised by Associate Professor Dylan Cliff (School of Education), Senior Prof Tony Okely (School of Health and Society) and Dr Nadia Zainuddin (School of Business).

Scholarship Value

The scholarship is for three and a half (3.5) years full-time for doctoral candidates and two (2) years for Master of Philosophy with a stipend of $AUD 29,863 p.a. (2023 stipend rate) (tax free and indexed annually).

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Have completed a Bachelor's Degree in public health, education, nutrition, dietetics or a related discipline.
  • Direct entry into the PhD will require a Bachelor’s degree with Honours or a Master’s degree with a substantial research component.
  • Other forms of research experience may be considered, such as research undertaken in a Health Promotion Officer position.
  • Alternatively, candidates without the required research training or experience may enter the PhD program by first enrolling in the Master of Philosophy. Transfer to the PhD program may occur after successful completion of the coursework component and at least nine months of the thesis component.
Application Process

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship must complete the official application form.

For any questions please contact Sarah Ryan, the PRSP Program Manager at sarah_ryan@uow.edu.au.

Application Closing Date

When the position is filled. 


Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences

Cooperative operation of UAVs and other types of vehicles considering energy constraints and uncertainty

Defence Innovation Network (DIN) has awarded multiple PhD Scholarships to projects that address current or emerging Defence or industry needs, allowing PhD students an opportunity to receive practical, hands-on research experience in a defence setting. These collaborative projects will bring fresh, innovative ideas to Defence and industry strengthen their relationships with NSW universities and promote STEM job creation in the State.

This C-UAV project "Cooperative operation of UAVs and other types of vehicles considering energy constraints and uncertainty" aims to integrate capacities of UAVs and other types of vehicles to achieve complementary and coordinated effects to overcome energy constraints and uncertainty, with applications in freight logistics and disaster management.

The project will be supervised by Dr Bo Du (Theme Leader of Future Transport & Mobility, SMART Infrastructure Facility), Dr Jun Shen (Theme Leader of Smart Applications, School of Computing and Information Technology) and Jackie Dujmovic (Founder and CEO Hover UAV).

Scholarship Value

The duration of this scholarship is 3 years, the successful candidate will receive $28,854 per annum (2022 rate, indexed annually) and $29,863 per annum (2023 rate, indexed annually) provided by UOW and $5,500 annual top-up stipend provided by DIN.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Have Australian citizenship or permanent residency.
  • An Honours degree with 2nd class Division 1 or higher or a Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the research topic. Such as, Transport Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Control Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Data Science or Automation.
  • Relevant skills such as mathematical modelling, optimisation, algorithm design, simulation and/or data analysis.
  • Experience in Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP), Two-Echelon Capacitated VRP (2E-CVRP) and computational intelligence based on optimisation methods is preferred.
Application Process

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship should contact Dr. Bobby Du (bo_du@uow.edu.au) or Dr. Jun Shen (jun_shen@uow.edu.au) with:

  • Their CV: Clearly outlining education qualifications with GPA, research and work experiences.
  • Copies of academic transcripts.
  • List of publications (if any).
Closing date

31 December 2022


 

ARC future grids ITTC - Leading the transformation to a clean energy future

ARC Future Grids ITTC PhD scholarship program aims to develop future leaders in power and energy with a strong commitment to advancing the transition to a clean energy future. These scholarships provide unique opportunities to tackle critical global challenges, and to receive world-class training and professional development from world-leading researchers.

The ARC Future Grids Industrial Transformation Training Centre (ITTC), led by the University of Wollongong, is a 5 year, $8.5m research and training program, bringing together 6 Universities and 15 industry partners across five Australian states to deliver innovative research that will advance Australia’s transition to a clean energy future. The centre is offering 20 scholarships across 5 universities over the 5 year period.

Working within a large research entity (60 people including 20+ PhDs, 5+ post-Docs), the appointee will work closely with the industry partner organisation to undertake applied, industry-focussed research, as well as collaborating with the ARC Future Grids ITTC team. The successful appointee will be supported through additional mentoring, training, and personal development and will also have an opportunity to take on a 12-month industry placement.

Research projects range from challenges in energy generation, transmission, and distribution, to consumer behaviour and hydrogen energy. The position will be responsible for conducting research within a specific program related to that field. The role will also involve planning, experimentation, data analysis, report writing and the communication of results to industry and through peer-reviewed journal articles.

Research Programs:
  • Improving frequency response of the grid using grid-forming inverter-based generation
  • High-performance zinc-ion batteries for grid-scale energy storage
  • Design of a phase-locked loop for inverters to avoid grid synchronisation instability
  • Optimal mix of generation in power grid rich with renewables to maximise economic benefits under uncertainty
  • Progressive model predictive control for the management of grid-connected energy and water resources
Scholarship Value

The scholarships are paid within a range, successful applicants will receive a stipend of $29,863 - $36,161 p.a. In addition to this, the ARC Future Grids ITTC is offering top-up scholarships valued up to $7,000 for suitable candidates. The duration of the award shall be for 3.5 years (full-time study).

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Have an academic qualification. Applicants should hold a Masters by Research, or an Honours 1st class undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or equivalent combination of professional experience and academic qualifications.
  • Be based at the Wollongong campus or other listed partner university and at times at Industry Partner Organisations.
  • Communication skills in both in writing and orally, presenting research work and outcomes to different audiences.

Highly desirable experience:

  • Experience in research in the area of the research program.
  • Industry experience and academic publications.
  • Simulation modelling experience and laboratory hardware experience.
Application Process
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing relevant experience and research interest; CV with names and addresses of two referees; and Academic transcripts.
  • Applicants should indicate the Research Program(s) for which they are interested in.
  • Both domestic and international prospective candidates are encouraged to apply. International applicants should include valid IELTS or TOEFL score.

For more information, contact ARC Future Grids ITTC future-grids@uow.edu.au or Kashem Muttaqi kashem@uow.edu.au 

Closing date

First intake of applications closes 5 March 2023.


Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

Developing and applying computational modelling to study the structure-dynamics function in complex molecular systems

A PhD position is now available in the groups of Associate Professor Haibo Yu and Dr Richmond Lee at the University of Wollongong.

This computational chemistry and biophysics PhD project involves developing and applying computational modelling to study the structure-dynamics function in complex molecular systems.

Scholarship Value

The scholarship duration is 3 years, successful applicants will receive $29,863 (non-taxable) per annum. International students can also apply for an International Postgraduate Tuition Award (IPTA) to cover the HDR student tuition fee.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Have a Masters by Research (international) or Honours Class 2:1 or above (domestic) in Chemistry, Biophysics, or a related field.
  • Experience in computational chemistry and molecular simulations, coursework in physical chemistry and statistical mechanics and experience with Linux/Unix and HPC is preferred but not required.
  • IELTS or TOEFL if applicable; see UOW language requirements.
Application Process

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship should contact Associate Professor Haibo Yu (haibo_yu@uow.edu.au) to express their interest, along with:

  • A cover letter or statement articulating why you would like to do a PhD with us (maximum 1 page).
  • CV (maximum 2 pages).
  • IELTS or TOEFL if applicable.
  • Contact details for 2-3 references. Don’t attach pre-written letters.
Closing date

When the position is filled.

The New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education is seeking to fund research projects that support its priorities and lead to improvements in social and educational outcomes for people in NSW. The Waratah Scholarships scheme is one component of this funding, designed to support early career academics produce high-quality research which can be translated by government.

The NSW Education Waratah Scholarships are administered by each university. They will be awarded on a competitive basis in the form of a top-up to their Australian Government Research Training Program (AGRTP) stipend to higher degree research candidates undertaking research in education, social policy or social data analytics aligned with one or more of the priorities below.

Scholarship Value

The NSW Education Waratah Scholarship will be tenable for a maximum of 2 years and have an annual value of $10,000 (GST exclusive), awarded on a pro rata basis for part-time candidates.

Entry Requirements

A Scholarship recipient must be in receipt of an AGRTP scholarship with a maximum cumulative EFTSL (equivalent full time study load) of 2.0, be making satisfactory progress and engaged in high-quality research that aligns with one or more of the seven Departmental priorities above.

Currently closed for 2022

Wine Australia – PhD and Masters by Research Scholarships

Wine Australia offers a PhD and Master by Research scholarship program to help attract postgraduate students to the fields of wine, viticulture and wine business research. Wine Australia is committed to supporting academic endeavour and encouraging the enthusiasm of the future leaders of oenology, viticulture and wine business researchers to support a prosperous Australian grape and wine community. 

Wine Australia offers supplementary scholarships for up to three years full-time PhD study and for up to two years full-time Master by Research study. International candidates enrolled at overseas universities are not eligible.

Application Closing Date
4 November 2022

FURTHER INFORMATION ON APPLYING


Heart Foundation

This Scholarship provides funding to support successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy or Research Masters degree). It will support outstanding graduates early in their careers so they can be trained to conduct cardiovascular health and medical research that is internationally competitive.

The research may lead to the translation into practice. If so, the PhD proposals should clearly cite the evidence that is to be implemented from guidelines and /or published systematic reviewers.

Demonstration of translation and implementation methodologies and stakeholder and/or consumer engagement and co-design are also strongly encouraged in the PhD proposal.

Currently closed for 2022

Further information on applying


Australian POTS Foundation PhD Top-up Scholarships

The Australian POTS Foundation (APF) is offering PhD top-up scholarships to Australian researchers whose primary research project directly targets Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).

The APF is committed to supporting a brighter future for people with POTS through advocacy, support, and research. We strive to improve awareness and education of those with POTS, their families, clinicians and support services.

Scholarship Value

Successful applicants will receive $5,000 per year for a maximum of three (3) years. Which is a total of up to $15,000 over the duration of the scholarship.

The Australian POTS Foundation intends to pay successful candidates directly.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for an APF scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a PhD program at an Australian University.
  • Reside in Australia for the duration of their PhD.
  • Be a recipient of an Australian Government RTP grant, NHMRC scholarship or similar.
  • Be less than 18 months into their PhD program at the time of application. (Pro-rata payments will apply accordingly).

Application Process

Individuals wishing to be considered for an APF top-up scholarship will be required to complete an application form (PDF).

In addition to this, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • 1 x copy of academic transcript
  • Confirmation of approval of your PhD RTP grant or similar
  • Letter of recommendations by proposed / current PhD Supervisor
  • Evidence of letter of offer or enrolment in a PhD program at an Australian University.

Applications will be assessed, and successful candidates will be selected by the Australian POTS Foundation Medical Advisory Panel. Assessment will be based on the academic record of the applicant, the recommendation of their supervisor with regards to their suitability for research training and the research track record of the primary supervising institution.

Candidates are encouraged to disseminate their work through peer reviewed journals, any such publications will be publicised on the Australian POTS Foundation website.

Applicants will also be required to provide annual progress reports to the APF Board.

Please send your application and supporting documents to: research@potsfoundation.org.au

Application Closing Date
14 November 2022


Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research

  • 4 x Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation PhD Scholarships (valued at $30,000 per year for three years) 
  • 6 x top-up PhD Scholarships ($7,500 per annum for up to 2 years for students currently receiving a PhD Scholarship from an alternative funding source)

Currently closed for 2022

Further information on applying


Australian Rotary Health

Australian Rotary Health (ARH) provide financial support for research projects conducted in Australia which have the potential to enhance the health of the community.  

FURTHER INFORMATION ON APPLYING 

(ROUND 3 – 2022 PhD Scholarship Applications will close Friday 14 October 2022)


Crohn’s & Colitis Australia IBD PhD Scholarship

The Crohn’s & Colitis Australia IBD PhD Scholarships are created to address the CCA strategic priority of building inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research capacity in Australia whilst we search for a cause or cure for IBD. The award is designed for candidates at an early stage in their careers, for example (but not confined to) graduates in any health care discipline or science who are seeking to pursue doctoral studies. 

Scholarship Value

The Scholarship makes a provision of $25,000 per annum for up to (3) years full-time. The grant totals $75,000 with funding commencing in 2023.

Eligible use of scholarship funds is limited to salary support only. Use of scholarship funds for project costs other than salary is ineligible.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold permanent Australian resident status;
  • Have completed degree or higher degree studies and be eligible for PhD candidature; and
  • Outline a research proposal that specifically applies to patients with IBD.
  • Not hold another concurrent scholarship (other concurrent applications with no known outcome are acceptable).

Preference is given to proposals that align with the priority areas of CCA as listed below:

  • Cause or cure
  • Diagnosis
  • Prevention
  • Better disease management and improved wellbeing
  • Epidemiology 

Application Process

Applicants are required to complete the official application form. Your application, excluding the required supporting documentation, should not exceed a total of 15 pages.  Please adhere to word number specifications if indicated.

Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of assessors, selected by the SMQOC Advisory Committee. The panel shall make a recommendation to the CCA Board who will make the final decision.

Please see Crohn’s & Colitis Australia IBD PhD Scholarship 2023 for the application form and further information in regard to the application process.

Please submit your application via email to ceo@crohnsandcolitis.org.au.

Applicants will be required to a complete an official application form. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application Closing Date

14 October 2022 


CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships

The CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship Program provides opportunities in science and engineering for outstanding graduates at Australian tertiary institutions.

Each year, the Program supports postgraduate scholarships for students to work on a project relevant to one of several priority research areas. Students are co-supervised by researchers in an Australian university and CSIRO.

Top-up PhD Scholarships are available to PhD students who have gained (or expect to gain), first class honours or equivalent in relevant research areas. Students must also expect to receive a Research Training Program scholarship (RTP) or equivalent scholarship commencing in the year of the CSIRO scholarship. Full scholarships may be available in certain circumstances.

Apply now

Applications are being sought in nominated priority research areas for the 2022 program and will support a number of PhD Scholarships.

FURTHER INFORMATION ON APPLYING


Elevate Scholarship: Boosting Women in STEM

In addition to providing financial support, this program aims to address gender inequities in STEM through fostering more women-led industry-academia collaborations in applied research and business, growing professional skills of women in STEM and by propelling women into leadership.

Prospective applicants must have identified or plan to identify a research project in an applied domain in a research team at an Australian University. They must have accepted an offer to study at an Australian University or if they are selected for an Elevate scholarship and are awaiting the outcome of their university application, will be awarded the scholarship conditional on receiving an offer and providing evidence of university acceptance to the Elevate team. Scholars must commence studying in the year in which their scholarship commences.

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be a domestic student
  • Identify as a woman
  • Be planning to undertake a STEM HDR degree

Closing Date

30 September 2022

FURTHER INFORMATION ON APPLYING


Gambling Research Capacity Grants

The Office of Responsible Gambling once again invites the best and brightest minds to apply for funding through the Gambling Research Capacity Grants program.

These grants improve the quality, diversity and impact of Australian gambling research by supporting talented and committed researchers.

In 2022, the Responsible Gambling Fund is offering:

  • one PhD scholarship of up to $55,000 (comprising $45,000 stipend and $10,000 research costs) per year for 3 years per candidate, or pro-rata for part-scholarships
  • one post-doctoral fellowship up to $150,000 per year for 3 years per candidate. 

Currently closed for 2022 

Further information on applying


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

The world's largest charitable supporter of type-1 diabetes research provides support in the form of PhD Top-up scholarships and travel grants. For further information on JDRF opportunities please see below.

Currently closed for 2022

FURTHER INFORMATION ON APPLYING


National Library of Australia - Summer Scholarships

The National Library of Australia annual summer scholarships support younger scholars and a scholar from rural or regional Australia undertaking postgraduate research, who require special access to the Library’s collections.

Scholars spend six weeks at the Library, commencing in the second week of January each year. They have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with Library staff.

Norman McCann Scholarships are offered to those working in Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration, and museum studies. Seymour Scholarships will be for those undertaking biographical research. The Carol Mills Scholarship is awarded to a candidate from regional or rural Australia.

Currently closed for 2022

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National Library of Australia Asia Study Grants

The Library offers annual Asia Study Grants to assist scholars in Australia to undertake research relating to Asia through a four week period of intensive access to our Asian language and Asia-related collections.

With the support of the Harold S. Williams Trust Fund and private donors, we have been able to expand our former Japan Studies Grant scheme to include research across any of our Asian language or Asia-related collections. The grants program is no longer limited to Japan studies. More information on our rich and varied Asian collections is available here.

Preference will be given to those with a demonstrated need to access our Asian language collections, and who do not have ready access to Asian language collections in their own region or institution.

The grants are available for a period of four weeks at a negotiated time during the following year. Scholars have privileged access to the Library’s materials and facilities, as well as sustained interaction with specialist staff.

Currently closed for 2022

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Rhodes Scholarship

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) international scholarship programme, enabling outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford.

For further information on the Rhodes Scholarship please see below.  

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State Super Academic Scholarship

The State Super Scholarship has been established as a legacy to acknowledge the organisation’s 100-year anniversary.

This scholarship provides funding support for successful applicants to pursue research in fields related to public sector employees and their retirement, pensions or superannuation and responsible investments.

This opportunity supports those seeking to complete research at postgraduate level – either Honours/Masters (with a research component) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Scholarship Value

Successful applicants will receive financial support for a period of 12 months as follows:

  • Honours/ Masters (by Research) Scholarship: $16,000 (paid four times per year)
  •  PhD Scholarship: $36,000 (one-time payment)

 Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be accepted to undertake full-time Honours/Masters (by Research) or PhD at one of the eligible NSW universities.
  • Be enrolled at their chosen university for the duration of the scholarship period.  

Application Process

Applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship should submit their application on the State Super Academic Scholarship Application form (PDF) to State Super by the application closing date.

For more information about this scholarship, please view the State Super Scholarship guidelines (PDF)

Application Closing Date

9 December 2022


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries (including Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu).

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD.

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The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

Gain global insights to inspire new possibilities travelling on a Churchill Fellowship. Over 100 Churchill Fellowships are to be awarded this year, each valued at approximately $25,000. Travel to the countries of your choice for up to 8 weeks.

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Currently closed for 2022 

 

Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Internships

APR Intern doesn't just open doors, it opens up new PhD talent, skills and thinking to industry by tapping into new worlds of innovation and opportunity. Australian Postgraduate Research (APR) Intern (formerly AMSIIntern), is Australia's only national PhD internship program spanning all sectors and disciplines. Internships are valid for three to six months and students receive a stipend. There are currently rebates available to industry partners towards the cost of the internship. Students, academic mentors and industry contacts can propose a collaborative industry research project for the program. For further information on designing your own research internship with industry and applying through the "preferred industry partner" route see the APR intern website. You can also check the currently advertised three to six month research internships by APR Intern.

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