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Major Round for Domestic Applicants
Available Postgraduate Research Scholarship Opportunities

Several of the Postgraduate Research Scholarships available in the Major Round are classified as Multidisciplinary, however there are some opportunities specific to the Professions and Sciences.

Note also that some opportunities are classified Supplementary. Such scholarships are intended to provide a top up and extra support for current scholarship holders.

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Self-Select HDR Scholarships

Note. To be considered for one or more of the following scholarships, applicants must indicate their preferences on the Online Application Form.

  • ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production University of Adelaide & Charles Sturt University

    Applications are invited for up to 16 scholarships leading to the degree of either PhD or MSc.  Up to 13 are based in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide (Waite Campus, SA) and up to 3 in the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga, NSW).  More information on each individual scholarship is available on the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production (TC IWP) website https://www.adelaide.edu.au/tc-iwp/positions/

    The scholarships are supported by the Australian Research Council, Industrial Transformation Research Program (IC170100008).

    Fields of Study: Plant science/physiology, viticulture, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, oenology, organic/analytical chemistry, food science, fermentation and process technology and wine sensory science.

    Eligibility: Applications are open to Australian domestic and international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD or MSc degree at the University of Adelaide or Charles Sturt University.

    Stipend:  The scholarships will be for three years (PhD) or two years (MSc) and have an indicative stipend of $32,304 per annum as set by the ARC. Students appointed to projects at Charles Sturt University will be eligible for a top-up, making a combined stipend plus top-up value of $35,000 per annum.   Stipends are likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. International applicants are encouraged and those of sufficient merit will additionally be eligible for a tuition fee waiver scholarship.

    Enquiries: Queries regarding specific projects should be directed to the relevant contact shown in each case on the ARC TC IWP website.  General enquiries regarding the TC should be directed to TC Director Prof Vladimir Jiranek, Ph: +61 (0)8 8313 6651, Email: vladimir.jiranek@adelaide.edu.au.

    Applying: Applications for Admission and Scholarship must be submitted using the Online Application Form.

    • Domestic applicants must select the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program Innovative Wine Production Scholarship in the Scholarship Selection section.
    • International applicants must select Scholarship Provided by an External Body in the Source of Financial Support section and enter the following;
      • Name of Award: ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program Innovative Wine Production Scholarship
      • Funding Body: ARC/University of Adelaide
      • Type of Sponsor: Other
      • Status of Sponsorship: Applied for
      • Submission Date: Date of your application
      • Deadline to Receive Offer Letter: 31/10/2017
    • Within the Research Experience section of the online application, all applicants should clearly indicate as a first line heading within the Research Interests field the project ID(s) you wish to be considered for.
    • Charles Sturt University projects:

    Applications for scholarships can be made online (https://www.csu.edu.au/research/scholarships/available/urc-nwgic).  Applicants for the scholarship must also complete a separate on-line application for admission to their PhD program (http://www.csu.edu.au/research-csu/how-to-apply).

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  • Divisional Scholarships Multidisciplinary

    Eligibility usually requires a minimum of a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent and applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia prior to the closing date.

    Scholarships are offered on the basis of academic merit and Faculties may also consider area of research when selecting recipients.

    Discussion with a potential supervisor is also recommended prior to application for a Divisional Scholarship.

    Value: $27,082 annum (2018 rate) tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Mid Year and Major Round of scholarship applications.

    See the Applications Round page for Mid Year and Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

    Conditions of Research Award

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31 October 2017
  • E W Benham Research Scholarship Arts

    The E W Benham Research scholarships are the result of the generosity of a bequest by Edward Warner Benham, a prominent lawyer, following the death of his widow Violet Margaret Benham.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents commencing a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Masters by research program at the University of Adelaide. New scholarships shall be awarded subject to available funding. Selection will be based on grounds of academic merit, research potential and financial disadvantage. The duration of the scholarship will be three years for research towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and two years for a Masters by research recipient subject to continued satisfactory progress. Extensions for Doctor Philosophy recipients will be considered on a case by case basis.

    Field of Research: English Literature or English Political History.

    Value: Equivalent to APA I rate tax free, indexed annually.

    To Apply: Eligible candidates are considered automatically. The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of scholarship applications. See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

Not being offered in 2018
  • Julia Konig Bequest Award Multidisciplinary - For Indigenous Students

    The late Julia Nora Konig made a bequest of the residue of her estate to the University of Adelaide to be disbursed for the benefit of Australian Aborigines.

    Eligibility: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking postgraduate studies on a full time basis by coursework or research towards the degrees of Master or Doctor of Philosophy shall be eligible to apply.

    Value: $6,000pa.

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of applications.

    See the Applications Round page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

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31 October 2017
  • Master of Philosophy ( No Honours) Multidisciplinary

    Applications for the Master of Philosophy (No Honours) Scholarships are accepted in the Mid Year and Major Round of applications.

    These Scholarships providing a living allowance for a period of 2 years, and are directed towards candidates who have completed and been awarded a relevant Bachelor Degree or equivalent with an achieved minimum of a distinction average and have not completed an Honours Degree.

    Value: $22,000pa

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Mid-Year and Major Round of applications.

    See the Applications Round page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

    Rules

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31 October 2017
  • Noel and Vivian Lothian Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the Noel and Vivian Lothian Scholarship to support a student studying towards an honours degree or a research Masters or Doctoral degree. The scholarship recognises the contribution to ornamental horticulture of Mr Noel Lothian, former Director of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and is to be awarded in his particular area of interest, that of development of Australian native plants for ornamental horticulture.

    The scholarship is tenable in the fields of native plant biology and ecology or native plant horticulture at the University of Adelaide. For postgraduate applicants, the scholarship may be awarded as a supplement to an Research Training Program Scholarship or other major scholarship. Award of the scholarship is subject to acceptance for enrolment as a full-time student or higher degree candidate.

    Value: Equivalent to Research Training Program Scholarship.

    To Apply: The award is allocated as part of the Major Round of scholarship applications. All eligible applicants will be considered (there is no need to select the specific scholarship when applying).

    See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates.

    Rules

Not being offered in 2018
  • Playford Trust PhD Scholarship

    Working with government, the tertiary sector, industry and the community the Playford Trust provides a range of scholarships for high achieving South Australian students to develop the research and skills base required to advance areas of strategic importance for the state of South Australia.

    The Playford Trust has allocated two PhD scholarships intended to top up an existing Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS) or similar award for students planning to carry out research in the Trust’s priority areas. A sum of $5,000 will be paid per annum for three and a half years. The Trust will accept an application for an extension of time, subject to satisfactory progress and appropriate support from the university and the PhD supervisor. However approval of an extension is not automatic.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    1. Students are undertaking a PhD with The University of Adelaide, Flinders University or University of South Australia in 2017 in the following priority areas for the Trust:
      • Agriculture and Food Production
      • Water, Energy and Climate Change
      • Advanced Manufacturing and New Technologies
      • Mining and Resources Development.
    2. An RTPS or equivalent award primarily supports students.
    3. Students are South Australian residents who are likely to spend a significant part of their career in South Australia or are otherwise likely to provide a benefit to the State.
    4. Students are high achievers, with an excellent undergraduate academic record.
    5. Students are of good character with preference given to students that display leadership potential.

    All eligible applicants of the 2017 Major Round will be automatically considered. There is no need to supply a separate application.

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31 October 2017
  • University of Adelaide Indigenous Research Scholarship

    Up to two postgraduate research scholarships will be offered annually for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

    Eligibility: Students must be enrolled, or seeking to enrol, in a research higher degree at the University of Adelaide, have completed at least four years of tertiary education studies at a high level of achievement and hold as a minimum a good Second Class Honours degree (or equivalent). Students who are currently enrolled in higher degree by research and have not held a scholarship previously may also be considered.

    Value: $33,082pa for up to 3 years (2018 rate)

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of applications. See the Applications Round page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form. If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Andrea Przygonski, Alison Birbeck or Rachel Harvey.

    Conditions of Award

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31 October 2017
  • University of Adelaide Special Circumstances Scholarship

    These scholarships provide a living allowance equivalent to an Research Training Program Scholarship, a Research Training Scheme place and allowances such as relocation, thesis and sick/maternity leave.

    The University currently offers two 'special circumstances scholarships' equivalent to Research Training Program Scholarships that are available to students who do not meet the normal scholarship criteria and whose prior academic performance may have been seriously disadvantaged as a result of exceptional circumstances such as a disability, sickness or heavy care duties. Applications from Indigenous Australians are encouraged.

    Value:$27,082per annuam(2018 rate) tax free

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of applications.

    See the Applications Round page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

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31 October 2017
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HDR Scholarships for Automatic Consideration
Note. These scholarships are NOT listed for selection on the Online Application Form.
All applicants who apply for Admission and/or Scholarship via the Online Application Form will be automatically considered for the following scholarships, subject to meeting the relevant eligibility criteria.

If you wish to be considered for any of the Self Select HDR Scholarships indicated above, please ensure you indicate your preference on the Online Application Form.

  • Alica Chu Postgraduate Scholarship in Chemical Engineering

    The Alice Chu Postgraduate Scholarship in Chemical Engineering has been established through a generous donation by James Chu in honour of his mother, who had a strong commitment to the importance of education.

    The scholarship is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are full time commencing postgraduate students, studying a PhD program in Chemical Engineering. The scholarship will provide the successful candidate with $27,082 per annum (2018 rate) tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually)

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia to be considered. The successful applicant will be selected by the University on the grounds of his or her academic merit.

    Value: $27,082 per annum (2018 rate) tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

    To Apply: See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

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31 October 2017
  • Baillieu Supplementary Scholarship Multidisciplinary - Supplementary

    Graduates of the University of Adelaide, who are Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents or NZ Citizens and are enrolled within the University as a full time higher degree research candidate in medicine, law, commerce, economics or architecture, and are in receipt of a major scholarship, shall be eligible to apply.

    Where an eligible applicant is the lineal descendant of an Australian soldier or sailor who died or was blinded or was totally and permanently incapacitated as a result of his service in World War I, preference shall be given to that candidate.

    One supplementary scholarship shall be awarded each year, via the Major Round scholarships process.

    Value: $10,000 per annum (tax free) for up to three years.

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of scholarship applications.

    See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

    The Baillieu Supplementary Research Scholarships Rules

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31 October 2017
  • Barker Tong Scholarship in Physics Sciences - Supplementary

    The Barker Tong Scholarship in Physics has been established through a generous gift by Mrs Peggy Barker, made in memory of her late husband Dr Tony Barker and their joint interest in physics with a preference for theoretical physics. Mrs Barker and her late husband studied at the University of Adelaide. The late Dr Tony Barker was involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, outside of his deep passion for physics. Mrs Peggy Barker hopes that the recipient of this scholarship will be an excellent Physics student as well as be involved in other University activities such as sporting or artistic endeavours.

    The Barker Tong Scholarship in Physics is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are full time commencing postgraduate students, studying a PhD in physics with a preference for theoretical physics. The scholarship will provide the successful candidate with $5,000 per annum for a maximum of three years and is to be supplementary to a postgraduate research scholarship already awarded.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia to be considered. The successful application will be selected by the University on the grounds of his or her academic merit. Preference will be given to a candidate involved in other areas of University life (sporting or artistic) in addition to their studies.

    Value: $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years, no extensions will be offered.

    To Apply: See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

Not being offered in 2018
  • C J Everard Scholarship Sciences

    The Charles John Everard Scholarships are awarded on the advice of the Faculty of Sciences to students who apply for admission to a research degree at the University of Adelaide and whose proposed research is substantially connected with a branch of agricultural or horticultural sciences. Applicants must be Australian citizens, Australian Permanent residents or NZ Citizens.

    Value: $29,790 per annum (2018 rate) - tax free (10% above the value of an RTPS).

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of applications. Faculty of Sciences select recipients and from time to time out of round applicants for candidature will be selected.

    See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

    For further information: +61 8 8303 5673 or Email Faculty of Sciences Office

    The Charles John Everard Scholarship Rules

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31 October 2017
  • Commonwealth Hill Scholarship Sciences

    The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students to undertake a research higher degree in the field of Agricultural Science. It is applied for in the Major Round of scholarship applications and the terms and conditions are similar to the Research Training Program Scholarships, however the relevance of the applicant's research topic is considered when deeming eligibility.

    The Scholarship will be offered approximately every three years.

    Value: $27,500

    Current status: Closed

Not being offered in 2018
  • Forrest George and Sandra Lynne Young Scholarship Supplementary Scholarship

    The Forrest George and Sandra Lynne Young Supplementary Scholarship has been established through a generous gift by Sandra Young, made in memory of her late husband Forrest George Young.

    The Forrest George and Sandra Lynne Young Supplementary Scholarship is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are full time commencing postgraduate students, studying a PhD or Masters by Research program in Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Chemistry or Health Sciences. The scholarship will provide the successful candidate with $5,000 per annum for a maximum of three years and is to be supplementary to a postgraduate research scholarship already awarded.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia to be considered. The successful application will be selected by the University on the grounds of his or her academic merit.

    Value: $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years, no extensions will be offered.

    To Apply: See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

Not being offered in 2018
  • Frederick James Sandoz Scholarship Sciences

    The Frederick James Sandoz Scholarship is awarded in memory of the late Frederick James Sandoz who was born at Kent Town, Adelaide in 1888 and died in 1956. Mr Sandoz spent most of his professional career in the production and manufacture of dairy products, and their marketing in Australia, Asia and the Pacific Islands. The scholarship is open to commencing PhD students undertaking science-based research, either pure or applied science in any field preferably, but not essentially, in any of the following areas: conservation, the environment, animal welfare, dairy science or food technology.

    Value: $29,790 per annum (2018 rate) - tax free (10% above the value of an RTPS).

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of scholarship applications.

    See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

    Scholarship Rules

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31 October 2017
  • George Fraser Scholarship and Constance Fraser Scholarship Multidisciplinary

    The George Fraser and Constance Fraser Scholarships are awarded to the highest ranking Honours and Masters graduates who apply for an Research Training Program Scholarship or University of Adelaide Scholarship who are not in receipt of an award or scholarship of equal or greater value. Where a scholarship of higher value is available, the George Fraser and Constance Fraser scholarships may be awarded to applicants who are not the highest ranked.

    Rules for the Award: Scholarship Rules

    Value: Difference between RTPS and APA (Industry) rate $5,350 2017 rate.

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of scholarship applications.

    See the Applications Round page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

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31 October 2017
  • The Grain Producers SA Agriculture Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of PhD – Global Food Studies in the Discipline of Global Food Studies, Faculty of Professions.

    The scholarship is supported by The Grain Producers SA (GPSA); supporting the Peter Waite Scholarship for Excellence in Agriculture initiative.

    Field of Study: Field of studies includes agricultural economics, natural resource economics, behavioural economics and applied economics.

    Eligibility:Applications are open to both domestic and international applicants who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide. Candidates will also qualify for, and need to apply for an RTPS and Divisional scholarship in the Faculty of Professions in the Major round closing 31 October 2017. These scholarships have a stipend of $27,082 per annum (2018 rate) tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

    GPSA Stipend:The GPSA supplementary scholarship will be from 2018 to 2020 and has a stipend of $20,311 pa with $9,689 per annum for research and operating funds, which is on top of the stipend from the RTPS or  Divisional scholarship. The supplementary scholarship is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval

    Enquiries: Professor Wendy Umberger
    Global Food Studies
    Telephone: 08 83137263

    Applying: Application for Admission and Scholarship must be submitted using the Online Application Form when applications open for the 2018 Major Scholarship Round - Please ensure you selection ‘Grains Producers SA Agriculture Scholarship’ from the dropdown menu.

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  • MH and MF Joyner Scholarships Multidisciplinary
    • The FA and MF Joyner Scholarship in Law
    • The MF and MH Joyner Art Scholarships
    • The MF& MH Joyner Scholarships in Sciences
    • (Note: The MF and MH Joyner Medicine Scholarships are not on offer in 2018)

    The late Millie Hay Joyner passed away on 13 February 1993 leaving a will providing for a number of educational scholarships. Applications are invited for the Joyner Scholarships in Law, Fine Arts, Medicine and Science tenable at the three South Australian Universities. The Scholarships are available to support full-time study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia and should hold or expect to hold a First Class Honours degree or equivalent thereof.  Applicants must be acceptable to commence enrolment in a higher degree by research.

    Qualifications: Applicants must hold or expect to obtain a First Class Honours degree or equivalent qualification in the disciplines of Law, Fine Arts, Medicine or Science respectively. Medicine is not open in 2017.

    Selection: Applicants will be selected from those applying for an Research Training Program Scholarship at any of the three South Australian universities who are eligible under any one of the three categories.

    Value: The living allowance for the scholarships will be $29,790 in 2018 (set at 10% above the base stipend applying to Research Training Program Scholarships). Support will continue for up to three years subject to satisfactory academic progress.

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of scholarship applications.

    See the Applications Round page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

    Eligible applications will be forwarded to the Joyner Scholarships selection committee for consideration.

    Applications must be lodged with the University offering the degree in which the applicant intends to enrol.

    The FA & MF Joyner Scholarship in Law Rules
    The MF& MH Joyner Scholarship in Sciences Rules

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31 October 2016
  • Norman and Patricia Polglase Scholarship Sciences - Supplementary Scholarship

    The Scholarship will be formally named ‘The Norman and Patricia Polglase Scholarship’ in memory of the late Norman and Patricia Lesley Polglase. Norman Polglase studied at the University of Adelaide from 1939 to 1948 graduating with a bachelor of science degree.

    The Scholarship will be available as income permits, to students commencing a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Masters by research program at the University of Adelaide who are undertaking science-based research in any field within the Faculty of Sciences. The Scholarship is intended to supplement the major scholarship held by the recipient, subject to the terms and conditions of the major scholarship.

    Value: Up to two supplementary scholarships shall be awarded annually subject to available funding, and the value of the supplementary scholarships shall be $6,000 per annum (tax free).

     

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of scholarship applications. All eligible applicants will be considered (there is no need to select the specific scholarship when applying).

    See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates, and a link to the online application form.

    Scholarship Rules

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31 October 2017
  • Zelling-Gray Scholarships in Law Professions

    The Honourable Justice Tom Gray and the late Honourable Dr Howard E Zelling, AO, CBE have donated funds to the University to encourage postgraduate study in any one or more of constitutional law, administrative law, commercial law, legal history, law reform and comparative law. The University of Adelaide and The Law Foundation of South Australia have agreed to supplement the Zelling and Gray contributions, allowing the University of Adelaide to offer a scholarship to support a student studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy in Law.

    Applicants must be undertaking study in one of the above discipline areas on a full-time basis, hold a good Honours degree (or equivalent) and be acceptable for candidature at the University of Adelaide.

    The awards are subject to funding availability and suitability of applicants and the University reserves the right not to offer an award in any year.

    Value: The value of the scholarships will be determined on a case by case basis, but they are normally valued at $5000 per annum and are paid as a supplementary scholarship to a major award.

    To Apply: The awards are allocated as part of the Major Round of scholarship applications. Applicants who apply for an Research Training Program Scholarship in a relevant discipline area will be automatically considered

    See the Applications Rounds page for Major Round application dates.

    Apply using the online application form.

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