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Higher Degree by Research Overseas Study and/or Travel Scholarships

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  • American - Australian Veterans' Scholarship

    The AAVSF will provide a scholarship award of up to USD 40,000 per applicant to support international study for a Veteran from:

    • Australia to United States; OR
    • United States to Australia.

    The award may be applied to support technical, professional, undergraduate or graduate courses at an accredited academic institution in the United States or Australia which leads to the award of a certificate or degree. The award may be used to support travel, living, tuition or other associated costs.


    • Honorably discharged post 9/11 veterans;
    • Minimum one year full time study;
    • Australian or American citizens and permanent residents;
    • Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable financial need

    Further information on the eligibility criteria and the scholarship can be found on the Veterans' Scholarship Fund including special partner scholarships with Lendlease and AAA-Sentinels of Freedom

  • Anne Wexler Australian-American Public Policy Scholarship

    The Anne Wexler scholarship enables an Australian postgraduate student with strong academic credentials and leadership potential to undertake a two year Master's degree in the U.S. in an area that supports Mrs Wexler’s binational interests in the field of public policy. These may include key areas such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, education, political science, history or governmental relations.

    The Scholarship package is a generous one and will be awarded for a maximum two year period and be valued at up to AUD 140,000.

    Please see the Fulbright Anne Wexler Scholarship in Public Policy website for application details.

  • ANSTO SAAFE Research Internship Program 2017

    The SAAFE Program objective is to facilitate the conduct of research and foster research collaborations between France and Australia in nuclear science and engineering in the areas of Human Health, Environment and Nuclear Fuel Cycle. The program will support early career researchers at PhD level to expand research and innovation activities within Human Health, Environment and Nuclear Fuel Cycle, to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support Australia and France research and innovation.  Research internships supported through SAAFE require an international mobility of students from Australia to France or from France to Australia.

    Eligibility criteria: Applicants must be a PhD student currently enrolled in a French or AINSE member university; OR Enrolled in a PhD in collaboration between French and Australian institutions.


    Carrying out a research project which stimulates research collaborations between France and Australia in the following areas:

    • Human Health Research
    • Environmental Research
    • Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research

    Further information and applications are available from

  • Australian Bicentennial Scholarships and Fellowships

    Every year, the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King's College London gives out the Annual Bicentennial Scholarship and Fellowship awards, to UK students wishing to undertake a period of research in Australia, or vice versa.

    The Australian Bicentennial Scholarships and Fellowships is a one-off award of up to £4,000 to enable UK postgraduate students or academic staff to undertake research/study in Australia for a minimum of 3 months. Also available to Australian postgraduate students/academic staff wishing to come to the UK.

    Further details are available on our ABSF webpages.

  • Australian German Association (AGA)-Goethe Fellowship

    The Fellowship is an annual award which supports young Australians undertake a research project in Germany and report on their work on returning to Australia. Its aim is to foster closer relationships between Australia and Germany and assist with the development of future leaders in our community.

    The AGA-Goethe Fellowship targets graduates and postgraduates under the age of 35.

    Further details and selection criteria are available on the Australian German Association website.

  • AUGU/RC Heddle Award

    The AUGU/RC Heddle Award celebrates Dr Robert Heddle, past President of the Adelaide University Graduates Union, in honour of his significant contribution to the Graduates Union and the greater Adelaide University community.

    Further information and applications are available from the Alumni website.

  • AW Howard Memorial Trust Study Awards

    The AW Howard Memorial Trust was established by the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science (now AIAST) in 1964 to commemorate the unique contribution of Amos Howard in the use of subterranean clover as a pasture plant in Australia.

    The aim of the Trust is to encourage and promote research and investigation in the fields of natural science and social science, including economics which relate to the development, management and use of pastures.

    The Trust annually awards up to $3500 annually on travel grants to assist scientists undertake overseas study tours and participate in international conferences

    More information


  • Barr Smith Travelling Scholarship In Agriculture

    The Barr Smith Travelling Scholarship in Agriculture was established on the basis of a gift to the University of Adelaide by Sir Tom Elder Barr Smith in memory of his father Tom Elder Barr Smith, Esq. with the purpose to “Promote study and research in agriculture and other subjects...” At the present time, the Barr Smith Travelling Scholarship(s) in Agriculture up to the value of $20,000 are available to assist doctoral candidates to travel overseas to present his or her work at a conference or similar gathering, or to travel to another institution to undertake an aspect of their research or learn a particular method essential to his or her own work. Such travel is to be undertaken overseas, with a requirement that it include a visit to the University of Cambridge; a stay of at least 2 weeks in Cambridge is desirable.

    Eligibility: Students must be full-time and enrolled in an approved research higher degree at the University of Adelaide within the Faculty of Sciences in an area of doctoral research which is directly applicable to agriculture, be it plant or animal based. Students must also have completed their structured program and be in either the second or third year of their candidature. They must not have held a Barr Smith Travelling Scholarship in Agriculture previously and must have study leave approved by the Department and the University.

    Travel must be relevant to the course of study they are undertaking.

    Applications: Close first week in March each year for travel after May 1st and if funds permit, out of session applications may be accepted throughout the year with notification of these available funds placed on this website.

    Further Information:  Further information may be obtained from the postgraduate coordinator for either the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine or the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Contact the relevant School Office for details.

    Application: Application forms are available from this page approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the closing date.

    Application Form

  • Cambridge Australia Trust Scholarships

    Cambridge Australia Scholarships, formerly known as the Cambridge Australia Trust (CAT), is a not-for-profit organisation. It provides scholarships for outstanding Australian graduates to undertake Masters and Ph.D. studies at the University of Cambridge, England.

    In collaboration with the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, Cambridge Australia Scholarships awards up to ten phD scholarship and a number of Masters degree half-scholarships each year.

    Successful Cambridge Australia scholars, once they have completed their degrees at Cambridge, are known as Fellows of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. This international network of scholars and Cambridge alumni encompasses all countries supported by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.

    Please see the Cambridge Australia Scholarships website for application details

Applications Close
6 December 2017 and 4 January 2018 (Depending on Course)

  • Charles and Frank Fenner Postgraduate Research Grants

    For currently enrolled Master's by Research or Doctor of Philosophy students in the Discipline of Geographical and Environmental Studies at the University of Adelaide.

    Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner CMG MBE AC, is credited with overseeing the eradication of smallpox and controlling Australia's rabbit plague through the introduction of myxomatosis. Frank graduated in medicine at the University of Adelaide in 1938.  Professor Fenner's father, Charles, was South Australian Director of Education from 1939 to 1946 and integral in establishing geography studies at the University.

    Frank established the Charles and Frank Fenner Postgraduate Research Grants in late 2009, to be awarded from 2010 onwards. He provided the Fund during his lifetime and then ensured it became perpetual through a bequest left for the continuation of these grants.

    The Grants will provide financial assistance to Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy students enrolled in the Discipline of Geographical and Environmental Studies with a preference for primary field-based research.

    The Grants may be used for any research costs such as:
    • travel costs
    • purchase of equipment
    • purchase of data
    • data collection

    Application: Frms must be returned to the Discipline of Geographical and Environmental Studies, Napier 723

    The Charles and Frank Fenner Postgraduate Research Grants application form 

  • Charlie Perkins Scholarships To Cambridge and Oxford Universities

    Each year the Charlie Perkins Scholarship Trust offers Scholarships for Indigenous postgraduates to study for up to three years at either Cambridge or Oxford universities.

    To be considered for the Scholarship, applicants must have applied for a course at Cambridge and/or Oxford. Applicants must also submit:

    The Charlie Perkins Scholarships will only be awarded to students who are accepted to study at either Cambridge or Oxford. In most instances, admission will require a First Class Honours degree or a very strong Second Class Honours degree. Please visit the Perkins Trust website for application process.

  • Chevening Scholarship

    The British Chevening Scholarship scheme aims to bring future leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers to the UK for a period of postgraduate study. To be eligible, you should have a proven record of success and have the potential to rise to a position of power and influence in your chosen career.

    Chevening awards are given annually to students from a wide variety of countries. They cover all or part of the cost of a one-year postgraduate course in the UK. Once you have completed the course, you will be expected to return to your home country.

    Chevening website

  • Churchill Trust Fellowship

    The Churchill Trust was established in 1965 to honour the memory of Sir Winston Churchill by awarding overseas research Fellowships known as 'Churchill Fellowships'.

    Since its inception The Churchill Trust has awarded Churchill Fellowships to over 3,300 Australians who, like Churchill, are innovative, filled with a spirit of determination and possess a strong desire to benefit their community.

    Churchill Fellowships allow you to design your own research project, travel the world and further your knowledge in your chosen field, before returning to make a real contribution to Australian society.

    MOre information available on the Churchhill Trust Website

Applications Open 1 February 2018
Applications Close 27 April 2018

  • Dairy Science Travel Grants

    The key objective of the Dairy Australia Dairy Science Travel Grant is to grow capability across the Australian dairy industry by helping dairy researchers and service providers who are early in their career, and PhD students, to build networks and knowledge in their chosen field by attending one of the world’s largest dairy science research conferences – 2017 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting.

    The 2017 American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting will be one of the world’s largest dairy conferences drawing on the latest research from leading scientists from the United States and internationally. The theme of this year’s meeting is Integrating Dairy Science Globally. Past conferences have attracted more than 3000 participants, showcasing over 40 concurrent sessions and more than 500 abstracts.

    Dairy Australia will provide a travel grant of $6000 to the successful applicants. The travel grant is to be used to cover airfares, accommodation, meals, conference registration and miscellaneous travel expenses.

    Further details available from

  • D R Stranks Travel Fellowships

    For meritorious students enrolled in a research higher degree at the University of Adelaide to provide assistance toward travel outside South Australia.

    Eligibility: Students must be full-time and enrolled for more than 12 months in an approved research higher degree at the University of Adelaide. They must have their study leave approved by their School/Discipline and the Adelaide Graduate Centre. Travel must be relevant to the course of study they are undertaking. Retrospective applications cannot be considered.

    Value: up to $5,000

  • Durham International Fellowships for Research and Enterprise

    Durham University is delighted to announce the next round of the Durham International Fellowship Scheme, designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond and across the full spectrum of science, social science, arts and humanities, to build international networks of scholars with a common passion for today’s most important research challenges.

    Junior Research Fellowships:  Up to 21 postdoctoral are available commencing between 1 July 2018 and 1 October 2018.  The normal period of the Fellowship will be 2 years with starting salaries in the range £31,342 - £35,256 p.a.   Details available from

    The following two fellowships are closed for applicaitons

    Addision Wheeler Fellowships:  Three postdoctoral are also available commencing between 1 July 2017 and 1 October 2017. The Addision Wheeler Fellowships have no residency restrictions.  The normal period of the Fellowship will be 3 years with starting salaries in the range £31,342 - £35,256 p.a. Details can be found at:

    Senior Research Fellowships and Policy & Enterprise Fellowships:  Fellowships are available for periods of 6 weeks to 6 months between October 2017 and September 2018 (with a typical stay of 3 months). Applications are considered from researchers with an established or emerging international reputation for scholarship.  Closing date for Senior Research Fellowships and the Policy and Enterprise Fellowships is 6 January 2017.

  • EMBL - Australia International PhD Program

    Australian life science students can now do an Australian PhD in Europe with the support of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Australian International PhD Program. The program enables up to three students a year to undertake their PhD at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory.

    Field of Study EMBL includes research in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Informatics, Engineering and Molecular Medicine.

    Applications: Must be submitted online via the EMBL Website

    More information

  • Endeavour Research Fellowship and Scholarship

    Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens around the world to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia and for Australians to do the same overseas.
    The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships build Australia’s reputation for excellence in the provision of education and research, support the internationalisation of the Australian higher education and research sectors and offer high-achieving Australians opportunities to increase their knowledge and expertise in their field.

    As a scholarship or fellowship recipient, you will gain invaluable international experience in study, research or professional development. The department has engaged a contractor to provide post-selection support services to all recipients including: a dedicated case manager, pre-departure briefings, advice on health, travel insurance, accommodation, security; payment of allowances, and reporting to the department on the recipient’s progress.

    Current postgraduate scholarship recipients at the University of Adelaide, who are successful in obtaining an Endeavour Award, must contact the Adelaide Graduate Centre immediately upon offer, for advice on how this may affect your current scholarship

    Learn more about what Endeavour can offer.

    Information Sheet

  • Esther Bright Travel Award

    The purpose of this award is to provide tertiary female students an opportunity to attend meetings, symposiums or conferences either in Australia or overseas to present papers or to further their research and studies.

    To be eligible for consideration for the award of a Travel Award in any given year, applicants must:

    1. be a permanent resident of South Australia, Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia; and
    2. are studying at a tertiary institution within the state of South Australia

    Applications for retrospective travel will not be considered

    Value: $1000

    Download a copy of the Application Form

    Further information is available by emailing:

  • Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to Harvard 2018-2019

    Up to three Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships are awarded each year.

    Knox Fellowships are open to men and women who:

    • are citizens of Australia at the time of application and who are normally residing in Australia; AND
    • have completed or will complete a first or higher degree at an Australian university; AND
    • are studying for a degree and will graduate in the academic year 2017-2018; OR have completed a degree and graduated no earlier than 2013.

    Note. People who have graduated before 2013 will not be eligible to apply. Students already in the United States are also ineligible to apply.

    Please remember that students who have graduated (alumni) and are no longer affiliated with the University of Adelaide should contact The Frank Knox Fellowship administrator about submitting their application directly to the Committee on General Scholarships.

    Knox Fellowships include tuition and health insurance fees plus a stipend of at least $30,000, which is sufficient to cover living expenses of a single fellow for a ten-month academic year. Recipients who are admitted to a Harvard degree program that requires multiple years of study are guaranteed two years of Knox funding, provided they remain in good academic standing.

    The Frank Knox Fellowship application is separate from the candidate’s application for admission to one of the Harvard University schools. Applicants for the Frank Knox Fellowship must also apply for and gain admission to one of the graduate or professional schools at Harvard University as full-time degree students.

    Applications for admission must be submitted to the appropriate school according to the deadlines established at that school. The awarding of a fellowship is contingent upon the applicant gaining admission to the Harvard school of choice. Admission to the University does not guarantee a fellowship award. Please visit the Frank Knox website for full details.

    Further details and application forms are available from the following website:

    The University of Adelaide is required to submit collated applications to the Frank Knox Fellowship Committee by 22 January 2018.  Therefore, unless otherwise required, applications must be submitted to the Adelaide Graduate Centre on the prescribed form with all requested attachments, by the internal closing date of close of business 5 January 2018.

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Applications Close
5 January 2018
  • Fulbright Scholarships Program

    The Fulbright Scholarship Program is one of the largest and most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world.

    Established by the United States government in 1946, it now exists between the U.S. and 160 countries. The Australian-American Fulbright Commission is supported by the Australian and U.S. governments and a variety of corporate sponsors. Up to 25 Fulbright Scholarships (valued up to AUD$40,000) are annually granted to Australian Postgraduates, Senior Scholars, Postdoctoral and Professional Scholars and a similar number of Postgraduate and Senior Scholarships for U.S. nationals to study in Australia.

    Please see the Fulbright website for application details.

  • General Sir John Monash Awards

    The John Monash Scholarships recognise excellence and leadership, and celebrate one of Australia’s finest leaders: General Sir John Monash. Each year the Scholarships are awarded to outstanding Australian graduate to enable them to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree at the world’s best universities. Successful applicants have shown excellence in their field, demonstrated leadership skills, and have a vision for how they can contribute to a better Australia.

    15-20 scholarships are available at AUD$70 000 (for up to three years).

    Please see the General Sir John Monash Foundation website for application details

  • George Murray Scholarship

    The purpose of the scholarships is to enable graduates of the University of Adelaide to undertake further postgraduate or postdoctoral research in approved universities or other institutions outside of Australia.

    The value and tenure of the awards is determined on a case by case basis taking into consideration the proposed length of degree and the cost of living at the institution to which the applicant has applied. For postgraduate students the scholarship includes a living allowance (usually in line with that offered by the proposed institution) and the payment of tuition fees up to a maximum of AUD $30,000 per annum. Postdoctoral students are offered a competitive rate of pay as equivalent to a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The scholarships are open to all disciplines.

    This scheme is subject to funding and the University reserves the right not to make offers in any given year.

Not available until further notice
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

    Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) carries out the planning and administration of scholarship schemes, fellowship programs, the assignment of German teaching staff to higher education institutions abroad and institutional projects for numerous Federal Ministries.

    Available to advanced students, young higher education graduates and academics from all fields of science and humanities as well as from fields of music and art.

    More information

Various Closing Dates
  • John Crampton Travelling Scholarship

    The late Mrs Mary Hope St. Clair Crampton died on 8 August 1996 leaving a bequest providing a number of scholarships to be used for the purpose of enabling students to undertake higher degree study overseas.

    Applications are invited from students intending to undertake study in the areas of Architecture, Engineering, Fine Arts (Music excluded) or Classical Antiquity, in a country other than Australia.  The number and value of scholarships awarded each year will be determined on merit and subject to available income.

    Eligibility: A candidate should preferably be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and a graduate of an Australian university holding either a First Class Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) or a Research Masters degree. Other candidates who are students in any of the specified areas of study may be considered on merit.

    Tenure: Normal tenure is up to two years for a Masters degree or three years for a Doctorate.

    Value: The scholarships may comprise a living allowance, payment of most compulsory tuition fees and a travel allowance to assist the applicant in travelling to the study destination.

    Applicants may be required to attend an interview at their own expense at the University of Adelaide after the closing date for applications.

    Please review the information in the application package. If you have an enquiry about The John Crampton Travelling Scholarship, please email Alison Birbeck

Applications Close
14 March 2018
  • Kingsley Garbett Memorial Travel Grant- Travel Grant

    A donation has been made in the name of Dr Kingsley Garbett to support Anthropology students enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research to travel for research or fieldwork purposes.

    Eligibility for a grant is confined to:

    • full-time postgraduate research students in Anthropology who have completed their Major Review (and a minimum of 12 months candidature) by the closing date for applications,
    • part-time students who have completed their Major Review (and a minimum of 12 months full-time equivalent candidature), are not in employment and who can demonstrate financial need

    Every applicant must be enrolled for a higher degree in Anthropology at the University of Adelaide and be able to show that the travel is essential for the pursuit of his or her postgraduate work.

    The primary purpose of the travel must be to undertake a form of research or fieldwork.

    More information available on the rules and Application

  • Lady Anita Smith PhD Sponsorship

    The Lady Anita Smith PhD Sponsorship will be available to students enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Adelaide undertaking research in aerospace related topics and meeting the following objectives of the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund (“the Smith Fund”) : "advancement in the State of South Australia of the science of aeronautics and of education therein".

    The purpose of The Lady Anita Smith Sponsorship is to provide funding for PhD students to travel overseas to a university, institute or company. The travel must benefit their PhD research project.  Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.

    The holder of the Sponsorship must be enrolled as a full-time PhD candidate and must have successfully completed their CCSP before the intended travel date.  Postgraduate students intending to go abroad for research purposes will need to make separate application for Study Leave. Applications are available from

    The duration and value of the Sponsorship will be determined by the Trustee in accordance with advice of the Specialist Advisory Committee, however it will not normally exceed one years duration nor $15,000 in total.

    Further information including application details can be found at


  • Lionel Murphy Foundation

    The Lionel Murphy Foundation will provide postgraduate scholarships to Australian citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia, tenable at any Australian tertiary institution, valued at $40,000pa.  Also available are overseas postgraduate scholarships, tenable at an overseas institution and valued at $40,000pa.

    Applicants should have completed, or be about to complete, an undergraduate degree in science, law or legal studies, or other appropriate discipline from an Australian tertiary institution, and intend to pursue a postgraduate degree in science, law or legal studies, or other appropriate  discipline.

    Further details of research areas and application forms are available from the Foundation Website

  • Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) Postgraduate Scholarships

    There are five scholarships available to applicants of Masdar Insitute- the Masdar Institute Scholarship, Bp Innovation Scholarship, IRENA Scholarship, Toyota Scholarship and ICT Fund Scholarship.

    Refer to the Masdar Website for briefs on each of these scholarships.

    Qualified Master's and Doctorate degree applicants to Masdat Institute will be provided with full scholarshp benefits upon admission.

    The Masdar Institue Scholarship benefits include the following:

    • 100% of all tuition fees
    • All required testbooks
    • A Laptop
    • Reimbursement of GRE and TOEFL exam/test fees
    • Masdar Insitute housing*
    • Monthly stipend
    • Health insurnace
    • Annual return ticket home if applicable

    *Housing is based on double occupancy; housing for families is limited and may not always be available

  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship for Overseas International Research Students

    Ritsumeikan University offers opportunities for overseas scholars seeking to study at in Japan with the assistance of scholarships financed by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho). These scholarships will be made available to students whose applications are approved by Monbukagakusho, based on recommendations from Ritsumeikan University. Ritsumeikan University would be pleased to recommend students from who wish to take advantage of this opportunity to undertake postgraduate studies in Japan.

    Scholarship benefits include a living allowance, tuition fees and return flights.

    Further information and how to apply.

  • National Library of Australia Study Grants

    These grant provide support to scholars and researchers resident in Australia whose work in any field would benefit from access to the rich Japanese language and Japan-related collections of the National Library. Grants are offered for periods of up to four weeks. These are available to established and early career scholars and to PhD students.

    Study Grant recipients will receive financial support consisting of:

    • An honorarium of $1000 per week to cover accommodation and living costs in Canberra, for up to four weeks
    • A contribution to travel within Australia, equivalent to one return economy domestic airfare to and from Canberra

    Note: Travel and accommodation expenses are paid only to those living outside the Canberra region, but independent scholars in the region (not full-time paid academics) may access the stipend on a pro-rata basis

    All recipients receive in-kind support consisting of:

    • Special access to Asian collection stacks and staff expertise, including the support of Asian languages specialist librarians
    • Access to office facilities in the Asian Collections area
    • Copying of collection materials (within reasonable limits and according to access and copyright conditions)

    Further details available from:


  • Research Abroad Scholarship

    The primary purpose of the travel must be to undertake a form of research at an overseas location. Every applicant must be enrolled for a higher degree at the University of Adelaide and be able to show that research overseas is essential for the pursuit of his or her postgraduate work.
    Eligibility for a Scholarship is confined to

    1. full-time postgraduate research students who have completed their structured program by the closing date for applications,
      (ii) part-time students who have completed their structured program, are not in employment and who can demonstrate financial need and
      (iii) Lecturers Level A.
    2. Students are ineligible if they:
      (i) have not completed their structured program
      (ii) are undertaking travel solely or primarily for the reason of attending or presenting at a conference
      (ii) have previously held a Research Abroad Scholarship (for any program of study)

    Application Form

31 January 2018
  • Rhodes Scholarship

    Established in the will of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, the Rhodes is the oldest and perhaps the most prestigious international graduate scholarship program in the world.

    Find out more.
  • Roberta Sykes Harvard Club

    The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Foundation, in conjunction with the Harvard Club of Australia, is offering a fully funded scholarship for one Indigenous Australian to undertake a postgraduate degree at Harvard University.

    The value of the scholarship is up to $60,000 per annum to be paid over the course of the scholar’s study. The Scholarship covers university fees, travel costs and living expenses.

    Applicants must:

    • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
    • be accepted to the Harvard graduate school of their choice
    • be able to demonstrate that their studies will be of benefit to their community upon their return to Australia.

    Selection of successful applications will be based on:

    • Academic merit
    • The applicant’s past and future contributions to Indigenous communities and the wider community

    The Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholarship website

  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships

    The Embassy of Switzerland has the honour to inform that the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for the academic year 2017/2018.

    Objective Duration
    Research scholarships To enable selected applicants to undertake research in the realm of their PhD or their Medical specializationin one of the 10 Swiss Public Universities, the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology, the public teaching and research institutes and the Universities of Applied Sciences 12 months maximum (non renewable)
    PhD scholarships To enable selected applicants to undertake a PhD in one of the 10 Swiss Public Universities, the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology and public teaching and research institutes. 3 years maximum

    Further information can be found on to the corresponding web-page of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI

  • Tony Noon Memorial Scholarship

    Open to Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia undertaking a Masters or PhD, aspiring to, or considering, a career in the Australian oil and gas industry in any discipline directly related to the industry. This could include, but is not restricted to, exploration, safety, engineering, environment, and economic or legal areas.

    The scholarship is provided to enable:

    • travel within or outside Australia
    • attendance at a relevant conference to present a paper or poster describing their original work in a petroleum-related discipline
    • work with relevant companies or academic institutions

    Further information and application guidelines are available from: 

  • University of Tokyo

    Research Internship Program (UTRIP)

    UTRIP is a 6-week summer internship program for students majoring in natural science and other relevant fields. It provides students with an opportunity to gain the experience of "real graduate-school life" or "research-centered life." UTRIP is a gateway to pursuing an advanced degree and experiencing academic life at our university. Participants on UTRIP will also be granted financial support to cover their costs and expenses. They will also get the opportunity to take part in cultural activities and excursions to learn more about Japan. 

    Visit the Research Internship Program Website.

    Read Flyer for more information.

    The Global Science Course (GSC)

    GSC is an undergraduate transfer program that was designed to enhance cross-cultural interactions among young minds and foster the next generation of leaders in science. Students study alongside current UTokyo students in an all-English and research-focused academic environment, which includes rotations in world-renowned laboratories. Successful applicants to this program are also provided a monthly scholarship as well as fully supported accommodation. This is an invaluable opportunity for those looking to expand their worldviews and experience something unique during their time as an undergraduate student specializing in the sciences.

    Visit the Global Science Course Website.

    Read Pamphlet for more information.

    Print Poster.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ms Kristina Awatsu –

  • Walter Dorothy Duncan Trust Board Conference Travel

    The Walter and Dorothy Duncan Trust provides up to ten grants of $1000 to HDR candidates from the University of Adelaide to support interstate and overseas travel to present at conferences.

    Applicants should be enrolled in a PhD or Masters by Research at The University of Adelaide, be presenting at a conference (or symposium/workshop) interstate or overseas, and require financial assistance in order to participate. Applicants who wish to attend a conference but are not presenting their own work will not be considered.

    In order to apply students should:

    • Complete the application form available from Student Care (ground floor, Lady Symon Building).
    • Collect supporting documentation including:
      • Evidence of financial need
      • Statement of support from Principal Supervisor (should speak to the student’s progress, the benefit to the student, and any financial support available from the relevant department or school)
      • Details of the conference, abstract submitted, evidence of acceptance
      • Budget for the proposed travel
      • Outline other sources of funding and status of any applications (through the University, the conference organisers, etc.)
    • Make an appointment to discuss the application with an Education Welfare Officer (EWO) through the Student Care office (email or call 8313 5430).
    • Take the application form and supporting documents to the meeting with the EWO.

    Applications will be accepted at any time. Two rounds of grant decisions will be finalised in February and August.

    International students will need to demonstrate severe financial hardship, with supporting documentation from International Student Support, to be eligible to apply.

    Please contact the Student Care office ( or 8313 5430) with any queries.

  • Wine Australia Travel Bursaries

    Wine Australia is inviting the Australian grape and wine community to apply for a travel and visiting scholar bursary. Applications are accepted for travel that commences between 1 July and 31 December 2017 and bursaries can fund travel, study tours or conferences to develop your professional knowledge and network with the international research community.

    Guidelines are available from

    To apply for a Wine Australia Travel Bursary, you must complete an online application through the Clarity Investment Management System (CIMS) before the closing date. CIMS requires a log in and password which can be obtained via email from

    For further information, please contact Hannah Bentley, Communications Manager – Wine Australia, tel:  8228 2027/ 0428 930 865 or via email at

Round 1:
Travel Between
1 July -31 December
Applications Close
First Friday in April
Round 2:
Travel Between
1 January -30 June
Applications Close
First Friday in October
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