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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.

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 scholarships leading to the degree of either PhD or MSc.  Up to 13 students will be 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). Information on projects currently available can be found on the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production (TC IWP) website https://www.arcwinecentre.org.au/joinus/

    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: Positions are open to both domestic and international applicants.  Applicants will need to have completed an Honours or Masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field, with at least one year of research experience, and have achieved a high level result. Applicants will also need to meet the relevant Universities eligibility conditions. Please note that students may be required to meet a minimum English language proficiency for entry.  University of Adelaide information available here.

    Stipend: Training Centre PhD and MPhil scholarships will be for a period of three or two years respectively and receive an indicative stipend of AUD$32,304 per annum.  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. Tuition fee waivers may be available for exceptional international students, who meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements. Eligibility for a tuition fee waiver will be assessed on a case by case basis.

    Enquiries: General enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to TC Manager Dr Joanna Sundstrom.

    Applying: Applicants are strongly encouraged to first discuss their eligibility and suitability for projects with the relevant project contact shown in each case on the ARC TC IWP website.  Applications for Admission and Scholarship must be submitted using the appropriate Online Application Form available at

    • University of Adelaide projects: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/admission/apply-now/
      • Domestic Applicants must apply for admission and scholarship using the online form.
      • International Applicantsmust 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: 31/12/2018
      • Domestic and International Applicants: within the Research Interests section of the online application, all applicants should clearly indicate as a first line heading the project ID(s) you wish to be considered for.
    • Charles Sturt University projects:
      Applicants must apply on-line for admission to a PhD program (http://www.csu.edu.au/research-csu/how-to-apply).  To be considered for a Training Centre scholarship at CSU, applicants should discuss how to apply with the relevant project contact shown in each case on the ARC TC IWP website.

    Closing date: Applications remain open until all projects are filled.

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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: $27,596 annum (2019 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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  • 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 offered in 2019
  • 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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  • 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: $22,500pa

    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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  • Matty Moss Mimetics Scholarship

    The Matty Moss Mimetics scholarship will be awarded as part of the 2020 Major Round. This supplementary scholarship is offered by the University of Adelaide to the top ranked applicant in that round to support a commencing full time PhD student whose project is in the area of Mimetics. Mimetics research is possible across a broad range of discipline areas, therefore candidates from all Faculties of the University are eligible for consideration.
     
    The Matty Moss Mimetics Scholarship is intended to supplement a major scholarship held by the recipient. Commencing in 2020, the scholarship will be offered once every 3 years and will provide $20,000 per annum stipend funds.
     
    Fields of Study: Mimetics

    Eligibility:

    Applicants must:

    • Be an Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or New Zealand Citizen who is acceptable as a candidate for a full time PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.
    • Hold a First Class Honours or equivalent degree in a relevant area.
    • Have been awarded a major scholarship in the University’s 2020 Major Round.
    • Be undertaking a PhD research project at the University of Adelaide in the area of Mimetics (at least 50% related)

    Selection:  Applicants whose research project is in the relevant area will be automatically considered.  Selection will be based on academic merit and research project area of the applicant.

    Stipend value:   $20,000 per annum living allowance (tax free)

    Stipend tenure:  Up to a maximum of three years (no extensions are available)

    Enquiries: Andrea Przygonski, Senior Scholarships Officer, Adelaide Graduate Centre, Ph (08) 8313 4739; Email andrea.przygonski@adelaide.edu.au

    Applying:  Applications for Admission and Scholarship are submitted using the Online Application Form

    Rules Brochure

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  • 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

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  • PhD Study in Thermal Comfort and Adaptive Behaviours in Housing in Cold and Tropical Climates

    The School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Adelaide, is seeking a qualified candidate to conduct 3-year PhD research on thermal comfort and adaptive behaviours in housing located in cold and tropical climates. The successful applicant will be supported by a Full Scholarship from The Land and Water of CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) in the amount of  $28,500.00 per annum (2019 rate) tax free for up to 3 years (indexed annually).

    The research is expected to provide evidence-based recommendations to improve relevant settings for the living and sleeping spaces in the Australian Nation-wide Home Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), including the operations of windows/doors, shading/blinds, ceiling fans, and cooling/heating/lighting.

    Applicants must hold a minimum of a Second Class Honours degree or equivalent (a Master degree in relevant areas is also eligible as long as at least 30% of the program consists of research courses and thesis). Preferred candidates are those with interests in building design, building science, energy and thermal comfort.

    To apply: Submit the application form as well as all other requirements through the Online Application Form.

    Commencement: One scholarship will be available from January 2019 for the PhD study to commence immediately or until the position is filled.

    For formal enquiries: Professor Veronica Soebarto

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  • 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 allocates a number of 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 the following priority areas for the Trust:
      • Agriculture, Aquaculture and Food Production
      • Water, Energy and Climate Change
      • Health Science and Enabling Technologies
      • 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 from the relevant Major Round will be automatically considered. Shortlisted eligible applicants will be invited to apply by the Adelaide Graduate Centre on behalf of The University. Only students who have been invited to apply will be considered for nomination as a candidate to the Playford Trust.

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  • 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: $33,596pa for up to 3 years (2019 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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  • 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:$27,596 pa (2019 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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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.

  • 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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  • 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 offered in 2019
  • 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

Not offered in 2019
  • 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 offered in 2019
  • 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.

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  • 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: $30,355 per annum (2019 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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  • 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: APA (Industry) rate: $32,512 (2018 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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  • MH and MF Joyner Scholarships Multidisciplinary
    • The FA and MF Joyner Scholarship in Law
    • The MF and MH Joyner Fine Art Scholarships
    • The MF& MH Joyner Scholarships in Sciences
    • (Note: The MF and MH Joyner Medicine Scholarships are not on offer in 2019)

    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 2018.

    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 $30,356 in 2019 (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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  • 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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  • The Emeritus Professor George Rogers AO Supplementary Scholarship

    The Scholarship will be formally named The Emeritus Professor George Rogers AO Supplementary Scholarship.

    The Scholarship will be available for award each year to students commencing a full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program at the University of Adelaide in the field of Molecular Bioscience. The scholarships is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents of Australia and is intended to supplement the major scholarship held by the recipient, subject to the terms and conditions of the major scholarship. The duration of the supplementary scholarship is for a maximum period of 3 years.

    Value: One supplementary scholarship shall be awarded annually subject to available funding, and the value of the supplementary scholarships shall be $10,000 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.

    Full Scholarship rules are available on the Emeritus Professor George Rogers Scholarship Flyer.

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  • 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.

Not being offered in 2019
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