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Postgraduate Research Scholarships

An opportunity for talented individuals to delve deep into their chosen fields of study, adding to the global body of knowledge in the many challenges of our age.

Scholarships are arranged by faculty. Within each faculty, scholarships are organised into subcategories intended to capture the basic terms and intension of the scholarship: full, supplementary/top-up, and other.

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  • AMP Tomorrow Fund Grant Program 2018

    AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – including researchers, educators and innovators.

    Now in its fifth year, this program is open to individuals of all ages, walks of life and abilities. Among the 45 Australians who shared in $1 million in AMP Tomorrow Fund grants last year were a marine biologist, a systems engineer, a neuropsychologist, a radiation oncologist, a built environment consultant and several medical researchers.

    AMP is now seeking more Australians who are working hard on a project or passion but just need a boost to take it to the next level.

    Grants of up to $100,000 can cover a range of activities, including training, travel and equipment costs, living expenses, rent and research.

    Help us to reward local talent and innovation by encouraging your colleagues and students to apply online through the AMP Tomorrow fund website between 5 April and 17 May. This website’s Tips and tools section includes FAQs and useful resources such as downloadable posters, fact sheets and a sample application.

    The site also includes profiles past recipients, known as AMP Tomorrow Makers, as well as short videos about them.

    Further information available from: 
    Emma Turnbull
    Senior Manager
    AMP Foundation
    Tel 02 9257 2053

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  • Completion Scholarships

    Completion Scholarships are supported by University of Adelaide research scholarship funding and are designed to encourage timely PhD completions.

    Eligibility: Completion Scholarships are available to Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents undertaking a PhD who have not previously been in receipt of any type of scholarship funding. In special circumstances and at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies completion scholarships may also be available to International students who have not previously been in receipt of scholarship funding.

    Nomination and Eligibility Criteria

    • A student must be nominated for a Completion Scholarship by their Principal Supervisor using the "Nomination for a Completion Scholarship" form.
    • The Faculty / School / Discipline should have adequate funds available to support the Completion Scholarship.
    • The nominated student should:
      • Be currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Adelaide OR have a lapsed candidature that can be resumed for one period of up to 6 months only
      • Not have previously been in receipt of scholarship funding
      • Have at least 6 months of research candidature tenure remaining (currently enrolled students)
      • In the opinion of the School, be able to complete their PhD within the designated term of the scholarship (up to a maximum of 6 months)
      • Have support from their Principal Supervisor

    Value: The University of Adelaide Completion Scholarships provide a living allowance for up to a maximum of 6 months at the Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS) rate (pro rata). Funds will only be given to nominated candidates who have not previously received scholarship support.

    Completion Scholarships are not to be viewed as an extension of a current scholarship and priority will be given to nominations for funding periods of less than the full 6 months.

    General Information/Conditions
    Nomination Form

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  • Conventions Adelaide Grant Awards

    Grants are now available to South Australian academic, research and professional staff to put towards an established or proposed research project or professional development opportunity of your choice.

    Value:  $7,500 

    To be eligible to win simply follow the Application Guidelines and:

    • propose an established international conference that has the potential to be held in Adelaide, South Australia
    • present a short case as to why the conference should be held in Adelaide, South Australia
    • confirm your support to work towards the opportunity to bid for the conference to be held in Adelaide in future
    • demonstrate how the grant money would be utilised should your application be successful

    Application guidelines are available from
    Nick Blight
    Adelaide Convention Bureau
    Ph: +61 8 8237 0100
    E: nick@adelaideconvention.com.au

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  • Divisional Scholarships

    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

Major and Mid-Year Rounds
  • Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund Grants

    The Endeavour Foundation Endowment Challenge Fund aims to benefit Australians with a disability, especially people with an intellectual or developmental disability.  The Fund seeks to encourage quality and innovation in the disability services sector. Grants are available for researchers and postgraduate students to undertake research into issues of key importance for the Australian disability sector.  The Fund also seeks to support people with a disability to participate in the world in which we live. Grants are available for non-profit organisations who wish to expand their current activities to include people with a disability, or deliver innovative projects that enhance social inclusion for people with a disability.

    QArt grants are available to researchers, students and non-profit organisations to undertake projects focusing on artistic expression for people with an intellectual disability.

    Applications across six award categories are invited:

    1. RESEARCH AWARD: $40,000 (for research conducted by appropriately qualified researchers)
    2. STUDENT AWARD: two awards of $5,000 each (for research conducted by higher degree students)
    3. QArt RESEARCH AWARD: $13,000 (for research conducted by appropriately qualified researchers)
    4. QArt STUDENT AWARD: one awards of $3,000 (for research conducted by higher degree students)

    Visit the Endowment Challenge Fund Websitefor more information about application guidelines, the assessment process, past award winners, and to download the appropriate application form.

    All applications to the 2016 Grants Round must be emailed to: endowment@endeavour.com.au

    Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by a letter sent on Monday 23 May 2016 with funding for approved grants commencing on Monday 13 June 2016.

     

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  • Julia Konig Bequest Award 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.

Major Round
  • George Fraser Scholarship and Constance Fraser Scholarship

    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.

Major Round
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  • Lady Barr Smith Memorial Fund For Cancer Research

    The Lady Barr Smith Memorial Fund for Cancer Research financially supports Postgraduate research candidates with a top up scholarship or with a grant to support their research work.

    Eligibility: Postgraduate research students from the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Faculty of Sciences undertaking research in the causes, prevention, treatment and relief of cancer are eligible to apply.

    Eligible candidates are invited to apply for the Lady Barr Smith Scholarship or Grant for Cancer Research.  Candidates can choose to apply for a top up scholarship or a research grant to support their research candidature.

    Funding: Lady Barr Smith Scholarship for Cancer Research:  The scholarship will be paid to the value of $11,000 per year payable as fortnightly instalments.

    Lady Barr Smith Grant for Cancer Research:  The grant is to support the research work of a PhD student with the purchase of equipment, consumables, conference attendance or travel required for the research project.  The value of a grant shall be up to $11,000 paid as a lump sum payment per year to the applicant’s relevant research project account.

    The scholarship and grant are tenable for two years in the first instance.  On application by a scholar, tenure of the scholarship may, on the recommendation of the Research Strategy Committee, be extended for a third year.

    Enquiries:
    Email the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Education team.

    Please email your application form and supporting documents to fhsresed@adelaide.edu.au by CoB on Friday 29 July 2016.

    Application is open to Postgraduate research students undertaking research in the causes, prevention, treatment and relief of cancer.

    Guidelines
    Application Form

     

Not offered in 2017
  • Mandy & Edward Yencken Postgraduate Research Scholarship Available in Health Science and Science Faculty

    A post-graduate research award, this Scholarship shall encourage and advance either clinical or basic science research into IBD in Australia.

    The applicant must:

    • Be enrolled or about to enrol in a higher research degree in Australia (MD or PhD);
    • Be an Australian citizen or hold permanent Australian resident status;
    • Have shown an ability to successfully carry out research; and
    • Outline a research proposal that specifically applies to patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

    Further details are available from the Crohn’s & Colitis Australia website.

    Enquiries:   Telephone: 1800 138 029 (option 0) or Email: ceo@crohnsandcolitis.com.au

    Please note that applications require signing by the Adelaide Graduate Centre prior to submission to the Foundation:

    Health Sciences applicants: 
    Rachel Harvey
    Senior Scholarships Officer
    Adelaide Graduate Centre
    8313 5420

    Sciences applicants:
    Andrea Przygonski
    Senior Scholarships Officer
    Adelaide Graduate Centre
    8313 4739

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  • Master of Philosophy ( No Honours)

    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

Major and Mid Year Round
  • MH and MF Joyner Scholarships
    • 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

Major Round
  • 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: http://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/fellowships-and-scholarships/japan-and-asia-study-grants

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  • Orthopaedics and Biomechanics PhD Scholarships

    We have two exciting projects available for PhD in orthopaedics and biomechanics with fully funded scholarships for domestic applicants. Specifically, the projects will investigate the management of extra-capsular neck of femur fractures (inter-trochanteric fractures), tibial shaft fractures, and humerus shaft fractures.

    These projects will use gait analysis and wearable accelerometry to quantify musculoskeletal loading and physical activity patterns in patients enrolled in large randomised controlled trials.

    The first project will investigate neck of femur fractures only, the second project will investigate tibial and humeral shaft fractures. These projects may require collaboration with health economists where appropriate to investigate the value for money of the interventions tested. The projects will be supervised by Associate Professor Dominic Thewlis (Biomechanics) and Associate Professor Mark Rickman (Orthopaedic Surgery). We are looking for outstanding candidates with a background in engineering, biomechanics, human movement sciences, or orthopaedics. The scholarships are available to start immediately.

    Value: $30,000 per annum for up to three years
    Commencement: 2018

    Enquiries:
    Dominic Thewlis, PhD. NHMRC R.D. Wright Fellow & Associate Professor

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  • 2018 Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship

    The Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship gives scholars the opportunity to work alongside specialist researchers in the Parliamentary Library in Canberra for a period of six weeks (January-February 2018) to produce a report on a topic of relevance to the Library’s research program.  Details of Research Topics are included in the application kit. (could you please attach it and the flyer, Libs)

    This opportunity will interest students with expertise in public policy, the environment, natural resources, foreign affairs, social policy, law, statistics, and economics. The Parliamentary Library is a unique research environment and the scholarships allow scholars to understand and work within this important national institution.

    Honorarium of $1800 will be paid upon successful completion of the scholarship.

    Applications should be emailed to parliamentary.librarian@aph.gov.au

    Further details are available from:

    Dr Fiona Allen
    02 6277 2721

    Ms Sue Johnson
    02 6277 2480

    Application Kit
    Flyer
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  • Postgraduate Research Scholarship - Culturally appropriate end of life care within Indigenous Communities Faculty of Health Sciences and Arts

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree PhD in the School of Public Health

    The scholarship is supported by The University of Adelaide and the Northern Communities Health Foundation.

    Field of Study: We are hoping to find an Indigenous student who wants to join a team of researchers committed to improving the care that all Australians, regardless of cultural background, receive at the end of life. Both policy and practice in this area tend to target those from dominant cultural groups—the well, wealthy, and white—but all Australians are affected by these guidelines and many don’t get the care they want or need. Indigenous Australians have particular preferences and needs when seriously ill and have told us that these are often not met.

    As part of this research team, you will work closely with community to learn values, preferences, and current practices around finding out what Indigenous Australians want, and get, at the end of life. This will help those making policies and those providing care to work with communities and individuals so that these policies and practices will better reflect Indigenous values and preferences. It will also provide policy makers with an example of how to better work with Indigenous Australians so that sensitive policy and practice is more culturally appropriate.

    If you work on this project, you’ll be meeting with community in small groups or individually, and talking about what they want, what they think, and what they have experienced in end of life care, and what they think should be done differently. To make sure we get it right, these talks will be recorded, so you can find similarities and differences amongst community.

    This project is part of a larger study, funded by an NHMRC Partnership Grant (APP113340: Investigating the inclusion of vulnerable populations in Advance Care Planning: Developing complex and sensitive public policy) in partnership with:

    • Aged and Community Services Australia
    • Dementia Australia SA
    • SA Health
    • Law Society of Australia
    • Modbury Hospital Foundation
    • Multicultural Communities Council of SA
    • Northern Adelaide Local Health Network
    • Northern Health Network
    • Northern Communities Health Foundation
    • Palliative Care SA

    There is a generous scholarship that goes along with the project. If you are an Indigenous student with a degree (or soon to have a degree) in the social sciences, public health, psychology, ethics, philosophy, or any other relevant disciple, we invite you to get in touch with us to learn more.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders, and acceptable as candidates for a post-graduate degree at the University of Adelaide. Stipend: The scholarship will be for 2 years (for a Masters degree) or 3 years (for a PhD, with a possible extension of 6 months) and is set at $42,682 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries:
    Jaklin Eliott
    School of Public Health
    Tel (08) 8313 3855

    Or:
    Terry Dunbar
    Faculty Office FHMS
    Tel (08) 8313 6877

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Higher Degree by Research Online Application Form.

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Jaklin Eliott with “End of life care within Australian Indigenous Communities Application” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing Scholarships with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • The Road Home 2018 Grant Round

    For the first time, this grant round includes multi-year grants that are open to researchers across Australia to come to Adelaide and conduct their research at the Australian Centre of Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress, co-located with the Jamie Larcombe Centre.

    The following grants are available to researchers across Australia:

    • The Colonel (Rtd) Susan Neuhaus CSC Fellowship
      50,000 per annum over two years
    • The Air-Vice Marshal Brent Espeland Memorial Fellowship
      $50,000 per annum over three years
    • The Road Home Project Grant
      $50,000 for one year

    These grants are available to research projects into the health and wellbeing of veterans, emergency service personnel and their families incorporating issues such as Post Traumatic Stress.

    The following grant is also available to researchers who work at a Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) site:

    • The Prabha Seshadri Grant
      $60,000 for one year

    The Road Home 2018 Grant Round is now open for Expression of Interest Applications, closing on Friday 25 May 2018.

    All application guidelines and forms are available from The Road Home website.

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  • University of Adelaide and Equal Opportunity Commission Industry PhD Scholarships

    The University of Adelaide and the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission are offering an outstanding opportunity for up to up to five PhD students in 2018.

    A unique internship and industry experience opportunity, along with a stipend scholarship will be offered to encourage aspiring PhD students with a strong academic track record in psychology, law, economics, social science, business, management or other disciplines, to undertake research in areas that could enhance human rights and equal opportunity in our State (and beyond).

    The SA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Dr Niki Vincent, who was awarded University Medals for both her Honours and PhD in Psychology, is offering external supervision for up to five students, along with the opportunity for them to spend a day per week working on their research from a desk in the Commission’s office (Adelaide) where they can interact with diverse team members who have degrees and practical experience in Law, Psychology, Social Work, Public Policy, Mediation, Policing and Adult Education. Students will also be able to arrange one-on-one meetings with the Commissioner on a fortnightly basis.

    Specified research topics include:

    Law

    • Identifying and examining the options for Alternative Dispute Resolution Processes for the Equal Opportunity Commission of South Australia.
    • Effective implementation of equal opportunity laws, policies and practices.
    • The impact of equal opportunity and human rights laws on human rights perspectives and cultural norms.

    Enquiries regarding research topic and supervision in Law -
    Dr Sylvia Villios

    Psychology

    • Men taking up flexible work – what are the personal, organisational and cultural factors that impact this?
    • Age discrimination in employment: prevalence, impact (personal, community, economic) and case studies of successful intervention.
    • What is the gender pay gap in SMEs across Australia and how can we address this?
    • The impact of media, advertising, film, songs, and other forms of social communication/popular culture on gender inequality/violence against women.
    • Shifting consciousness in relation to equal opportunity in (family-run) organizations and how leadership in diversity can be mobilized to create cultural change.
    • The effects of workplace diversity (gender/racial/LGBTIQ) on the co-created service experience.

    Enquiries regarding research topic and supervision in Psychology - Professor Paul Delfabbro

    Marketing and Management

    • Domestic violence/ Intimate-partner violence and how workplaces accommodate people (most often women) who are affected by these circumstances.
    • Beyond maternity and paternity: Balancing parenting and workplace needs in situations where there are competing family commitments (e.g., employees having to look after elderly parents or children with ongoing complex needs/ disabilities.)
    • Mental health in the workplace:  How well are mental health vs. physical health needs accommodated by work-places.
    • Barriers for effective employment/workplace relations for Aboriginal employees or employees from culturally diverse backgrounds.
    • Gender and culture - balancing diversity:  how does one deal with situations where cultural and religious beliefs about gender / rights of children seem to be in conflict (e.g., how does one balance respect for cultural / religious and beliefs about modern gender roles)?

    Enquiries regarding research topic and supervision in Marketing and Management - Associate Professor Jodie Conduit

    Stipend: RTPS equivalent stipend ($27,082 per annum in 2018, tax free)

    Benefits: 

    • Supervision team includes the SA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity, Dr Niki Vincent.
    • Fortnightly one-on-one meetings with the SA Commissioner for Equal Opportunity.
    • Opportunity to study for one day per week in the SA Equal Opportunity Commission’s office.
    • Additional six months of stipend tenure (3.5 instead of the usual 3 years).

    Tenure: Up to four years (3.5 years with a possible six month extension).

    Eligibility: Commencing PhD candidature at The University of Adelaide in 2018, in one of the specified research topics.

    Selection: Applications will be assessed according to research priority and academic merit. An interview (in person / online) may be required for selection.

    To apply: 

    1. Send completed 'Expression of Interest' form to: scholarships@adelaide.edu.au
    2. A apply for admission and scholarship at The University of Adelaide before the closing date of the relevant round:
      - Domestic students: Major Round 2018 (closes 31 October 2017)
      - International students: Round 1 2018 (closes 31 August 2017)

    How to apply for admission and/or scholarship at the University of Adelaide: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/admission/

    Enquiries:  scholarships@adelaide.edu.au

    Review the Conditions of Award

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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: $33,082pa 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

Major Round
  • 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 annual (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.

Major Round
  • Upgrade to PhD Scholarship

    Students who enter through the Master of Philosophy (No Honours) pathway and intend to upgrade to PhD (after the qualifying period of 18 months) may be considered for this Scholarship by Nomination from their Principal Supervisor and Head of School.

    Please note:  Applications will not be accepted directly from students

    The Scholarship is intended to provide funding support for the remainder of the student’s candidature, to a maximum of 18 months and is available to students who entered through the Master of Philosophy (No Honours) pathway, have not been in receipt of any form of Scholarship funding and are upgrading to PhD.  Conditions will be equivalent to that of the RTPS.

    Value: $26,682pa (in 2017)

    Current status: Open (consideration by Nomination from Principal Supervisor and head of school only).

    Please note: Applications will not be accepted directly from students.

    Conditions
    Nomination Form
    Completion Plan

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  • Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

    Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship

    Do you have the drive to make a difference?

    Whether your focus is Asia, new technology or social change we're offering postgraduate study for talented individuals at Australia's leading universities. Scholars will be exceptional people, chosen for their potential to make a difference to Australia's future in one of our three focus areas:

    • Technology and innovation
    • Strengthening Australia-Asia ties
    • Enabling positive social change.

    Valued at up to $120,000 over 2-3 years, scholarships will be awarded annually for research or coursework studies at graduate level.

    Further information including eligibility criteria can be found on the Westpac website

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Multidisciplinary - Supplementary/Top-up HDR Scholarships /Industry Internships
  • Australian Eggs Graduate Students Scholarships

    Australian Eggs is currently offering a limited number of top-up scholarships for higher degree research students. The scholarships can be up to the value of $20,000 at the discretion of Australian Eggs and will be based on the merit of the application.

    These scholarships are available for a limited time only. Applications should be submitted on the application form and emailed to Australian Eggs by close of business on the 5th June 2018.

    Application Form

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  • Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship The University of Adelaide Library

    The University Library is inviting applications for the 2018 Bill Cowan Barr Smith Library Fellowship.

    This Fellowship was established by the Cowan Grant to provide financial assistance towards study for postgraduate degrees by research, using the collections of the Barr Smith Library. The maximum value of the Fellowship will be $13,000

    Previous Fellows include Dana Rehn, for her fascinating work in the field of early modern European esoteric art with a focus on the representation of the ‘Other’, which explores themes of human-animal hybridity and transformation. Find out more about Dana’s research.

    Further information and the application form can be found on the Fellowship web page.

    Applications open on the 25 October 2017 and close on the 20 December 2017.

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  • Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia

    The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia provides opportunities for 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students to undertake study, training and internships in South Australia. The scholarships will be offered through two application rounds and are provided in alignment with industries in which there are growth opportunities and skills needs. Eligible programs of study include certificate III through to PhD level.

    Further information about the Program is available through the Scholarship Support Contractor, Scope Global, by Phone (08) 8364 8572, via email SAScholarships@scopeglobal.com or via the Program website.

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  • Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship

    The Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks to free them from other forms of employment and allow them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis.

    For students who do not hold another scholarship, it pays a stipend of $1,000 per fortnight for six fortnights ($6,000 in total), tax free. For students who do hold another scholarship, it pays a stipend of $600 per fortnight for six fortnights ($3,600 in total), tax free.

    Students must be enrolled full time in a research degree (Masters or PhD) at an Australian university. Part-time students are eligible to apply for the scholarship only in circumstances where the applicant is able to demonstrate heavy carer commitments or a medical condition that precludes them from studying full time. Students may be either internal or external students. Both international and domestic students are eligible to apply.

    Applications will open on 1 January and close on 30 June each year. The scholarship will be awarded prior to 31 July each year. The successful applicant can specify a start date for the scholarship that is any time within the following 12 months.

    For more information on the scholarship, please visit

    http://www.eliteediting.com.au/scholarship.aspx

    The application form must be completed online:

    http://www.eliteediting.com.au/scholarship-application-form.aspx. (Applications will not be accepted by email or post.)

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  • Federal Government's Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

    Students from regional and remote areas can now apply for scholarships valued at up to $18,000 to undertake STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) studies, including in agriculture and health fields.

    The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships supports students for up to four years (or the part-time equivalent) with the costs of studying a Certificate IV to a PhD level course.  The scholarships support flexible study and include part-time and online students.

    Students may receive a further $500 to support an internship.

    Further information including how to apply can be found on the Education Department website

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  • Fraser Mustard Centre PhD top-up Scholarship 2017

    Fraser Mustard Centre, a research collaboration between the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) and the Telethon Kids Institute named in recognition of Dr Fraser Mustard's contribution to child development in South Australia, is offering one 3 year PhD Top-Up Scholarship, valued at $12,000 pa (consisting of an $8,000 pa stipend and $4,000 pa in research support) to an outstanding student who is passionate about improving developmental, health, and educational outcomes for children and young people.

    The successful PhD candidate will be co-supervised by the Telethon Kids Institute and they will be expected to spend some of their time at the centre working on their PhD.  The following are areas of interest, but all topics will be considered:

    • The impact of home language environment on development
    • Measurement of student wellbeing and engagement in South Australian schools (Positive Education/Psychology)
    • Longitudinal analyses of developmental/educational trajectories utilising linked administrative data sets

    See flyer for further information

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  • Gowrie Scholarship Trust Fund

    In accordance with the Trust Deed, Gowrie Scholarships will be awarded to members of the Forces and children of members of the Forces, including, in the discretion of the Trustees, grandchildren or other lineal descendants of such members.

    Applicants must be Australian Citizens, and be eligible to be considered for admission to a PhD at the University of Adelaide. The scholarship will be open to any Australian citizen but preference will be given to past and present members of the Australian Armed Forces and their lineal descendants with special consideration being given to a lineal descendant of a member of the Australian Armed Forces who died or has died as a result of any occurrence which happened during his or her period of enlistment while serving in the Second World War, subsequent wars or on non-warlike operations (such as peacekeeping or humanitarian operations).

    Application and Conditions of Award

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  • Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Supplementary Scholarships 2018

    Top-up scholarships are $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years only to augment an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent competitive scholarship.

    Applications are invited for PhD Research Scholarships in the areas of Healthy Development: disciplines include, but are not restricted to, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, demography, dentistry, economics, education, endocrinology, epidemiology, ethics, genetics, indigenous health, law, nutrition, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, pharmacology, physiology, politics, psychiatry, psychology, public health and sociology.

    Preference will be given to projects with a multidisciplinary focus and that enhance more than one discipline within the research topic.

    Applications are invited from domestic and international students who are commencing a PhD in 2018 (commencing their PhD between January - March). Applicants should be eligible to enrol or be currently enrolled at either the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia or Flinders University in 2018, in addition applicants must satisfy each of the following criteria.

    • Applicants must hold a first class Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the chosen field of study
    • Applicants hold an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent competitive postgraduate scholarship
    • Applicants must have a HDA member as their primary/principal supervisor
    • Research projects must be aligned with the Healthy Development theme

    Conditions of Funding

    Successful HDA Scholars will be required to partake in the HDA Research Training Program during their candidature. The program consists of a 20 hour practicum placement, mentoring component, and attending HDA events.

    Annual renewal of top-up funding will also be subject to meeting your University postgraduate requirements, and subject to funding availability from the Channel 7 Children’s research Foundation.

    Please submit the following documents by 5.00pm Thursday 18 January 2018 to:
    Healthy Development Adelaide, Anne Jurisevic at anne.jurisevic@adelaide.edu.au

    • Completed HDA Application (both in pdf and doc format in font Arial 12)
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent competitive scholarship awarded
    • Academic transcript

    Further information on how to apply see Information Sheet.

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  • Ian Wilson Liberal Research Scholarship Category A

    The Ian Wilson Liberal Supplementary Scholarship is available to postgraduate research students who are already in receipt of a major award.

    It is valued at $5,000 per annum for up to three years.

    The scholarship is open to applicants undertaking research which will lead to sound analysis and conclusions for reform capable of practical application and advocacy in Australia, in the fields of:

    • social policy, including policy relating to:
      • social security and welfare payments and income support schemes;
      • taxation; and
      • superannuation and other forms of retirement income provision;
    • education and health as they affect individual and family well being;
    • jurisprudence, constitutional law and Commonwealth-State relations;
    • environment;
    • heritage;
    • the arts; and
    • indigenous affairs.

    Value: $5,000 per annum for up to three years

    To apply: Complete the Application Form and read the Rules.

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  • Walter and Dorothy Duncan Trust

    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 studentcare@adelaide.edu.au 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 (studentcare@adelaide.edu.au or 8313 5430) with any queries.

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  • Charles Hawker Scholarship

    The C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship is one of the most generous privately funded scholarships available to undergraduate and post-graduate students in Australia. Each residential scholarship is valued at up to $45,000 over 3 years. Information about the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship and an application form are available at www.hawkerscholarship.org or by contacting the secretary to the Trustees in Adelaide on 08 8127 1654.

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  • Hugh Martin Weir Prize

    The University Library is very pleased to invite applications for the 2018 Hugh Martin Weir Prize.

    The Prize honours the memory of Lieutenant Hugh Martin Weir (1915 – 2004) and his fellow prisoners of war. It is designed to encourage study and research, including the use of the Barr Smith Library collections, into any aspect of Australia’s involvement in any war, or the treatment of prisoners of war in any conflict, including the impact on those persons involved, their families, and/or their communities.

    The Prize is open to University of Adelaide students who are enrolled in an Honours thesis program or a postgraduate program by coursework or by research, either commencing or already in progress. Postdoctoral researchers are eligible to apply within three years of a doctoral award.

    The maximum value of the Prize will be $2,000, which can be put towards the costs of travel and accommodation, books, printing, inter-library loans, copying and publication or other agreed purposes.

    More information and an application form are available on the website.

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Arts

Higher Degree by Research Scholarships: Full | Supplementary | Other

ARTS - Full HDR Scholarships
  • AFUW-SA Trish Ryan Bursary

    The aim of this bursary is to assist mature-aged women returning to study in a history related field, enrolled at a South Australian university.

    Further details available from AFUWSA Bursaries Website.

    Applications must be submitted by post to the address indicated on the website. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

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  • Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    The 2018 Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship round is now open. The Scholarship, valued at up to $25,000, provides financial support for a woman to undertake an investigation of social problems and/or a study in the field of social science in Australia and overseas. The research must be relevant to social conditions in South Australia and capable of being applied for the benefit of the State.

    Past recipients have researched social issues including: Increasing access to public libraries for children with special needs and their families; accommodation and facilities for mothers and babies in prisons; drink spiking; barriers to university entrance and anorexia nervosa.

    Women aged between 20 and 35 who live in South Australia are eligible to apply. The research project must involve research both in Australia and overseas.

    If you are interested in applying, further information and the online application form is available online Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    The Catherine Helen Spence Committee is also planning an Information Session for prospective scholarship applicants in June. To register your interest in attending please email Veronkia Petrof.

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  • C M Mountford Bequest PhD Scholarship

    Discipline of Anthropology

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in Anthropology.

    The scholarship is supported by CM Mountford Bequest.

    Field of Study: Anthropology of Indigenous Peoples of Australia.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree in Anthropology at the University of Adelaide.

    Value: The scholarship will be for the period four years and has a stipend of $24,000 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries: Dr Susan Hemer
    Discipline of Anthropology and Development Studies
    http://www.hss.adelaide.edu.au/anthropology/

    To apply: Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Susan Hemer with 'C M Mountford Bequest PhD Scholarship' in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • E W Benham Research Scholarships

    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.

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  • John Holliday Student Conservation Award

    The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ John Holliday Student Conservation Award aims to encourage post-graduate students to share their research findings on topics of interest to the Department.

    The award is open to post-graduate students who were enrolled at an Australian university during the year of award and who undertook fisheries-orientated research work in NSW. To be considered, the applicant must have completed, or be completing, research/studies relevant to the award program and administered through an Australian university.

    Further details are available from the DPI Fisheries website.

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  • National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships

    These scholarships are open to PhD students in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts.  Five scholarships are on offer for a six week funded residency at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, to intensively use the collections of the National Library for PhD research over January-February 2018.

    Fellowship benefits:

    • 6 weeks' intensive research at the Library during January and February 2018
    • shared accommodation at University House at the Australian National University
    • travel to and from Canberra (conditions apply)
    • an honorarium of $300 per week
    • special access to collections, office facilities and staff expertise

    Eligibility:

    • Open to Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia
    • Applicants who are currently undertaking a PhD
    • As a condition of the donors, these scholarships support younger Australian scholars, with an age limit of 30 and under.

    Further details available from: http://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/fellowships-and-scholarships/summer-scholarships

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  • Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship

    The fellowship is available to assist an Honours, Masters or PhD student who is interested in studying any of the collections held in the Fryer Library, University of Queensland, to support their studies.  The Library holds architecture, Australian art, Australian theatre, Australian literature, music and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collections.

    Value: $2,500 available to go towards their travel and accommodation costs.

    Further information on Fryer Library’s manuscript collections is available on the Fryer Website

    Enquiries: Erin Pearl, Advancement Manager
    Tel: 07 336 53483

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ARTS - Supplementary/Top-up HDR Scholarships
  • LF and D Denholm Scholarship

    The LF and D Denholm Scholarship has been established through a generous gift by Mrs Decie Denholm, made in memory of her late husband Lawrence Forbes and the life they made together.

    The top-up scholarship is open to full-time postgraduate research students in the field of European (including British) History

    Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled, or seeking to enrol, in a research higher degree at the University of Adelaide. The successful applicant will be selected by the University on the grounds of his or her academic merit and research potential.

    Value: $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years

    Enquiries: should be directed to the School of Humanities.

    To apply: Complete the LF and D Denholm
    Application Form
    Referee Report Form

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  • Wentworth Group Science Programme Scholarship

    The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists is offering scholarships to Australian postgraduate students to assist them in bridging the gap between science and public policy.

    Since its inception in 2002, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists has been active in advancing solutions to secure the long term health of Australia’s environment.

    Comprised of eminent scientists and thinkers, the Group has three core objectives:

    • Driving innovation in the management of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity;
    • Engaging business, community and political leaders in a dialogue to find and implement solutions to the challenge of environmental stewardship facing the future of Australian society; and
    • Building capacity by mentoring and supporting young natural resources scientists and resource economists to develop their skills and understanding of public policy.

    These scholarships are intended to inspire and motivate. Students studying science, economics, geography, philosophy, law and/or engineering (especially those majoring in environmental science/studies/management/law or ecology) are encouraged to apply.

    The scholarship funds will cover participation at a Wentworth Group Master Class in May 2017.

    Note – the scholarship cannot be used as a stipend

    We are seeking students committed to advancing solutions that will secure the long term health of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity.

    Application forms
    For further details, please email admin@wentworthgroup.org

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Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Higher Degree by Research Scholarships: Full | Supplementary/Top-up | Other

ECMS - Full HDR Scholarships
  • Applied Mathematics PhD Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the School of Mathematical Sciences

    The scholarship is supported by the University of Adelaide

    Field of Study: Theory of wave propagation in nonlinear acoustic metamaterials: In this project, you will conduct a theoretical study of acoustic metamaterials (AMMs) for applications in effective sound insulation. AMMs are composite materials, constructed from repeating micro-structural (sub-wavelength) elements, in which the properties of the elements and their arrangement are tuned to produce a desired macro-structural property — in this case, to prevent sound from propagating. The focus of the project will be on chain models of AMMs, with the simplest variant being the classic mass–spring chain system. We aim to use nonlinearity in the continuum limit to control sound propagation over much wider acoustic ranges than currently possible. This involves study of modulation instability in KdV/ Schrödinger-type systems.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the University of Adelaide.

    Stipend:  The scholarship will be for 3 years and has a stipend of $27,082 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries: Dr Luke Bennetts, School of Mathematical Sciences Tel (08) 83133143

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

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Luke Bennetts with 'Application for Applied Mathematics PhD Scholarship' in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing Scholarships with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Data to Decisions CRC Postgraduate Research Scholarships

    Expressions of Interest for the Data to Decisions CRC PhD Research Scholarships are invited from outstanding students to undertake PhD studies with the Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC).

    D2D CRC PhD Research Scholarships have been established to encourage outstanding PhD students to undertake research programs in various areas.

    Full details available at : D2D CRC website

    The D2D CRC will develop new PhD trained data scientists and socio-legal policy specialists to meet the Big Data challenge for Australian Industry and Government and be industry job ready at their completion.

    Further information including eligibility criteria, scholarship benefits and details of how to apply can be found on the D2D CRC website or by contacting:


    Megan Prideaux
    Education & Training Manager
    Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre
    Tel: 08 83028984
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  • Data 61 PhD Scholarships

    The Data61 Top-up Scholarship, which provides additional support to candidates who are in receipt of a government funded, university funded or other third-party funded scholarship.

    Quick Eligibility Checklist:

    • You hold an Australian bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours or an equivalent international degree. “First class equivalency” will be determined by the Data61 Scholarship Committee in consultation with the university supervisor but may be determined by:
      • Completion of a research project
      • Number and quality of publications, including the percentage the candidate has contributed to a publication
      • Work experience in a field relevant to the research
      • Other degrees with a strong research component
    • You have applied for admission, have been admitted, or have enrolled into a Research Doctorate (PhD) degree program at an Australian university which is signatory to the Data61 University Collaboration Agreement (DUCA).
    • You have or will apply for the relevant university or government scholarships at the same time as applying for the Data61 scholarship award. 
    • You have support from a D61-employed researcher (who will act as a member of your supervisory panel).
    • The research you undertake will be aligned with Data61’s research programs or business development teams and supervisory capabilities.
    • You agree to enrol in full-time study throughout your candidature.
    • You agree to assign intellectual property developed within the PhD project to Data61 through signing the Data61 Student Scholarship Agreement (SSA).
    • You do not hold a PhD

    Details relating to the above scholarships are currently available from the Data 61 website.

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  • Materials Development for Solar-Driven Production of Fuels and Chemicals PhD Scholarship - School of Chemical Engineering

    Applications are invited for two scholarships leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Chemical Engineering.  

    The scholarships are supported by Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship to Professor Shizhang Qiao, Solar-driven sustainable production of fuels and chemicals

    Field of Study:
    The PhDs are to undertake research on the production of fuels and chemicals using abundant sources like water, carbon dioxide and sunlight by an integrated reaction system. Through understanding molecular design principles and material engineering, this project expects to develop a range of novel electrocatalysts featuring high activity, efficiency, selectivity and stability for carbon dioxide reduction and hydrogen evolution reactions.

    Eligibility:
    The projects are open to Australian Citizens, permanent residents of Australia, and international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.

    Applicants require a background in, and should hold or be about to complete an Honours or Masters degree in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry, or a closely related subject area. A Class 1 Honours degree, or a Distinction or higher for a Masters degree with a significant research component, are highly desirable. Equivalent international qualifications will be considered.

    Stipend:
    The scholarship for each project will be for 3 years with a stipend of $26,682 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries:
    Dr Yan Jiao, School of Chemical Engineering, Tel (08) 83135981, or Email (preferred).

    Applying:
    Application for Admission (domestic applicants) must be submitted using the Domestic Online Application Form.

    Application for Admission (international applicants) must be submitted using the International Online Application Form.

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Yan Jiao, (yan.jiao@adelaide.edu.au) with “Application for PhD Scholarship in solar fuel generation” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing Scholarships with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Mathematical Modelling of Biochemical Sensor Fabrication PhD Scholarship - School of Mathematical Sciences

    Applications are invited for two scholarships leading to the degree of PhD in the School of Mathematical Sciences.

    The scholarships are supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship to Associate Professor Yvonne Stokes,Mathematics the key to modern glass and polymer fibre technology”.

    Field of Study: The PhDs are to undertake research on the fluid mechanics and heat transfer seen in fabrication of components for biochemical whispering gallery resonator sensors. Specifically, the projects are

    1. Unsteady capillary stretching for microstructured tapers.
    2. Micro-bubble and micro-bottle blowing in a fibre for whispering gallery resonator sensors.

    Eligibility: The projects are open to Australian Citizens, permanent residents of Australia and international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.

    Applicants require a background in, and should hold or be about to complete an Honours or Masters degree in, applied mathematics or a closely related subject area such as physics or engineering. A Class 1 Honours degree, or a Distinction or higher for a Masters degree with a significant research component, are highly desirable. Equivalent international qualifications will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of theoretical fluid mechanics.

    Stipend: The scholarship for each project will be for 3 years with a stipend of $26,682 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. Tuition fees will also be covered.

    Enquiries: Yvonne Stokes, School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel (08) 831 34808,  or Email (preferred) Yvonne Stokes.

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

    Please also email a summary of your application for admission to Yvonne Stokes, with "Application for PhD scholarship in mathematical modelling" in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing Scholarships with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • PhD Scholarship School of Mathematical Sciences

    Work type: 2 Fixed term PhD scholarships - Full-time, up to 3 years

    Location: Adelaide, Australia

    Categories: Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences

    • Prestigious international university
    • ARC-funded project entitled ‘Advances in Index Theory

    The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing. University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement.

    Pure Mathematics received the top ranking of 5 in ERA 2015, make it one of the premier departments in the country. It hosts the Institute for Geometry and its Applications, (http://www.iga.adelaide.edu.au/) which is extremely active at organising workshops, lecture series and instructional schools that benefit HDR students and other staff.

    Research topics include (but are not limited to): Index theory of elliptic operators; geometric analysis, positive scalar curvature; mathematical gauge theory; mathematics of String Theory; mathematics of condensed matter physics.

    Benefits
    These include: * A PhD scholarship of $27,082/- per annum (2018 rate) for 3 years, available from March 1st 2018. *Full coverage of PhD tuition fees (if applicable)

    Application
    Applicants should hold a first class Honours or a Masters degree in pure mathematics or mathematical physics. Equivalent international qualifications will be considered.

    Domestic applicants should apply for admission via the Domestic online application form. Please email a summary of your application for admission to Elder Professor Mathai with "Application for advances in Index Theory PhD Scholarship" in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with Request for application summary in the subject heading.

    International applicants should apply for admission via the International online application form.

    If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Elder Professor Mathai Varghese.

    Closing date: This position will be open until filled.

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal
    and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirem

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  • Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing Scholarship School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering.

    The scholarship is supported by the Premier Research Industry Funds Research Consortia Program ‘Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing”

    Field of Study: Spatio-temporal modelling and prediction of ore grades
    The successful applicant will work in the general topic area of sensing and quantifying the variability with time of mill feed and/or run of mine ore using existing production data, direct sampling and sampling of material on conveyor belts by automatic sensing devices. The specific project for this PhD position is to construct and integrate models of grade variability in the ore being delivered to a mill and from these models to predict feed grades, quantify the uncertainties of the predicted grades, and quantify the potential for ore sorting to increase the value of ore delivered to the mill.

    Eligibility: Applicants may be either domestic or International students and must be acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.

    Stipend:  The scholarship will be for a period of 3 years from April 2018 and has a stipend of $32,512 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries:
    Professor Peter Dowd
    School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
    The University of Adelaide
    Tel (08) 83134543

    Applying: Domestic students – An application for admission must be submitted using the Domestic Online Application Form.

    International students – An application for admission must be submitted using the International Online Application Form.

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Professor Peter Dowd with “Application for PRIF RCP ‘Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing’ PhD Scholarship” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing Scholarships with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

     

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  • Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing Scholarship School of Mechanical Engineering

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Mechanical Engineering.

    The scholarship is supported by the Premier Research Industry Funds Research Consortia Program ‘Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing”

    Field of Study: Acoustic and vibration sensing in grinding circuits for mineral processing. The objective is to determine appropriate acoustic and vibration sensors that can be used to conduct real-time monitoring of the volumetric load in a grinding mill and a cyclone. This will involve numerical modelling and experimental testing. This new technique would enable operators to select appropriate feed rates of processing equipment, thereby providing optimal throughput and prevent the clogging of processing equipment that causes downtime.

    Eligibility: Applicants may be either domestic or International students and must be acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.

    Stipend:  The scholarship will be for a period of 3 years from April 2018 and has a stipend of $32,512 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries: Professor Carl Howard
    School of Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
    The University of Adelaide
    Tel (08) 83133469

    Applying: Domestic students – An application for admission must be submitted using the Domestic Online Application Form.

    International students – An application for admission must be submitted using the International Online Application Form.

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Professor Carl Howard with “Application for PRIF RCP ‘Unlocking Complex Resources through Lean Processing’ PhD Scholarship” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing Scholarships with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

     

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ECMS - Supplementary/Top-up HDR Scholarships
  • Automatic Classification of Targets in High Resolution Radar Imagery Top-up Scholarship

    The research will be focussed on the development of new advances in machine learning to improve the ability of the classification system to distinguish between different objects. A good classification system has the potential to greatly ease the operator’s workload in a maritime patrol aircraft, particularly when there are a large number of ship targets in the surveillance region. The Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) has an existing research program in this area, and is looking for ways to improve the performance of their system. Potential research directions include:

    • Machine learning techniques with relatively small amounts of data,
    • Matching of radar imagery against templates derived from CAD models Methods for combining different classifiers or their outputs.
    • Use of metadata or contextual information.

    Support: By working with DST Group, there will be access to real ship imagery to develop ideas and a copy of the existing classifier software as a baseline to evaluate the performance of any newly developed classification schemes.

    We offer a $5K top-up for 3 years plus up to $10k for travel support. Applicant would need to be an Australian citizen.

    Enquiries:
    Dr Brian Ng
    School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    Tel (08) 8313 5054

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  • CSIRO Postgraduate Supplementary Scholarship

    Open to PhD students who hold or expect to hold a First Class Honours or equivalent. Students must also expect to receive an Research Training Program Scholarship or equivalent scholarship commencing in 2018. Full Scholarships may be available in certain circumstances.

    Further information and applications available from the CSIRO website.

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  • Data 61 PhD Scholarships

    The Data61 Top-up Scholarship, which provides additional support to candidates who are in receipt of a government funded, university funded or other third-party funded scholarship.

    Quick Eligibility Checklist:

    • You hold an Australian bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours or an equivalent international degree. “First class equivalency” will be determined by the Data61 Scholarship Committee in consultation with the university supervisor but may be determined by:
      • Completion of a research project
      • Number and quality of publications, including the percentage the candidate has contributed to a publication
      • Work experience in a field relevant to the research
      • Other degrees with a strong research component
    • You have applied for admission, have been admitted, or have enrolled into a Research Doctorate (PhD) degree program at an Australian university which is signatory to the Data61 University Collaboration Agreement (DUCA).
    • You have or will apply for the relevant university or government scholarships at the same time as applying for the Data61 scholarship award. 
    • You have support from a D61-employed researcher (who will act as a member of your supervisory panel).
    • The research you undertake will be aligned with Data61’s research programs or business development teams and supervisory capabilities.
    • You agree to enrol in full-time study throughout your candidature.
    • You agree to assign intellectual property developed within the PhD project to Data61 through signing the Data61 Student Scholarship Agreement (SSA).
    • You do not hold a PhD

    Details relating to the above scholarships are currently available from the Data 61 website.

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  • The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund Research Supplementary Scholarships

    Encouraging scientific study, research and education in disciplines related to aeronautics and aerospace technology.

    In 1986 Lady (Anita) Smith, widow of Sir Keith Smith, bequeathed her entire estate to the establishment of the Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund and directed that the income of the Fund be applied in perpetuity for "advancement in the State of South Australia of the science of aeronautics and of education therein".

    Lady Smith recognised the need to stimulate local knowledge and innovation in aerospace technology. Her vision encompassed "each and every aspect of all means of human conveyance or transportation through the air and inner and outer space".

    Australian Executor Trustees is the Trustee of the Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund. A specialist Advisory Committee provides continuing guidance to the Trustee to ensure that the objectives of the Fund are being achieved. The Trustee undertakes exclusive or joint funding of:

    • Appropriate education or research programmes in approved tertiary institutions
    • Scholarships or fellowships for approved research
    • Sponsorship funds for activities which promote aerospace technology and education

    Value: The value and tenure of each award is determined by the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Fund Advisory Committee. Awards up to $5,000 per annum for up to three years for PhD students, or up to two years for Masters by Research students.

    Applications: Applications for supplementary scholarships are invited half yearly. Applications may be considered by the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Fund Advisory Committee at each of the half yearly meetings. Applications should be received by:

    • the last week of March (for consideration at the June meeting)
    • the last week of September (for consideration at the December meeting)

    Please see the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Fund for further details about eligibility and for application forms.

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  • Water Research Australia PhD and Masters Scholarship

    WaterRA is a not-for-profit member based organisation that facilitates water research on a national level throughout Australia.

    WaterRA offers PhD and Masters scholarship packages which include top-up stipend $5,000 pa and operating allowance. Additional benefits include professional development, industry exposure, member engagement, orientation event, an introduction to AWA and YWP networks and a mentor.

    Applications are open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia. International applicants may apply if they are in receipt of a Research Training Program Scholarship or Adelaide Scholarship International.

    For further information and application form visit the WaterRA website.

    Contact and Enquiries

    Carolyn Bellamy
    Program Manager – Education
    tel. 08 7424 2443
    Carolyn.bellamy@waterra.com.au

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  • Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering

    Candidates for an AINSE Postgraduate Research supplement must be nominated by the Australian or New Zealand university where PhD enrolment is held or proposed for tenure commencing before 30 June of the year of application. The university must be a member of AINSE. Responsibility for establishing taxation liability lies with the recipient.

    Conditions Apply: Please refer to the AINSE website for information on who is eligible and how to apply. All PGRA applications must be submitted via the AINSE Portal

    Please note: As your application requires signing by the Graduate Centre:  Andrea Przygonski, Senior Scholarships Officer (Sciences), or Alison Birbeck Senior Scholarships Officer (Engineering), prior to submission to AINSE, please phone ahead of time to arrange this, noting internal closing date of 9 April 2018.  You will then be able to upload this scanned signature page on the uploaded final page of the online application, as well as any other supporting documentation before you submit.

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  • 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 http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/forms/candidature-management

    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 http://www.smithfund.org.au

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  • Wentworth Group Science Programme Scholarship

    The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists is offering scholarships to Australian postgraduate students to assist them in bridging the gap between science and public policy.

    Since its inception in 2002, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists has been active in advancing solutions to secure the long term health of Australia’s environment.

    Comprised of eminent scientists and thinkers, the Group has three core objectives:

    • Driving innovation in the management of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity;
    • Engaging business, community and political leaders in a dialogue to find and implement solutions to the challenge of environmental stewardship facing the future of Australian society; and
    • Building capacity by mentoring and supporting young natural resources scientists and resource economists to develop their skills and understanding of public policy.

    These scholarships are intended to inspire and motivate. Students studying science, economics, geography, philosophy, law and/or engineering (especially those majoring in environmental science/studies/management/law or ecology) are encouraged to apply.

    The scholarship funds will cover participation at a Wentworth Group Master Class in May 2017.

    Note – the scholarship cannot be used as a stipend

    We are seeking students committed to advancing solutions that will secure the long term health of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity.

    Application forms
    For further details, please email admin@wentworthgroup.org

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  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program

    The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships were established in 1938 in honour of Amelia Earhart, famed pilot and Zonta club member. The Fellowships are granted annually to women pursuing graduate Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering.

    The Amelia Earhart Fellowships are awarded annually to women pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree in aerospace-related sciences and aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US$10,000 may be used at any university or college offering accredited postgraduate courses and degrees. Students must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and December.

    For more information about eligibility requirements and how to apply visit the Zonta International website

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Health Sciences

Higher Degree by Research Scholarships: Full | Supplementary/Top-up | Other

Health Sciences - Full HDR Scholarships
  • Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation

    Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation are offering 4 PhD scholarships to students undertaking a research PhD in an area relevant to any aspect of dementia.

    Value:  $30,000 per annum over 3 years

    On-line application form and guidelines are available from https://www.dementiaresearchfoundation.org.au/research-grants

    All applications require certification by the Adelaide Graduate Centre prior to the application being submitted to AADRF.  Please ensure a copy of your application plus the endorsement form is submitted to the AGC for signing by:

    Alison Birbeck
    Senior Scholarships Officer,
    Adelaide Graduate Centre
    Tel: 8313 1133

    Or

    Andrea Przygonski
    Senior Scholarships Officer
    Adelaide Graduate Centre
    Tel: 8313 4739

    (Please phone ahead to arrange suitable time).

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  • Australian Pain Society/Australian Pain Relief Association Seqirus PhD Scholarship 2016

    The Australian Pain Society (APS), Australian Pain Relief Association (APRA) and sponsor Seqirus announce a PhD Scholarship for June 2016-July 2019.

    The award is to enable full time research leading to a Doctor of Philosophy or equivalent:

    • Three years FULL TIME study
    • At any recognised Australian University
    • The applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
    • The applicant and his/her supervisor must be members of the APS; and
    • The funded project can be related to any aspect of the mechanisms, diagnosis or treatment of acute or chronic pain. 

    Please note that your application requires certification by the Adelaide Graduate Centre. Please allow sufficient time for obtaining signatures prior to funding body deadline.

    PhD Scholarship Application forms are available online from The Australian Pain Society website.

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  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) Bursaries for Postgraduate Psychology Students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Descent

    Applications are now open for the 2017 Bendi Lango initiative, established by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) to support postgraduate psychology students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.

    Since 2006 the APS has assisted seven Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander postgraduate psychology students, initially with funds raised from the Bendi Lango series of art exhibitions organised by former President Amanda Gordon. In 2011 this initiative was formalised as a fund for tax-deductible donations. These member donations have exceeded $30,000 in both 2011 and 2012, providing strong endorsement for the Indigenous Education and Employment component of the APS Reconciliation Action Plan.

    The establishment of the bursaries is one response to the need to boost the growth in the numbers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander psychologists if we are to approach parity (2.5% of the Australian population and the profession) this century. Over the 20 years to 2007 an average of only 2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychologists joined the profession per year, but that rate has now begun to accelerated, bringing the current total to approximately 60 registered psychologists.

    A selection committee will recommend the recipient(s) to the APS Board on the basis of merit and demonstrated financial need, together with confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity, and proof of offer and acceptance, or enrolment, into a program of study accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

    For additional information and an application form for the 2017 scholarship visit the Australian Psychological Society website or by email

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  • Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarships

    Applicants must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, or New Zealand citizen, and not be under bond to any foreign government in order to be eligible. Evidence of citizenship (citizenship certificate, birth certificate, passport) or residential status must accompany this application.

    Applicants enrolled in a combined degree are not eligible to apply (e.g., PhD/ Masters).  Applicant’s receiving additional stipend funding, such as an RTPS or NHMRC scholarship, are not eligible to apply.

    Value: $29,000 pa.  Australian Rotary Health provides $18,000 per annum and your University/Institute, Department/School or Laboratory provides $11,000 per annum for the duration of the 3 year scholarship.  The award will be made for one year in the first instance but can be extended for a maximum of three and a half years (total) upon receipt of satisfactory annual progress reports.

    Applications must be signed by Rachel Harvey, Senior Scholarships Officer (Adelaide Graduate Centre) prior to submission to A.R.H.

    Please see the Australian Rotary Health website for further details and application forms

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  • Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Research Scholarship

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • be a member of the Cardiac Society of Australian
    • be a permanent resident of Australia or NZ
    • research to be carried out in Australia or NZ
    • enrolled full-time for a PhD or equivalent degree based on the work of the scholarship

    Funding is available for 1 year.

    Further information, application form and referees report forms.

    Application Process: Applications may be submitted electronically via email or via hardcopy. Please refer to General information document for further details.  Please note, that applications must be signed off by the Adelaide Graduate Centre prior to deadline and submission to CSANZ.

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  • Chiropractic Australia and ANZMUSC PhD Scholarship

    ANZMUSC is pleased to announce the development of a new PhD scholarship thanks to the generous support of Chiropractic Australia and COCA Research Pty Ltd. This joint initiative will enable a PhD student with a background in chiropractic or osteopathy to work on a project led by an ANZMUSC member.

    A list of projects currently available can be found on the ANZMUSC Website.

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  • Elcombe Award in Breast Cancer Research PhD Scholarship

    Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide.

    Applications are invited for the Elcombe PhD scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Adelaide Medical School. The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant interested in pursuing PhD studies investigating novel inhibitors for breast cancer treatment, using both in vitro screening and mouse models of breast cancer.

    These studies will be undertaken in the Molecular Oncology Research laboratory under the supervision and mentorship of Dr Amanda Townsend MBBS FRACP, Medical Oncology, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Adelaide Medical School, Dr Jennifer Hardingham PhD, Molecular Oncology Research Unit, Basil Hetzel Institute; Adelaide Medical School, and Professor Andrea Yool PhD, Professor of Physiology, Adelaide Medical School and Director, Aquaporin Physiology and Drug Discovery Research Program, University of Adelaide. The scholarship is made possible by a kind donation from Dr Margaret Elcombe via The Hospital Research Foundation and is gratefully acknowledged.

    Project title: Pre-clinical investigation of the efficacy of novel aquaporin 1 inhibitors in preventing growth and metastasis of breast cancer

    Aquaporin 1 (AQP 1) is a water channel protein involved in cellular water and ion flux, and is implicated in migration, angiogenesis and metastasis in cancer. The drug discovery program in Professor Yool's lab has identified several drugs that modulate aquaporin channel activity. We have found that several of these drugs are effective in vitro at reducing migration and invasion of colon cancer cells and preventing angiogenesis (tumour blood vessel formation). We aim to investigate the efficacy of these drugs in inhibiting angiogenesis in vitro and in halting metastasis in pre-clinical mouse models of breast cancer. We know that endothelial (blood vessel) cells that lack AQP1 are unable to form complete vascular networks. In addition our hypothesis is that tumour cells that lack AQP1 activity are unable to respond to hypoxia which drives angiogenesis. We will also establish a biobank of organoids cultured from biopsies of metastases which will be used to assess the response to different novel therapeutic drugs in culture, and in characterising the mutational landscape and how that changes with developing resistance. A biobank of metastatic breast organoids is a much needed resource for future research which is currently lacking in this state. Procedures include cell culture, CRISPR gene knockout, RT-PCR, western blotting, functional cell-based assays and mouse models of human breast cancer.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide and hold a first-class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant science-related discipline.

    Stipend value: Equivalent to the Research Training Program Scholarship ($27,082 per annum in 2018). If the student is successful in obtaining a Research Training Program Scholarship and/or has a MBBS qualification they will be eligible for a competitive top-up stipend ($10,000 per annum).

    Tenure: Up to three years.

    Enquiries:
    Dr Jennifer Hardingham
    Molecular Oncology, Basil Hetzel Institute,
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
    Woodville Road
    Woodville SA 5011
    Telephone 08 82226142
    Email jennifer.hardingham@adelaide.edu.au

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form
    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Jennifer Hardingham with “Application for PhD Scholarship in Breast Cancer Research” in the subject heading.
    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Lady Barr Smith Memorial Fund For Cancer Research

    The Lady Barr Smith Memorial Fund for Cancer Research financially supports Postgraduate research candidates with a top up scholarship or with a grant to support their research work.

    Eligibility: Postgraduate research students from the Faculty of Health Sciences or the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology in the Faculty of Sciences undertaking research in the causes, prevention, treatment and relief of cancer are eligible to apply.

    Eligible candidates are invited to apply for the Lady Barr Smith Scholarship or Grant for Cancer Research.  Candidates can choose to apply for a top up scholarship or a research grant to support their research candidature.

    Funding: Lady Barr Smith Scholarship for Cancer Research:  The scholarship will be paid to the value of $11,000 per year payable as fortnightly instalments.

    Lady Barr Smith Grant for Cancer Research:  The grant is to support the research work of a PhD student with the purchase of equipment, consumables, conference attendance or travel required for the research project.  The value of a grant shall be up to $11,000 paid as a lump sum payment per year to the applicant’s relevant research project account.

    The scholarship and grant are tenable for two years in the first instance.  On application by a scholar, tenure of the scholarship may, on the recommendation of the Research Strategy Committee, be extended for a third year.

    Enquiries:
    Email the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Education team.

    Please email your application form and supporting documents to fhsresed@adelaide.edu.au by CoB on Friday 29 July 2016.

    Application is open to Postgraduate research students undertaking research in the causes, prevention, treatment and relief of cancer.

    Guidelines
    Application Form

     

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  • Mentone Educational Student Research Scholarship

    The newly launched Mentone Educational Student Research Scholarship 2018, is aimed at endorsing innovation and research in current medical and healthcare students.  Applicants will share their inspiration for their groundbreaking research idea or project, and the winning application will be given $3000 towards their budget expenditure.  

    Further information available on the Mentone Educational Website.

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  • MOVE Muscle, Bone and Joint Health - formerly Arthritis Victoria PhD Scholarships

    Applications are open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia wishing to undertake a PhD at an Australian university.  Applicants must have obtained an Australian Bachelor degree with Honours (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant area of study including science, medicine or health related field within the last five years of obtaining that qualification. This period of time includes career breaks and working in other fields or abroad.

    Tenure

    3 years full-time study. Part-time awards are not currently being offered.

    Stipend:

    $30,000 per annum

    Further details and application forms are available from:  http://www.move.org.au

    Applications must be signed by Rachel Harvey, Senior Scholarships and Finance Officer or Alison Birbeck, Senior Scholarships and Finance Officer, located in the AGC, Level 2, Schulz Building, prior to submission to MOVE.

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  • National Heart Foundation of Australia Postgraduate Research Scholarship

    The Health Professional Scholarship encourages health professionals to undertake a PhD in an area of cardiovascular research including biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research.  

    Any health professional engaged in cardiovascular health practice is eligible to apply.  This includes (but is not limited to) general practitioners, clinicians, cardiologists, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

    Eligibility criteria: Any health professional (including allied health professionals and health service managers) who wish to conduct a PhD in cardiovascular health research.  Only applicants who have yet to commence their PhD (or equivalent), or who have completed less than 12 months FTE at time of application are eligible to apply.  For new commencers, your commencement date must be before 30 June 2019.

    Duration: 3 years, subject to annual review

    Value: Stipend of up to $40,000 pro rata per annum

    Application Process
    Application is now via an Online Application process.  Details are available from the Heart Foundation Website.

    PLEASE NOTE: WORD DOCUMENT OF APPLICATION IS NOT TO BE USED – IT IS AN EXAMPLE ONLY

    Closing date: Thursday 12 June 2018 (Adelaide Graduate Centre) – please also provide a printed copy of your completed application to the Adelaide Graduate Centre at this time.

    Please note: Although the advertised closing date on the NHF website is 22 June 2018, you must submit your completed application to the Adelaide Graduate Centre by 12 June 2018, in order for your application to be eligible for submission to NHF. Applications submitted to Adelaide Graduate Centre after 12 June 2018 may not be accepted.

    Deadlines
    Applications open 18 April 2018 Applications can be started within on-line application process.
    Internal closing date 12 June 2018 Applications must be complete in on-line system, including referee reports and all supporting documentation – refer to checklist in 'Instructions to Applicants' document.
    Applications submitted before this deadline will receive comprehensive review, eligibility check and follow-up for missing information.
    Reduced review 13 June 2018 Applications received after the internal deadline of 12 June 2018 and before 18 June 2018 will be checked as time permits.
    We are unable to guarantee comprehensive review after 12 June 2018.
    No review 19 June 2018 Applications received after 19 June 2018 will be certified by the AGC 'as-is'. There will be insufficient time for review or checking applications are complete.
    NHF closing date 22 June 2018 (17:00AEST) NHF Applications closed 14:30 ACDT.
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  • National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship

    The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Masters Degree).

    It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia. Open to Australian citizens and Permanent Residents. Please note, only apply for one Postgraduate Scholarship per application round.

    Applicants will be ineligible if at the time of application:

    • The applicant is a current holder of an Australian Government Scholarship such as an Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS – formerly APA);
    • The applicant is in their final year of an honours degree;
    • The degree proposed is not a PhD or a Research Masters degree;
    • The proposed degree is not a research degree;
    • If the applicant has previously been funded for an NHMRC PGRS, even if the PGS had not been completed; or
    • The applicant has completed more than 24 months of their PhD candidature as at 1 January 2019 (or 12 months of their Masters candidature if applying for a Masters Postgraduate Scholarship from 1 January 2019).

    All the relevant documentation to assist you with applying for the Postgraduate Scholarships can be found on the Grant Connect website

    You will need to sign up to the website to be able to access the resources required

    APPLICATION ASSISTANCE SERVICE
    The Office of Research Development & Research Education, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences offers an advisory service to Health Science students to assist with application development and RGMS navigation well in advance of the internal closing date of Wednesday 30 May 2018. Inquiries/appointments should be directed to:

    Roy Sneddon
    Senior Education Support Officer
    The Office of Research Development & Research Education
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Level 3, Helen Mayo South Building, Frome Road
    Phone: 8313 9996
    Email

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND CLOSING DATE
    Applications, including uploaded referees reports, must be submitted via RGMS and be ready for RAO certification (via Adelaide Graduate Centre) before:
    COB Wednesday 30 May 2018

    The Adelaide Graduate Centre will then endorse and submit your application via RGMS.

    Please email the Adelaide Graduate Centre advising that your application is ready for endorsement and submission. Please ensure you also provide the RGMS snapshots of your application before the internal closing date.

    Please note that the internal closing date is two weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date to allow adequate time for applications to be checked prior to submission to NHMRC.

    Deadlines
    Applications Open 18 April 2018 Applications can be started within RGMS.
    Internal closing date 30 May 2018 Applications must be complete in RGMS, including referee reports and CI certification.
    Applications submitted before this deadline will receive comprehensive review, eligibility check and follow-up for missing information.
    Reduced review 31 May 2018 Applications received after the internal deadline of 30 May 2018 and before 06 June 2018 will be checked as time permits.
    We are unable to guarantee comprehensive review after 30 May 2018.
    No Review 06 June 2018> Applications received after 06 June 2018 will be certified by the RAO ‘as-is’.
    There will be insufficient time for review or checking applications are complete.
    NHMRC closing date 13 June 2018 (17:00 AEST) RGMS closed 14:30 ACDT.
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  • Prostate Cancer Research PhD Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Medicine.

    Up to three PhD scholarships, linked to a Revolutionary Team Award Grant from Movember and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, are available for research investigating lipid metabolism in prostate cancer and the development of lipid-based disease biomarkers.

    The projects will be undertaken in the Prostate Cancer Research Group, located in the Cancer Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Headed by Associate Professor Lisa Butler, the group leads an international collaboration of scientists and clinicians based in Australia, the USA and Belgium, and is investigating how alterations in lipid metabolism can be used to improve prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. The successful candidate(s) will be encouraged to participate in these collaborations and will have the opportunity to spend time overseas during their candidature, including at least one international conference.

    The projects on offer range from molecular biology and tumour biology studies, to lipidomics and bioinformatics. The group utilises a number of pre-clinical model systems including cell lines, animal models and human tissue explants. More information on the projects.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide and hold a first-class Honours degree in a relevant science-related discipline.

    Stipend: The scholarship will be for a 3-yr period with a stipend equivalent to the Research Training Program Scholarship ($26,682 per annum in 2017). If the student is successful in obtaining an Research Training Program Scholarship they will be eligible for a competitive top-up stipend ($10,000 per annum). It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries:
    Associate Professor Lisa Butler
    School of Medicine
    Telephone: 08 8128 4360
    Email

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Associate Professor Lisa Butler with “Application for PhD Scholarship in Prostate Cancer Research” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing Scholarships with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research Entry Scholarships

    The RACP endeavours to assist Fellows and trainees who are keen to undertake research projects or have a career involved in research, by offering grants, scholarships and fellowships, which provide financial support.  These Scholarships assist Fellows and trainees who are at the start of their research careers and who are enrolled, or about to enrol in a Masters, PhD or equivalent research higher degree and who are without stipend.

    Details of scholarships currently open are available on the Royal Australasian College of Physicians website.

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  • The Hospital Research Foundation BioMed City Grant Round

    The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is proud to invite applications from students who are formally affiliated with the Royal Adelaide Hospital and/or SA Pathology.

    Five Postgraduate Research Scholarships of $32,000 per annum are available to postgraduate research students. The tenure is up to three years.
    Scholarships are available from 01 July 2018.

    Please note: Referee reports are required and the application requires endorsement by the proposed supervisor.

    Eligibility criteria, applicant guidelines and forms are available from the Hospital Research website. this page.

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  • The Hospital Research Foundation TQEH/BHI Grants

    The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) is proud to invite applications in its 2018 grant round at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) and the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research (BHI).

    Five Postgraduate Research Scholarships of $32,000 per annum are available to postgraduate research students. The tenure is up to three years.
    Scholarships are available from 01 July 2018.

    Please note: Referee reports are required and the application requires endorsement by the proposed supervisor.

    Eligibility criteria, applicant guidelines and forms are available from the Hospital Research website.

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Health Sciences - Supplementary/Top-up HDR Scholarships
  • Bertha Sudholz Research Scholarship

    The Bertha Sudholz Research Scholarship is a one-off (for one year only) top-up scholarship for a domestic PhD student in the Adelaide Medical School studying diseases of the ear, nose and throat.

    This scholarship is funded by the bequest of Bertha Sudholz.

    Selection Criteria: Selection will be made on the basis of academic merit, research potential and relevance of the research relating to diseases of the ear, nose and throat.

    Financial Support: The value of the scholarship is $5,000 for one year.

    Conditions: The recipient of the prize will be expected to provide reasonable assistance in promoting the research endeavours of the Faculty and to ensure all research undertaken during PhD candidature makes reference to the Bertha Sudholz Research Scholarship.

    How to Apply: Completed application forms and supporting documents should be forwarded electronically, in one pdf file, to fhsresed@adelaide.edu.au by COB on Friday 8 June 2018.

    Further Enquiries: Enquires should be directed to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Education team at fhsresed@adelaide.edu.au

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  • Florey Medical Research Foundation Project Grant in Cancer Research The Doctor Chun Chung Wong and Madam So Lau Lam Memorial Postgraduate Cancer Research Supplementary Scholarship

    The Doctor Chun Chung Wong and Madam So Lau Lam Memorial Postgraduate Cancer Research Supplementary Scholarship

    The Doctor Chun Chung Wong and Madam So Sau Lam Memorial Postgraduate Cancer Research Top-Up Scholarship is to benefit students who are currently enrolled through a School in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide and are undertaking scientific research with an impact on the treatment of cancer.

    Eligibility: This scholarship is open to 2nd and 3rd year postgraduate students undertaking cancer research in a School in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide who have received a Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS), an Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship (AGRS), an Adelaide Scholarship International (ASI) or any merit based scholarship.  Preference will be given to students who are not holding an additional top-up or supplementary scholarship.

    Applicants are expected to consult with their proposed supervisor prior to submitting the application.

    Selection Criteria:

    • Quality and feasibility of the research proposal;
    • Referee report from the supervisor;
    • Applicant Curriculum Vitae.

    If in a particular year there are insufficient numbers of candidates or candidates of sufficient merit, the funding for the postgraduate top-up scholarship shall not be awarded and will be carried forward to the consecutive year to enable an increased number of scholarships.

    This postgraduate top-up scholarship shall be awarded to the successful applicant by the Florey Medical Research Foundation, University of Adelaide.

    Applications will be assessed by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Committee.

    Financial Support: An annual top-up of $7,000 to be paid in fortnightly stipends will be provided to the successful applicant for the tenure of one year.  Successful candidates from previous years are welcome to reapply each year of their candidature.

    Conditions: The successful applicants will acknowledge the funding and support provided by the donor and managed by the Florey Medical Research Foundation in all forms of publications and media promotions relating to the work conducted as part of the postgraduate top-up scholarship.

    The successful applicant will be required to provide an initial project description (200 word report) and a photograph of themselves (in jpg format) to be used for promotional purposes.  The report is to be forwarded to the Florey Medical Research Foundation within one month of commencement of the research project.  The report and photograph may be used for media, fundraising, public relations purposes and must be in a language that the general public can understand.  The report should also contain any potential benefits of the research activities to the community, conference attendances, publications, awards received and any community work that has been undertaken by the successful applicant.  (A University of Adelaide Photo Release Form will be forwarded for your signature.)

    How to Apply: Completed application forms and supporting documents should be forwarded electronically, in one pdf file, to fhsresed@adelaide.edu.au by COB on Friday 8 June 2018.

    Further Enquiries: Enquires should be directed to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Education team at fhsresed@adelaide.edu.au

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  • Fraser Mustard Centre PhD top-up Scholarship 2017

    Fraser Mustard Centre, a research collaboration between the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) and the Telethon Kids Institute named in recognition of Dr Fraser Mustard's contribution to child development in South Australia, is offering one 3 year PhD Top-Up Scholarship, valued at $12,000 pa (consisting of an $8,000 pa stipend and $4,000 pa in research support) to an outstanding student who is passionate about improving developmental, health, and educational outcomes for children and young people.

    The successful PhD candidate will be co-supervised by the Telethon Kids Institute and they will be expected to spend some of their time at the centre working on their PhD.  The following are areas of interest, but all topics will be considered:

    • The impact of home language environment on development
    • Measurement of student wellbeing and engagement in South Australian schools (Positive Education/Psychology)
    • Longitudinal analyses of developmental/educational trajectories utilising linked administrative data sets

    See flyer for further information

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  • Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Supplementary Scholarships 2018

    Top-up scholarships are $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years only to augment an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent competitive scholarship.

    Applications are invited for PhD Research Scholarships in the areas of Healthy Development: disciplines include, but are not restricted to, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, demography, dentistry, economics, education, endocrinology, epidemiology, ethics, genetics, indigenous health, law, nutrition, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, pharmacology, physiology, politics, psychiatry, psychology, public health and sociology.

    Preference will be given to projects with a multidisciplinary focus and that enhance more than one discipline within the research topic.

    Applications are invited from domestic and international students who are commencing a PhD in 2018 (commencing their PhD between January - March). Applicants should be eligible to enrol or be currently enrolled at either the University of Adelaide, University of South Australia or Flinders University in 2018, in addition applicants must satisfy each of the following criteria.

    • Applicants must hold a first class Honours degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the chosen field of study
    • Applicants hold an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent competitive postgraduate scholarship
    • Applicants must have a HDA member as their primary/principal supervisor
    • Research projects must be aligned with the Healthy Development theme

    Conditions of Funding

    Successful HDA Scholars will be required to partake in the HDA Research Training Program during their candidature. The program consists of a 20 hour practicum placement, mentoring component, and attending HDA events.

    Annual renewal of top-up funding will also be subject to meeting your University postgraduate requirements, and subject to funding availability from the Channel 7 Children’s research Foundation.

    Please submit the following documents by 5.00pm Thursday 18 January 2018 to:
    Healthy Development Adelaide, Anne Jurisevic at anne.jurisevic@adelaide.edu.au

    • Completed HDA Application (both in pdf and doc format in font Arial 12)
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent competitive scholarship awarded
    • Academic transcript

    Further information on how to apply see Information Sheet.

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  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation PhD Top-Up Scholarship

    Applications for the 2018 round of JDRF PhD Top-up Scholarships are now open. The PhD Top-up Scholarship is worth $6000 per year for up to three years to support Australian PhD students pursuing research relevant to JDRF’s mission – to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications. Application forms and further details available on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation website

    Should you have any questions please email or call (02) 9020 6143.

    Please note that all applications require signing by Rachel Harvey, Senior Scholarships Officer, Adelaide Graduate Centre (8313 5420) prior to submission.

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  • Prostate Cancer Research PhD Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Medicine.

    Up to three PhD scholarships, linked to a Revolutionary Team Award Grant from Movember and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, are available for research investigating lipid metabolism in prostate cancer and the development of lipid-based disease biomarkers.

    The projects will be undertaken in the Prostate Cancer Research Group, located in the Cancer Theme at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute. Headed by Associate Professor Lisa Butler, the group leads an international collaboration of scientists and clinicians based in Australia, the USA and Belgium, and is investigating how alterations in lipid metabolism can be used to improve prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. The successful candidate(s) will be encouraged to participate in these collaborations and will have the opportunity to spend time overseas during their candidature, including at least one international conference.

    The projects on offer range from molecular biology and tumour biology studies, to lipidomics and bioinformatics. The group utilises a number of pre-clinical model systems including cell lines, animal models and human tissue explants. More information on the projects.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide and hold a first-class Honours degree in a relevant science-related discipline.

    Stipend: The scholarship will be for a 3-yr period with a stipend equivalent to the Research Training Program Scholarship ($26,682 per annum in 2017). If the student is successful in obtaining an Research Training Program Scholarship they will be eligible for a competitive top-up stipend ($10,000 per annum). It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries:
    Associate Professor Lisa Butler
    School of Medicine
    Telephone: 08 8128 4360
    Email

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Associate Professor Lisa Butler with “Application for PhD Scholarship in Prostate Cancer Research” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing Scholarships with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation Supplementary Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following supplementary scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences or Science at the University of Adelaide.

    The scholarship is supported by the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation: https://www.sanfilippo.org.au/

    Field of Study:  

    Proposed research projects must be relevant to the Foundation’s vision of finding a cure in time for children battling Sanfilippo Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis III) today, and those born with it tomorrow.

    The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation is particularly interested in three focus areas:

    • halt disease progression through therapies such as enzyme replacement, gene therapy and cell therapy and strategies to enhance the effectiveness of such emerging therapies
    • repair and reverse the cell damage caused by Sanfilippo which could include the application of neuroregeneration advances made for other neuro-degenerative diseases
    • improve quality of life through palliative care and symptom management specific to Sanfilippo Syndrome

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide and who have been awarded a major scholarship (RTPS, University of Adelaide Divisional Scholarship or equivalent).

    Stipend:  The scholarship will be for up to 3 years and has a stipend of $5000 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries: Dr Kristina Elvidge, Research & Grants Manager, Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation research@sanfilippo.org.au

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at: https://hdrapp.adelaide.edu.au/auth/login

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Kristina Elvidge, Research & Grants Manager research@sanfilippo.org.au with “Application for Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation PhD Scholarship” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases

    The Wesfarmers Centre Higher Degree Research Scholarship is an internal funding mechanism to engage the best students in our research teams and programs, and is awarded to candidates of exceptional research potential undertaking a higher degree by research at an Australian university. See eligibility criteria for more details.

    Value:  $10,000 per annum

    Eligibility criteria

    Successful applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Currently enrolled at an Australian university for ≥0.5FTE
    • Contingent on receiving a Research Training Program award (formally the Australian Postgraduate Awards) or an equivalent scheme
    • Be an employee of the Telethon Kids Institute, or postgraduate student whose supervisor holds a permanent/honorary position at the Telethon Kids Institute
    • Have a proposed research topic in line with the research of the Wesfarmers Centre, i.e. aimed at reducing the burden of serious childhood infectious diseases by finding better diagnostic, prevention and treatment solutions

    Further details of eligibility and the application process for the above awards are available from: https://www.telethonkids.org.au/be-involved/student-opportunities/scholarships-and-awards/

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  • Data to Decisions CRC Postgraduate Research Scholarships

    Expressions of Interest for the Data to Decisions CRC PhD Research Scholarships are invited from outstanding students to undertake PhD studies with the Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC).

    D2D CRC PhD Research Scholarships have been established to encourage outstanding PhD students to undertake research programs in various areas.

    Full details available at : D2D CRC website

    The D2D CRC will develop new PhD trained data scientists and socio-legal policy specialists to meet the Big Data challenge for Australian Industry and Government and be industry job ready at their completion.

    Further information including eligibility criteria, scholarship benefits and details of how to apply can be found on the D2D CRC website or by contacting:


    Megan Prideaux
    Education & Training Manager
    Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre
    Tel: 08 83028984
    Email

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  • 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.

    Application Process:  Further details of research areas and application forms are available from the Foundation Website.

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  • Data to Decisions CRC Postgraduate Research Scholarships

    Expressions of Interest for the Data to Decisions CRC PhD Research Scholarships are invited from outstanding students to undertake PhD studies with the Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC).

    D2D CRC PhD Research Scholarships have been established to encourage outstanding PhD students to undertake research programs in various areas.

    Full details available at : D2D CRC website

    The D2D CRC will develop new PhD trained data scientists and socio-legal policy specialists to meet the Big Data challenge for Australian Industry and Government and be industry job ready at their completion.

    Further information including eligibility criteria, scholarship benefits and details of how to apply can be found on the D2D CRC website or by contacting:


    Megan Prideaux
    Education & Training Manager
    Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre
    Tel: 08 83028984
    Email

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  • 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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  • Zelling-Gray Scholarships in Law

    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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  • Wentworth Group Science Programme Scholarship

    The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists is offering scholarships to Australian postgraduate students to assist them in bridging the gap between science and public policy.

    Since its inception in 2002, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists has been active in advancing solutions to secure the long term health of Australia’s environment.

    Comprised of eminent scientists and thinkers, the Group has three core objectives:

    • Driving innovation in the management of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity;
    • Engaging business, community and political leaders in a dialogue to find and implement solutions to the challenge of environmental stewardship facing the future of Australian society; and
    • Building capacity by mentoring and supporting young natural resources scientists and resource economists to develop their skills and understanding of public policy.

    These scholarships are intended to inspire and motivate. Students studying science, economics, geography, philosophy, law and/or engineering (especially those majoring in environmental science/studies/management/law or ecology) are encouraged to apply.

    The scholarship funds will cover participation at a Wentworth Group Master Class in May 2017.

    Note – the scholarship cannot be used as a stipend

    We are seeking students committed to advancing solutions that will secure the long term health of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity.

    Application forms
    For further details, please email admin@wentworthgroup.org

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  • Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation

    Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation are offering 4 PhD scholarships to students undertaking a research PhD in an area relevant to any aspect of dementia.

    Value:  $30,000 per annum over 3 years

    On-line application form and guidelines are available from https://www.dementiaresearchfoundation.org.au/research-grants

    All applications require certification by the Adelaide Graduate Centre prior to the application being submitted to AADRF.  Please ensure a copy of your application plus the endorsement form is submitted to the AGC for signing by:

    Alison Birbeck
    Senior Scholarships Officer,
    Adelaide Graduate Centre
    Tel: 8313 1133

    Or

    Andrea Przygonski
    Senior Scholarships Officer
    Adelaide Graduate Centre
    Tel: 8313 4739

    (Please phone ahead to arrange suitable time).

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  • 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.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 with first class honours or equivalent, who meet the University of Adelaide’s English Language requirements, and are approved as acceptable 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:

    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 using the online form.  To be considered for a Training Centre scholarship email scholarships@adelaide.edu.au, marked attention to Ms Andrea Przygonski, indicating your application number and the Training Centre project ID(s) you wish to be considered for.
    • 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: 30/06/2018
    • 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:
      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

     

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  • Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) National Taxonomy Research Grant Program 2017/2018

    The ABRS is offering applicants starting a PhD on an Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS) in 2018 the opportunity to top up the existing RTPS rate by $10 000 per year. Full details on research target areas can be viewed on the ABRS funding website. Evidence of an RTPS and enrolment will need to be provided to the ABRS prior to or upon acceptance of an offer of a grant. RTPS Top-Up applicants must have applied for an RTPS that commences in 2018.

    Further details and the On-Line Application form.

    Applications are to be lodged via the ABRS On-line application form. Please ensure you read the ‘How to Complete an Application’ document and ‘Program Rules’ prior to commencing your application.

    Your application will require submission to the AGC for forwarding to ABRS – please ensure you submit to AGC at least 2 weeks in advance of the ABRS closing date.

    Host Institution details required in the application are as follows:
    Ms Andrea Przygonski
    Senior Scholarships and Finance Officer
    Adelaide Graduate Centre
    Level 2, Shulz Building
    Adelaide SA 5005
    Tel: 08 8313 4739
    Email Andrea Przygonski

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  • C J Everard Scholarship

    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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  • Commonwealth Hill Scholarship

    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

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  • Dairy Manufacturing Scholarship

    Objective of the program: The key objective of the dairy manufacturing scholarship program is to attract passionate new graduates and diploma holders into the dairy industry and train them in relevant aspects of dairy manufacturing.

    Key selection criteria:

    • Evidence of science based qualifications – degree or diploma
    • Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
    • Evidence of passion for the dairy industry
    • Evidence of previous work experience in food or related industries
    • Quality of references

    How do I apply for this scholarship?
    An online application form is available on Dairy Australia website. Please read the scholarship and Terms and conditions prior to completing the online application form.

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  • Data 61 PhD Scholarships

    The Data61 Top-up Scholarship, which provides additional support to candidates who are in receipt of a government funded, university funded or other third-party funded scholarship.

    Quick Eligibility Checklist:

    • You hold an Australian bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours or an equivalent international degree. “First class equivalency” will be determined by the Data61 Scholarship Committee in consultation with the university supervisor but may be determined by:
      • Completion of a research project
      • Number and quality of publications, including the percentage the candidate has contributed to a publication
      • Work experience in a field relevant to the research
      • Other degrees with a strong research component
    • You have applied for admission, have been admitted, or have enrolled into a Research Doctorate (PhD) degree program at an Australian university which is signatory to the Data61 University Collaboration Agreement (DUCA).
    • You have or will apply for the relevant university or government scholarships at the same time as applying for the Data61 scholarship award. 
    • You have support from a D61-employed researcher (who will act as a member of your supervisory panel).
    • The research you undertake will be aligned with Data61’s research programs or business development teams and supervisory capabilities.
    • You agree to enrol in full-time study throughout your candidature.
    • You agree to assign intellectual property developed within the PhD project to Data61 through signing the Data61 Student Scholarship Agreement (SSA).
    • You do not hold a PhD

    Details relating to the above scholarships are currently available from the Data 61 website.

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  • Elcombe Award in Breast Cancer Research PhD Scholarship

    Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide.

    Applications are invited for the Elcombe PhD scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Adelaide Medical School. The scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding applicant interested in pursuing PhD studies investigating novel inhibitors for breast cancer treatment, using both in vitro screening and mouse models of breast cancer.

    These studies will be undertaken in the Molecular Oncology Research laboratory under the supervision and mentorship of Dr Amanda Townsend MBBS FRACP, Medical Oncology, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital; Adelaide Medical School, Dr Jennifer Hardingham PhD, Molecular Oncology Research Unit, Basil Hetzel Institute; Adelaide Medical School, and Professor Andrea Yool PhD, Professor of Physiology, Adelaide Medical School and Director, Aquaporin Physiology and Drug Discovery Research Program, University of Adelaide. The scholarship is made possible by a kind donation from Dr Margaret Elcombe via The Hospital Research Foundation and is gratefully acknowledged.

    Project title: Pre-clinical investigation of the efficacy of novel aquaporin 1 inhibitors in preventing growth and metastasis of breast cancer

    Aquaporin 1 (AQP 1) is a water channel protein involved in cellular water and ion flux, and is implicated in migration, angiogenesis and metastasis in cancer. The drug discovery program in Professor Yool's lab has identified several drugs that modulate aquaporin channel activity. We have found that several of these drugs are effective in vitro at reducing migration and invasion of colon cancer cells and preventing angiogenesis (tumour blood vessel formation). We aim to investigate the efficacy of these drugs in inhibiting angiogenesis in vitro and in halting metastasis in pre-clinical mouse models of breast cancer. We know that endothelial (blood vessel) cells that lack AQP1 are unable to form complete vascular networks. In addition our hypothesis is that tumour cells that lack AQP1 activity are unable to respond to hypoxia which drives angiogenesis. We will also establish a biobank of organoids cultured from biopsies of metastases which will be used to assess the response to different novel therapeutic drugs in culture, and in characterising the mutational landscape and how that changes with developing resistance. A biobank of metastatic breast organoids is a much needed resource for future research which is currently lacking in this state. Procedures include cell culture, CRISPR gene knockout, RT-PCR, western blotting, functional cell-based assays and mouse models of human breast cancer.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide and hold a first-class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant science-related discipline.

    Stipend value: Equivalent to the Research Training Program Scholarship ($27,082 per annum in 2018). If the student is successful in obtaining a Research Training Program Scholarship and/or has a MBBS qualification they will be eligible for a competitive top-up stipend ($10,000 per annum).

    Tenure: Up to three years.

    Enquiries:
    Dr Jennifer Hardingham
    Molecular Oncology, Basil Hetzel Institute,
    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
    Woodville Road
    Woodville SA 5011
    Telephone 08 82226142
    Email jennifer.hardingham@adelaide.edu.au

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form
    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Jennifer Hardingham with “Application for PhD Scholarship in Breast Cancer Research” in the subject heading.
    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Frederick James Sandoz Scholarship

    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.

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  • John Holliday Student Conservation Award

    The NSW Department of Primary Industries’ John Holliday Student Conservation Award aims to encourage post-graduate students to share their research findings on topics of interest to the Department.

    The award is open to post-graduate students who were enrolled at an Australian university during the year of award and who undertook fisheries-orientated research work in NSW. To be considered, the applicant must have completed, or be completing, research/studies relevant to the award program and administered through an Australian university.

    Further details are available from the DPI Fisheries website.

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  • MOVE Muscle, Bone and Joint Health - formerly Arthritis Victoria PhD Scholarships

    Applications are open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Australia wishing to undertake a PhD at an Australian university.  Applicants must have obtained an Australian Bachelor degree with Honours (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant area of study including science, medicine or health related field within the last five years of obtaining that qualification. This period of time includes career breaks and working in other fields or abroad.

    Tenure

    3 years full-time study. Part-time awards are not currently being offered.

    Stipend:

    $30,000 per annum

    Further details and application forms are available from:  http://www.move.org.au

    Applications must be signed by Rachel Harvey, Senior Scholarships and Finance Officer or Alison Birbeck, Senior Scholarships and Finance Officer, located in the AGC, Level 2, Schulz Building, prior to submission to MOVE.

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  • National Heart Foundation of Australia Postgraduate Research Scholarship

    The Health Professional Scholarship encourages health professionals to undertake a PhD in an area of cardiovascular research including biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research.  

    Any health professional engaged in cardiovascular health practice is eligible to apply.  This includes (but is not limited to) general practitioners, clinicians, cardiologists, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

    Eligibility criteria: Any health professional (including allied health professionals and health service managers) who wish to conduct a PhD in cardiovascular health research.  Only applicants who have yet to commence their PhD (or equivalent), or who have completed less than 12 months FTE at time of application are eligible to apply.  For new commencers, your commencement date must be before 30 June 2019.

    Duration: 3 years, subject to annual review

    Value: Stipend of up to $40,000 pro rata per annum

    Application Process
    Application is now via an Online Application process.  Details are available from the Heart Foundation Website.

    PLEASE NOTE: WORD DOCUMENT OF APPLICATION IS NOT TO BE USED – IT IS AN EXAMPLE ONLY

    Closing date: Thursday 12 June 2018 (Adelaide Graduate Centre) – please also provide a printed copy of your completed application to the Adelaide Graduate Centre at this time.

    Please note: Although the advertised closing date on the NHF website is 22 June 2018, you must submit your completed application to the Adelaide Graduate Centre by 12 June 2018, in order for your application to be eligible for submission to NHF. Applications submitted to Adelaide Graduate Centre after 12 June 2018 may not be accepted.

    Deadlines
    Applications open 18 April 2018 Applications can be started within on-line application process.
    Internal closing date 12 June 2018 Applications must be complete in on-line system, including referee reports and all supporting documentation – refer to checklist in 'Instructions to Applicants' document.
    Applications submitted before this deadline will receive comprehensive review, eligibility check and follow-up for missing information.
    Reduced review 13 June 2018 Applications received after the internal deadline of 12 June 2018 and before 18 June 2018 will be checked as time permits.
    We are unable to guarantee comprehensive review after 12 June 2018.
    No review 19 June 2018 Applications received after 19 June 2018 will be certified by the AGC 'as-is'. There will be insufficient time for review or checking applications are complete.
    NHF closing date 22 June 2018 (17:00AEST) NHF Applications closed 14:30 ACDT.
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  • National Health and Medical Research Council Postgraduate Scholarship

    The NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarships scheme funds successful applicants to attain a research based postgraduate degree (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Masters Degree).

    It aims to support these outstanding health and medical graduates early in their career so they can be trained to conduct research that is internationally competitive and develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia. Open to Australian citizens and Permanent Residents. Please note, only apply for one Postgraduate Scholarship per application round.

    Applicants will be ineligible if at the time of application:

    • The applicant is a current holder of an Australian Government Scholarship such as an Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS – formerly APA);
    • The applicant is in their final year of an honours degree;
    • The degree proposed is not a PhD or a Research Masters degree;
    • The proposed degree is not a research degree;
    • If the applicant has previously been funded for an NHMRC PGRS, even if the PGS had not been completed; or
    • The applicant has completed more than 24 months of their PhD candidature as at 1 January 2019 (or 12 months of their Masters candidature if applying for a Masters Postgraduate Scholarship from 1 January 2019).

    All the relevant documentation to assist you with applying for the Postgraduate Scholarships can be found on the Grant Connect website

    You will need to sign up to the website to be able to access the resources required

    APPLICATION ASSISTANCE SERVICE
    The Office of Research Development & Research Education, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences offers an advisory service to Health Science students to assist with application development and RGMS navigation well in advance of the internal closing date of Wednesday 30 May 2018. Inquiries/appointments should be directed to:

    Roy Sneddon
    Senior Education Support Officer
    The Office of Research Development & Research Education
    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
    Level 3, Helen Mayo South Building, Frome Road
    Phone: 8313 9996
    Email

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION AND CLOSING DATE
    Applications, including uploaded referees reports, must be submitted via RGMS and be ready for RAO certification (via Adelaide Graduate Centre) before:
    COB Wednesday 30 May 2018

    The Adelaide Graduate Centre will then endorse and submit your application via RGMS.

    Please email the Adelaide Graduate Centre advising that your application is ready for endorsement and submission. Please ensure you also provide the RGMS snapshots of your application before the internal closing date.

    Please note that the internal closing date is two weeks prior to the NHMRC closing date to allow adequate time for applications to be checked prior to submission to NHMRC.

    Deadlines
    Applications Open 18 April 2018 Applications can be started within RGMS.
    Internal closing date 30 May 2018 Applications must be complete in RGMS, including referee reports and CI certification.
    Applications submitted before this deadline will receive comprehensive review, eligibility check and follow-up for missing information.
    Reduced review 31 May 2018 Applications received after the internal deadline of 30 May 2018 and before 06 June 2018 will be checked as time permits.
    We are unable to guarantee comprehensive review after 30 May 2018.
    No Review 06 June 2018> Applications received after 06 June 2018 will be certified by the RAO ‘as-is’.
    There will be insufficient time for review or checking applications are complete.
    NHMRC closing date 13 June 2018 (17:00 AEST) RGMS closed 14:30 ACDT.
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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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  • Peter Waite Centenary Scholarships for Excellence in Agriculture

    This scholarship is supported by the South Australian Grains Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT) and it is intended that the successful applicant will commence their PhD before 30 June 2015.

    Applicants are invited to select from one of the two projects below:

    Applicants are asked to note that a number of additional projects are also being considered for this Scholarship, for which nominated students have already been identified. Selection of the Scholarship awardee will be based solely on academic merit.

    Healthy Durum – Unlocking the bioactive potential for novel variety development.
    An exciting opportunity exists to join the Able lab group at the Waite Campus where student(s) will screen durum wheat germplasm and develop pre-breeding populations for good agronomic, processing and nutritional quality with an emphasis on enhancement of one or more bioactives in the grain. The project will have multiple components including both field and laboratory research. Opportunities also exist to visit collaborating institutions nationally and internationally. Upon completing this project, the successful student(s) will be sought after PhD graduate(s) with extensive skills in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and field evaluation of durum wheat germplasm.

    Impacts of herbicide application on the soil microbiome.
    Soils contain the most diverse terrestrial communities on the planet. Although herbicides play a critically important role in weed control, their impacts on soil microbial communities are largely unknown. With soil microbes increasingly recognised as major drivers on nutrient cycling and crop production, this is a major knowledge gap. This project will combine cutting edge metagenomic and metabolomics techniques to quantify the impacts of herbicides on soil communities in grain, and other, cropping systems. The project will involve direct collaboration with NSW DPI, includes financial support to undertake the cutting edge analyses, and will have opportunities for international.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide. Applicants must also possess a First Class Honours degree or a coursework Masters degree with at least 1/3 of the study as a research project, or a masters research degree.

    Stipend: $30,000 per annum for 3 years. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries to
    Ms Karen Chance
    Executive Officer
    School of Agriculture Food and Wine
    Telephone: (08) 8313 6713
    Email

    Please ensure a full academic transcript and curriculum vitae are forwarded to Karen Chance by the due date

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  • PhD Scholarships in Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics and Macroecology School of Biological Sciences

    A number of dual award PhD Scholarships are available through the School of Biological Sciences, University of Adelaide and the University of Copenhagen's Museum for Natural History. Applications are open to both domestic and international students.

    Dual award PhD degrees are now available in the related fields of ecological modelling, global change biology and biogeography at the University of Adelaide's School for Biological Sciences, with joint external supervision from staff at the University of Copenhagen's Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate (CMEC).

    We are currently looking for enthusiast PhD students to work on multi-disciplinary projects that are improving our understanding of how the geographical ranges of species contract and erode biodiversity. These projects are utilizing the latest developments in quantitative ecology, paleoclimatology, geochronology and genomics to establish the processes that drive species to contract their ranges in response to climate change, overexploitation and habitat modification. To do this we are reconstructing the past range dynamics of vertebrates and plants using models, fossils and species genes. The research outputs will be used to directly inform the conservation and management of future biodiversity.

    The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Adelaide, and CMEC at the University of Copenhagen’s Museum for Natural History, are international leaders in the fields of quantitative and paleo ecology, climate change science, macroecology, genetics, genomics & evolutionary biology. They both deliver postgraduate education, training and research with both national relevance and global outreach.

    The successful candidates will spend 2 years studying at the University of Adelaide and 1 year studying at the University of Copenhagen.

    Eligibility:

    You should have:

    • A commitment to research excellence
    • Good data management skills
    • Competency in statistical and spatial data analysis
    • Excellent time management and interpersonal skills
    • Evidence of well-developed verbal and written communication skills

    Desirable Characteristics:

    • Research expertise in global change biology,  quantitative or paleo ecology, or population genetics
    • Experience in computational modelling
    • Familiarity with advanced statistical languages such as R; and/or programming languages such as python

    Qualifications: BSc with Honours or a Masters degree in ecology, climate science, mathematics, conservation biology or population genetics.

    Value: Stipends of AUD$26,682pa (in 2017 indexed annually) are available to suitably qualified candidates. Students can apply for top-up scholarships for periods spent studying in Copenhagen.

    Applications for Scholarship: should be emailed to Damien Fordham. Please address the selection criteria, and include your résumé (Curriculum Vitae), residency status and the names and email details of three referees.
    If you would like to know more about these positions, please contact
    Dr Damien Fordham ;
    A/Prof David Nogués-Bravo; or
    Prof. Carsten Rahbek.

    Application for Admission: to the University of Adelaide must be submitted using the Online application Form.

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  • SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal Students

    The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is the South Australian Government's principal research institute, providing scientific solutions for primary industries. SARDI has strong links with tertiary education institutions and promotes opportunities for postgraduate study in primary industry-related science through two Science Bursaries.

    Further information and application forms can be found via the SARDI Science Bursary for Aboriginal Students website.

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  • SARDI Science Bursary for Women

    The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is part of the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) and is the South Australian Government's principal research institute, providing scientific solutions for primary industries. SARDI has strong links with tertiary education institutions and promotes opportunities for postgraduate study in primary industry-related science through the SARDI Science Bursary for Women. The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) awards this science bursary to a female graduate every year.

    This Bursary is now open for 2016 applications

    Value: $1,500.

    Eligibility:

    • a female Honours graduate
    • currently studying or planning to study post-graduate qualifications
    • in agriculture, fisheries or forestry science
    • at a tertiary institution in South Australia.

    Further information and application forms can be found via the SARDI Science Bursary website.

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  • Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Masters by Research in Biometry in the Biometry Hub research group in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine. The scholarship is supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation for building the Biometry research capacity in the Australian grains industry.

    Field of Study: Genetic analysis of floral tissue development in spring barley Research advisers: Dr Julian Taylor, Dr Helena Oakey and Associate Professor Matthew Tucker

    The project focuses on: The aim of this project is to accurately quantify the underlying genetic variation in barley floral tissue development and offers an excellent opportunity for training in big data statistical research with an application to plant genetics.  The candidate will conduct break-through high density genome wide association mapping analyses to robustly identify genes of interest for barley floral tissue development. By determining the contribution of these genes to grain development and their responsiveness to stress, the candidate will enable Australian researchers and barley breeders to be better placed to generate cultivars with more robust and sustainable yields in the years ahead. It is expected the outcomes generated from this research  project will be published in high impact scientific journals.

    The successful candidate will be guided by statisticians Dr Taylor and Dr Oakey, joining an active and vibrant statistics research group at Waite. The group are working with the grains industry in Australia through the project Statistics for the Australian Grains Industry (SAGI-STH) and have links with scientists in the James Hutton Institute in the UK and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. The candidate will enjoy the benefit of first class training in statistical genetics in a professional and encouraging collegial environment. In addition, there is the opportunity to interact with Associate Professor Tucker research group who looks at the biological side of barley floral tissue development.

    We are looking for a candidate with a background in statistics, bioinformatics or data sciences and good computational skills particularly in R with an interest in the application of statistics to plant genetics.

    Subject to progress, there may be the opportunity to transfer to a PhD.

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a research higher degree at the University of Adelaide.

    Stipend:  The scholarship will be for two years January 2018 – December 2019, and has a stipend of $28,000 per annum and includes $5,000 operational funding for the duration of the project. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries:
    Dr Helena Oakey
    School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
    Tel (08) 8313 0239

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Helena Oakey, with "Application for SAGI MSc Scholarship" in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Sugar Research Australia

    SRDC is calling for applications for postgraduate research scholarships (Masters or PhD level), to foster training in disciplines compatible with SRDC'ss research priorities.

    The SRDC Postgraduate Research Scholarships Program will offer either:

    1. Full scholarships or
    2. Top up scholarships for successful RTPS or equivalent scholarships.

    To apply, download the Scholarship Application Form and Application Kit from the SRDC website

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  • University of Adelaide-University of Nottingham Joint Doctoral Training Partnership Agriculture, Food and Wine

    Applications are invited for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship in the Joint Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Adelaide and Nottingham. This innovative doctoral training programme aims to address key issues associated with agricultural sciences and with innovation in the food and beverage industries. Students are co-supervised by staff at both universities and undertake a minimum period of research of one year at each institution. The Adelaide-Nottingham Doctoral Scholars are  primarily based on the Waite Campus in Adelaide or on the Sutton Bonington campus in Nottingham.  Both campuses are renowned for their world-leading research in agricultural, food and beverage sciences, and their outstanding facilities for research and teaching. PhD graduates obtain jointly awarded degrees from the University of Adelaide and the University of Nottingham. The studentship will cover PhD tuition fees, plus a stipend corresponding to the standard research council rates of both countries. 

    The following project is currently available:

    • Development and evaluation of alien introgression lines of wheat. At Nottingham, the focus will be on wide crossing and molecular cytogenetics. At Adelaide, the focus will be on molecular genetic analysis of the introgression lines and on the use of the materials in molecular breeding. This project is suitable for a student with an excellent background in genetics. Supervision by Diane Mather (UA), Julie King (UN), Ian Dundas (UA) and Ian King (UN)

    Eligibility: All students should have, or expect to obtain, a first-class or good 2:1/2A honours degree and/or a high distinction, distinction or high merit at the Masters level in a biologically related subject area.

    Apply: Send your cv and unofficial transcripts to Diane Mather (UA). Please provide a covering letter to indicate your interests and why you are applying to the “Joint Nottingham-Adelaide Programme”.

     

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  • Wine Australia PhD and Masters Scholarships

    We have a PhD and Masters scholarship program to help attract postgraduate students to the fields of wine, viticulture and wine business research.  The program offers supplementary or full scholarships, the number and value of which are at our discretion

    Scholarships are awarded on the basis of:

    • academic excellence
    • the quality of an applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
    • merit of the proposed research
    • the likelihood of the student’s ongoing involvement in the wine sector.

    Students are encouraged to apply for Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS) scholarship (or equivalent) through their host university. Applicants must be enrolled at an Australian university and be attending on-campus (remote candidates cannot be considered).

    Please read the application guidelines prior to applying. These are available from the Wine Australia Website.

    Applying
    To apply, you must complete an application through Wine Australia’s Clarity Investment Management System CIMS on or before the closing date, keeping in mind CIMS will submit the application via the Adelaide Graduate Centre for submission to Wine Australia by the closing date. 

    CIMS requires a log in and password that can be obtained by email from Applications Wine Australia.

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  • AINSE Postgraduate Research Awards Sciences

    Candidates for an AINSE Postgraduate Research supplement must be nominated by the Australian or New Zealand university where PhD enrolment is held or proposed for tenure commencing before 30 June of the year of application. The university must be a member of AINSE. Responsibility for establishing taxation liability lies with the recipient.

    Conditions Apply: Please refer to the AINSE website for information on who is eligible and how to apply. All PGRA applications must be submitted via the AINSE Portal

    Please note: As your application requires signing by the Graduate Centre:  Andrea Przygonski, Senior Scholarships Officer (Sciences), or Alison Birbeck Senior Scholarships Officer (Engineering), prior to submission to AINSE, please phone ahead of time to arrange this, noting internal closing date of 9 April 2018.  You will then be able to upload this scanned signature page on the uploaded final page of the online application, as well as any other supporting documentation before you submit.

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  • AW Howard Memorial Trust Research Fellowship

    The AW Howard Memorial Trust Research Fellowship is awarded annually on a competitive basis and applications are open to postgraduate students enrolled at or intending to enrol at an Australian University. The Fellowship provides an annual $10,000 grant to the successful applicant for a consecutive period of up to three years. The successful applicant each year will be recognised as the “AW Howard Fellow” for the duration of his or her Fellowship tenure and would be expected to profile the objectives of the AW Howard Memorial Trust.

    Further Information

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  • Barker Tong Scholarship in Physics

    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.

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  • CSIRO Postgraduate Supplementary Scholarship

    Open to PhD students who hold or expect to hold a First Class Honours or equivalent. Students must also expect to receive an Research Training Program Scholarship or equivalent scholarship commencing in 2018. Full Scholarships may be available in certain circumstances.

    Further information and applications available from the CSIRO website.

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  • Data 61 PhD Scholarships

    The Data61 Top-up Scholarship, which provides additional support to candidates who are in receipt of a government funded, university funded or other third-party funded scholarship.

    Quick Eligibility Checklist:

    • You hold an Australian bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours or an equivalent international degree. “First class equivalency” will be determined by the Data61 Scholarship Committee in consultation with the university supervisor but may be determined by:
      • Completion of a research project
      • Number and quality of publications, including the percentage the candidate has contributed to a publication
      • Work experience in a field relevant to the research
      • Other degrees with a strong research component
    • You have applied for admission, have been admitted, or have enrolled into a Research Doctorate (PhD) degree program at an Australian university which is signatory to the Data61 University Collaboration Agreement (DUCA).
    • You have or will apply for the relevant university or government scholarships at the same time as applying for the Data61 scholarship award. 
    • You have support from a D61-employed researcher (who will act as a member of your supervisory panel).
    • The research you undertake will be aligned with Data61’s research programs or business development teams and supervisory capabilities.
    • You agree to enrol in full-time study throughout your candidature.
    • You agree to assign intellectual property developed within the PhD project to Data61 through signing the Data61 Student Scholarship Agreement (SSA).
    • You do not hold a PhD

    Details relating to the above scholarships are currently available from the Data 61 website.

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  • Grains Industry Research Scholarships

    All applicants applying for a GRS are required to have also applied for, or currently hold an RTPS or equivalent scholarship i.e. a University Scholarship.

    Only those students who are successful in gaining a base scholarship will be considered eligible for a GRS. The GRDC will provide successful applicants with a tax free top-up.

    Prior to submitting your application to GRDC by the internal due date of 10 November 2017, you are required to contact the Adelaide Graduate Centre (tel 8313 4739 or 8313 3044 or 8313 1133) regarding certification by the administering institution.  Failure to do this may deem your application ineligible for consideration.

    Application details and further information available via the GRDC's Web Site

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  • Grosset Gaia Wine Research Top-Up Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following scholarship leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy in the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine.

    The scholarship is supported by The Grosset Gaia Fund.

    Field of Study: Oenology, Chemistry and Sensory

    Eligibility: Applicants must be:

    • Australian or New Zealand Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a postgraduate degree at the University of Adelaide.
    • In receipt of a Major Scholarship (Research Training Program Scholarship, Faculty Divisional Scholarship or equivalent)

    Stipend: The scholarship is valued at $4,000 per annum, with an additional $2,250 per annum operating funds The duration of the scholarship will be for a maximum of 3 years for PhD or 2 years for Masters. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries:
    Sue Bastian
    School of Agriculture, Food & Wine
    Tel (08) 8313 6647
    Email sue.bastian@adelaide.edu.au

    Applying: To be considered for this Scholarship you must have applied for Admission by using the Online Application Form. Both new applicants and applicants who have already applied in the current 2018 Major Round for Admission and Scholarship, please email a summary of your application to Andrea Przygonski, Senior Scholarships and Finance Officer, Adelaide Graduate Centre, with “Application for Grosset Gaia PhD/Masters Scholarship” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Norman and Patricia Polglase 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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  • Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation Supplementary Scholarship

    Applications are invited for the following supplementary scholarship leading to the degree of PhD in the Faculty of Health Sciences or Science at the University of Adelaide.

    The scholarship is supported by the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation: https://www.sanfilippo.org.au/

    Field of Study:  

    Proposed research projects must be relevant to the Foundation’s vision of finding a cure in time for children battling Sanfilippo Syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis III) today, and those born with it tomorrow.

    The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation is particularly interested in three focus areas:

    • halt disease progression through therapies such as enzyme replacement, gene therapy and cell therapy and strategies to enhance the effectiveness of such emerging therapies
    • repair and reverse the cell damage caused by Sanfilippo which could include the application of neuroregeneration advances made for other neuro-degenerative diseases
    • improve quality of life through palliative care and symptom management specific to Sanfilippo Syndrome

    Eligibility: Applicants must be Australian Citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide and who have been awarded a major scholarship (RTPS, University of Adelaide Divisional Scholarship or equivalent).

    Stipend:  The scholarship will be for up to 3 years and has a stipend of $5000 per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

    Enquiries: Dr Kristina Elvidge, Research & Grants Manager, Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation research@sanfilippo.org.au

    Applying: Application for Admission must be submitted using the Online Application Form available at: https://hdrapp.adelaide.edu.au/auth/login

    Please email a summary of your application for admission to Dr Kristina Elvidge, Research & Grants Manager research@sanfilippo.org.au with “Application for Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation PhD Scholarship” in the subject heading.

    You can request a copy of your application summary by emailing scholarships@adelaide.edu.au with the subject heading 'Request for application summary'.

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  • Sugar Research Australia

    SRDC is calling for applications for postgraduate research scholarships (Masters or PhD level), to foster training in disciplines compatible with SRDC'ss research priorities.

    The SRDC Postgraduate Research Scholarships Program will offer either:

    1. Full scholarships or
    2. Top up scholarships for successful RTPS or equivalent scholarships.

    To apply, download the Scholarship Application Form and Application Kit from the SRDC website

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  • The Dr Tim Healey Memorial Scholarship

    UP to two Dr Tim Healey Memorial Scholarships are awarded each year with a value of $10,000 per annum for a period of up to three and a half years. The Dr Tim Healey Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to postgraduate students enrolled at an Australian university in a field that benefits the future of Australian farming such as pastures, livestock management, farming systems, agronomy, farm business management, woody crops, on-farm biodiversity or socio-economic aspects of farming.

    Further Information

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  • The Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund Research Supplementary Scholarships

    Encouraging scientific study, research and education in disciplines related to aeronautics and aerospace technology.

    In 1986 Lady (Anita) Smith, widow of Sir Keith Smith, bequeathed her entire estate to the establishment of the Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund and directed that the income of the Fund be applied in perpetuity for "advancement in the State of South Australia of the science of aeronautics and of education therein".

    Lady Smith recognised the need to stimulate local knowledge and innovation in aerospace technology. Her vision encompassed "each and every aspect of all means of human conveyance or transportation through the air and inner and outer space".

    Australian Executor Trustees is the Trustee of the Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund. A specialist Advisory Committee provides continuing guidance to the Trustee to ensure that the objectives of the Fund are being achieved. The Trustee undertakes exclusive or joint funding of:

    • Appropriate education or research programmes in approved tertiary institutions
    • Scholarships or fellowships for approved research
    • Sponsorship funds for activities which promote aerospace technology and education

    Value: The value and tenure of each award is determined by the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Fund Advisory Committee. Awards up to $5,000 per annum for up to three years for PhD students, or up to two years for Masters by Research students.

    Applications: Applications for supplementary scholarships are invited half yearly. Applications may be considered by the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Fund Advisory Committee at each of the half yearly meetings. Applications should be received by:

    • the last week of March (for consideration at the June meeting)
    • the last week of September (for consideration at the December meeting)

    Please see the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Fund for further details about eligibility and for application forms.

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  • Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases

    The Wesfarmers Centre Higher Degree Research Scholarship is an internal funding mechanism to engage the best students in our research teams and programs, and is awarded to candidates of exceptional research potential undertaking a higher degree by research at an Australian university. See eligibility criteria for more details.

    Value:  $10,000 per annum

    Eligibility criteria

    Successful applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Currently enrolled at an Australian university for ≥0.5FTE
    • Contingent on receiving a Research Training Program award (formally the Australian Postgraduate Awards) or an equivalent scheme
    • Be an employee of the Telethon Kids Institute, or postgraduate student whose supervisor holds a permanent/honorary position at the Telethon Kids Institute
    • Have a proposed research topic in line with the research of the Wesfarmers Centre, i.e. aimed at reducing the burden of serious childhood infectious diseases by finding better diagnostic, prevention and treatment solutions

    Further details of eligibility and the application process for the above awards are available from: https://www.telethonkids.org.au/be-involved/student-opportunities/scholarships-and-awards/

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  • Wild Orchid Watch Postgraduate Research Top-Up

    Australia's orchid flora is highly diverse, with approximately 80% of the world's terrestrial species and very high endemism. However, orchids are highly susceptible to environmental change and many species are threatened. A complex set of factors is thought to be contributing to declines in orchid populations, including past and present habitat destruction, small population sizes, florivory, altered fire regimes and pollination deficits. Within this context, climate change has emerged as a key threat that is causing the timing of orchid flowering to shift but also has the potential to change habitat suitability for orchids and to disrupt interactions with the pollinator communities that orchids rely on for reproduction.

    Wild Orchid Watch (WOW) is a recently funded national citizen science program to monitor Australian native orchids and their habitats. It is a partnership between the University of Adelaide and native orchid enthusiasts across the country. We will develop a new phone app that can be used by researchers and the public alike to submit photos of orchids and habitat information to a central database for identification and interpretation.

    WOW is the first national observatory for all wild orchids and their habitats. WOW will provide information on orchid populations across many species and regions, and act an early warning system for ecological change. WOW is working in partnership with the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) facility node at the University of Adelaide, which manages a field-based ecosystem surveillance monitoring program operating across the country.

    We are offering a PhD top-up scholarship of $7,000 per annum for three years for an enthusiastic student to undertake research on orchids in a changing climate, associated with WOW and a highimpact research group at the University of Adelaide. Applicants holding, or intending to apply for a scholarship such as a Research Training Program Stipend (RTPS) or equivalent are eligible. In addition, operational costs will be covered. The project is hosted by the University of Adelaide in the School of Biological Sciences and our team is based at the Waite Campus.

    The successful applicant will undertake hands-on monitoring of orchid populations and their pollinators and habitats using the WOW app as well as more detailed survey techniques, and will have the opportunity to work with community groups and interpret data collected from the app. To take on this project, you will need to hold or be eligible for a base PhD scholarship, have a relevant undergraduate degree, good communication and teamwork skills and be keen to take on internal training in ecological monitoring and analysis. Your job will be easier if you have existing experience in GIS, field ecology or statistical analysis. Experience in first aid or off-road driving would also be viewed favourably.

    For further details of the project, selection criteria and how to apply contact by email Greg Guerin , Ben Sparrow or Andy Lowe.

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  • Wentworth Group Science Programme Scholarship

    The Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists is offering scholarships to Australian postgraduate students to assist them in bridging the gap between science and public policy.

    Since its inception in 2002, the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists has been active in advancing solutions to secure the long term health of Australia’s environment.

    Comprised of eminent scientists and thinkers, the Group has three core objectives:

    • Driving innovation in the management of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity;
    • Engaging business, community and political leaders in a dialogue to find and implement solutions to the challenge of environmental stewardship facing the future of Australian society; and
    • Building capacity by mentoring and supporting young natural resources scientists and resource economists to develop their skills and understanding of public policy.

    These scholarships are intended to inspire and motivate. Students studying science, economics, geography, philosophy, law and/or engineering (especially those majoring in environmental science/studies/management/law or ecology) are encouraged to apply.

    The scholarship funds will cover participation at a Wentworth Group Master Class in May 2017.

    Note – the scholarship cannot be used as a stipend

    We are seeking students committed to advancing solutions that will secure the long term health of Australia’s land, water, coasts and biodiversity.

    Application forms
    For further details, please email admin@wentworthgroup.org

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