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Funding and scholarship opportunities

Scholarships and funding available through Sydney Nano

Sydney Nano and the University of Sydney offer ways to support your research through scholarships and other funding opportunities.

Sydney Nano offers internal scholarships and funding opportunities to University of Sydney students and postdoctoral fellows who are working with Sydney Nano members:

Taste of Research Award

The University of Sydney Nano Taste of Research Award

Eligibility  Open   Closing Date
  • High-achiever
  • University of Sydney Undergraduate undertaking research with leading
    academic relating to nanoscience
  • The academic must be a Member of Sydney Nano

Sept 30 2022



Nov 30 2022


Sydney Nano's Taste of Research Award (AU$2,500) calls on high calibre undergraduate coursework students undertaking research with leading academics relating to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology who are Members of Sydney Nano. 

Why apply?

Successful candidates will develop research skills, gain experience, and contribute to finding real-world solutions through a six-week period of research on a full-time basis. Dates can be arranged with academic host, based on their availability. Learn more about eligibility, selection process, and how to apply

This round will close at 11:59pm Nov 30, 2022.

How to apply?

Supplementary scholarships

The Sydney Nano supplementary scholarships - the University of Sydney Nano Institute Postgraduate Supplementary Scholarships and the John Makepeace Bennett Gift Supplementary Scholarship from the University of Sydney Nano Institute and the Australian Computing Society - recognise and foster excellent postgraduate research degree candidates working in the field of nanoscale science and technology at the University of Sydney.

They are available in the three industry and innovation themes and four research domains in which Sydney Nano seeks to have impact: energy and environment; health and medicine; and communications, computing and security.

 The scholarships, valued at $5000 a year, are awarded annually and last for a maximum of two years.

Unique PhD opportunities

The Sydney Nano Grand Challenge Scholarships aim to develop future research leaders with a strong commitment to using technological development to create a lasting global impact. These scholarships provide unique opportunities for the best and brightest PhD students to join our visionary research initiatives, and to receive world-class training and professional development to accelerate their careers.

Projects range from extracting clean drinking water from the air, creating circuits that interface with the brain, using quantum computers to predict new materials, ensuring the safety of nanomedicine, capturing carbon from the atmosphere, to building nanorobots that navigate the body to diagnose and treat disease.

Matching funds and support for global programs

The University of Sydney Office of Global Engagement ventures advance our interests internationally, establishing partnerships with universities and research institutes for collaborative, jointly funded projects. These partnerships help forge new pathways for research cooperation, staff mobility and in-country educational experiences. Sydney Nano offers matched funding for selected programs the Office of Global Engagement awards to its members.

Engaged Innovation Scholarship for Impact

Are you an outstanding Science, Health Sciences or Engineering Honours undergraduate or Masters level student that is passionate about innovation? Are you considering doctoral level studies but unsure whether you want a traditional discipline-bound career path? Are you interested in learning more about business, management and policy perspectives on innovation?

If so, then consider a PhD in a Business School where you can leverage and complement your technical training.

The Discipline of Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Sydney Business School is seeking outstanding PhD applicants to undertake the ‘Engaged Innovation Scholarship for Impact’.

“The Taste of Research Award allowed me to engage in an enjoyable research experience that I believe will instil skills essential for my academic development and later career.”
Annmaree Kenny, student and past recipient