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Faculty of Engineering

Postgraduate research scholarships
From bioengineering to complex systems, we have a wide range of options for domestic engineering students.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant school and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of postgraduate scholarships for Faculty of Engineering students in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current domestic students. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility  
Automind Australia Scholarship $60,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Full-time PhD student with the Faculty of Engineering
  • Hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class)
  • Willing to conduct research into multimedia and machine learning
 
ARIAM Research Hub PhD Scholarships $40,000 p.a (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Master's by Research or PhD within the Faculty of Engineering 
 
Barry and Joy Lambert Cannabinoid Research Scholarships $30,000 p.a (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Future or current PhD student at the University
  • Hold an Honours or master's degree
  • Research the therapeutic potential of cannabis and cannabinoids
 
Connectivity Innovation Network (CIN) Scholarship $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international PHD student
  • Hold First or Second Class Honours or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Research in enhanced cybersecurity through artificial intelligence driven red teaming and blue teaming
 
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships Various
  • Full-time PhD student in Australia
  • See page details
 
Defence Innovation Network Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarship $5,500 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Australian Citizen
  • Current or commencing student 
  • Research into Tunable Laser Eye Protection
  • Supervised by Professor Xiaoke Ye 
 
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Undertake biomedical research
 
Faculty of Engineering Career Advancement Award RTP Stipend rate
  • PhD student within the the Faculty of Engineering
  • Chosen 'Oral examination' as their mode of examination for thesis
  • Apply within 6 months of the expected thesis submission date
 
Faculty of Engineering Research Scholarship Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD or master's by research student
 
Faculty of Engineering Research Stipend Scholarship University of Sydney’s RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD or master's by research student at the Faculty of Engineering
 
Faculty of Engineering Research Support Scholarship University of Sydney’s RTP stipend rate (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Full-time PhD or master's by research student at the Faculty of Engineering
 
Faculty of Engineering Research SEAJASK Scholarship RTP stipend rate.(up to 3.5years)
  • A citizen of Japan, South Korea or one of the countries from the ASEAN region.
  • PHD student
  • Hold an Honours degree (first class or second upper) or equivalent.
 
JDRF Australia Travel Grants Applications

Up to $1,000 for virtual conferences and short training courses

Up to $2,000 for domestic travel within Australia

Up to $4,000 for international travel

  • Research in Type 1 Diabetes
  • Domestic and international students
 
John A Lamberton Research Scholarship USYD RTP rate or $7500 (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Enroled in Engineering, Medicine and Health or Science
  • Research into natural products and/or relationships between chemical structure and biological activity
 
Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships $10,000 p.a (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Recipient of a primary stipend scholarship
Next Generation Emerging Technologies Scholarship

$40,500 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)

$5,000 p.a training allowance for 3 years

$5,000 one-off payment travel allowance

$840 one-off payment thesis allowance

  • Domestic student
  • Full-time PhD student with the Faculty of Engineering
  • Hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class)
  • conduct research related to “digital engineering for device-on-demand"
  • meet the requirements for CSIRO Student affiliate onboarding
Paulette Isabel Jones Career Award $7000
  • Domestic/international student
  • Submit thesis before 30 September
 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Advanced Composite Building Technology for Prefabricated Construction $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Commencing PhD at the Faculty of Engineering
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent degree
 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Additive Manufacturing $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Commencing PhD at the Faculty of Engineering
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent degree
 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Biosensor Design for Diagnostics
$20,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Add other study criteria
  • Add other student criteria
  • Keep as brief as possible
 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Coronary Artery Disease $10,000. (up to 4 months)
  • Currently enrolled domestic student within the Faculty of Engineering  
  • Research into cardiovascular disease
 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Telehealth Technology $17,975 (up to 6 months)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Research in the field of Telehealth
  • Holds Master of Philosophy (Engineering).
 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Large Language Models to Automate Customer Service

$37,207 p.a. (up to 3 years)

$5,000 p.a consumables

  • Future or current PhD student at the University of Sydney
  • Hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class)
  • work on a project to develop a conversational AI system
 
Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship – Water Conservation RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Undertaking research in the area of chemistry
 
Scholarship in Novel High-Performance Copper-Based Materials RTP stipend rate 
  • Full-time Master’s by Research or PhD student
  • Willing to conduct research into Novel High-Performance Copper-Based Materials 
  • Hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or equivalent in a relevant discipline
 
Sydney Quantum Academy Postgraduate Scholarship Various
  • Full-time PhD student at a partner university of the SQA
  • Interested in a field related to quantum science and technology
 
The KPMG Women in Power Engineering Scholarship $37,207 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Future or current Female PhD student at the University of Sydney
  • Hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class)
  • willing to conduct research into power engineering
 
Peter Nicol Russell Postgraduate Scholarship $5000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student in mechanical and mechatronic engineering 
  • RTP stipend scholarship recipient
 

Advanced Food Enginomics Research Scholarship

Sydney RTP stipend rate or up to $10,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Research into sensor for smart food packaging
 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Advanced Catalysis for High Value Food $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Research in catalysis engineering high value food products from agricultural waste
  • Hold First Class Honours or equivalent
 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Engineering Processable – Tough Hydrogels Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Research self-healing hydrogel
  • Hold an honours degree
  • Apply for an RTP scholarship
 
Research Scholarship in Miniaturised Biosensors with High Selectivity Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Research into miniaturised biosensors with high selectivity
  • Hold an honours or masters degree
 
Allen D McConnell Scholarship $6000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time master’s by research or PhD student in the School of Civil Engineering
  • Researching hydraulics and fluid mechanics
  • Hold an honours degree
 
Postgraduate research scholarship in heat and mass transfer in low emission building materials $35, 950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Hold First Class Honours or equivalent
  • Research into bio-based building materials
 
Thales Scholarship of Energy Harvesting $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Research into energy harvesting systems 
  • Work closely with Thales Australia Limited 
 
The AgriFutures Gary Sansom Scholarship $35,000
  • See page details
 
The University of Sydney Nano Institute Student Ambassador Scholarship $5,000 p.a (for 2 years)
  • PhD student studying nanoscale science and technology
  • Holder of a primary stipend scholarship
  • Participant of Sydney Nano
  • Valid working with children check
 
The JD Technology Research Scholarship in Artificial intelligence RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Current or commencing student within the Faculty of Engineering
  • Willing to conduct research into Artificial Intelligence
  • Hold an Honours degree or equivalent
  • Willing to be affiliated with Sydney Artificial Intelligence Centre. 
 
Vonwiller Foundation Postgraduate Research Scholarship University of Sydney RTP Rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Commencing PhD student within Faculty of Engineering 
  • Research into the area of Detection and Treatment to Prevent the Progression of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)