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Postgraduate research scholarships
From nursing and pharmacy to health science or dentistry scholarships, we have a wide range of options for domestic medicine and health 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 research scholarships for Faculty of Medicine and Health students in the table below.

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

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
AINSE Postgraduate Research Award $7500 p.a.
  • Postgraduate research student
  • RTP scholarship recipient
1 February 2021 15 April 2021

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Research Grants

Various
  • See page details
Various Various
APPRISE Postgraduate Research Scholarship $27,082 (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Background of public health ethics and/or infectious diseases research
20 February 2019 6 March 2019
ARC Linkage Pharmacy Research Scholarship $27,596 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in pharmacy, chemistry, physics, chemical, mechanical or biomedical engineering
  • Research experience
28 August 2020 30 November   2020
Arthritis Australia Scholarships See page details
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Clinical, scientific or allied health professional
  • Science or medicine graduate
  • Undertaking thesis into arthritis and related disorders
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Australian Pain Society and Australian Pain Relief Association Scholarships See page details
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undertaking PhD research into acute or chronic pain
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Australian Rotary Health Scholarships Various
  • Undertake research into mental, general or indigenous health
  • Undertake rural or remote placements
Various Various
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
  • Honours or master's degree qualified
  • Research the therapeutic potential of cannabis and cannabinoids
N/A N/A
Bierzonski Burczyk Foundation Prize $32,500
  • Full-time PhD student within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
  • Conducting research into Parkinson's disease
  • Demonstrate you have limited existing financial support mechanisms
15 October 2020 29 October 2020
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 stipend (for up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in medicine or science
28 March 2019 14 May 2019
Caroline Elizabeth Harris Scholarship Various
  • Conduct investigations into childhood cancer of the brain or related field
  • Not have received this scholarship more than three times
Ongoing Ongoing
Charles Perkins Centre Scholarship in Physical Activity and Sleep $30,000 (for up to a year)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Conduct research into the links between physical activity, sleep and health
8 August 2019 29 August 2019
Charles Perkins Centre Westmead Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student
  • Recipient of a primary scholarship that provides stipend allowance
15 January 2020 31 March 2020
Consortium of Objectively Measured Physical Activity Scholarship $12,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • High academic achiever
2 April 2019 17 May 2019
Crohn’s & Colitis Australia Scholarships See page details
  • See page details
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Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship $45,000 (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Discipline of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology
  • Graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of Edinburgh or Yale University
1 August 2019 31 October 2019
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Undertake biomedical research
TBC TBC
Endocrine Society of Australia Awards, Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships Various
  • Conduct research in the field of endocrinology
  • Be a member of the society
Various Various
Faculty of Medicine and Health Executive Dean Stipend Scholarship $35,000 p.a. (for up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Applicant for a RTP stipend scholarship
Open 28 February 2020
Heart Foundation Scholarships and Awards Various
  • Health professional
  • Research into cardiovascular health
Various Various
John A Lamberton Research Scholarships RTP stipend or $7000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic postgraduate research student
TBC TBC
Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships $10,000 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student at the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Recipient of a primary stipend scholarship
25 August 2020 24 September 2020
Leukaemia Foundation Scholarships Various
  • See page details
Various Various
Menzies Foundation Scholarships See page details
  • See page details
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Motor Neurone Disease Australia Grants Various
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Researcher in fields relevant to motor neurone disease
Various Various
Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia Scholarships See page details
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • Tertiary student with interest in multiple sclerosis treatment
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National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Scholarships NHMRC stipend rate
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Medicine and health project based in Australia
15 April 2020 8 July 2020

Penelope Morris Foundation Scholarship

$45,000 per annum for up to 3 years
  • Domestic student
  • Full-time PhD student within the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Hold a medical degree and be an active, practising oncology clinician.
5/10/2020 25/10/2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence in Ion Channel  $40,000 per annum for three years
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time PhD student within the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Knowledge in computer science and preferably medicinal chemistry and/or pharmacology.
27 October 2020 8 December 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Blood Vessel Engineering $35,000 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time domestic PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Research engineering a physiologically-relevant blood vessel in vitro
  • Hold an honours degree or equivalent
1 September 2020 15 September 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Cancer Related Cognitive Impairment NHMRC medical/dental stipend rate taxed (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
7 February 2020 21 February 2020
Postgraduate Scholarship in Cardiovascular Research $40,000 p.a.
(for 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD Student
23 July  2020 6 August  2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Neuroimaging Minimum RTP stipend rate + tuition fees
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Conduct research into computational neuroimaging
2 October  2020 13 November 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Dentistry Without Mercury Minimum RTP stipend rate
  • Full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Research fibre-reinforced dental composite
  • Hold an honours degree
3 September 2020 17 September 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Micro-projection Array Patch $40,000 p.a. (for 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time PhD at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Research the Nanopatch vaccine
  • Willing to travel
27 July 2020 10 August 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Molecular Pharmacology $35,000 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Domestic student
  • Research molecular pharmacology
  • Hold an honours degree
26 August  2020 14  October  2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Early and Intensive Motor Training $21,000 per annum (for up to 5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Part-time PhD student within the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • 5 years clinical experience working as a registered physiotherapist in Australia in the area of spinal cord injuries
23/9/2020 7/10/2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in New Anti-Cancer Drug Development $27,082 (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • High academic achiever
12 March 2019 26 March 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Novel Therapeutics $40,000 per annum (3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Full-time PhD student within the Faculty of Medicine and Health.
22 October 2020 5 November 2020
Research Scholarship in Theories of Autonomy in Reproductive Genomics $28,106 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Research theoretical bioethics, philosophy or applied ethics
  • Hold an honours of master's degree
22 May 2020 16 July 2020
Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare (pdf, 160.6KB) Up to $60,000 (for 12 months)
  • Australian citizen
  • Appropriate prior experience
  • Proof of community consultation and affirmation and/or education
  • Undertake a project/program, further education or research
Open 4 September 2020
Scholarship in Engineering an Advanced High Value Bioreactor System Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Enrolled or unconditional offer to study a full-time PhD
12 September 2019 26 September 2019
Suicide Prevention Australia – PhD Scholarships Various
  • See page details
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Sydney Catalyst PhD and Top-Up Awards See page details
  • Engaged in translational cancer research
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Sydney Vital Colorectal Cancer Postgraduate Scholarship $35,000
  • Domestic PhD student
30 January 2019 13 March 2019
The Australian Pancreatic Centre Harris Van Beek Scholarship $20,000
  • Enrolled full-time in a master's by research or PhD
  • High academic achiever
4 February 2019 22 February 2019
The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) Scholarships Various
  • Researcher, scientist, cardiovascular nurse, allied health professional or healthcare worker working in cardiology
  • CSANZ member
Various Various
The HammondCare Foundation Postgraduate Research Scholarship $40,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Research palliative care, cancer pain or a related topic area
1 July 2020 15 July  2020
The Jim Burke Liver Cancer Postgraduate Research Scholarship $80,000
  • Domestic student
  • Master's by research or PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Research liver cancer
  • Surgical trainee with basic clinical experience
13 July 2020 27 July 2020
The Lynne Cattel 'Dog Ownership and Human Health' Research Project Up to $30,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
25 January 2019 18 February 2019
The Priscilla Kincaid-Smith Kidney Research Foundation See page details
  • Undertake research into kidney disease
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Westmead Applied Research Centre Postgraduate Scholarship $28,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Hold an honours or a master's degree
  • High academic achiever
1 August 2018 14 September 2018
Westmead Applied Research Centre Scholarship in Diabetes $28,000 (for up to 2 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Registered medical practitioner in Australia
16 August 2019 13 September 2019
Wiser Healthcare Scholarship in Communicating about Overdiagnosis RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • High academic achiever
26 November 2018 10 January 2019
Colgate-Palmolive Postgraduate Scholarship $25,000 stipend (for up to 3 years)
  • Dental graduate
  • Researcher in the field of population oral health
TBC TBC
Bob and Nancy Edwards Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Undertake research into cancer and/or paediatrics
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
31 October 2019 N/A
Christine Maple-Brown Colorectal Cancer Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Conduct research in colorectal cancer
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
31 October 2019 N/A
Dorothy Blanche Chandler Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • RTP applicant
  • Undertake research in rheumatoid arthritis and associated conditions
30 October 2020 N/A
Dr Albert S McKern Travelling Research Scholarship Up to $15,000
  • Australian citizen
  • Graduate of the University of Sydney, the University of Edinburgh, or Yale University
1 November 2019 17 March 2020

Elizabeth and Henry Hamilton-Browne Scholarship

RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • RTP Stipend Scholarship applicant
  • Postgraduate research student
31 October 2019 N/A
Enid Ng Fellowship in Haematology $45,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Accepted into the JSAC Training Scheme in Haematology of the RACP and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, or
  • Accepted into the single discipline haematology stream of either college
22 November 2017 5 December 2017
Francis M Hooper Scholarship for Medical Research RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Researcher in Alzheimer's disease, cancer, heart disease, or medically related basic biology research
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
31 October 2019 N/A
Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) Grants, Fellowships and Awards See page details
  • Australian citizen
  • GESA member
  • Undertake gastroenterological research
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John Keith Chandler Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Undertake research in any aspect of varicose veins
31 October 2019 N/A
Muriel and Walter Lumley Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
  • High academic achiever
31 October 2019 N/A
Neville Brown Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
  • High academic achiever
31 October 2019 N/A
Northern Clinical School HDR Support Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student at the Northern Clinical School
  • Full-time student
  • Evidence of current financial disadvantage or hardship
15 April 2019 30 May 2019
RA Money Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Neuroscience RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Researcher in neuroscience
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
30 October 2020 N/A
Reginald Maney Lake and Amy Laura Bonamy Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Undertake research in pathology
30 October 2020 N/A
Sir John Loewenthal Scholarship $20,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student or Hong Kong citizen who will be studying a Master of Surgery by coursework or research, or an MPhil or PhD
1 January 2020 29 February 2020
The Curtin PhD Scholarship for Clinical Research $50,000
  • Enrolled in a PhD in Sydney Medical School
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
Ongoing Ongoing
The Frank and Marion Spence Scholarship $18,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Researcher in paediatric cardiology or cancer
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
31 October 2019 N/A
The Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Grants and Awards See page details
  • Researcher, trainee or fellow of the foundation
  • Undertaking research into otorhinolaryngology
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The Hopewood Project Postgraduate Research Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • Unconditional offer to study a full-time PhD
  • Hold an honours degree or master's degree in a related field
  • Research health longevity and preventative medicine
  • Recipient of a primary scholarship with a stipend allowance
7 April 2020 15 May 2020
The John Brooke Moore Scholarship $25,000 - $40,000
  • Domestic students studying surgery
1 January 2020 29 February 2020
The John Arthur Freeman PhD Scholarship for Tumours of the Brain $35,000 stipend (for up to 4 years)
  • Enrolled in a PhD at the Sydney Medical School
  • Honours or master's degree in related field
31 October 2019 N/A
The Pamela Jeanne Elizabeth Churm Postgraduate Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Researcher in neuroscience
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
31 October 2019 N/A
The TDM Foundation Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • High academic achiever
16 April 2018 14 May 2018
Walter Eberhard Schroeder Dermatology Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Researcher in dermatology
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
30 October 2020 N/A
Walter Eberhard Schroeder Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
  • Researcher in obstetrics and gynaecology
N/A N/A
John Flood Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Students interested in undertaking research in neuropathology
31 December 2019 27 March 2020
Nanoparticle-Based Biomolecule Detection Systems Research Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Research nanoparticle-based biomolecule detection systems
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
27 August 2020 24 September 2020
Plasma Surface Modification for Biomedical Devices Research Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Future PhD student
  • Research plasma surface modification
  • Background in physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science or biomedical sciences
27 August 2020 24 September 2020
Postgraduate Scholarship in CNS Cell Models $60,000 p.a. (for 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time PhD student at the School of Medical Sciences
  • Hold a bachelor's and honours degree or master's by research
4 September 2020 18 September 2020
Professor NGW & Mrs Ann Macintosh Memorial Scholarship RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Conduct research into anatomy and histology
  • Have a primary supervisor who is a member of academic staff
July 2017 July 2017
Skellern Family Foundation Scholarship $30,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD candidate within Sydney Nursing School
  • Registered nurse or midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
31 August 2018 21 September 2018
Women's Plans Foundation Award $1000
  • Domestic student studying an honours or postgraduate nursing course
  • Interested in reproductive health in third world countries
5 July 2019 27 September 2019
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Developing New Laser and Optical Based Technologies $35,000 p.a (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic and international
  • Hold aeronautical, aerospace, biomedical or mechanical engineering degree, or closely related applied sciences discipline
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student at the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering or School of Pharmacy
30 September 2020  30 October 2020
ARC Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Disaster Risk Management Practice $34,000 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student at the School of Health Sciences
  • Research needs of people with disability in natural hazards and other emergencies
  • Hold an honours degree
2 June 2020 30 September 2020
Deirdre Russell Memorial Scholarship $13,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD students in the discipline of speech pathology
October 2019 November 2019
Mary Frances Stephens Scholarship $12,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Completed at least one full-time (or equivalent part-time) year in your degree
January 2020 February 2020
NHMRC CRE Disability and Health PhD Scholarship Australian Government minimum RTP stipend (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen
  • Full-time PhD student in the Sydney School of Health Sciences
  • Willing to research disability and health
  • Hold an honours degree
  • Strong research background
8 May 2020 17 June 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Disaster Risk Management Practices RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student at the Sydney School of Health Sciences
  • Research needs of people with disability in natural hazards and other emergencies
  • Hold an honours degree
2 June 2020 30 September 2020
Scholarship in Migrant and Refugee Youths’ Sexual and Reproductive Health $27,094 pa (up to 1.75 years)
  • Domestic full-time master's by research student at the School of Health Sciences
  • Research sexual and reproductive health
  • Hold a bachelor degree in health or social sciences
30 October 2020 17 November 2020
Spinal Cord Injuries Australia PhD Scholarship Up to $28,596 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD or master's by research student
  • Research in the Australian National Physical Activity Survey for Spinal Cord Injury
24 October 2019 2 December 2019
The Helga Pettitt Sydney School of Health Sciences Postgraduate Study Award $1500
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Sydney School of Health Sciences
  • Graduate of the Sydney School of Health Sciences
TBC TBC
University of Sydney School of Health Sciences Student Leadership Award $1000
  • Current student engaged in leadership activities while studying health sciences
7 August 2019 27 October 2019