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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

Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Research Grants

Various
  • See page details
Various Various
APPRISE Postgraduate Research Scholarship $27,082 (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Background of public health ethics and/or infectious diseases research
TBC TBC
ARC Linkage Pharmaceutical Research Scholarship $32,596 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • Australian citizens, permanent residents or New Zealand citizens
4 June 2021 31 July 2021
Arthritis Australia Scholarships See page details
  • Science or medicine graduate
  • Undertaking thesis into arthritis and related disorders
See page details See page details
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. (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 14 March 2021
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in medicine or science
TBC TBC
Building Expertise and Capability in Cell and Gene Therapies $40,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Research cell and gene therapies
10 June 2021 23 June 2021
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
1 October 2020 9 March 2021
Charles Perkins Centre Westmead Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student
  • Recipient of a primary scholarship that provides stipend allowance
TBC TBC
CogTEST-C: Postgraduate Scholarship in Cerebral Palsy $94,872.40 over 3 years
  • Enrolled or have an unconditional offer to a full-time PhD in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Willingness to undertake a specific research project in cerebral palsy
25 March 2021 11 June 2021
Consortium of Objectively Measured Physical Activity Scholarship $12,000 (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • High academic achiever
TBC TBC
Dr Albert S McKern Research Scholarship $45,000 (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
Ongoing Ongoing
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend rate (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. (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Apply for an RTP stipend scholarship
N/A N/A
Heart Foundation Scholarships and Awards Various
  • Health professional
  • Research into cardiovascular health
Various Various
John A Lamberton Research Scholarships RTP stipend or $7000 (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic postgraduate research student
TBC TBC
Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships $10,000 p.a. (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
Leukaemia Foundation/HSANZ New Investigator PhD Scholarship $42,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student whose work aligns with at least one of the Leukaemia Foundation’s research priorities
Open 1 July 2021
Menzies Foundation Scholarships See page details
  • See page details
See page details See page details
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
See page details See page details
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
14 April 2021 9 June 2021
NHMRC CTC Postgraduate Research Scholarship Determined by qualifications
  • See page details
26 April 2021 19 May 2021
Northern Precinct Ramsay Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • Full-time PhD student at the Northern Precinct
  • Recipient of an RTP Stipend Scholarship
15 April 2021 29 April 2021
NSW Health PhD and EMC grants See page details
  • See page details
N/A 26 March 2021
Pathophysiology and Mechanisms of Myocardial Infarction $30,000 p.a. (up to 1.5 years)
  • Domestic Master of Philosophy or PhD student
  • Conduct translational research into the pathophysiology and mechanisms of myocardial infarction
19 May  2021 2 June  2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Cancer Related Cognitive Impairment NHMRC medical/dental stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
27 November 2020 11 December 2020
Postgraduate Scholarship in Cardiovascular Research $40,000 p.a. (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
17 November 2020 12 February 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Cultural Supervision $20,000
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Master of Philosophy student
  • Have at least one supervisor who is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
29 April 2021 12 May 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Disadvantage and Cognition
$35,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Meet NSW Health Requirements to access patient cohorts
5 May  2021 4 June  2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Lower Back Pain $35,000 p.a. (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the Sydney School of Health Sciences
  • Willing to conduct research into lower back pain
23 April 2021 10 May 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Mental Health and Decision Making $35,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Demonstrated experience in data science and R coding
16 March 2021 10 June 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Micro-projection Array Patch $40,000 p.a. (for 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Research the Nanopatch vaccine
  • Willing to travel
14 January 2021 29 January 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in NDIS Rhetoric versus Reality $35,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Research in the NDIS: Rhetoric versus Reality project
4 December 2020
28 February 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in New Anti-Cancer Drug Development $27,082 (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • High academic achiever
TBC TBC
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Obesity on Cardiovascular Hemodynamics $51,428 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Have research Masters degree, experience in cardiology and obesity research and proven track record in academic research
30 March 2021 15 April 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Shared Decision Making Resources $35,000 p.a. (up to 1.75 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Master of Philosophy student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Research consumer and health worker perceptions of shared decision making resources for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
15 June 2021 28 June 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Health Literacy $35,629 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Hold unconditional offer for PhD 
  • Hold First Class Honours or equivalent
28 May 2021 24 June 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Public Health $35,629 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Undertake research in public health
7 May 2021 21 May 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Social and Emotional Wellbeing $20,000
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Master of Philosophy student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Knowledge of program evaluation
 29 April 2021 12 May 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship on genetic forms of Parkinson’s disease $83,600
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Research pure neuronal transplants or neuronal-astrocyte transplants
20 May  2021 11 June 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship to Develop Novel Vectors Based on AAV $40,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Must conduct research developing novel vectors based on AAV
4 June 2021 18 June 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship to Improve Care for Low Back Pain $36,863 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Master of Philosophy or PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Undertake research into improving public understanding of low back pain and develop and test tools to enhance informed healthcare decisions
15 June 2021 28 June 2021
Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarship in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention $10,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic and International PhD student
  • Not completed more than one year full-time PhD studies
Ongoing Ongoing
Research Scholarship in Priorities of Patients with Kidney Disease $28,096 p.a. (for 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Research the needs and priorities of patients with kidney disease and their families
16 March 2021 30 March 2021
Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare (pdf, 160.6KB) Up to $60,000
  • 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 Artificial Intelligence in Ion Channel Drug Discovery $40,000 p.a. (3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Knowledge in computer science and preferably medicinal chemistry and/or pharmacology
16 February 2021 13 May 2021
Scholarship in Engineering an Advanced High-Value Bioreactor System Minimum RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Enrolled or unconditional offer to study a full-time PhD
TBC TBC
SOLVE-CHD PhD Scholarship $32,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Research cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention fields
Ongoing Ongoing
Sydney Catalyst PhD and Top-Up Awards See page details
  • Engaged in translational cancer research
See page details See page details
Sydney Vital Colorectal Cancer Postgraduate Scholarship $35,000
  • Domestic PhD student
TBC TBC
The Australian Pancreatic Centre Harris Van Beek Scholarship $20,000
  • Enrolled full-time in a master's by research or PhD
  • High academic achiever
TBC TBC
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 Hooke Family Scholarship $40,000 p.a. (3 years)
  • Commencing or current PhD student
  • Hold Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper) or a Master's degree
  • Undertaking research in the fields of diabetes, obesity and/or cardiovascular disease at CPC
19 March 2021 2 April 2021
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 (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
TBC TBC
The Peter Coates Postgraduate Scholarship in Ethnopharmacology $30,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Hold an honours degree in a health sciences field
  • Research drug responses
9 April 2021 7 May 2021
The Merridew Foundation PhD Scholarship $30,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree with a substantial research component
  • Research in area of immune modifying nanoparticles at CPC

    30 April 2021

21 May 2021
USYD-UNSW ADNet-Memory Clinics Postgraduate Research Scholarship $35,000 p.a.
  • Domestic MPhil or PhD student
  • Completed an honours degree
  • Willingness to complete the specific research project
25 January 2021 9 February 2021
WARC Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Neural Innervation of the Kidneys $30,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Research neural innervation of the kidneys and heart
30 April 2021 28 May 2021
Westmead Applied Research Centre Postgraduate Scholarship $28,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Hold an honours or a master's degree
  • High academic achiever
TBC TBC
Wiser Healthcare Scholarship in Communicating about Overdiagnosis RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • High academic achiever
TBC TBC
Colgate-Palmolive Postgraduate Scholarship $25,000 stipend (up to 3 years)
  • Dental graduate
  • Researcher in the field of population oral health
TBC TBC
Bob and Nancy Edwards Scholarship $35,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Undertake research into cancer and/or paediatrics
N/A N/A
Blood-based Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Disease Research Scholarship
$30,000 p.a (up to 3 years)
  • Based in Sydney
  • Full-time Masters by Research or PhD student within the University of Sydney School of Medicine
  • Willing to conduct research in the area of molecular genetics/proteomics
15 March 2021 14 May 2021
Christine Maple-Brown Colorectal Cancer Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Conduct research in colorectal cancer
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
N/A N/A
Dorothy Blanche Chandler Scholarship University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 4 years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Undertake research in rheumatoid arthritis and associated conditions
  • RTP applicant
N/A 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
TBC TBC

Elizabeth and Henry Hamilton-Browne Scholarship

University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 4 years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • RTP applicant
N/A N/A
Enid Ng Fellowship in Haematology University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 4 years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Undertake research in myeloma or related disorders
  • RTP applicant
N/A N/A
Faculty of Medicine and Health Executive Dean Scholarship in Personalised Medicine $35,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
4 June 2021 18 June 2021
Francis M Hooper Scholarship for Medical Research RTP stipend rate (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
N/A N/A
John Keith Chandler Scholarship University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 4 years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Undertake research in any aspect of varicose veins
  • RTP applicant
N/A N/A
Muriel and Walter Lumley Research Scholarship University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 1 year)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • RTP applicant
N/A N/A
Neville Brown Scholarship RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
  • High academic achiever
N/A 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
TBC TBC
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Cardio-Periodontology $32,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Must undertake research into cardio-periodontology
4 June 2021 5 July 2021
RA Money Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Neuroscience RTP stipend rate (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 University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Undertake research in pathology
  • RTP applicant
N/A N/A
Research Scholarship in Immunotherapies for Treating Mesothelin-Positive Cancers $40,325 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Domestic/ student
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Must conduct research into immunotherapies for treating mesothelin-positive cancers
4 June 2021 18 June 2021
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 FDC PhD Scholarship $40,000 p.a. (for 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree with a substantial research component
  • Research childhood obesity at the CPC
28 March 2021 28 May 2021
The Frank and Marion Spence Scholarship $18,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Researcher in paediatric cardiology or cancer
  • Applied for an RTP Stipend Scholarship
N/A 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
See page details See page details
The Hooke Family Scholarship $40,000 p.a. (3 years)
  • PhD student at the CPC
  • Hold honours or a master's degree
  • Research in the fields of diabetes, obesity and/or cardiovascular disease
19 March 2021 2 April 2021
The Hopewood Project Postgraduate Research Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (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 Arthur Freeman PhD Scholarship for Tumours of the Brain $35,000 stipend (up to 4 years)
  • Enrolled in a PhD at the Sydney Medical School
  • Honours or master's degree in a related field
N/A N/A
The John Brooke Moore Scholarship $25,000 to $40,000
  • Domestic students studying surgery
1 January 2020 29 February 2020
The Pamela Jeanne Elizabeth Churm Postgraduate Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Researcher in neuroscience
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen
N/A N/A
The Raymond E Purves PhD Scholarship $35,962 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Must undertake research into cellular and molecular regulation of joint inflammation
4 June 2021 18 June 2021
The TDM Foundation Scholarship RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • High academic achiever
TBC TBC
Walter Eberhard Schroeder Dermatology Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate (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 (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
19 November 2020 31 January 2021
Professor NGW and Mrs Ann Macintosh Memorial Scholarship RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • Conduct research into anatomy and histology
  • Have a primary supervisor who is a member of academic staff
TBC TBC
Research Scholarship in Fluorescent Tools for Super-resolution Imaging $35,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Medical Sciences
  • Bachelor’s degree with First-class Honours (or equivalent) or a Master of Philosophy
1 June 2021 18 June 2021
Skellern Family Foundation Scholarship $30,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD candidate within Sydney Nursing School
  • Registered nurse or midwife with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
TBC TBC
Women's Plans Foundation Award $1000
  • Domestic student studying honours or postgraduate nursing course
  • Interested in reproductive health in third world countries
14 December 2020 31 January 2021
ACRF Image X Institute Postgraduate Research Scholarship $35,000 p.a.
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Conduct research using CT imaging
20 November 2020 18 January 2021
ARC Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Disaster Risk Management Practice $26,000 p.a. (up to 2 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
12 April 2021 23 April 2021
Deirdre Russell Memorial Scholarship $13,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD students in the discipline of speech pathology
TBC TBC
Mary Frances Stephens Scholarship $12,000 (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
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Athlete Development Transition $35,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the Sydney School of Health Sciences
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • Demonstrate academic excellence
26 November 2020 15 January 2021
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 p.a. (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. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic PhD or master's by research student
  • Research in the Australian National Physical Activity Survey for Spinal Cord Injury
TBC TBC
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
 
 
 

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