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Faculty of Science

Postgraduate research scholarships
From geoscience and agriculture to physics or chemistry scholarships, we have a wide range of options for domestic science 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 Science students in the table below.

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

ARC Postgraduate Research Scholarship

$40,109 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD within the Faculty of Science
  • Hold an Honours degree or Masters degree
Edgeworth David Travelling Scholarship Up to $7500
  • Full-time PhD or master's by research student in the School of Geosciences
  • Conducting field studies in the south-western Pacific region
  • Travel overseas
George Harris Scholarship (Geology and Geophysics) $1250
  • PhD student at the School of Geoscience
  • Researching geology or geophysics
George Harris Scholarships (Chemistry) $400
  • Domestic/international student
  • Current PhD student within the School of Chemistry
  • Completed 2 years (full-time equivalent) 
  • Contributed to the teaching activities
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Geology and Geophysics $28,870 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Research into the mechanical and seismic structure
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Geosciences
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Multifunctional Rural Regions $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Current or commencing PhD student within School of Geosciences
School of Geosciences Postgraduate Research Scholarship $28,597 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD Student in the School of Geosciences
  • Applied and considered for a RTP Stipend Scholarship
School of Geosciences Scholarship in Sustainable Futures $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic or international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD in Geosciences
The Blain Family Research Scholarship University of Sydney’s RTP stipend rate (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD student within School of Chemistry
  • Research in DNA molecular nanorobotics in health
  • Hold Honours or Masters
  • Background in Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Biomedical or Chemical Engineering, or related topic
The Deas Thomson Geology Scholarship in Postgraduate Research $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • MPhil or PhD in Geosciences
  • Research in Geology
The Deas Thomson Minerology Scholarship in Postgraduate Research $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • MPhil or PhD in Geosciences
  • Research in Mineralogy

Bruce Veness Chandler Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Grain Quality and Proteomics USYD RTP rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student 
  • PhD student within School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Research in grain quality and proteomics
  • Hold Honours or Masters 
Christian Rowe Thornett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships $32,192 p.a. + $10,000 p.a. (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Conduct research in the field of agriculture
Francis Henry Loxton Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships $32,192 p.a. + $10,000 p.a. (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Conduct research in the field of agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
  • Male
Irvine Armstrong Watson Scholarship $1,000
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student
  • Research with the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
Postgraduate Research Scholarships in Ornamental Horticulture $37,207 (2023 rate) (up to 3.5 years)
 
  • PhD within School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Background in agricultural science or horticulture
  • Willing to undertake research in ornamental horticulture
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Poultry Science $29,863 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Research within the Australian Layer hen industry 
  • Skilled in data analysis and statistical software
  • Interest in conducting survey work and controlled experiments
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Soil Monitoring $35,950 p.a. (up to 1.75 - 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Research Masters or PhD within SOLES
  • Soil monitoring research
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Soil Security $40,109 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD within SOLES
  • Research in Soil Security
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Systems Biology $32,192 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD within SOLES
  • Research in systems biology and metabolic research
  • Holds Honours First Class or Master Degree 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Biological Chemistry $40,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student 
  • PhD within the School of Chemistry
  • Hold an honours degree or master degree 
  • Research in biological chemistry
Research Scholarship in Poultry Nutrition, Physiology and Health $40,109 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Science
  • Research in poultry nutrion, physiology and health
School of Life and Environmental Sciences Postgraduate Research Scholarship $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD in SOLES
  • Applied and considered for a RTP Stipend Scholarship
The Thomas Lawrence Pawlett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships $32,192 p.a. + $10,000 p.a. (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Full-time Master's by Research or PhD student within the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
William George Murrell Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Researching microbiology
  • Awarded an RTP Scholarship
Philipp Hofflin International Research Travel Scholarship $7,000
  • PhD in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Completed first-year annual progress report
  • Travelling to an overseas host institution to undertake research for up to two months
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Biomedical Data Science for Single Cell Omics $40,109 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD
  • Research in statistical bioinformatics and data science with the Sydney Precision Data Science Centre
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney RTP p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD with Mathematics and Statistics
  • Research in mathematics (pure/applied) and statistics
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Numerical Optimisation $40,109 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD within School of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Hold honours or master’s degree in mathematics 
  • Research in mathematical optimisation
Dr Peter Domachuk Scholarship $9000
  • Enrolled in or have an unconditional offer to study a PhD in the School of Physics
Computational materials discovery for new room-temperature superconductors Up to $30,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • PhD in Physics
  • Research into Superconductors
  • Hold honours (first or second class upper) or masters degree
CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics $6000
  • See page details
Hunstead Student Support Scholarship $5000
  • PhD or master's by research student in the School of Physics
  • Researching astronomy
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
  • Supported by your supervisor
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Asteroseismology $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Physics
  • Research into stellar astrophysics
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Design of Frontier Mater $40,109 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Phd within the Faculty of Science 
  • Research in theory and computation of new materials for improved renewable and low energy technologies
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Quantum Optics Theory $35,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD with the School of Physics
  • Research into quantum optics
The Edna Briggs Scholarship in Physics Up to $7,500
  • PhD or master's by research degree in physics
The Hunstead Merit Award for Astrophysics $5000 pa for upto 3 years
  • PhD student with a primary supervisor at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate degree from another university
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
Campbell Perry International Research Scholarship $6000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Psychology
  • Hold a primary scholarship from the University that provides a stipend allowance
  • Planning to travel overseas for your PhD
Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • PhD student in the School of Psychology
Research Scholarship in Motivational Disturbances in Younger Onset Dementia $40,109 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD within the School of Psychology 
  • Hold Honours degree 
Postgraduate Scholarship in Forensic Interviewing Using Virtual Reality $32,192 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student 
  • Research in forensic interviewing
  • Must use virtual reality within their research
  • Background in forensic psychological research
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Child and Youth Mental Health $35,950 or $14,050 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander student
  • PhD in Psychology
  • Research in child and youth mental health with Growing Minds Australia
Scholarship in Psychology Neuroscience on Disagreement and Discrimination $37,207 per annum in 2023
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD within school of Psychology
  • Research on disagreement and relational mentalizing in the emergence of discriminatory behaviour
School of Psychology Postgraduate Research Scholarship $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Full-time PhD in the School of Psychology
  • Applied and considered for a RTP Stipend Scholarship
Winifred O'Neill Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $3000-$5000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Postgraduate research student in the School of Psychology
Betty Rosalie Richards Clinical Residency Scholarship $42,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • M Veterinary Studies, M Veterinary Clinical Studies or postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Research area must be in veterinary pathology
Combined Master's in Veterinary Studies/Clinical Studies Scholarship $44,500 (up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Studying Master of Veterinary Studies and Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies
Francis Henry Loxton Scholarship (Veterinary Science) Various
  • Male 
  • Studying master's by research or PhD
  • Research in the areas of veterinary science and animal production
  • RTP Scholarship applicant
Hugh Hughes Scholarship

Various

  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
James Ramage Wright Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 (up to 3.5 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching animal husbandry and animal production
  • Primary scholarship holder
Lionel Marcellus Lonsdale Scholarship Various
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching diseases of domestic animals and treatment
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
Neil and Allie Lesue Scholarship $10,000
  • Domestic/international student
  • Enrolled in research within small animal clinical studies
  • Must have a primary scholarship
The Jean Walker Trust Fellowship Various
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal diseases
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
Postgraduate Research Scholarship for Development of novel and practical pain mitigation strategies for beef cattle USYD RTP (up to 1.75 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Masters by Research student within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science
  • Research in novel pain mitigation strategies for beef cattle
  • Hold an Honours degree 
  • Have a current Australian driver's license 

Postgraduate Scholarship in Canine Behaviour and Welfare Functional Significance of Gnawing
$30,863 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Masters by Research or PhD within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science 
  • Background in veterinary or animal science
  • Research in canine behaviour and physiology
Agnes Campbell Research Scholarship $40,109 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Research involving Organic Chemistry
Agnes Campbell Prize Various
  • Postgraduate research student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research in organic chemistry
Bruce Veness Chandler Research Scholarship in Peptide and Protein Chemistry Min RTP for up to 3.5 years
  • Masters by Research or PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research into peptides, proteins and food-related topics
Barry and Joy Lambert Cannabinoid Research Scholarships $30,000 pa (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
CSIRO Next Generation Graduates Program in Emerging Technology Various
  • Domestic student
  • Full-time PhD student at a partner university of the SQA
  • Not be in full-time employment
  • Meet the requirements for CSIRO student affiliate onboarding where applicable. (e.g. satisfy National Police check)
Elevate Scholarship  Various
  • Domestic student
  • Identify as a woman
  • Commencing a STEM degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) at an Australian University
Faculty of Science Completion Scholarship $7,000
  • Domestic/international student
  • Enrolled in Higher Degree by Research course within Faculty of Science 
  • Not have consumed the maximum EFTSL
  • Submitting thesis within 6 months 
Faculty of Science HDR Supplementary Scholarships $5,000-15,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD
  • Hold a primary scholarship
Faculty of Science Research Stipend Scholarship $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
 
  • Research Student in the Faculty of Science
  • Applied and considered for a RTP Stipend Scholarship
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Medallist Award $3,000
  • University of Sydney Medallist
  • Undertaking chemistry research
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarship Various
  • Commonwealth citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • PhD student (chemistry)
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarships USYD RTP rate p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD students
  • Research in chemistry in relation to industry and agriculture
John A Lamberton Research Scholarships USYD RTP stipend or $7500 (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Enrolled 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
Paulette Isabel Jones Career Award $7000
  • Domestic/international student
  • Submit thesis before 30 September
PhD Scholarship in Surface Chemistry $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
 
  • PhD student in School of Chemistry
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent
  • Supervised by Prof. Chiara Neto
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in astronomy, space physics and exoplanet detection $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Commencing PhD at the Faculty of Science
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent degree
  • Undertake research into astronomy, space, physics and exoplanet detection under the supervision of Professor Peter Tuthill
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Astroparticle Physics $29,863 p.a. (up to 3 years)
 
  • PhD within Faculty of Science 
  • Hold an honours degree 
  • Research in Astroparticle Physics
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Amorphous Materials Characterisation $35,950 p.a. stipend and tuition fees (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Research into in structure and properties of amorphous materials
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Biosynthetic Chemistry $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Current or commencing 
  • Master's or PhD student within School of Chemistry
  • Background in either chemistry or biochemistry
Postgraduate Research Stipend Scholarship in Chemical Biology $32,212 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Commencing PhD 
  • Research in organic synthesis and chemical biology
  • Relevant degrees
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Chemistry Minimum RTP Stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Research in computational chemistry
  • Holds Honours degree or Masters degree 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Development of Advanced Porous Materials for Hydrogen Storage $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic or international student
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Research into metal organic frameworks and/or other porous materials.
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Development of Advanced Porous Materials for Hydrogen Storage $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic or international student
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Research into developing porous materials for hydrogen storage and/or hydrogen generation
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Engaging the Public in Peptide and Protein Science Minimum RTP Stipend Rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD within the School of Chemistry
  • Research in science communication 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Fuel Cell for Resilience Energy Supply $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Admission into Masters by Research/PhD within School of Chemistry 
  • Holds an Honours degree or Masters degree 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Hydrogen Storage Materials $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD within Faculty of Science 
  • Research into hydrogen storage research
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Materials Chemistry $29,880 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD student within School of Chemistry
  • Hold Honours Degree or Masters Degree
  • Research in solid-state magnetic materials
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Materials for Hydrogen Storage $29,863 p.a. (up to 1.75-3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters br Research or PhD
  • Research into Hydrogen Storage 
     
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Deep-time exploration for mineral deposits along convergent margins $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing PhD at the Faculty of Science
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent degree
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Phage Therapy for Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Infection $40,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Science
  • Undertake a research project named, ‘Phage Therapy for Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Infection.’
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Stem Cell Biology $29,507 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD within the Faculty of Science 
  • Research in stem cell biology
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Synthetic Biology $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD fulltime within School of Chemistry
  • Research in Synthetic Biology
  • Hold Honours (First Class or Second Class Upper) or Masters degree 
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Urban Resilience in the Asia-Pacific $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Study PhD within the Faculty of Science 
  • Research about urban resilience infrastructure 
  • Hold an Honours degree or Masters degree in Geography 
  • Applied RTP Scholarship
Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarship in Chemistry Various
  • Domestic/international student
  • Research student within School of Chemistry
  • Current primary scholarship recipient 
Research Scholarship in Sleep Research to Transform Brain Ageing $37,207 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Science
  • Research in brain ageing in humans  
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
Scholarship in Advancing Nanoporous MOF Materials for Hydrogen Storage $40,109 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student within the School of Chemistry
  • Research under Professor Cameron Kepert
  • Research in collaboration with industry partners
Science Centenary Fund Scholarship $5,000
  • Offer to study a PhD at the Faculty of Science
  • Graduate of the Faculty of Science 
  • Hold a primary scholarship that provides a stipend allowance
Surface Coatings Association Australia Scholarship $1500
  • Masters or PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research in the area of surface coatings
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship
The L E R Tonnet and Family Scholarship in Chemistry USYD RTP (up to 3.5 years)
  • Masters by Reseach or PhD students
  • Research in physical chemistry
  • Hold an honours or masters
The Reid and Colleen Docherty Scholarship in Health Related Research $28,597 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Australian citizen or Australian permenant resident
  • Full-time PhD in the School of Chemistry
  • Health-related research in chemistry or biochemistry
  • Applied and considered for a RTP Stipend Scholarship
The R.J.W. Le Fevre Research Travelling Scholarship Up to $3,500
  • Current female student enrolled full-time in a Masters by Research or PhD within the School of Chemistry
  • Presenting a paper or poster at an academic international conference between the 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024. 
Victor Cromack and Melba Alma Harris Cromack Scholarship $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Full-time PhD in the School of Chemistry
  • Applied and considered for a RTP Stipend Scholarship
Yim Family Foundation PhD Top Up Scholarship $5,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD student
  • Research into chemistry, mathematics, molecular bioscience or physics