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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. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
AINSE Postgraduate Research Award $7500 pa
  • Postgraduate research student
  • RTP scholarship recipient
1 February 2021 15 April 2021
Alexander Hugh Thurburn Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2020 February 2021
Arthritis Australia Scholarships See page details
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Clinical, scientific or allied health professional
  • Science or medicine graduate
  • Undertake a thesis into arthritis and related disorders
See page details See page details
Barry and Joy Lambert Cannabinoid Research Scholarships $30,000 pa (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
Bowel Cancer Translational Research Scholarship $10,000 (for up to 1.75 years)
  • Master's by research student
  • High academic achiever
28 March 2019 14 May 2019
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
Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) Postgraduate Scholarships $10,000 top-up scholarships
$2500 travel scholarships
  • See page details
Various Various
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship See page details
  • See page details
Various Various
CogSleep CRE Scholarships $17,500 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • MPhil or PhD student at the Faculty of Science
  • Research sleep and circadian science
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
30 November 2020 11 December 2020
Coolringdon Research Trust Postgraduate Scholarship Stipend allowance (minimum RTP)
  • be a domestic student
  • be enrolled to study full-time in a PhD at the faculty of science
  • hold an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or quivalent in a relevant discipline
  • conduct research into the management and ecology of grazed pasture systems relevant to the Monaro region of southern NSW and the subsequent impacts on the broader landscape.
30 November 2020 11 December 2020
DARE PhD Scholarships (Science) Up to $40,000 pa (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Support from your research supervisor
  • Hold an Australian bachelor’s degree with honours or a master’s degree in engineering or science
1 May 2020 Ongoing
Francis Henry Loxton Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships
Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2020 February 2021
CUAVA Research Scholarship Various
  • MPhil or PhD student within the Faculty of Science or Engineering
  • Research proposal that aligns with a CUAVA project
N/A Ongoing
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend (for 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
John A Lamberton Research Scholarships RTP stipends or $7000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic postgraduate research student
TBC TBC
Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics Supplementary Scholarships $10,000 pa (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
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Deer Ecology Up to $40,000 p.a. (for up to 3.5 years) 
  • Domestic full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Science
  • Research deer genetics, movement and behaviour
  • Fieldwork around Kosciuszko National Park
9 November 2020 Ongoing
Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship – Water Conservation RTP stipend rate (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Researching in the area of chemistry
28 July 2020 24 August 2020
Science Centenary Fund Scholarship $5000
  • Offer to study a PhD
  • Faculty of Science graduate
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship
N/A N/A
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
31 August 2020 7 October 2020
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 McCaughey PhD Scholarship Minimum RTP
  • Unconditional offer holder for a full-time PhD
  • Hold an honours in animal sciences or master's degree with a substantial research component
  • Willing to research sheep reproduction
  • Applied and assessed for an RTP scholarship
15 July 2020 10 January 2021
Agnes Campbell Prize Various
  • Postgraduate research student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research in organic chemistry
3 November 2020 24 November 2020
Bruce Veness Chandler Research Support Scholarship in Food Chemistry No 1 Various
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Working in food chemistry
TBC TBC
Dr Joan R Clark Research Scholarship Various
  • Domestic PhD candidate
  • Researching inorganic chemistry
  • Study overseas
TBC TBC
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Medallist Award $3000
  • University of Sydney Medallist
  • Undertaking chemistry research
TBC TBC
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarship Various
  • Commonwealth citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • Master's by research or PhD student (chemistry)
TBC TBC
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Chemistry RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research computational chemistry
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • Background in physical chemistry or chemical physics
5 August 2020 15 January 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Fragment Screening $35,000 pa (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Full-time PhD student at the School of Chemistry
  • Research into fragment screening
15 July 2020 Ongoing
Surface Coatings Association Australia Scholarship $1500
  • Master's or PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research in the area of surface coatings
  • Hold a primary stipend scholarship
3 November 2020 24 November 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in the Paleoecology of the Great Barrier Reef in Response to Environmental Changes $28,092 per annum
  • Domestic
  • Full-time PhD in the School of Geosciences
  • Be willing to travel to remote field areas such as the Great Barrier Reef
21 Septmeber 2020 4 December 2020
DBH Scholarship Various
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Australian permanent resident, or citizen of a Commonwealth country or Germany
1 January 2020 15 February 2020
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
N/A N/A
George Harris Scholarship (Geology and Geophysics) $1200
  • PhD student at the School of Geoscience
  • Researching geology or geophysics
  • Completed 2 years of study
N/A N/A
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Deep-Sea Sediments and Paleoclimate $28,092 p.a. for up to 3 years
  • full-time PhD candidate in the Faculty of Science
  • willingness to conduct research into deep-sea sedimentology and spatio-temporal data analysis
  • first class or second class upper Honours degree in Geosciences or a relevant Master's degree
  • willingness to travel to remote field areas
3 December 2020 3 February 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Myrtle Rust $35,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • studying a full-time PhD
  • be willing to conduct a specific research project
  • hold an honours or master's degree in a relevant discipline
3 December 2020 15 January 2021
Research Scholarship in Spatio-Temporal Data Mining for Mineral Exploration $35,000 pa (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the School of Geosciences
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
1 September 2020 30 November 2020
Christian Rowe Thornett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Conduct research in the field of agriculture
December 2019 February 2020
Irvine Armstrong Watson Scholarship $1000
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student
  • Research with the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
December 2020 February 2021
James Vincent Scholarship in Agricultural Microbiology (Supplementary) $8000
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • RTP scholarship recipient
  • Researching agricultural microbiology
TBC TBC
Research Scholarship in Cover Crops for Regenerative Agriculture $35,000 stipend + $10,000 p.a. (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Hold an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or a master's degree in a related field
21 October 2020 11 November 2020
Research Scholarship in Hydrological Impacts of Natural Sequence Farming RTP stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic full-time PhD student at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Research the hydrological aspects of natural sequence farming
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
  • Fieldwork in Narrabri NSW
27 August 2020 15 January 2021
The Thomas Lawrence Pawlett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
December 2020 February 2021
William George Murrell Supplementary Scholarship $10,000
  • PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Researching microbiology
  • Awarded an RTP Scholarship
TBC TBC
KE Bullen International Conference Scholarship Up to $3500
  • Full-time PhD student in applied mathematics
  • Completed first annual progress report
  • Presenting at a major overseas academic conference
TBC TBC
Philipp Hofflin International Research Travel Scholarship $7000
  • Full-time maths PhD student
  • Completed first year annual progress report
  • Travelling to an overseas host institution to undertake research for up to two months
TBC TBC
ASTRO 3D Postgraduate Research Bridging Scholarship Up to $17,006
  • Domestic student
  • Full-time PhD student at the School of Physics
  • Hold an honours degree (first class) in physics
21 October 2020 4 November 2020
CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics $6000
  • See page details
Various Various
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
Ongoing Ongoing
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
The Edna Briggs Scholarship in Physics up to $6000
  • PhD or master's by research student in the School of Physics
TBC TBC
The Hunstead Merit Award for Astrophysics $5000
  • PhD student with a primary supervisor at the Sydney Institute for Astronomy
  • Domestic student
  • Undergraduate degree from another university
N/A N/A
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 in 2021
March 2021 April 2021
Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • PhD student in the School of Psychology
March 2021 April 2021
The Tanya Sackville Memorial Scholarship in Clinical Psychology $12,5000 (approx.)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • MCP or MCP/PhD student
  • Enrolled in MCP units
  • Demonstrate financial need
1 February 2021 1 March 2021
Winifred O'Neill Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $3500
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Postgraduate research student in the School of Psychology
March 2021 April 2021
Betty Rosalie Richards Clinical Residency Scholarship $42,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Master of Veterinary Studies or Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies student, or
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
N/A N/A
Combined Master's in Veterinary Studies/Clinical Studies Scholarship $44,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Studying Master of Veterinary Studies and Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies
N/A N/A
Francis Henry Loxton Scholarship (Veterinary Science) RTP Stipend Rate; 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Male
  • Studying master's by research or PhD
  • Research in the ares of veterinary science and animal production
  • RTP Scholarship applicant
16 November 2020 6 December 2020
Hugh Hughes Scholarship

RTP Stipend Rate; 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to 3 years)

  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
16 November 2020 6 December 2020
James Ramage Wright Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching animal husbandry and animal production
  • Primary scholarship holder
16 November 2020 6 December 2020
Lionel Marcellus Lonsdale Scholarship RTP Stipend Rate; 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching diseases of domestic animals and treatment
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
16 November 2020 6 December 2020
Marjorie Gwendolin Turner Scholarship RTP Stipend Rate; 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
16 November 2020 6 December 2020
The Jean Walker Trust Fellowship RTP Stipend Rate; 50% of RTP stipend rate or $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal diseases
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
16 November 2020> 6 December 2020
TJ Robinson Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal science
TBC TBC

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