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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. 

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
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
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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
20 July 2022 2 August 2022
Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) Postgraduate Scholarships $10,000 top-up scholarships
$2500 travel scholarships
  • See page details
Various Various
Computational materials discovery for new room-temperature superconductors $30,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Physics
  • Research into Superconductors
23 June 2022 21 July 2022
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship Various
  • Full-time PhD student in Australia
  • See page details
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DARE PhD Scholarships (Science) Up to $40,000 p.a. (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
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 Science HDR Supplementary Scholarships $5000-15,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD
  • Hold a primary scholarship
N/A N/A
Faculty of Science Research Stipend Scholarship $28,597 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Research Student in the Faculty of Science
  • Applied and considered for a RTP Stipend Scholarship
N/A N/A
JDRF PhD Top-Up Scholarships Up to $6,000 per year for a maximum of 3 years
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents currently residing in Australia 
  • Recipients of either a Research Training Program Stipend (formerly Australia Postgraduate Award), NHMRC Postgraduate Award or a University-funded PhD scholarship 
  • Not in receipt of any other PhD top-up funding 
  • Pursuing research relevant to T1D
4 April 2022 2 May 2022
John A Lamberton Research Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend or $7500 (for up to 3 years)
  • Masters by Research or PhD student
  • Enrolled in Engineering, Medicine and Health or Science
  • Research into natural products or relationships between chemical structure and biological activity

15 January 2022

1 August 2022

23 February 2022

26 August 2022

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
20 July 2022  2 August 2022
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
5 May 2022 19 May 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Asteroseismology $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Physics
  • Research into stellar astrophysics
2 August 2022 5 September 2022
Postgraduate Research Stipend Scholarship in Dark Matter Detection $32,662 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD full-time in the Faculty of Science
  • Research into dark matter detection
  • First Class or Second Class Upper Honours degree or Masters degree
  • Primay supervisor must be Dr Ciaran O’Hare
23 May 2022 20 June 2022
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
14 July 2022 14 September 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Sustainability Assessment of Recovery Technologies $28,854 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Science
  • Research into sustainability assessment of recovery technologies
21 July 2022 3 August 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Solar Research $28,854 p.a. (1.75 - 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD with the Solar Research Group
9 August 2022 22 August 2022
Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarship in Terahertz Nanophotonics $5000 p.a. for 1 year
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching chip-scale terahertz nano-spectroscopic devices
  • Background in physics or electrical engineering
  • Primary scholarship holder
22 March 2021 Ongoing
Scholarship in Integrated Brillouin microwave photonic signal processing $28,870 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD in Science
  • Research into harnessing integrated photonic circuits to process microwave signals
8 August 2022 21 August 2022
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.’
13 May 2022 26 May 2022
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
30 March 2022 04 May 2022
Agnes Campbell Research Scholarship $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Reseach involving Organic Chemistry
29 April 2022 10 June 2022
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
  • PhD student (chemistry)
TBC TBC
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
 4 May 2022 14 August 2022
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
11 July 2022 12 August 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Chiral Nano-optics $28,854 per annum  (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Research in toptical spectroscopy and nano-optics
  • Hold an Honours degree (First Class) or a Master's degree 
  • Strong background in physical chemistry or chemical physics
30 May 2022 24 June 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Chemistry $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international studen
  • Full-time PhD student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research computational chemistry
1 August 2022 31 August 2022
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.
18 May 2022 6 June 2022
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
18 May 2022 6 June 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Fluorescent Sensing $28,854 p.a. (up to 1.75-3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • Masters or PhD in Chemistry
  • Research into fluorescence sensing systems
2 May 2022 10 June 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Fuel Cell Design $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Chemistry
  • Research into Fuel Cell Design
26 July 2022 8 August 2022
The L E R Tonnet and Family Scholarship in Chemistry $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Masters by Reseach or PhD students
  • Research in physical chemistry
  • Hold an honours or masters

15 January 2022

1 August 2022

23 February 2022

26 August 2022

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
N/A N/A
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
N/A N/A
Plant and Microbial Organic Compounds in Organic Matter (Project 1) Minimum Australian Government RTP Stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Must conduct research to assess whether organic compounds in mineral associated organic matter (MAOM) originate directly from plants or from microbially processed matter
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
8 August 2022 19 August 2022
Plant and Microbial Organic Compounds in Organic Matter (Project 2) Minimum Australian Government RTP Stipend rate (for up to 3 years)
  • PhD student in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Must conduct research into the stability of the organic matter associated with different clay minerals in the presence of plant roots
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
8 August 2022 19 August 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Dairy Science (Designer Milk) $40,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic or international student
  • Masters by Research or PhD in Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Research into the balance of greenhouse gases of dairy production
18 May 2022 14 June 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Dairy Science (genotype x environment interactions) $40,000 p.a. and SSAF (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic or international student
  • PhD in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Research into the cause and influences behind major anti-nutritional factors of Kikuyu grass
29 April 2022 29 June 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Feed Grain Quality for Poultry Production $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD with SOLES
  • Research into poultry nutrition research for sustainable chicken-meat production
10 August 2022 23  August 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Poultry Nutrition $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD with SOLES
  • Research into poultry nutrition research for sustainable chicken-meat production
10 August 2022 23 August 2022
Transitioning Australian Pulses into Protein-based Food Industries $35,000 p.a. or $10,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic or international student
  • PhD at the University of Sydney
  • research Transitioning Australian Pulses into Protein-based Food Industries
14 June 2022 30 June 2022
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
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Cancer Evolution Modelling $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD with Mathematics and Statistics
  • Research in mathematical biology
5 July  2022 18 July  2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Human Evolution Modelling $28,854 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD with Mathematics and Statistics
  • Research in  mathematical biology
5 July 2022 18 July 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Mathematics and Statistics $35,950 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
N/A N/A
Postgraduate Research Stipend Scholarship in Graded Representation Theory $28,870 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international student
  • PhD in Mathematics and Statistics
  • Research in Graded Representation Theory of quiver Hecke algebras
20 July 2022 2 August 2022
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
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Quantum Control $35,697 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Science
  • Researching projects within the Quantum Control Laboratory
22 March 2021 Ongoing
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
29 April 2022 6 June 2022
Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarship in Terahertz Nanophotonics $5000 p.a. for 1 year
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching chip-scale terahertz nano-spectroscopic devices
  • Background in physics or electrical engineering
  • Primary scholarship holder
22 March 2021 Ongoing
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
N/A N/A
The University of Sydney Nano Institute Student Ambassador Scholarship $5000 pa for upto 2 years
  • hold a primary stipend scholarship
  • have an unconditional offer or be enrolled full-time in a PhD at the University
  • conduct research in the areas of nanoscale science and technology
N/A v
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Sleep, Vascular Function and Cognition $28,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Masters by Research or PhD student
  • Research in sleep, vascular function and cognition in older adults
6 July 2022 10 September 2022
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
N/A N/A
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
N/A N/A
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
TBC TBC
Hugh Hughes Scholarship

Various

  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
N/A
N/A
James Ramage Wright Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching animal husbandry and animal production
  • Primary scholarship holder
TBC
TBC
TJ Robinson Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal science
TBC TBC
 
 
 

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