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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
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 2021 February 2022
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 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 Scholarship $10,000 (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 (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold an honours or master's degree in medicine or science
TBC TBC
Bruce Veness Chandler Supplementary Scholarship in Food Chemistry (Life and Environmental Sciences) $10,000 p.a. (up to 1 year)
  • Masters by research of PhD in SOLES
  • Research in the field of food chemistry
  • Hold a primary scholarship
18 August 2021 5 October 2021
CCA IBD PhD Scholarship $25,000 per annum (up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident  
  • Eligible for PhD candidature
  • Outline a research proposal that specifically applies to patients with IBD
N/A 15 October 2021
Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) Postgraduate Scholarships $10,000 top-up scholarships
$2500 travel scholarships
  • See page details
Various Various
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
Dr Jennifer Foong Scholarship for Biomedical Research RTP stipend (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Undertake biomedical research
March 2022 March 2022
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 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
Francis Henry Loxton 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 2021 February 2022
John A Lamberton Research Scholarships RTP stipends or $7000 (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
5 October 2021 26 October 2021
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
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Quantum Optics Theory $35,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD with the School of Physics
  • Research into quantum optics
29 September 2021 15 October 2021
Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarship in Terahertz Nanophotonics $5000 p.a. for 2 years
  • 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
Research Scholarship in Nanoscale Brain Navigation with DNA Computing $28,596 p.a. (3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science 
  • Researching DNA computing and neuroinformatics
1 June 2021 30 November 2021
Research Scholarship in Deep Time Global Scale Landscape Evolution Models $50,000 p.a.  + tuition fees
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Research quantitative landscape modelling and stratigraphic evolution
  • Background in geoscience, mathematics or computer sciences 
28 June 2021 28 September 2021
Richard Claude Mankin Scholarship – Water Conservation RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Researching in the area of chemistry
TBC TBC
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
11 August 2021 26 September 2021
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
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
The McCaughey PhD Scholarship Minimum RTP
  • Unconditional offer holder for a full-time PhD at the Faculty of Science
  • 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
25 October 2021 5 November 2021
Agnes Campbell Prize Various
  • Postgraduate research student in the School of Chemistry
  • Research in organic chemistry
11 October 2021 12 November 2021
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
PhD Scholarship in Lubricant-infused Surfaces $35,629 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Australian Citizen
  • PhD student in School of Chemistry
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent
  • Supervised by Prof. Chiara Neto
6 September 2021 1 October 2021
Henry Bertie and Florence Mabel Gritton Research Scholarship Various
  • Commonwealth citizen or Australian permanent resident
  • PhD student (chemistry)
TBC TBC
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Computational Chemistry RTP stipend rate (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 30 September 2021
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
11 Ocotber 2021 12 November 2021
The L E R Tonnet and Family Scholarship in Chemistry $28,597 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Masters by Reseach or PhD students
  • Research in physical chemistry
  • Hold an honours or masters
5 October 2021 26 October 2021
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 $28,596 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
AMEC Geoscience Scholarship Opportunity - Mines and Wines Conference Up to $1,000
  • Enrolled in a geoscience course or have graduated from university within the last 12 months
N/A 30 July 2021
DBH Scholarship Various
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Australian permanent resident, or citizen of a Commonwealth country or Germany
TBC TBC
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. (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student at the Faculty of Science
  • Research deep-sea sedimentology and spatio-temporal data analysis
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
3 December 2020 23 September  2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Plate-Plume Interactions $28,597 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD or master's by research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Willingness to research tectonics or geodynamics
  • Honours or master's degree in geosciences or a related field
21 December 2020 30 April 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in the Paleoecology of the Great Barrier Reef in Response to Environmental Changes $28,092 p.a. (up to 3 years) 
  • 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  15 January 2021 
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
N/A N/A
Christian Rowe Thornett Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Conduct research in the field of agriculture
December 2021 February 2022
Irvine Armstrong Watson Scholarship $1000
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student
December 2021 February 2022
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
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in the Rise and Demise of Reef Systems in Deep Time $27,609 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in the School of Geosciences
  • Research of Reef Systems in Deep Time
9 September 2021 23 September 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Fragment Based Drug Discovery $32,304 p.a. (up to 1.75 - 3 years)
  • Masters by Research or PhD student
  • Researching fragment-based drug discovery
  • Hold an honours or masters degree
3 May 202 24 May 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Functional Genomics of Venom Mechanism of Action $28,597 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Phd student in the Faculty of Science
  • Research into venom mechanisms of action
27 August 2021 9 September 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Myrtle Rust $35,629 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Postgraduate research student in the Faculty of Science
  • Researching the plant pathogen myrtle rust
2 August 2021 30 October 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Statistical Bioinformatics in Precision Cardiovascular Disease $35,629 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Undertaking PhD in Faculty of Science
  • Supervised by Professor Jean Yang 
16 August 2021 27 August 2021
Research Stipend and Supplementary Scholarship in Digital Agriculture Various
  • Domestic PhD student
  • Offer to study at the Faculty of Science or Engineering
18 December 2020 Ongoing
The Role of Small RNAs in Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance $28,597 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Research the role of small RNAs in transgenerational epigenetic inheritance and viral defence
  • Background in C. elegans research, bioinformatics
TBC TBC
The Thomas Lawrence Pawlett 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 2021 February 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
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
CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics $6000
  • See page details
Various Various
Dr Peter Domachuk Scholarship $9000
  • Enrolled in or have an unconditional offer to study a PhD in the School of Physics
14 May 2021 14 June 2021
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
The Edna Briggs Scholarship in Physics Up to $6000
  • PhD or master's by research student in the School of Physics
14 May 2021 14 June 2021
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
The University of Sydney Nano Institute Student Ambassador Scholarship $5000
  • 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
19 April 2021 17 May 2021
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 2022
March 2022 April 2022
CogSleep CRE Scholarships $17,814 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • MPhil or PhD student
  • Research sleep and circadian science
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
1 July 2021 5 August 2021
Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $10,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • PhD student in the School of Psychology
March 2022 April 2022
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 2022 1 March 2022
Winifred O'Neill Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship $4000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Postgraduate research student in the School of Psychology
March 2022 April 2022
Betty Rosalie Richards Clinical Residency Scholarship $42,000 (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 (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
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
TBC
TBC
Marjorie Gwendolin Turner Scholarship Various
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
TBC
TBC
The Jean Walker Trust Fellowship Various
  • Postgraduate research student in veterinary science and animal production
  • Researching animal diseases
  • Also applied for RTP scholarship
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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