Scholarships for domestic research students

Research degree scholarships listed here are available to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents of Australia. Where a year is not listed, the same date applies every year. 

Applications for scholarships are part of the online application for research degree admission, unless otherwise stated.

Please note this is not an exhaustive listing, and you are encouraged to search for additional opportunities. 

Note: Other available research degree scholarships administered by the University of South Australia can be found here

University-wide scholarships

Scholarship name Eligibility Value How to apply Key dates

Research Training Program domestic (RTPd) Scholarships

 

University of South Australia Postgraduate Awards (USAPA)

Competitive selection for RTPd and USAPA is conducted as one process, per the research degree scholarship allocation guidelines. At least $28,092 (2020 base rate)   

Scholarship benefits and conditions (PDF file 447kb)
How to apply guide

All applications should be finalised by 31 October 2020 for commencement in early 2021.  Please apply early to allow us time to request supporting evidence.

 

Rural and Isolated Scholarship Applicant originally from a rural, regional or isolated area $28,092 (2020 base rate)  rate) plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000 How to apply guide

All applications should be finalised by 31 October 2020 for commencement in early 2021.  Please apply early to allow us time to request supporting evidence.

Indigenous Scholarship Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant $28,092 (2020 base rate)  plus a one-off establishment grant of $5,000 How to apply guide

All applications should be finalised by 31 October 2020 for commencement in early 2021.  Please apply early to allow us time to request supporting evidence.

Note: Other available research degree scholarships administered by the University of South Australia can be found here

Area-specific scholarships and projects at UniSA

Scholarship name Research area Value How to apply Closing date
Developing Methods for Remote Guidance on Physical Tasks  Collaborative systems, augmented reality, wearable computing, human computer interaction RTP rate for 3 years More info  Open until filled
HPRNet Scholarship - Enhancing Human Performance in Complex Environments Augmented reality, virtual reality, human computer interaction $30,000 per annum for 3 years More info  Open until filled
Joyner Scholarship Fine arts, science, medicine and law 10% above the current RTP rate Apply online 31 October
Next Generation Collaboration using AR and VR Technology Augmented reality, virtual reality, human computer interaction $30,000 per annum for 3 years More info Open until filled
Scene Sharing for New Generation Collaboration  Augmented reality, virtual reality, human computer interaction $30,000 per annum for 3 years More info  Open until filled
Wolf Blass Foundation Masters by Research Scholarship Marketing Up to $35,000 per annum for 2 years Apply online 28 February 2020
Intelligent Materials and Devices Scholarship Nanotechnology Not specified More info Not specified
Research scholarship for SEAM training centre Engineering or Science $32,304 per year More info 30 June 2020

Triplet photon generation in optical fibres and their quantum properties

Physics/Engineering/Optical Sciences/Quantum Physics

$40,000 per year for3.5 years More info Open until filled

Gender diversity and inclusion in Australian organisations

Business, Social Sciences

$28,092 per year for 3 years

More info

6 March  2020

Plasma Physics Scholarship

lasma physics, plasma engineering, plasma diagnostics, UV-vis spectroscopy, measurement of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in the plasma phase and liquid phase.

$28,092 per year for 3 years

 

More info

Open until filled

Plasma Touches Life Scholarship

General molecular and cellular biology, tissue culture (mammalian and bacteria), microscopy, immunohistochemistry

$28,092 per year for 3.5 years

 

 

More info

Open until filled

Lie symmetry analysis in regularised nonlinear diffusion problems

Mathematics

$28,092 per year for 3 years

More info

Open until filled

Note: Other available research degree scholarships administered by the University of South Australia can be found here

Other funding opportunities

See also High achiever scholarships

Scholarship name Research area Value How to apply Closing date
ATA Scientific Encouragement Award  Life, Material, Chemical or Environmental Sciences $1,500 for the winner. 2 runner up awards of $600 are also available. External July
Australian Building Codes Board Research Scholarship Building regulations in Australia Up to $5,000 for 1 year External Any time
Australian Federation of Graduate Women Various Various, for example accommodation expenses  External Check Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. website
Australian Federation of Graduate Women: Canberra Accommodation Bursary Women who wish to carry out a short research project, in any field, which would benefit from a short stay in Canberra Four week accommodation bursary More info and application form 31 October
Australian Grape and Wine Authority Travel Bursaries  Various Funding to support travel, study tours or conference attendance  External First Friday in April and first Friday in October
Bushfire CRC Fire behaviour, management of fire in the landscape, social and economic aspects of bushfire in Australia and New Zealand Up to $28,000 per annum; top-up scholarships (for RTP and other award recipients) of $10,000 per annum External Prior to research or PhD studies beginning in the following year
Clare Burton Scholarship  Gender equity $10,000 research funding along with individual support and mentoring. External October
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various scholarships available Check CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships website  Refer website
Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships and Fellowships (for domestic students) Various Various awards Check the Endeavour website Check the Endeavour website
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grants Various €750 – €1000 per month, plus additional benefits External 31 October
Healthy Development Adelaide and Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation PhD Excellence Award Various $5,000 per annum for up to 3 years only to augment an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent competitive scholarship More info and application form  20 December
International Research Scholarship on Primary Snoring Various USD 1000  External  31 July
MOVE muscle, bone & joint health PhD Scholarship in Musculoskeletal Health  Musculoskeletal (MSK) health $30,000 per annum for three years External September
Playford Trust PhD Scholarships  Agriculture (especially horticulture and aquaculture); water, energy and climate change; advanced manufacturing and new technologies; mining and resources development $5,000 per annum for three and a half years External Check Playford Trust website
Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship for Batten Disease Support & Research  Batten Disease $5,000 per annum External Not specified
Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship Allied health sciences, engineering, law, medicine Up to $80,000 over two years External Check Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Research Scholarship website
Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund Scholarships Science of aeronautics; preference will be given to South Australians Not specified External March, June, September & December
Spinal Cord Injury Network Scholarships Spinal cord injury Various External Check Spinal Cord Injury Network website
Sport-based PhD Scholarship Program National sports programs Varying length and remuneration level External Check AIS website
Taiwan Fellowship Social sciences, including Taiwan studies, cross-strait studies, China studies, Asia Pacific studies, and sinology NT$50,000 stipend each month External Not specified
Techtyche Digital Media Scholarship  Digital media $1,000 USD  External 31 December
Water Research Australia scholarships Water resources Various External 31 October
Data61 PhD Scholarship Various Various Scholarships available Check Data61 website for more details Varies. Check the Data61 website for more details
The Hospital Research Foundation Clinical and scientific medical research Various Scholarships available More info Check the website
Scholarships with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre Public health, social science, health policy, evidence synthesis or health communication Various Scholarships available More info Check th ewebsite
Brian Gray Scholarship program finance, economics, actuarial science, econometrics, statistics $15,000 More info More info
The Australian Federation of University Women scholarship Various $5000  for PhD candidates
$3000 for Masters by Research candidates
More info 29 March 2019
Postgraduate Research Award (PGRA) Various $7,500 per annum More info Applications open: 1 February 2021
Applications close: 15 April 2021
Residential Student Scholarship (RSS) Various $7,500  stipend and $5,000 travel support per annum More info 31 May 2020
Early Career Researcher Grant (ECRG) Various $10,000 More info 31 July 2020
AINSE Supported Facilities (ASF) Various $5,000 More info Applications open: 1 August 2020
Applications close: 30 September 2020
International Conference Travel Various $1000 More info Year-round
APPEA Scholarships

geology, safety, engineering, economics, law or environmental management, petroleum engineering or geoscience

$3000 More info Refer to website
AsuIMM Scholarships

Mineral industry

Refer to website More info Refer to website
BiGold 88 Endowment Economic geology and mineral economics Refer to website More info Refer to website

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