About this scholarship

The Alan Reddrop Research Grant for Family Business supports a commencing PhD or Masters by Research student to engage in advanced research relating to the topic of family business.

Research degree students may apply to receive the scholarship on a part-time basis if there are compassionate or compelling reasons (for example, the need to provide full-time care of children, or disabled, sick, injured or elderly family members). The need to undertake part-time or full-time work is not considered a compassionate or compelling reason. 

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

 -Research degree students can only be offered this scholarship once. Any withdrawal from the program forfeits the scholarship.

The grant may be used to cover:
-       travel to undertake research or for presenting at an international conference
-       collecting data
-       collaborating with international or interstate experts
-       purchases required for the research that will be directly beneficial to the research degree student

 The grant funds should be utilised within 12 months of payment. If it is not expected that funds will be used within the timeframe‚ the reasons must be outlined in the written statement.

The selection panel may approve other relevant activities as outlined in the research degree student's application.

 At all speaking engagements and publications arising from the research grant, recipients will provide the following acknowledgement: “I/the author acknowledge/s with gratitude the award of the Alan Reddrop Research Grant for Family Business for supporting this research.”

 The grant will be awarded on the basis of the field of research, written statement, and academic merit including academic record‚ publications and/or professional  experience, and where applicable, performance at interview.

Research degree students may be in receipt of other scholarships or grants administered by UniSA.


-    Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or international research degree student
-    commencing research degree student (provisional enrolment subject to confirmation of candidature)
-    residing in South Australia
-    in receipt of a full living stipend
-    full-time
-    undertaking advanced research relating to family business
-    applicants already holding a Doctorate are ineligible



How to apply and closing date

Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal). 

Please note this grant will not be open for applications in 2021

Applicants must provide:
•    a Curriculum Vitae
•    a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:
    reasons for undertaking the program
    their research question or problem to be investigated
  the importance of the research and its potential impact future career goals

 In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement and curriculum vitae, as outlined above, to research.students@unisa.edu.au.


For more information, contact:

SAS: Scholarships and Candidature

Email: research.students@unisa.edu.au

Tel: +61 8 8302 5880