The BUPA Health Research Grant is available to continuing full-time or part-time PhD or Masters by Research students enrolled in their second or third year at the University of South Australia. Applicants must have their research proposal approved at time of application. The research topic should relate to human health and improved health outcomes for society.

Applicants may be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or international student.

The grant may be used to cover PhD research-related travel e.g. presenting at an international conference, collecting data, collaborating with international experts, or purchase of specialised equipment for the research.

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.

Applicants are required to provide a Curriculum Vitae and written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Academic achievements
  • Reasons for studying their current program
  • The importance of the research, alignment with at least one of the University of South Australia's research themes and its potential impact on health:
    Transforming Societies
    Healthy Futures 
    An Age Friendly World
  • Future career goals
  • How the research grant will be spent

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, written statement, principle supervisor and attend a selection panel interview.

Applicants would normally be able to study full-time, however part-time applications will be considered with the reason for part-time study clearly outlined in the written statement.

Students may be in receipt of another scholarship or grant administered by UniSA.

How to apply:

Please note this grant is on hold for 2022 

Apply through My Scholarships, accessed via your myUniSA student portal.

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement and principal supervisor reference (as outlined above) and Curriculum Vitae to


$2,500 to be paid in one instalment upon acceptance of the BUPA Health Research Grant.

For more information contact:

SAS: Scholarships and Candidature
Tel: (08) 8302 5880