The opportunities listed on this website are external to the University and are intended for specific cohorts. You will need to check the details of each scholarship to see if you are eligible to apply. If you have any questions about any of these schemes, please contact the funding bodies directly.

We have made every effort to keep the schemes updated, but please note that these are not dependent on the university, so they are subject to change without notice.

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Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities Area of research Value Closing date
AUFRANDE Projects Computer Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Environment, etc. Living Stipend, Tuition Fees, The opportunity to study in both France and Australia

Check their website

AgriFutures Gary Sansom Scholarship Agriculture - in relation to the production of chicken meat in Australia $35,000 Now closed for 2024
APRIntern: PhD Industry Internships Industry experience for 3-6 months to kickstart your career. The program has an emphasis on encouraging underrepresented people in STEM, such as women, regional, indigenous and disadvanted PhD students Varies Check their website
ATA Scientific Encouragement Award  Life, Material, Chemical or Environmental Sciences $1,500 for the winner. 2 runner up awards of $600 are also available. Returning in 2024
Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust: Scholarships Cystic fibrosis (CF) related research Varies Check their website
Australia Graduate Women Fellowships Various (Barbara Hale Fellowships), and Humanities (Jennifer Strauss Fellowship) $8,000 Check their website
Australian Grape and Wine Authority Travel Bursaries  Various Funding to support travel, study tours or conference attendance, scholarship top-ups November every year
Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS): Research Scholarships Available to ANTS members to attend conferences which are relevant to nurse teachers $1,000 January, April, July & October
Australian Rotary Health: PhD Scholarships in Health Research

Mental health, general health

Various Check their website
Australian Society of Medical Imaging & Radiation Therapy: Research Scholarships Medical imaging & radiation therapy Various Check the website
Capstone Editing: Grant for Professional Thesis Editing Free thesis editing for one Masters student and one PhD student per year Free thesis editing Closed for 2023
Clare Burton Memorial Scholarship Gender equity: women and equality in all spheres of endeavour including (but not limited to) employment, education, health, communications, engineering and science. $10,000 9 September 2024
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships CSIRO priority research areas Various scholarships available Check their website
Dementia Australia Research Foundation: PhD Scholarships Dementia research - the award aims to build capacity in dementia research by encouraging medical practitioners, nurses & allied health professionals to develop ideas that will ultimately improve outcomes for people living with dementia, their carers & families $30,000 per annum for up to three years Closed for 2023
Destination Australia Various. Students must reside in regional Australia. Up to $15,000 Check their website
Elevate: Boosting women in STEM scholarship STEM $130,225.50 for 3.5 years of scholarship 30 August 2024
Fulbright: PhD Postgrad Scholarship Fulbright provides unique opportunities for Australians to build long term research collaboration with US universities.  Various awards 8 July 2024
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grants Various Various Check their website
Graduate Women SA Trust Scholarships Any $6,000 31 March 2024
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 EOIs for 2025 opening in February 2024
Heart Foundation: First Nations CVD Grant Cardiovascular health - projects are expected to produce tangible outcomes with the potential for creating high-impact change in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiovascular health research community. $362,100 for 3 years 12 July 2024
Heart Foundation: PhD Scholarships Any area of cardiovascular research, including biomedical, clinical, public health and health services. 

$122,100 for 3 years 14 June 2024
JDRF Opportunities Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Various Check their website
Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Australia: PhD top up Scholarships Biomedical or public health research in motor neurone disease $5,000 per annum stipend for the PhD candidate (and $5,000 per annum project costs for the Principal Supervisor) 2 February 2024
Healthy Bones Australia Grants Bone health and osteoporosis Various Opportunities advertised from May 2024
Lillian de Lissa Scholarships Early Childhood Learning, Master of Research studentss $25,000 to $37,000 per year, plus travel stipend 19 May 2024
MS Research Australia: Postgrad Scholarship The research proposed must contribute to finding a cure for MS, result in improvements to treatments or provide for greater ability to assist those people living with MS. $20,000 to $35,000 for up to 3 years 15 March and 19 July 2024
National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) HDR Stipend Scheme All disciplines, but research project must relate to equity in Australian higher education practice and policy $10,000 to scope out a research project that leads to the submission of a paper to a peer-reviewed journal 29 March 2024
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC): Postgrad Scholarship Health and medical research, aimed at increasing the research capacity within Australia $50,000 per annum for up to 3 years 5 June 2024
National Suicide Prevention Research Fund: PhD Scholarships The Scholarship supports research relevant to all aspects of suicide prevention and to develop a capacity for original independent research within Australia. $108,000 over three years Closed for 2023
Nature Foundation Grants Conservation of South Australia’s biodiversity & habitats Various Opening in March 2024
Playford Trust PhD Scholarships  Advanced manufacturing; water, energy and climate change; agriculture and food production; space and defence; health sciences and enabling technologies; mining. More information and selection criteria 19 January 2024
Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarship for Batten Disease Support & Research  Batten Disease Up to $100,000 across one or more projects Opening April/May 2024
SafeFish Postgraduate Supplementary Grant Food safety or market access of Australian seafood $10,000 per annum, up to 3 years 1 March 2024
Sir Ross & Sir Keith Smith Fund Scholarships Science of aeronautics; preference will be given to South Australians Not specified Various
South Australia Defence, Space & Cyber Security Scholarship Defence, space and cyber security Up to US$40,000 to undertake research in the USA. Minimum 3 month research placement in a US higher education institution 31 March 2024
Taiwan Fellowship Social sciences, including Taiwan studies, cross-strait studies, China studies, Asia Pacific studies, and sinology NT$50,000 stipend each month Check their website
Water Research Australia scholarships Water resources Various Check their website
Data61 PhD Scholarship Various Both stipend and top up opportunities Check their website
The Hospital Research Foundation Clinical and scientific medical research Various Scholarships available Check their website
Brian Gray Scholarship program Finance, economics, actuarial science, econometrics, statistics $15,000 Oppotunities for 2024 not yet open
Australian Institure of Nuclear Science and Engineering Scholarships Nuclear science and engineering Various 15 April 2024


Overseas research opportunities

Research opportunity Area of research Funding and eligibility Closing date
Australia to America Educational Fellowships Business, health sciences, information technology, engineering and the environment Up to US$40,000 to undertake full-time postgraduate study in the USA.
Open to Australian citizens and permanent residents.
31 March 2024
Australia-Korea Foundation Scholarship Program Research in a field of study important to the Australia-Korea relationship Depending on project, between $10,000 and $50,000 for one year. Check their website for eligibility criteria. Closed for 2023
Environmental Research and Education Foundation, USA Waste management Up to US $15,000 per year for up to 3 years. Check their website for eligibility criteria. 1 March 2024
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Australia Travel Grants Life sciences Up to $2,000 for a short visit to one of EMBL's facilities (for a conference, symposium, short course or to undertake training). Check their website for eligibility criteria 9 February 2024
German Academic Exchange Service scholarships and funding Various Various. Check their website for eligibility criteria. Various
Swiss Government Excellence Research Scholarships Any Various Opening late in 2024