Externally Funded Scholarships

Discipline Specific

Application periods for the following externally funded scholarships are at the discretion of the fund providers, hence different opportunities may be available at various times throughout the year. For specific details on eligibility criteria, funding availability and application processes candidates should independantly contact the fund provider concerned. The GRS does not take responsibility regarding the application times of the respective scholarships. A regular review on the status of the scholarships will be undertaken but it is the applicant's responsibility to check deadlines.

Research Discipline Area

Provider Details

Information and Communication Technology
Data 61
Groundwater flow and contaminant interaction in engineered aquitard barriers using advanced techniques
National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training
MOVE muscle, bone & joint health PhD Scholarship in Musculoskeletal Health
Move muscle, bone and joint health
Australian Academy of Science
Global Production and Labour Standards Research Project Scholarship
All disciplines
 Westpac Future Leaders Scholarship program
 AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) Research Internship 
Scholarship AINSE ANSTO French Embassy (SAAFE) Research Internship 
Aust. Federation of Graduate Women -  Fellowships for female PhD candidates in their second or third year
AFGW Barbara Hale Fellowship


AFGW Georgina Sweet Fellowship


Aust. Federation of Graduate Women NSW
Tempe Mann Travelling Scholarship
Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship
The Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks to free them from other forms of employment and allow them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis.
Community and Population Health
Sidney Myer Fund
Conservation of Australian Wildlife
Wildlife Preservation Society of Australia
Environmental Grants
Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grants 2016-2017
Allied Health Sciences
The Menzies Foundation
Indigenous Health, Dental, Biomedical
National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma (diagnosis, treatment, clinical)
Leukemia Foundation
ICT, Mathematics, Engineering &/or SIEF priority research areas (see link for details)
Science & Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) 
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
The Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand (CSANZ)
Biomedical Research, Leukemia &/or Stem Cell Transplantation
Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation
Alzheimer Research
Alzheimers Research 
Arthritis, Muskoskeletal Disorders
Arthritis Australia
Cancer Research
Cancer Institute NSW
Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (travel grants and PhD scholarships)
MS Research
Trish Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship
MS Research 
MS Research Australia
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
Diabetes Research
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Economics of regulation, banking, insurance, superannuation; prudential supervision, econometric/statistical studies
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA)/ Reserve Bank of Australia
ABRS National Taxonomy Research Grant Program
Wentworth Group
Australian Society for Microbiology
Nuclear Science
AINSE Postgraduate Awards
Petroleum industry related
Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)
Grain Research
Grains Industry Research Scholarships
Animal Welfare Various
The RSPCA Australia Alan White Scholarship
Dan David Prize
Various- Disciplines in which the proposed nature and area of study are likely to promote goals of social justice and benefit for the disadvantaged
Lionel Murphy Postgraduate Scholarships
Various- including history, literature, librarianship, archives administration, museum studies and biographical research
National Library Summer Scholarships
Various- including oceans, climate, water, food, manufacturing, light metals, minerals, preventative health, agriculture
CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarships
Water related studies
Peter Cullen Postgraduate Scholarship
CIRUS - Centre for Integrated Research & Understanding of Sleep
Centre for Integrated Research & Understanding of Sleep
Aerospace related
Amelia Earhart Fellowship
Agriculture and Food
CSIRO PhD top-up Scholarship - Megasonic assisted extraction of seed oil