You can check the Graduate Research School website for detailed information on postgraduate research scholarships, in particular the RTP/UPA scholarships and the RTP/UIPA scholarships. Please note that strict application guidelines and deadlines apply.
HDR candidates might get the opportunity to present at local and international conferences. Eligible candidates could apply for Funding for HDR Development and Research Training Activities.
For candidates applying for the completion scholarship (3.5-4 years), the review must:
After that the student can apply for the Completion Scholarship.
Please note this scholarship is currently on hold due to current circumstances
SBMS Academic Excellence (Top-Up) Scholarships
Up to four Top-Up scholarships awards of $5,000 per annum are offered annually by SBMS.
Awards are paid for the duration of the PhD program (maximum of 3 years).
Awards are merit-based.
Awards are only for new PhD candidates to the School.
New PhD candidates will be eligible for consideration for a Top-Up scholarship if:
SBMS Postgraduate Student Conferences and/or Short Courses - Guideline
These grants are funded by the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS). The school recognises that presenting research results at National and International conferences, attending workshops, and/or undertaking short courses as an important part of development as research scientists. This scheme provides eligible SBMS postgraduate research students with the opportunity to apply for funding to assist with expenses for these types of research-related activities. The funds allocated towards this scheme are not enough to support all students and are hence allocated competitively based on the guidelines and criteria described below. However, the RSC strives to support research-related scholarships for as many PG students as possible.
Funding will support online research conferences, workshops, short courses or related expenses including registration and course fees only, but not society memberships. Eligible candidates may apply for a maximum amount of $800. The actual amounts awarded are subject to the number of eligible applications received and careful consideration of the budget submitted. Scientia scholars are typically not eligible for this scheme as they have annual Scientia support packages to fund their conference travel.
PG students will have to present evidence in the application form that they have actively sought funding from alternative sources to support expenses. The SBMS awards will supplement funds obtained from these other sources to cover the actual conference costs. In case there is any surplus SBMS award funds, this will have to be returned to the RSC.
The policy requiress students to submit their claims and reimbursement requests within one month after attending the online conference, workshop, or short course.
Application Process and Selection Criteria
1. The conference presentation must comply, or have complied, with UNSW branding guideline templates – see myUNSW - for any posters or PowerPoint presentations and must include the School of Medical Sciences affiliation. Any enquiries regarding branding guidelines can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. An A4 pdf colour copy of the poster presentation or the title slide for an oral presentation must be submitted to the RSC either at the time of application, or before the funds can be claimed.
2. Awards can be used towards conference registration fees, fees for workshops and fees for short courses. The funds cannot be used to pay for Society memberships, etc.
3. Payments must be claimed and expended one month after awardee’s attending the conference, workshop, or short course. The RSC will not consider any claims or reimbursement requests submitted later than 1 month after the event.
Enquiries should be directed to your Research Strategy Committee postgraduate student representative, or to the RSC.