The UNSW Science PhD scholarships, the UNSW Science PhD writing scholarship and the UNSW Science PhD non-traditional outputs scholarship, aim to better prepare Science graduates for the job market. We support Science doctoral candidates during the three-month period between submitting their thesis and receiving the examiners’ reports. This support will allow you to focus on the preparation of journal articles or other non-traditional outputs and become career-ready.
Only one scholarship may be applied for: the PhD writing scholarship or the non-traditional outputs scholarship.
The chosen candidate will receive up to $7500 in support for three months or a pro-rata amount for a shorter period. The award is available for a maximum of three months.
Successful applicants are assessed on merit criteria, including (but not limited to) the level of achievement during candidature, potential to publish journal articles and support from the school or faculty. Competition is high as there are a limited number of awards available.
Current UNSW Science PhD students within their 4-year candidature period (FTE equivalent) are eligible to apply.
To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants shouldn't hold a similar award for the same purpose. Awardees won't be able to undertake full-time or substantial regular part-time employment during the duration of the award. (More than ten hours per week is considered substantial regular part-time work).
These scholarships aren't for assisting students in the process of writing up their theses for submission. Scholarships commence when the thesis has been submitted.
If you're an international student, you'll need to ensure that your visa allows you to stay in Australia. In most cases, once your thesis is submitted, candidates are no longer enrolled as a student.
International students must also comply with any contractual obligations, including those with an employer or sponsor, and any obligations relating to the period spent in the home country following the completion of studies.
Application period: 25 January - 6 February 2022
PhD candidates intending to submit their thesis between 13 February and 28 May 2022 should apply in this round.
Application period: 4 April - 7 May 2022
PhD candidates intending to submit their thesis between 29 May and 10 September 2022 should apply in this round.
Application period: 4 July - 14 August 2022
PhD candidates intending to submit their thesis between 11 September and 20 December 2022 should apply in this round.
Awards cannot carry over into the following year. Round 3 awards must be taken up before 20 December 2022 to ensure we can process your scholarship payment.
Apply by completing and submitting this online application form.
The PhD thesis must be submitted within the maximum four-year candidature period and the candidature must not have lapsed at any point.
The Committee and the Associate Dean Research Training reserve the right to withhold the award in a given round if the applications received aren't satisfactory or don't meet the intended purposes of the scheme.
Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:
Note: Awards can't be deferred. They must be taken up immediately after the thesis is submitted and the exit seminar is completed. Awards may not cross calendar years.
Contact the Associate Dean Research Training team for more information.