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External scholarships for research degree students

The scholarships and other funding opportunities listed here are for current research degree students. If you are a future student, please visit Australian or international applicants. If you are a current student wishing to apply for a living allowance or tuition fee scholarship, you will need to apply online

See also funding information for researchers for details of Australian and international funding opportunities for researchers.

Please note: Australian student = Australian students   = International students

Funding opportunities

Where a year is not listed in the closing date, the same date applies every year.

Scholarship name Discipline area Eligibility How to apply Closing date
Australian Biological Resources Study travel bursaries Taxonomy or systematics International studentAustralian student External 26 April 2013
Australian Federation of Women Trust Fund Any International studentAustralian student External 1 March
Birds Australia Student Research Awards Ornithology International studentAustralian student External 31 March 2013
Canadian Studies Postgraduate Research Grants Various International studentAustralian student External 30 September, 1 November
Clare Burton Scholarship Education, arts and social sciences; Health sciences Australian student External 30 October (TBC mid 2013 for 2014)
CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Fund CSIRO National Research Flagships International studentAustralian student External 30 November
Gowrie Trust Scholarship Any Australian student External 31 October
Great Artesian Basin Top-up Scholarships Social sciences, engineering, sciences Australian student External Any time
International Education Association of Australia International education International studentAustralian student External 31 July 2013
Joan Hardy Scholarship Nursing International studentAustralian student External 25 January 2013
June Opie Fellowship Any Australian student External 1 October
Mawson Lakes Fellowship Program Urban development, planning, urban design and environmental management Australian student External Any time
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) National research priorities for tertiary education and training International studentAustralian student External December 2013 (TBC)
National Library of Australia Summer Scholarship Education, arts and social sciences Australian student External 30 September
National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia PhD Supplementary Scholarship Desalination Australian student External 15 March 2013
Northern Territory Research & Innovation Scholarships Northern Territory-related research International studentAustralian student External August 2013 (TBC)
Nursing and Allied Health Scholarship Support Scheme (NAHSSS) Nursing and allied health Australian student External 6 May 2013
Parliamentary Library Summer Research Scholarship Australian Parliament Australian student External October 2013 (TBC)
SafeWork SA WHS Supplementary Scholarship Work health and safety Australian student External November 2013 (TBC)
Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists Science Program Scholarship Natural and social sciences, resource economics, environmental law, engineering and the built environment Australian student External November 2013 (TBC)


JASON: Postgraduate scholarship database for Australia

JASON is a search engine that contains information about postgraduate scholarships. The scholarships in the database apply to Australian students wishing to study at home or abroad, and to international students wishing to study in Australia.