UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme

UNSW has announced another round of prestigious PhD scholarship ( We have been lucky enough to have been awarded one of these. Full details


Domestic Research Candidate Scholarships

  1. NSW Research Excellence Awards $29,000 - $35,000
  2. Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) + Faculty top-up scholarship $25,000 - $30,000
  3. Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA) $24,653
  4. University Postgraduate Awards (UPA) $24,653
  5. Faculty Postgraduate Awards $24,928 - $30,000

International Research Candidate Scholarships

For more information, see International Research Candidate Scholarships

Visit the UNSW Graduate Research School for more information on scholarships and details of eligibility and how to apply. 

E&ERC postgraduate scholarships

E&ERC Postgraduate Writing and Skills Transfer Scholarship.

In addition to these special courses run by the E&ERC, several courses run by senior postgraduate students and typically scheduled towards the end of the year have also been offered as a part of the “E&ERC Postgraduate Writing & Skills Transfer Scholarship”.

These awards support students who have recently submitted their PhD theses to continue the preparation of journal articles from their theses. Students receiving this award will also present a short course. The short course is usually based upon the skills they developed during their tenure as PhD students and is presented to students in the E&ERC graduate program. The aim of these awards is to maximise research output (and to increase competitiveness for post doctoral research fellowships and research positions), and to facilitate the transfer of professional and research skills between post graduate students.

Previous skills transfer courses have included:


"Shout if from the benchtops" Engaging methods for outreach and science communication

Floret Meredith


Data synthesis and meta-analysis

Si-Chong Chen


Modelling Workshop

Justin Wan


From Sample to Sequence: Can molecular methods help me

and my research?

Melanie Sun &

Sandra Vardeh

2015 Money Makes the World Go Round Rhiannon Dalrymple


Introduction to GIS in Ecology

Suzanna Evans


Introduction to MATLAB

Natasha Henschke


Tree-thinking workshop

Anna Namyatova


Building a Professional Network: Meeting & Tweeting

Katelyn Edge


Winning Presentations

Marie Attard


Clarity, Intrigue and Persuasion: Making Your Scientific Writing

Worth Reading

Margo Adler


Understanding and incorporating genetic and microbial analyses

into your research

Tiffanie Nelson &

Anna Kopps


Introduction to the R Environment

Luke Hedge


A Successful Abstract, Making your Conference Talk Stand Out,

and Speaking to the Public

Alex Jordan


Interdisciplinary Research: melding for maximum impact

Louise McKenzie



Research funding opportunities


Contact Dr Terry Ord ( for a list of further awards, grants and travel scholarships available to postgraduate students. 


Faculty of Science Vacation Research Scholarship


The Vacation Research Scholarship provides an excellent research opportunity for science undergraduate students to experience working in a research environment.


Further information on admission, enrolment, scholarships and costs is provided by the UNSW Graduate Research School.