Graduate Study - Scholarships and Financial Support
UNSW Research Excellence Scholarships
The Graduate Research School has recently announced the availability of UNSW Research Excellence Awards (A$30,000 - 35,000 p.a.). Full details, including closing dates for the current round of scholarships, are available at the Graduate Research School website.
Current information about all postgraduate scholarships (including application procedures, benefits, eligibility etc.) is available from the Graduate Research School (GRS) website. The links below lead to specific sections of the GRS site.
The Black and Paddon-Row Scholarships
The School is pleased to announce that two top-up or supplementary scholarships will be awarded to our best local and the best international graduate students. These scholarships will be named after two Professors of the School who have achieved outstanding international reputations: Professor David Black (currently Secretary General of IUPAC) and Emeritus Scientia Professor Michael Paddon-Row.
The value of these scholarships is A$5,000 tax-free per annum. The scholarships are tenable for the same period of time for which the holders are eligible for the associated Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), University Postgraduate Award (UPA), or associated Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS), University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA). Full details of these scholarships including the application process and duration of the awards is available in this PDF document.
School Staff Research Scholarships
Another potentially important source of financial support for postgraduate research students comes from research grants held by individual staff within the School. Most of the academic staff in the School have external funding to support their own research and that of their research students. Please note that these scholarships DO NOT cover international fees, visa nor Medicare costs.
Details of these scholarships will be posted here as they become available. Also see Academic Staff web pages.
Ph.D. Scholarships (3 years, $16000-$21000 pa)
Details to be advised.
School Postgraduate Teaching Fellowships (PTFs)
The School Postgraduate Teaching Fellowships are open to all full time postgraduate students enrolled in a postgraduate program in the School of Chemistry. Applications for the award are considered twice per year. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and teaching attributes/potential. PTFs will have a value of up to $5,000 per annum, calculated on a pro rata basis, with the condition that holders be expected to contribute the equivalent of a minimum of 36 hours of structured teaching per 12 week session, twice per year, plus additional teaching activities decided by the Director of Teaching, to a maximum of 100 hours per annum. Further details, including an application form, are available here.
Supervisor's Top Up
Top-up scholarships are usually tied to a particular project or topic area. The student should make inquires with their proposed supervisor.
Other Sources of Income
The School of Chemistry employs postgraduate students to assist in the delivery of laboratory classes mostly in General Chemistry at First Year level. See this page for further information.
Other Useful links
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