Preparing Science Graduates for the Job Market
The UNSW Science PhD Writing Scholarship aims to increase publication rates and better prepare Science graduates for the job market. We support Science doctoral candidates during the three-month period between the submission of their thesis and receiving the examiners’ reports. This will allow you to focus on the preparation of journal articles and become career-ready.
The chosen candidate will receive up to $6,000 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 is a limited number of awards available.
Who is Eligible?
Current UNSW Science PhD students are eligible to apply at least one month prior to the GRS Thesis Submission date.
To be eligible for the Scholarship, applicants should not hold a similar award for the same purpose. Awardees will not be able to undertake full-time or substantial regular part-time employment during the duration of the award. (More than 10 hours per week is considered substantial regular part-time work.)
Please ensure your application is submitted in the round that corresponds to the intended submission date indicated on the form, otherwise, your application will not be considered.
This scholarship is not for assisting students in the process of writing up their theses for submission. The scholarship only commences 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.