Preparing Science Graduates for the Job Market
The UNSW Science PhD Scholarships, i.e., the UNSW Science PhD Writing Scholarship and the UNSW Science PhD Non-Traditional Outputs Scholarship, aims 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.
UNSW Science PhD Writing Scholarship - aims to increase publication rates and allow you to focus on the preparation of journal articles.
UNSW Science PhD Non-Traditional Outputs Scholarship - aims to benefit the scientific community or society as a whole and allow you to focus on the preparation of outputs that are not traditional peer-reviewed publications. Examples of non-traditional outputs could include but are not limited to: policy documents; programs; website, apps, or data repositories; and educational materials or tools.
Only one Scholarship may be applied for, i.e., the PhD Writing Scholarship or the Non-Traditional Outputs Scholarship.
The chosen candidate will receive up to $7,500 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 within their 4-year candidature period (FTE equivalent) are eligible to apply.
To be eligible for a 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).
These scholarships are not for assisting students in the process of writing up their theses for submission. Scholarships commence when the thesis has been submitted.
If you are an international student, you will 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.
2021 Scholarship Rounds & Application Periods
Scholarship Round 2
Application period: 20 April - 7 May.
- Applicants intending to submit their thesis between 31 May and 11 September 2021 should apply in this round.
Scholarship Round 3
Application period: 26 July - 16 August.
- Applicants intending to submit their thesis between 12 September and 11 December 2021 should apply in this round.
Scholarship Round 4
Application period: 25 October - 15 November.
- Applicants intending to submit their thesis between 12 December and 22 December 2021 should apply in this round.
Awards cannot carry over into the following year. Round 4 awards must be taken up before 22 December 2021 to ensure we can process your scholarship payment.