Postgraduate Internal Scholarships



Applications for 2019 close on 31 May 2019

This Scholarship is a School-funded initiative to provide eligible postgraduate research students with the opportunity to undertake study, learn new techniques, collaborate or explore opportunities for collaboration with other labs, universities or research institutions.

The value of the scholarship is $6,000 maximum, payable in one lump sum. The Scholarship is tenable for one year only (travel must be taken in the year of award). The number of scholarships will depend on the number of applications received, the total travel cost, duration of travel and the value of the study/collaboration/learning opportunity to the student’s work and the BABS School.

The scholarship can be used for travel, reagents or project costs, accommodation and other related travel costs. The scholarship is not able to be used to attend a conference (as there are other types of funding available for this purpose such as the BABS Travel Fund). Applicants must be undertaking full-time study in a BABS postgraduate research program. As limited funds are available, and to ensure that the student best represents the school and gains maximum benefit, support is not guaranteed.

See: Full guidelines and application form.

school of bABS PG Travel FUND

To be eligible to apply:

  • You must be enrolled in a BABS postgraduate research program, not be on course leave, and all annual progress reviews must be up to date.
  • Applications should be submitted a minimum of two months prior to the planned travel in order to provide adequate processing time.
  • You must be travelling to attend a prominent conference, and you must be presenting an abstract or a talk.
  • See: Full guidelines and application form.

UNSW Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) Scheme

The UNSW Graduate Research School PRSS Scheme is a centrally funded initiative to provide eligible postgraduate research students with the opportunity to apply for funding to assist in presenting their research at local or international conferences. More information including the application and application closing dates can be found HERE.


The Faculty of Science provides students with several programs and scholarships that support and encourage them to become the next generation of leading researchers and scholars in their fields. More information can be found on the Faculty of Science website.

The University of NSW also provides some postgraduate scholarship opportunities, which can be found on the UNSW Scholarships website and the UNSW Postgraduate Research Scholarships website.