BABS PhD Top-up & Publication Scholarship Scheme


The BABS PhD top-up and publication scholarship scheme is a School-funded initiative to provide support to PhD students enrolled in BABS and to encourage students to publish their work.


1st Year Top-Up Scholarships


The following PhD students are eligible:

  • Candidates must be enrolled/enrolling in a BABS PhD program
  • Candidates must hold a primary competitive postgraduate scholarship (RTP, UPA, UIPA or TFS)
  • Candidates must NOT hold any other top-up scholarship (e.g. Scientia scholarship holders are not eligible


The top-up comprises a $5,000 lump sum payment.


  • No application is required
  • The School will notify successful candidates

Publication Scholarships


The following enrolled PhD students are eligible:

  • Candidates currently enrolled (not on leave), provided candidature is on track for completion within 4 years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
  • Candidates must NOT hold any other top-up scholarship (e.g. Scientia scholarship holders are not eligible)
  • Annual progress reviews must be completed and up to date
  • Papers published/accepted with the student as 1st author
    • Publications must be accepted within 3.5 years full-time enrolment (or part-time equivalent)
    • BABS must be listed as your affiliation on the paper
    • Journal must have an impact factor of 3 or higher (Publications in journals with no impact factor will be assessed on a case by case basis)
    • Students who received the BABS top up/publication scholarship previously for a publication cannot apply again for the same publication


The publication scholarship comprises a $2,500 lump sum payment per publication.


The School allocates a limited number of scholarships each year so this may be competitive. Applications will be assessed and ranked based on journal impact factor.


  • Candidates can find impact factors by searching for the journal on Web of Science (go to Web of Science and click on ‘Journal Citation Reports’ in the top horizontal menu)
  • Applications should be submitted to by October 21
  • The School will notify all applicants of the result via their UNSW student email address

All enquiries should be directed to the BABS Postgraduate Administrator:; phone (02) 9385 2029.