Global Scholarships and Fellowships

The world's leading research organisations and trusts provide unique opportunities to work with colleagues, institutions and alumni in Australia and around the world.

Explore the potential for a global experience with academic communities at the forefront of research, funded by major sponsors and donors.

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Scholarship name Applications open Applications close Total value Study areas Number awarded
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2022 $25,000 - $105,000 All study areas At least 500, apply any time all year
European Research Council: Starting grants 23 Sep 2021 13 Jan 2022 up to $4,000,000 All study areas At least 400
American Association of University Women: International Fellowships 1 Aug 2021 15 Nov 2021 $25,000 - $50,000 All study areas ~ 50
Association of Commonwealth Universities: Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 15 Nov 2019 15 Jan 2022 All study areas ~ 30, in two annual cycles
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 1 Oct 2021 1 Mar 2022 $20,000 - $16,000,000 All study areas At least 1500
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Gates Cambridge Scholarships 1 Sep 2021 1 Dec 2021 100% fee remission and at least $35,000 All study areas 80
Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 1 Apr 2021 22 Sep 2021 up to $140,000 Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Architecture, building and planning; Engineering; Environment and natural resources; Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television; Sciences and mathematics 70
Smithsonian Institution: Fellowship Program 1 Aug 2020 1 Nov 2020 up to $150,000 All study areas ~ 60
German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD): Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience 1 May 2021 31 Aug 2021 up to $125,000 All study areas ~ 30
John Monash Foundation Scholarships 1 May 2021 14 Jul 2021 $70,000 - $210,000 All study areas ~ 20
Volkswagen Foundation: Freigeist Fellowships 5 Aug 2020 15 Oct 2020 up to $3,500,000 All study areas ~ 15
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Australian Academy of Science: Postdoctoral Fellowships 13 Sep 2019 1 Dec 2019 $60,000 - $125,000 Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Engineering; Environment and natural resources; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Sciences and mathematics 14
Jacobs Foundation: Research Fellowships 1 Nov 2021 15 Jan 2022 $225,000 - $600,000 Commerce, economics and management; Education, teaching and training; Environment and natural resources; Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Law, legal studies and criminology; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare ~ 14
Wellcome Trust: Principal Research Fellowships 1 Jan 2021 31 Dec 2022 $725,000 - $1,350,000 Environment and natural resources; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare ~ 10, apply any time all year
Fulbright Scholarships 6 Jan 2021 6 Jul 2021 All study areas ~ 10
Cambridge Australia Scholarships 1 Sep 2021 7 Jan 2022 $40,000 - $80,000 Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Architecture, building and planning; Computing and Information; Education, teaching and training; Engineering; Environment and natural resources; Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies; Law, legal studies and criminology; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Music; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television; Sciences and mathematics ~ 10
ETH Zurich: Branco Weiss Fellowships 1 Oct 2021 15 Jan 2022 up to $750,000 All study areas Up to 10
British Academy: Global Professorships 1 Oct 2021 1 Feb 2022 up to $1,400,000 Architecture, building and planning; Education, teaching and training; Environment and natural resources; Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies; Law, legal studies and criminology; Music; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television ~ 10
American Australian Association: Australia to USA Graduate Education Scholarships 1 Jan 2022 15 Mar 2022 up to $60,000 Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Architecture, building and planning; Engineering; Environment and natural resources; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Music; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television; Sciences and mathematics ~ 10
Rhodes Trust: Rhodes Scholarships for Australia 1 Jul 2021 10 Sep 2021 100% fee remission and at least $30,000 All study areas 9
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies: Academy Scholars Program 1 Jun 2021 1 Oct 2021 at least $105,000 Education, teaching and training; Environment and natural resources; Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies; Law, legal studies and criminology; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television ~ 6
BHP Australia China Scholarship 1 May 2020 28 Sep 2020 up to $180,000 Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Commerce, economics and management; Environment and natural resources; Law, legal studies and criminology; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare ~ 5
Lundbeck Foundation Fellowships 1 Aug 2021 2 Sep 2021 up to $2,150,000 Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Education, teaching and training; Environment and natural resources; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Sciences and mathematics ~ 5
Princeton Society of Fellows: Postdoctoral Fellowships 1 May 2021 3 Aug 2021 $130,000 - $400,000 Education, teaching and training; Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies; Law, legal studies and criminology; Music; Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television ~ 5
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission: Commonwealth PhD Scholarships (for high income countries) 1 Jun 2019 28 Aug 2019 100% fee remission and at least $75,000 All study areas 5
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council: David Phillips Fellowships 4 Feb 2020 9 May 2020 up to $2,300,000 Agriculture, animal studies, food science and veterinary science; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare; Sciences and mathematics ~ 5
Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation: The Roberta Sykes Scholarship 1 Feb 2021 8 Nov 2021 $30,000 - $90,000 All study areas Up to 5
Charlie Perkins Scholarships 26 Aug 2019 27 Jan 2020 100% fee remission and $25,000 - $75,000 All study areas 3
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships 28 Sep 2021 1 Feb 2022 100% fee remission and up to $60,000 All study areas Up to 3
Neville Bonner Memorial Scholarships 16 Oct 2019 31 Jan 2020 up to $28,000 Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies; Law, legal studies and criminology 1
Heart Foundation: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards 1 Feb 2022 1 Apr 2022 up to $120,000 Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare At least 1
Yenching Scholars Program in China Studies 15 Aug 2021 8 Nov 2021 100% fee remission All study areas 1
Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships 30 Aug 2021 11 Oct 2021 $15,000 - $45,000 Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare At least 1
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