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
European Research Council: Starting grants 16 Jul 2019 16 Oct 2019 up to $4,000,000 All study areas At least 400
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Gates Cambridge Scholarships 2 Sep 2019 7 Jan 2020 100% fee remission and at least $35,000 All study areas 80
Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships 1 Apr 2019 18 Sep 2019 up to $160,000 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
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation: Humboldt Research Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020 $25,000 - $105,000 All study areas At least 500, apply any time all year
American Association of University Women: International Fellowships 1 Aug 2019 15 Nov 2019 $25,000 - $50,000 All study areas ~ 50
Association of Commonwealth Universities: Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships 15 Nov 2019 15 Jan 2020 All study areas ~ 30, in two annual cycles
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020 $20,000 - $16,000,000 All study areas At least 1500
German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD): Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience 1 May 2019 30 Aug 2019 up to $125,000 All study areas ~ 30
John Monash Foundation Scholarships 1 May 2020 14 Jul 2020 $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
Jacobs Foundation: Research Fellowships 3 Feb 2020 16 Mar 2020 $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
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
Wellcome Trust: Principal Research Fellowships 1 Jan 2020 31 Dec 2020 $725,000 - $1,350,000 Environment and natural resources; Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare ~ 10, apply any time all year
Fulbright Scholarships 3 Feb 2020 6 Jul 2020 All study areas ~ 10
Cambridge Australia Scholarships 3 Sep 2019 7 Jan 2020 $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
British Academy: Global Professorships 1 Oct 2019 19 Feb 2020 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
ETH Zurich: Branco Weiss Fellowships 1 Oct 2019 15 Jan 2020 up to $750,000 All study areas Up to 10
American Australian Association: Australia to USA Graduate Education Scholarships 1 Feb 2020 15 Mar 2020 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 2020 11 Sep 2020 100% fee remission and at least $30,000 All study areas 9
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies: Academy Scholars Program 1 Jun 2020 1 Oct 2020 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
Lundbeck Foundation Fellowships 1 Jul 2019 20 Sep 2019 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
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 Jan 2020 9 Nov 2020 $30,000 - $90,000 All study areas Up to 5
Princeton Society of Fellows: Postdoctoral Fellowships 10 May 2019 6 Aug 2019 $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
BHP Australia China Scholarship 12 May 2019 16 Aug 2019 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
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
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 1 Sep 2019 1 Dec 2019 100% fee remission and up to $60,000 All study areas Up to 3
Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships 1 Oct 2019 4 Nov 2019 $15,000 - $45,000 Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare At least 1
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
Yenching Scholars Program in China Studies 15 Aug 2019 31 Oct 2019 100% fee remission All study areas 1
Heart Foundation: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards 10 Feb 2020 3 Apr 2020 up to $120,000 Medicine, dentistry, health and welfare At least 1
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