Scholarship details

Funding Body:

Muscular Dystrophy Association of NSW


Muscular Dystrophy NSW: Postgraduate Scholarship for research into neuromuscular disorders

Research Areas:

Health Sciences


Postgraduate Research


A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate in a relevant discipline to undertake research studies leading to a PhD.  The Sue Connor Scholarship (for commencement in 2014) is available to a scholar who wishes to undertake a PhD degree in the field of research into neuromuscular conditions. Proposals for research may be from any relevant discipline, as long as the proposed research has a demonstrable current or future benefit to those living with neuromuscular conditions, and aligns with MDNSW’s strategic directions.


Candidates should have an undergraduate degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed title of the PhD degree which he/she wishes to undertake. Applicants must be an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen and reside in Australia throughout the funding period.  Applicants who have applied for permanent resident status may apply, however a scholarship cannot commence until permanent residency has been granted.

Amount awarded:

The scholarship is valued at $39,000 per annum (tax exempt, if conditions are met) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Application guide:

For further information and to download the forms, please see the website at  Contact details:


Other Information
Question 3.1 Contact Details of Administering Institution

The contact is Ms Lara Fourro, Scholarships Office, Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02, University of Sydney  NSW  2006.  Phone:  02 8627 8115, Fax: 02 8627 8485, Email: The University’s ABN is 15 211 513 464.

Supporting documents

You must submit a certified copy of your proof of citizenship/residency and a certified copy of your academic transcript.

Submission Instructions

Please submit the following to the Research Scholarships Officer, Scholarships Office, Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02, University of Sydney, by 3 July 2013.

Hard copy:  One original + one photocopy of the application and supporting documents.

Electronic copy:  Email your application and supporting documents to

Closing date:

03 July 2013