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 in 2015 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. He/she should meet citizenship or visa requirements and reside in Australia throughout the funding period. Candidates should meet all the requirements of the Administering Institution to enrol in a PhD degree. The Administering Institution will be located in NSW.

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

Section 3.1 Contact Details of Administering Institution

The University’s ABN is 15 211 513 464.

The email of relevant institutional contact is


Section 6.4 Certification by Head of Institution or Research Administrative Office

This section will be signed by Ms Jordi Austin, Director, Student Support Services.  The Scholarships and Financial Support Service will arrange Ms Austin’s signature.


Submission Instructions

Please submit the following to the Scholarships and Financial Support Service, Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02, University of Sydney, by 28 July 2014.


Hard copy:  One original application and supporting documents.

Electronic copy:  Email your application and supporting documents to

Closing date:

28 July 2014