Scholarship details

Funding Body:

Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)


GESA 2014 Postgraduate Biomedical Research Scholarship and GESA 2014 Postgraduate Clinical Research Scholarship

Research Areas:

Health Sciences


Postgraduate Research


GESA Postgraduate Biomedical Research Scholarship

This scholarship is to support a science graduate within 5 years of completion of undergraduate study, wishing to gain full-time research training in basic sciences related to gastroenterology and hepatology, leading to a degree of PhD.

GESA Postgraduate Clinical Research Scholarship

This scholarship is to support a medical or science graduate, wishing to gain full-time training in methodology pertinent to any aspect of clinical research related to gastroenterology or hepatology disorders, while enrolled for a research Masters or PhD. 


Clinical research is defined broadly as research predominantly involving human subjects. It may involve clinical or physiological studies of patients or volunteers, studies based on diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, clinical epidemiology, population studies, observational studies, clinical practice, treatment trials or evaluation of medical technology. There may be a component of laboratory studies, but applications for predominately laboratory-based work should be directed to the other awards offered by the Society.


Applicants must be an Australian citizen or hold Australian permanent residency.  Applicants must be a current financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia, defined as “confirmed as a financial member of the society for at least one year prior to applying for the scholarship”. The proposed supervisor is required to be a current financial member of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia at the time of submission of the application.

Amount awarded:

The major conditions and the stipends for this scholarship are identical to those of the appropriate NHMRC Research Scholarships.

Application guide:

Further information and the application forms can be downloaded from .


Further instructions


Question 7:  Name, Full Address and Postcode of Administering Institution

The University of Sydney,

c/o Scholarships Office,

Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02,

The University of Sydney NSW 2006


Question 16:  Certification by Head of Administering Institution

Certification by Head of Administering Institution:  This section will be signed by Ms Jordi Austin, Director, Student Support Services.  The Scholarships Office will arrange for Ms Austin to sign the application.


Supporting documents

Proof of citizenship/PR:  you must provide proof of your Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency.  Please attach a certified copy of your birth certificate/passport/citizenship certificate.


Professional registration:  medical applicants must provide a certified copy of their current registration.


Academic Transcripts:  attach a certified copy of your academic transcripts including the key to grading (usually on the back on the transcript). 


Supporting Reference:  this must be submitted with the application form.



One original plus one copy of the completed application and attachments must be submitted to the Scholarships Office by Friday, 23 August 2013.  The Scholarships office will ask Ms Austin sign the application, and will then forward your application to GESA.

Closing date:

23 August 2013