Scholarship details

Funding Body:

The Australian Pain Society


Australian Pain Society and Australian Pain Relief Association PhD Scholarship

Research Areas:

Sciences & Engineering


Postgraduate Research


The Australian Pain Society (APS) is a Multidisciplinary Society whose charter is to improve the education, research and development, diagnosis and treatment of all forms of pain. Australian Pain Relief Association (APRA) is a registered charity and works closely with the APS to support education and research in pain.

The Australian Pain Society and Australian Pain Relief Association have awarded twelve 3-year PhD scholarships over the last fourteen years. Another Scholarship sponsored by the Australian Pain Society will be offered from July 2013 – July 2016.  The research project can be related to any aspect of the mechanisms, diagnosis or treatment of acute or chronic pain.


The applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and the applicant and his/her supervisor must be members of the APS.  The award is for full-time research leading to a PhD or equivalent.

Amount awarded:

The stipend is $23,000 per annum and the APS will also provide additional financial support enabling the candidate to attend the Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

Application guide:

The application form is available from the APS website at

Submission:  The completed and signed application plus one copy must be submitted to the Scholarships Office, Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, University of Sydney by the internal closing date of Tuesday 26 March 2013.  Please note that you must attach a certified copy of your academic transcript and a CV with your application (and copy).

Additional instructions:

Question 11: The administering institution is Scholarships Office, Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, University of Sydney NSW 2006.  Contact name:  Ms Lara Fourro, Scholarships Officer.

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

Supervisor, Head of Department, Referee Forms:  You must supply these people with a copy of your completed application and ask them to complete the relevant form and forward it directly to the APS.

Further information about the scholarship can be obtained from the APS by email ( or phone (9016 4343).

Closing date:

26 March 2013