The Lady Anita Smith PhD Sponsorship will be available to students enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Adelaide undertaking research in aerospace related topics and meeting the following objectives of the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund (“the Smith Fund”) : "advancement in the State of South Australia of the science of aeronautics and of education therein".

The purpose of The Lady Anita Smith Sponsorship is to provide funding for PhD students to travel overseas to a university, institute or company. The travel must benefit their PhD research project.  Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Australia.

The holder of the Sponsorship must be enrolled as a full-time PhD candidate and must have successfully completed their CCSP before the intended travel date.  Postgraduate students intending to go abroad for research purposes will need to make separate application for Study Leave. Applications are available from

The duration and value of the Sponsorship will be determined by the Trustee in accordance with advice of the Specialist Advisory Committee, however it will not normally exceed one years duration nor $15,000 in total.

Further information including application details can be found at