Research funding available to students

Research funding available to students

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme

PRSS 2014 is now open till 5pm Friday 11 July.

The PRSS is a scheme that provides direct support for currently enrolled postgraduate students in the faculty. This is for expenses incurred in 2014, and cannot be carried over to 2015.

Please note: Applicants can only receive 1 PRSS award per calendar year.

Funds can be applied to cover:
- Travel to conferences to present papers (HERDC qualified papers, which means the full paper has been peer reviewed and published)
- Use of specialist services
- Field expenses
- Purchase of specialist books and software
- Computers or other equipment

There are usually more applications than available funding, so funds are allocated on a competitive basis. Applicants are encouraged to read all information on both the Faculty and University websites to assist in completing their application.

The Selection Committee will consider (1) quality of the applicant and track record relative to opportunity and stage of candidature, (2) demonstrated need for funding, and (3) Faculty priorities, if any, placed on the expenditure categories by the Faculty.

HERDC-countable conferences are preferred; however, if funding for a high quality but non-HERDC conference is applied for, this preference will not disadvantage the student's application.

Click here for more information regarding HERDC eligibility.

Please also note that the following Faculty application form must be used, not the University form on the Research Portfolio website:
2014 PRSS application form

Please make sure you attach the HERDC Form available here to your application form.

For more information about PRSS:
sydney.edu.au/scholarships/research/prss

Grants in Aid

Grants-in-aid (GIA) are available to provide students with travel grants to support short-term periods of research overseas. Individual grants are normally in the range of $500 - $2500.

Applications for 2014 have now closed. Applications for 2015 will open in April 2015.

For more information, please visit Grants in Aid, run by the Scholarships Office.

Student Journal Publication Prize

A prize of $500 (on application) is given to currently enrolled research students who are the first author of a journal article (ISI, Ulrich or HERDC-listed) or HERDC-eligible book chapter.

A prize of $1000 (on application) is given to currently enrolled research students who are the first author of a HERDC-eligible monograph (this does not apply to 'editor').

Click here for more information regarding HERDC eligibility.

Students should apply to the Acting Research Training Support Officer, for this support, with the publication’s full reference.