Research funding available to students

Research funding available to students

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme

PRSS 2015 is now open till 1pm Friday 29th May 2015.

The PRSS is a scheme that provides direct support for currently enrolled postgraduate research students in the faculty. This is for expenses incurred in 2015, and cannot be carried over to 2016.

Please note: Applicants can only receive one 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

There are usually more applications than available funding, so funds are allocated on a competitive basis. Applicants are encouraged to read all information in the Information pdf located on this page 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

Click here for more information regarding HERDC eligibility.

How to apply for PRSS

1. The following Faculty application form must be used 2015 PRSS application form

Note: Do not use the University form on the Research Portfolio website.
2. Attach the HERDC Form available here to your application form .
3. Ensure you have attached all supporting documents to your application.

Information about PRSS:

INFORMATION PDF
More information can be found:
www.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.