Applications due 4pm Friday 23rd May, 2014

The PRSS is a scheme that provides direct support for currently enrolled postgraduate research students. Under the scheme, funds are allocated to Schools within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences based on their higher degree research enrolment figures in the previous year. The funds are not allocated directly to the students but are awarded by Schools to eligible applicants on a competitive basis according to the University's general guidelines. Information about the Postgraduate Research Support Scheme is available on the Scholarships Office website.

The School of Economics accepts PRSS applications from postgraduate research students who commenced their candidature with the School from 2011 onwards. Pre-2011 students should contact the Business School.

The Postgraduate Research Support Scheme provides reimbursement for expenses (or proposed expenses) incurred during the calendar year of application only. Each eligible student can lodge only one application in any PRSS round.

When to apply

There is usually one application round per year, opening in April; the round is open for 6 weeks and closes in May.

For 2014, applications open Wednesday 16th April and close Friday 23rd May. Applicants will be advised of the outcome by Friday 20th June.

How to apply

  1. Download a copy of the Application Form, a copy of the Advice Sheet
  2. and PRSS2014 Student Guidelines.
  3. Read the guidelines carefully; they contain important information on who is eligible to apply, how often you may apply, the categories of expenses that will be supported under this scheme, and minimum / maximum amounts that can be claimed.
  4. Make sure you complete the application form in full (including signatures) and attach all relevant supporting documentation.
  5. Ensure any funding claims are supported with evidence (e.g. if you are claiming funds for presenting at a conference include evidence of the invitation to present).
  6. Discuss your application with your supervisor, both to seek their feedback on the quality of your application and to ensure they support your application for funds. A guide for supervisors is available here: Supervisor Recommendation

PRSS information session

An information session for the 2014 PRSS round will be held 2pm Monday 5th May in the Woolley Common Room (N480 Woolley Building). Applicants will be provided with advice on submitting a funding proposal for this competitive grant scheme. The session will include an opportunity for questions

Submitting an application

Please submit 2 (two) sets of the completed application and attachments by the closing date to:

Research Support Officer
Room 366, School of Economics
Merewether Building (H04)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006


All enquiries relating to the application process for the Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) should be directed to the School Research Support Officer.


Photo of Economics Teaching Fellows at reception evening

School of Economics Teaching Fellows for 2013

Teaching Fellowships provide postdoctoral students with the opportunity to undertake face-to-face teaching whilst gaining other sorts of valuable academic experience. Closely integrated with the School of Economics program, and supervised by senior academic staff, the Fellowships are held for a period of one year.

Students may hold only one Teaching Fellowship during their candidature; the remuneration and the variety of experiences offered make them an attractive scheme for postdoctoral candidates.

Teaching Fellowship rounds are held annually and applications generally open around September.

The School of Economics awarded three Teaching Fellowships for 2013. Congratulations Peter Lee, Peyman Khezr and Shahid Razzaque! In addition to teaching, our 2013 Teaching Fellows will be be involved in running behavioural economics experiments, delivering lectures, and providing ongoing teaching support.

Teaching Fellowships will be awarded on a merit-basis; to be considered eligible candidates must indicate their competitiveness, the ability of the School to provide enhanced teaching opportunities, and the availability of appropriate supervision and mentoring. Candidates should discuss their intention to apply with their Supervisor.


Grants-in-aid are available to provide students with travel grants to support short-term periods of research overseas.

Please note: applications cannot be submitted solely for the purpose of attending a conference. For funding for postgraduate research students presenting at a conference, see the PRSS information instead.

Most grants are open only to students enrolled in a postgraduate research degree.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, except in the case of the Hellenic Club Research Scholarship in Classical Archaeology.

For more information, visit:


This scheme is for Doctoral candidates who have completed at least one year of their candidature, or equivalent, only and covers expenses incurred for research undertaken outside Sydney.

For 2013 only, applicants can apply for funding for expenses that they have incurred, or expect to incur, during the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013.

CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 6 September 2013, 2PM
No late applications will be accepted.

Applicants must be undertaking essential research during the specified period that cannot be completed without significant travel outside Sydney.

Six (6) copies of the application should be submitted in person to the Student Counter at the Fauclty of Arts and Social Sciences, or via post to the address specified on the Application Form.

For details and application forms, visit: