FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS
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 one application round each year. Applications usually open in April, are open for 6 weeks and close in May.
For 2013, applications open on Monday 15th April and close on Friday 24th May. Applicants will be advised of the outcome by Friday 21st June.
How to apply
- Download a copy of the Application Form and Advice Sheet.
- 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.
- Make sure you complete the application form in full (including signatures) and attach all relevant supporting documentation.
- 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).
- 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 2013 PRSS round will be held in early May (exact date TBA) 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 5 (five) 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.
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.