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Additional information can be found at the University's Scholarships Office website.
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SUPPORT SCHEME (PRSS)
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 Letters, Art and Media (SLAM) accepts PRSS applications from postgraduate research students associated with the following departments and Programs:
- Art History and Film Studies
- Australian Literature
- Celtic Studies
- Media and Communications (including Digital Cultures)
- Medieval Studies
- Museum Studies
- Performance Studies
- Studies in Religion
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 open 15 April 2013 and close 24 May 2013 (5 weeks)
How to apply
- Download a copy of the application form, supervisor's recommendation template and guidelines.
- 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.
- 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.
PRSS information session
An information session for the 2013 PRSS round was held on Monday 6th May, 2013, 2pm in the John Woolley Common Room, to provide advice to applicants on submitting a funding proposal for this competitive grant scheme. A PDF of the presentation can be seen here.
Submitting an application
Please submit 5 (five) sets of the completed application and attachments to:
Research Support Officer
c/o General Office Room N386
John Woolley Building A20
School of Letters, Art and Media (SLAM)
The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Opening hours:10am – 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am – 4pm Friday
All enquiries relating to the application process for the Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) should be directed to Sarah Taylor, Research Support Officer for the School of Letters, Art and Media on 9351 4171 or
Notification of Application Outcome
Students will be advised of the outcome of their application via email on 21 June 2013.