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 or Departments (in some cases Faculties) 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 or Departments 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.

In the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the PRSS application process is managed by the Schools. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) accepts PRSS applications from postgraduate research students associated with the departments and programs it administers.

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.

How to apply

Applications for the 2015 round of PRSS closed.

  1. Read the PRSS Information for Students carefully; it contains 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.
  2. Download the SLC PRSS application form. Instructions on how to complete and submit the form are part of this document.
  3. Fill out the application form electronically - hard-copy applications will not be accepted.


Dr Lei Gong, SLC Research Support Officer
ph: 9351 3155 or email:

2015 PRSS information session: Monday, 27 April 1:15-1:45 pm in SLC Common Room (Brennan McCallum 536).
The session will give you an opportunity to ask questions and talk further with SLC Postgraduate Research Coordinator.