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 Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) accepts PRSS applications from postgraduate research students associated with the following departments:

  • Archaeology
  • Classics and Ancient History
  • Gender and Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy

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 for 2015 will be opening soon. Please check back for updated information.

How to apply

  1. The application form will be made available soon.

PRSS information session


Submitting an application

Instructions for submission will be provided soon.


All enquiries relating to the application process for the Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) should be directed to Sophie Ellwood on 9114 1150 .