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 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 have now closed.


All enquiries relating to the application process for the Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) should be directed to Sophie Ellwood on 9114 1150 or at , or Nikki Whipps on 9351 4033 or at