Postgraduate research in education

The Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney is proud of its reputation as a source of world-class research in the humanities. Over the years, numerous scholarships and prizes have been donated by generous benefactors and donors to encourage and support students engaged in higher research degrees. The faculty-based scholarships, fellowships and awards available for 2013 are listed on this page. For further information, .


Alexander Mackie Research FellowshipsOpen
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These fellowships, which cover a period of one year only, are made available to support travel outside Australia for advanced study or research in the field of education. The value of each fellowship shall be determined by the Faculty Awards Selection Committee.

Applications are OPEN until 5.00pm, Friday 24 October, 2014.


Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Doctoral ScholarshipsOpen
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Scholarships are awarded to eligible persons to conduct full-time research in the faculty, leading to either a Doctor of Philosophy or Doctor of Education. The scholarships are intended, inter alia, to enable fellows to carry out part of their research program interstate or overseas, and carry an annual stipend (tax free) of approximately $25,000. They are awarded for periods of up to three years.

Applications are OPEN until 5.00pm, Friday 24 October, 2014.


Thomas T. Roberts FellowshipsOpen
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These year-long fellowships are granted for the purpose of conducting research overseas in the field of education. Recipients are expected to spend at least six weeks overseas and demonstrate the potential benefit of their study to education in Australia. The value varies each year.

Applications are OPEN until 5.00pm, Friday 24 October, 2014.


Trevor Miller Memorial Fund GrantOpen
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Grants are awarded to students working in the field of comparative education to assist with, for example, the purchase of relevant educational materials or participation in an interstate or international conference or research program. The approximate value of is $860 for one year only.

Applications are OPEN until 5.00pm, Friday 24 October, 2014.


ZONTA Club Sydney East Inc Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to support one mature-age female student per year to complete a degree or undertake a research project. Preference will be given to candidates who are making a career change, or applying for support for a professional-experience internship, field-education placement, or research project with a strong social-improvement focus.

Applications have now closed for scholarships that take effect in 2014.

Further information and applications (pdf, 122kB)