Postgraduate research in education

The Sydney School 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. Financial support for postgraduate students is available through The Stanley and Ivy Tipper Trust and Government-funded scholarships, as well as a range of school-based scholarships, fellowships and awards, listed below. For further information, .


Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships in EducationOpen

These scholarships are awarded to eligible persons to conduct full-time research in the school, 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 5pm on 11 October 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 49kB)


Alexander Mackie Research FellowshipsOpen

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 school Awards Selection Committee.

Applications are OPEN until 5pm on 11 October 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 46kB)


Thomas T Roberts Education FellowshipOpen

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 5pm on 11 October 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 53kB)


Trevor Miller Memorial FundOpen

These 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 5pm on 11 October 2017.

Further information and applications (pdf, 68kB)


Raymond L. Debus Bequest Scholarships

Established in 2017 by a bequest from Raymond L. Debus for maintaining scholarships, prizes or grants to enable or assist honours students or graduates in higher-degree-research programs in the field of education of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney to pursue advanced studies or research in the field of education whether in Australia or overseas. The value of these scholarships shall be up to $6000 (for one year only), for full time Higher Degree Research students who are graduates of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (formerly the Faculty of Education and Social Work) and currently enrolled.

Applications have closed for the scholarships that take effect in 2017.


Ewing Postdoctoral Research Scholarships

The Sydney School of Education and Social Work invites applications for the award of the Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Postdoctoral Scholarship in Education for 2017.

The scholarships were established in 1964 by a bequest from Dr Thomas Ewing and on this occasion are to be awarded to enable postdoctoral scholars to conduct full-time teaching and research in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.

Applications have closed for scholarships that take effect in 2017.