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


Ewing Postdoctoral Research ScholarshipsOpen

The Faculty 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 Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Applications are OPEN until November 21 for scholarships that take effect in 2017.

Referee report form (doc, 94kB) | Applications (pdf, 53kB)


Alexander Mackie Research Fellowships

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 have closed for the scholarships that take effect in 2017.


Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Doctoral Scholarship

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


Thomas T Roberts Education Fellowship

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 have closed for the scholarships that take effect in 2017.


Trevor Miller Memorial Fund

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 have closed for the scholarships that take effect in 2017.