FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

Faculty Scholarship

Department of Classics and Ancient History

Sydney School of Education and Social Work

School of Languages and Cultures

School of Literature, Art and Media

School of Social and Political Sciences


Faculty Scholarship

Doctoral Research Travel Grant Scheme

Background:

The scheme is aimed to enable doctoral candidates in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to undertake primary research outside of Sydney.

 

The scheme is available to both local and international doctoral candidates who have completed at least one year of their candidature (or equivalent) and who need to undertake primary research that cannot be completed without significant travel outside of Sydney.  

Open to: Candidates must have completed at least one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) in their current research candidature.
  Candidates who have upgraded from MPhil candidature are eligible to apply if they are enrolled as PhD candidates at the time of application and have completed at least one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) in the MPhil candidature.  
  Applicants must demonstrate that travel is essential to the completion of their research.  
  Applicant must apply for travel expenses that they expect to incur between 1 July to 30 June of the intended financial year only 
  Applicants may receive support from this fund only once during their candidature 
Value:  Up to $3,500 per candidate  
Open Date:  TBD 
Close Date:  TBD 

Peter Lawrence Memorial Scholarship

Background:

Established in 1988 by the offer in the first instance of an annual donation by his widow, Mrs Fancy Lawrence. Emeritus Professor Peter Lawrence, died in 1987 and was Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sydney from 1971 to 1986. He had a particular interest in Papua New Guinea and Melanesia.

Open to: Candidates for a postgraduate degree at the University of Sydney with Honours 1 or 2A or equivalent in social or cultural Anthropology.
  Candidates who wish to undertake, or is undertaking, oversears fieldwork or research leading to an M.Phil or PhD.
Value:

The scholarship, in the form of a living allowance, is valued at the RTP rate per annum (tax exempt) plus potential relocation costs (subject to the funds available in a given year). [Note: The scholarship does not cover tuition fees payable by international students.]

Duration:  Up to 2 years for an MPhil candidate and up to 3 years for a PhD candidate, with a possible extension of 6 months for PhD candidates only.
Open Date:  TBC
Close Date:  TBC

Department of Classics and Ancient History

The Coleman-Hilton Scholarship at the British School at Rome

Background:

The Coleman-Hilton Scholarship enables an outstanding postgraduate student in the Department of Classics and Ancient History to focus on a concentrated period of research whilst in residency at the British School at Rome (BSR).

Open to: Open to Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents enrolled full-time in a Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must be engaged in archaeological, historical, or literary research on some aspect of the Roman Empire up until AD 476.
Value:

$30,000 for residential costs at British School at Rome (BSR)

Duration:  6 month period
Open Date:  TBD
Close Date:  Closed for 2017
Conditions:  Read more

Sydney School of Education and Social Work

Raymond L Debus Bequest Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2017 by a bequest from Raymond L. Debus, the scholarships have been established to support students pursue advanced studies or research in the field of education either in Australia or overseas.

Open to: Open to higher degree by research students who are graduates of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work (formerly Faculty of Education and Social Work) and;
  Are currently enrolled in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.
  Open to honours students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education Honours Program at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work who demonstrate academic merit with average marks eligible for the honours program.
  All applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.
Value:

$3,000 for undergraduates

$6,000 for postgraduates

Duration:  1 year 
Open Date:  March
Close Date:  28 April
Conditions:  Read more

Dr Helen Marchant-Pritchard Memorial Scholarships

Background: The scholarship was established in 1988 following donations received from the family, friends and colleagues of Helen Marchant, a distinguished teacher and researcher in the Department of Social Work. The scholarship is to support research in some areas to which Dr Marchant was particularly devoted such as social work and social change; gender and social welfare; women, work and technology, immigration, social welfare and social work.
Open to: Graduates with professional backgrounds in social work and/or social policy seeking to pursue research in the field of social work and/or social policy in association with the Department of Social Work and Social Policy.
Value:  $6,000 per annum 
Open Date:  TBD 
Close Date: TBD 

Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships in Education and Social Work

Background: Established in 1964 by a bequest from Dr Thomas Ewing to establish and maintain a travelling research scholarship or scholarships to be known as the Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships.
Open to: Graduates and diplomats of the Sydney Teachers' College; or
  Graduates and diplomats of the Sydney Institute of Education; or 
  Graduates and diplomats of the University of Sydney in the Institute of Education; or  
  Graduands, graduates and diplomats of the University of Sydney in the Faculty of Education and Social Work (awarded in 1990 and subsequent years). 
Value:  Equivalent value to the RTP Stipend (formerly APA), tenable up to 3 years  
Open Date:  TBD 
Close Date:  TBD 

Ogilvie Palliative Care Bequest

Background: The purpose of the award shall be to support research into end-of-life policies and practices for postgraduate research and/or coursework students in social work and policy studies.
The bequest was established in 1997 from the estate of Miss Lesley Campbell-Brown for the development of education for social work in palliative care. Lesley Campbell-Brown graduated from the University of Sydney in 1946 and worked in hospital social work. Her bequests are in memory of Kate Ogilvie whose efforts to establish social work as a profession in Australia are outstanding.
Open to: The award shall be open to postgraduate research and/or coursework students currently enrolled, or application for candidature approved, within the Faculty of Education and Social Work who are graduates with either a social work or related undergraduate degree and who have at least two years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in the field of palliative care and end-of-life practice.
Value:  Up to $8,000 per annum  
Open Date: TBD 
Close Date:  TBD 


School of Languages and Cultures

The Raymond Hsu Scholarship

Background:

The Raymond Hsu Scholarship supports postgraduate research students in Chinese studies, Chinese literature, or Chinese linguistics.

Open to: The scholarship is open to students enrolled in the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney who are in their final stage of a Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and are on track to complete and submit their thesis within the normal candidacy period (two full-time years for Masters or four years full-time for PhD or part-time equivalent).
  Students who have obtained a University of Sydney scholarship or external scholarship providing a living allowance such as an Australian Postgraduate Award during their candidature are not eligible to apply.
Value:

$6,500

Duration:  1 year 
Open Date:  January
Close Date:  February
Conditions:  Read more

Rev. and Mrs F.W.A. Roberts Scholarship

Background:

The Reverend and Mrs F.W.A. Roberts Scholarship supports students undertaking post a higher degree in research through the Department of English at the University of Sydney.

Open to: Open to graduates holding the degree of Bachelor of Arts from the University with first class honours in English or Australian Literature who enrol in a course of advanced study leading to a higher degree in research through the Department of English at the University of Sydney.
Value:

$5,000

Duration:  Tenable for up to 2 years for Masters candidates.
  Tenable for up to 3.5 years for doctorate candidates.
Open Date:  No application required
Conditions:  Read more

Greek Heritage Scholarship - Modern Greek Studies

Background:

The Greek Heritage Scholarship assists postgraduate students undertaking research in Modern Greek Studies.

Open to: Open to full-time candidates enrolled in a postgraduate research degree in the Department of Modern Greek.
Value:

$5,000

Duration:  Tenable for up to 1 year 
Open Date:  No application required
Conditions:  Read more


School of Literature, Art and Media

Kenneth Reed Postgraduate Research Scholarship in English

Background:

The Kenneth Reed Postgraduate Research Scholarship promotes and encourages postgraduate research in English Literature.

Open to: Open to candidates who have accepted an offer to commence a full-time research doctorate degree (PhD) in English at the University of Sydney. The Department of English may approve a part-time scholarship where an applicant is able to demonstrate significant caring responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability which limits student’s capacity to undertake full-time study.
  Candidates must not be receiving an equivalent award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the scholarship stipend rate. (Salary for work unrelated to the student’s research is not subject to this limit).
  Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have completed a degree at the same, or higher level as the proposed candidature.
Value: $24,000 per year
Duration:  Tenable for up to 3 years
Open Date:  No application required
Conditions:  Read more

International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies Student Scholarship

Background: The scholarship is established in 2016 from a donation from Dr. Yasuko Claremont, one of the founding members of the International Comparative Literature Studies program. It is a $1,000  scholarship for an outstanding student in ICLS each year for a total of 10 years.
Open to: The scholarship is for continuing students, either full-time or part-time, local and/or international, majoring in ICLS.
Value:  $1,000, one off payment  
Open Date:  TBD 
Close Date:  TBD 

The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art

Background: The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art has been established to support the study of contemporary Chinese art in its global contexts. The Scholarship provides a stipend allowance for a PhD scholarship to be undertaken through the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Dr Stephen Whiteman.
Open to:

In order to be considered students must:

Have an unconditional offer of admission for a full-time PhD in the Department of Art History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University, and have completed an undergraduate program with first class honours, or master’s degree in a related field of study;

Demonstrate engagement with issues related to contemporary Chinese art, global art cultures, and transcultural studies, and have academic experience in one or more of the following fields: art history and theory, Chinese studies, visual culture, and/or curatorial studies; and

Possess demonstrable research skills and a high proficiency in writing in English.

Proficiency in Chinese is strongly preferred. Applications that demonstrate a potential for engagement with the White Rabbit Collection are strongly encourgaed

For more information on the area of research, please contact Dr Stephen Whiteman at: Stephen.whiteman@sydney.edu.au

Terms and conditions

Value:  Stipend allowance of $30,000 per year for up to three years with a possible six to twelve month extension.   
Open Date:  TBA
Close Date:  Closed for 2017
To apply


School of Social and Political Sciences

Carlyle Greenwell Completion Scholarship

Background:

The Carlyle Greenwell Completion Scholarship supports student research, field work and original literary work in Anthropology.

Open to: Applicants must be on track to complete and submit their thesis within the term of the scholarship and within the four years candidacy period (or part-time equivalent).
  Applicants must not in receipt of any other living expenses or scholarship support for the period applied for.
Value: Yearly equivalent of the Research Training Program
Duration:  6 months
Open Date:  No application required
Conditions:  Read more