FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS

Faculty Scholarship

Department of Classics and Ancient History

Department of Linguistics

Department of Art History

Sydney College of Arts

School of Economics

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

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Research Travel Grant Scheme

Background:

The Scholarship is aimed to enable students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney undertake primary research outside of Sydney.

 Open to:

Applicants must:
I. be enrolled in a PhD degree or Professional Doctorate (Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Social Sciences) within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and
II. have completed at least one year equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) in their current degree.  

Applicants who have upgraded from Masters of Philosophy  degree must:
I. be enrolled in a PhD degree within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney at the time of application, and
II. have completed at least one year equivalent full-time study load (EFTSL) in the Masters of Philosophy.

Applicants must be applying for funding to undertake primary research that cannot be completed without significant travel outside of Sydney.

Applicants must demonstrate that travel is essential to the completion of their research.

Applicants must be applying for funding for expenses that they expect to incur during the next financial year.

Applicants are ineligible for this Scholarship if they have previously been awarded funds under this Scholarship during their current degree.  

Value:  Up to maximum of $3,500
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  20 July 2018 at 11:59pm
Conditions:  Terms and Conditions

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


Department of Linguistics

The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Linguistics

Background:

The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship at the Department of Linguistics has been established to support postgraduate research students in Linguistics to travel to, attend, and participate in conferences relevant to their research, held in Australia and around the world.

Open to: Applicants must be currently enrolled higher degree research students in the Department of Linguistics at The University of Sydney.
 

At the application closing date applicant’s candidature cannot exceed the following periods:

I. 3.5 years equivalent full-time study for a PhD student, or

II. 1.5 year equivalent full-time for a masters by research student

 

Applicants must have been officially accepted to present a paper, or poster at a conference, symposium or workshop.

 

Applicants must also have already applied for the maximum number of PRSS applications, or are applying given a shortfall in PRSS funding received. 

Value: 

The Scholarship will provide a one-off payment of:

I. up to $500 for presentation at a conference in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria, or

II. up to $1,000 for presentation at a conference in the rest of Australia, or

III. up to $1,500 for presentation at a conference overseas.

The Scholarship is payable upon conference attendance and presentation of the research paper or poster.

Open Date:  TBA
Close Date:  Closed for 2018
Conditions:  Read more


Department of Art History

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.

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 preferred.

 

Applicants should contact their prospective supervisor to confirm their interest. General enquires, including further information on the area of research and requests for supervision, may be directed to Dr Stephen Whiteman, Senior Lecturer in Asian Art, at stephen.whiteman@sydney.edu.au 

Value: 

Stipend allowance of $30,000 per year for up to three years, with a possible six to twelve month extension. Subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  27 July 2018 at 11:59pm
Conditions:  Read more
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Sydney College of Arts

The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship

Background: This Scholarship was established from the estate of Renee Fauvette Erdos in 1997 for the purpose of establishing a travelling scholarship in art for recent graduates of the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney.
Eligibility Criteria: 1. Applicants must have graduated from the Sydney College of Arts at the University of Sydney no more than four years prior to their application (2014-2018). The graduation status of the applicant must be 'awarded' or 'conferred.'
  2. Applicants must be willing to travel and conduct a project in order to benefit their professional development as an artist.
 

3. Applicants who meet any of the below criteria are not eligible to apply:

  • Currently enrolled at the Sydney College of Arts.
  • Deferred a degree program at the Sydney College of Arts in order to travel.
  • Research students who have the current degree status of 'under examination.'
Shortlisted Applicants: 1. Applicants who are shortlisted for this Scholarship will be required to exhibit their work in the Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship (FLMATS) Finalist Exhibition at the Sydney College of Arts.
  2. Shortlisted applicants will be required to install and de-install their exhibit at the exhibition.
Value and Duration:  Each shortlisted applicant will be provided with $1,000 to assist with the cost of installation and de-installation of their exhibit at the FLMATS Finalist Exhibition.
  The successful Scholarship recipient will recieve $14,000 per annum for up to two years.
  The Scholarship annual value will be paid in one instalment in October each year.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Opening Date: 3 May 2018
Application Information: Online Application Form
Closing Date: 12 June 2018 at 11:59pm

School of Economics

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Experimental Economics

Background:

A unique opportunity is available for an outstanding PhD scholar in the area of Experimental Economics.

 

This opportunity is funded by the Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.

Open to:

1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney.

 

2. Applicants must undertake research in the field of experimental economics.

 

3. Applicants also hold an Honours degree (First Class) or a Master's degree in economics.

Value and Duration:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship rate for three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Further Information:

Terms and Conditions


Sydney School of Education and Social Work

Raymond L Debus Scholarship

Background:

This Scholarship was established to assist honours students or graduates in research higher degree programs in the field of education pursue advanced studies or research in the field of education in Australia or overseas.

 

This Scholarship was donated by Raymond L. Debus.

Open to: Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident.
  Applicants must be enrolled full-time at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney in one of the following programs:
I. Bachelor of Education Honours Program,
II. Masters by Research undertaking research in the field of education, or
III. PhD undertaking research in the field of education.
  Masters by Research or PhD applicants must be graduates of Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney.
Value:

$3,000 for Honours students
$6,000 for Masters by Research or PhD students

Duration:  One year only 
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
Close Date:  20 July 2018 at 11:59pm
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 

Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Gender and STEM Motivation

Background: An opportunity exists for a PhD scholar to conduct research into why girls and women who had aspired to STEM careers in high school, opt out of those choices and careers, under the supervision for Professor Helen Watt, Educational Psychology, in the School of Education and Social Work.
  This Scholarship is funded by the Australian Research Council.
Open to: 1. This Scholarship is offered subject to the applicant having an unconditional offer of admission or being currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Sydney.
  2. Applicants must conduct research into why girls and women who had aspired to STEM careers in high school, opt out of those choices and careers.
 

3. Applicants must have at least one of the following:

  • Australian Honours degree (Class I or Upper Class II) in Education, Psychology or relevant discipline, or
  • an equivalent research qualification.
 

4. Applicants must demonstrate competence in quantitative research methods and statistics.

 

5. Applicants must have advanced communication and writing skills. 

Value and Duration:  The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $26,300 per annum for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic performance.
  A successful recipient from the Sydney School of Education and Social Work can apply for up to $2,000 per annum to cover expenses for attending conference(s) relevant to the subject of research.
Further Information: Terms and Conditions 
Open Date: 2 May 2018
Application Information: Online Application Form
Closing Date:  2 July 2018 at 11:59pm


School of Languages and Cultures

The Raymond Hsu Scholarship

Background:

Established in 2013, this scholarship has been generously bequeathed by the late Eulalia Sau-Kuen Hsu to support postgraduate research in Chinese studies, Chinese literature, or Chinese linguistics.

Open to: Applicants must be enrolled in Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney.
  Applicants must be in the final stage of their candidature and be on track to complete and submit their thesis within the normal candidacy period (two full-time years for Masters or four full-time years for PhD or part-time equivalent).
  Applicants must not have previously received or currently hold a primary scholarship for their current degree at the University of Sydney.
Value:

$5,000 for full-time enrolled student

$2,500 for part-time enrolled student

Duration:  6 months
Open Date:  Closed
Close Date:  Closed
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

Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies

Background:

This Scholarship aims to promote and encourage research in Korean Studies at the University of Sydney. The Scholarship is generously funded by Jae My Holdings Pty Ltd.

Open to: Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for full-time studies in a PhD within the Department of Korean Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and be willing to undertake research in the field of Korea Studies.
 

Applicants must also hold an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class upper), or a Master of Arts degree in Korean Studies, or equivalent, with a substantial research component. 

Value and Duration:  The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $20,000 per annum for up to three years (fixed rate), subject to satisfactory academic performance. No extension is possible.
Open Date:  APPLY NOW
 Close Date:  27 July 2018
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

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


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