School of Psychology Scholarships & Awards


HDR Administration Centre supports processes for managing Higher Degree by Research candidatures and thesis examinations.

University of Sydney Scholarships

Scholarships for Domestic Students
Scholarships for International Students
While completing an application to enrol in a research degree, students are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships. These links will provide you with useful information about such funding opportunities and deadlines. Please look carefully at the menus available on each of these pages to further explore the options.

School of Psychology Scholarships

The School of Psychology has internal scholarships, which are offered from time to time with special conditions. Other scholarships, particularly those linked to research grants become available from time to time. Information about when they are offered and applying is announced on the School’s website news section. A call for applications for these scholarships will be circulated among current students upon availability. As an indication scholarships normally open around early April each year contingent on the availability of funds for the specific year. Opening and closing dates will by advised by HDRAC.

Campbell Perry International Research Travel Scholarship SC0078
The Campbell Perry International Travel Scholarship
was established in 2005 from donations by Mrs Jean Swirles to honor the memory of distinguished Emeritus Professor Campbell Perry (formerly of Concordia University, Montreal, Canada) who was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honours in 1960 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology in 1966 by the University of Sydney. The Campbell Perry International Research scholarship has been established to support research-related international travel by PhD students conducting research that will contribute to the development of psychological knowledge.

Margaret Stewart Fund Scholarship SC0580
Margaret Stewart Fund Scholarship was established in 1988 from a bequest by George Stewart, the object of the scholarship is to support students undertaking research into the relationships between ethics and behaviour.

Winifred O'Neil Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship SC0692
Winifred O'Neill Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 1997 from the estate of Dr Gregory John Lamb O'Neill who was a medical practitioner in Chatswood, NSW. The Winifred O'Neill Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship was created to support visually impaired students (or other students with a disability) who demonstrate meritorious performance in undergraduate psychology.

Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship SC0368
Lucy Firth Sydney University Postgraduate Scholarship was established in 1997 from the Estate of Ms Lucy Firth, a graduate and later research assistant in the school. The scholarship is tenable for postgraduate study in the School of Psychology.

School of Psychology Awards

Postgraduate Publication Prize
The School also offers annual Publication Prizes, awarded to the postgraduate student(s) with the most successful publication history in the previous year.

Postgraduate Conference Presentation Prize
Postgraduate Students host a day-long annual Postgraduate Conference (sometimes jointly with students from Schools of Psychology at other Sydney metropolitan universities) where you are encouraged to present your research. Prizes for are awarded for best presentations.

H. Tasman Lovell Memorial Medallion PR0639
Henry Tasman Lovell was the first Professor of Psychology in the Department (from 1929) and in Australia. A bronze medallion is presented annually to the student awarded the best Ph.D. thesis in Psychology, providing that it is judged to be of sufficient merit. More than one medallion may be awarded.