Skip to main content

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme

The Postgraduate Research Support Scheme (PRSS) provides University funding to attend conferences around the world. It can also support your fieldwork or research overseas. 

  1. Overview and funding
  2. Eligibility
  3. How to apply

Overview and funding

In 2017 the total funding available is $1.5 million. You’ll need to submit an application according to the application deadlines:

  • Applications open Monday 13 March 2017.
  • Applications close Friday 28 April 2017.

Funding categories

You may be eligible if you author and present, or author and are accepted to present, a paper or poster related to your research. You are not eligible to apply under this category if you attend a conference without presenting, or if you present a paper or poster you have not authored.

You can obtain funding for use of specialist services, a visit to use specialist facilities or learning specialist technique(s). Expenses are directly related to your research and beyond what’s provided by your school or department.

You can obtain funding for field expenses related to your research. Funding cannot be used for infrastructure costs normally covered by your school or department. 

Funding is available for items that are essential to your research, but are not normally available or are difficult to obtain at the University.

You can obtain funding for equipment that is essential to your research and outside the normal infrastructure provided by your school or department.

You can obtain up to $600 for a doctorate thesis or $300 for a master’s thesis. You can apply provided you do not hold a scholarship and will submit your thesis in the same calendar year. Printing costs will not be covered, as your thesis is submitted electronically.

Funding available

In each application round you may apply for one of the following levels of support.

Conference expenses:

  • up to $3000 to support presentations at conferences held in countries in Africa, Europe, and North and South America
  • up to $2000 to support presentations at conferences held in overseas countries other than those covered above.

All other categories:

  • minimum amount of $200 and a maximum amount of $1200.

Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre

Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, Darlington Campus
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Last updated: 21 April 2017


Tell us if there is anything wrong with this page

Thank you

Your feedback has been sent.

Sorry there was a problem sending your feedback. Please try again

This is for feedback on the website only. If you need help or advice with anything else please contact the Student Centre.