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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

Applications for the main University-wide round of PRSS will open at 9am Monday 1 April 2019 and close midnight Friday 3 May.

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 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 up to a total of $3500 across one or more of the funding categories.

Higher Degree by Research Administration Centre

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Last updated: 12 April 2019

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