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Postgraduate Research Support Scheme

How to apply

Funding is available for travel and research activities in the current calendar year. You can apply for funding in advance. You can also apply for funding retrospectively, as long as you apply in the same calendar year as the research activity. In this case, we may ask you to provide receipts or evidence.

Ask your supervisor for advice about preparing an application for PRSS funding, as this is part of your research training.

Before you begin your application

Along with your personal and contact information, in your application you will be asked:

  • course start and latest completion dates
  • supervisor name and email
  • information about any scholarships you have
  • details of the funds you are requesting
  • the justification for that funding
  • how the activity or equipment will contribute towards the completion of your degree
  • your achievements related to your research.

If you have problems or need further help, email us at

Each Faculty and University School have developed guidelines on how applications will be assessed and ranked. You should review the relevant guidelines before completing your application.

How to apply

Applications for round 2 have now closed.

Assessment of applications

An academic committee in your faculty, school or department will assess your application against the eligibility criteria. Applications will be ranked. We will email you with the outcome of your application after the ranking process.

Each Faculty and University School have developed guidelines around how applications will be assessed and ranked:

Payment of funds

Funds will be paid to your nominated bank account.

You can check and update your bank account details through Sydney Student (go to ‘My finances’).

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Last updated: 21 January 2020

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