New Scholarships to support anthropology students

16 November 2022
Closing date: 6 December – learn more

Students who plan on studying anthropology in 2023 at the postgraduate level, including both Master of Arts (Research) and PhD, have until 6 December, 2022 to apply for a Carlyle Greenwell postgraduate scholarship.

Students who pursue their research in anthropology at the University of Sydney have extraordinary opportunities for extensive training, sustained field research, and the development in their contribution to the field through programs, scholarships, and grants supported by our endowment, the Carlyle Greenwell Research Fund for Anthropology (CGRF).

We encourage students interested in a lifelong career in research to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in anthropology, first by taking a Master of Arts (MA) in anthropology and then advancing to PhD candidature.

We offer scholarships and stipends for both MA and PhD students in anthropology through CGRF for their study and for fieldwork.

As an MA (research) student, you will receive advanced coursework in anthropology, social theory, and qualitative methodologies; while working one-on-one with an advisor to develop your research interests and to write your thesis.

Along with fellow MA and PhD students, you will also be invited to join the Sydney Student and Staff Workshop in Anthropological Research Methods (SSSWARM). SSSWARM members share their ongoing plans for research and discuss new directions in research methodologies and ethnographic writing. SSSWARM also invites leading scholars and experienced researchers to give seminars for students, staff, and our Sydney University colleagues.

CGRF support your research expenses, which can include travel to scholarly conferences, language training, and other costs related to analysis and preparation of fieldwork materials. In the future, “post-field” PhD candidates may apply for a CGRF grant to fund an international workshop on a topic related to their research. Advanced PhD candidates can apply for a completion scholarship and other aid, to support travel and publication expenses.

Promising undergraduate students of all backgrounds can apply to take an intensive fourth undergraduate honours year with us. You can apply for a CGRF honours scholarship if you are facing financial barriers.

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