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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Postgraduate research scholarships
From linguistics and philosophy to anthropology and social work, we have a wide range of options for domestic arts and social science students.

To find a scholarship that works for you, expand the relevant school and click on the scholarship title links. Alternatively, you can browse the full list of postgraduate scholarships for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students in the table below.

This page includes scholarships for both prospective and current domestic students.

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Carole Muller Award $35,000 p.a. or tuition fees
  • PhD student
  • Research Balinese culture, art or history
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
TBC TBC
Carole Muller Award (Fieldwork) $3000 to $5000
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Undertaking research in the field of Balinese culture, art or history
  • need to undertake travel as part of their research
10 November 2022 7 December 2022
Catherine Southwell-Keely Travel Grant $3,500
  • Honours or higher degree student or post doctoral early career researcher 
  • Researching the archaeology of Egypt, Cyprus or Western Asia
  • Need for extensive travel
  • Applying for specified research project funding
26 October 2022 21 November 2022
David Harold Tribe Postgraduate Research Fellowship $15,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Research symphony, sculpture, poetry, fiction, or philosophy
  • Passed your first-year progression assessment
30 August 2022 27 September 2022
Dorothy Cameron Fellowship $12,500
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Researching the role of women (in belief systems and rituals) in societies from the Palaeolithic to the Bronze Age
  • Applying for expenses funding
8 July 2022 5 August 2022

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Research Travel Grant Scheme

Up to $7500
  • PhD or professional doctorate student
  • Apply for research outside of Sydney
28 March 2022 2 May 2022
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Scholarship Stipend, Tuition Fees, SSAF and OSHC for up to 3.5 years
  • PhD student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Hold an honours or master's degree, or have sufficient professional experience
19 August 2022

31 October 2022

FASS Tuition Fee Scholarship (Economic Crisis in Home Country) Tuition fees for 2 research periods
  • International full-time PhD student in the Facuty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Demonstrate financial hardship caused by an economic crisis in home country
  • Expect to complete your degree within the next 2 research periods or 6 months
25 October 2022 6 December 2022
John Anthony Gilbert (Humanities) Research Grant Up to $15,000
  • PhD, Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Social Sciences student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Undertake research in humanities
  • Be able to demonstrate travel is essential to the completion of your research
4 July 2022 29 July 2022
John Rector Scholarship in Jewish Studies Up to $,4000 p.a. (for up to 1 year)
  • Full-time student in an Honours, Master of Arts, Master of Philosophy or PhD
  • Undertaking Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish studies
4 July 2022 29 July 2022
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies TBC
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate
  • Undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
21 October 2022 21 November 2022
Lady Galleghan Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Australian Literature $45,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student in English
  • Researching Australian Literature
N/A N/A
Nicholas Anthony Aroney Research Fund TBC
  • Master's by research or PhD student, or academic affiliate
  • Research Greek language, culture or history
  • Apply for project or activity funding
14 January 2022 30 March 2022
Norman Haire Fund for Sexology Studies TBC
  • Domestic student
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student, or academic affiliate
  • Research sexology
17 March 2022 13 April 2022
Polymnia and Aimilia Kallinikos Scholarship $2800
  • Master's by research or PhD student at an Australian university
  • Research Greek studies up to 1453 AD
  • Must travel either to Greece or a neighbouring country 
18 January 2022 30 March 2022
Professor John Cleverley Memorial Scholarship $5000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
21 October 2022 21 November 2022
Sydney Environment Institute Postgraduate Research Scholarship University of Sydney RTP stipend rate for up to 3.5 years
  • PhD student
  • Conduct research with the Sydney Environment Institute
18 March  2022 14 April 2022
Sydney Environment Institute Progression Scholarship $35,950 p.a. (for up to 1 year)
  • PhD student researching one of the core areas of Sydney Environment Institute's (SEI) collaborative work
  • Completed at least one year of full-time PhD candidature
18 March 2022 14 April 2022
The Frank Coaldrake Scholarship $4000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Research Japanese or other East Asian studies
25 March  2022 21 April 2022
The Khyentse Foundation Scholarship US$25,000 p.a.
  • Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy or PhD student
  • Research Buddhist studies
14 December 2021 12 January 2022
The Wentworth Fellowship $5000 p.a.
  • Full-time PhD, Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Social Sciences student over the age of 25
  • Hold an honours degree
  • Research humanities or social sciences
  • Need to travel to England and Europe
26 May 2020 23 June 2020
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships $12,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Full-time second year or beyond student
  • Hold a credit average
8 August 2020 8 January 2021
W H and Elizabeth M Deane Archaeology Scholarship $6500
  • Interdisciplinary research in nature, incorporating linguistic and archaeological approaches and methodologies
  • Applying for fieldwork funding
  • Demonstrate financial hardship or disadvantage
22 August 2022 16 September 2022
Dr Helen Marchant-Pritchard Memorial Scholarship Up to $6000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Research social work or social policy
7 June 2022 5 July 2022
Katharine Ogilvie Memorial Award $10,000
  • Domestic Master of Philosophy or PhD student studying social work
  • Eligible for the Australian Association of Social Workers membership
31 March 2022 1 June 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Transforming Inequality in Schools $35,950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • PhD student
  • Holds a first class honours or equivalent degree
28 October 2022 11 November 2022
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying or conducting research in education
10 November 2022 7 December 2022
Romy Waterlow Fellowship Trust $6000
  • Hold a degree or diploma in social welfare, social work, psychology or a related area
  • Undertaking research in the field of social work or work in the area of HIV
  • Experience working in the area of HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrate program completion and/or training in HIV/AIDS or related area
31 March 2022 27 April 2021
The Alexander Mackie Research Fellowship Up to $18,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Researching education
  • Pursuing research overseas
  • Under 30 years of age
11 July 2022 5 August 2022
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Education $10,000 p.a.
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying education
  • Interested in the area of special needs
28 October 2022 6 January 2023
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships $45,000 p.a. + tuition fees
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Research education
  • Need to travel interstate/overseas as part of your degree
27 September 2021 27 October 2021
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships (Travelling Research) Up to $20,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Need to travel for your degree
25 March 2022 21 April 2022
Thomas T Roberts Education Fellowship Up to $18,500
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student 
  • Conduct research in education
  • Need to undertake overseas travel
  • Under 35 years of age
17 August 2022  14 September 2022
AR Davis Postgraduate Research Memorial Scholarship Up to $2500 or $5000
  • Enrolled in a PhD in Chinese Studies or Japanese Studies
26 October 2022 23 November 2022
Maria Teresa Savio Hooke Research Scholarship in Italian Studies University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student in the School of Languages and Cultures
  • Research Italian studies
17 March  2022 27 April 2022
Modern Greek Studies Foundation Award $6000 p.a.
  • Enrolled in a MPhil or PhD
  • Researching modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies
28 February 2022 29 March 2022
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $2,000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
28 November 2022 18 January 2023
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship Up to $7,500
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate student
  • Undertake an approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
28 November 2022 18 January 2023
The Frederick Sefton Delmer Scholarship 10,000 p.a.
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD in Germanic Studies
  • Hold an honours degree or a Master of Arts
29 April 2022
26 May 2022
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
24 March 2022 22 April 2022
The Raymond Hsu Scholarship $5000 or $10,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Chinese Studies
14 December 2021 31 January 2022
The Sakuko Matsui Australia-Japan Friendship Scholarships Up to $8000
  • Domestic student studying Japanese studies
  • International students from Japan
24 October 2022 29 November 2022
The Sakuko Matsui Postgraduate Travel Scholarship in Japanese Studies $5000
  • Masters by Research or PhD student
  • Undertaking research in Japanese Studies
  • Wanting to travel to Japan as part of your studies
4 July 2022 29 July 2022
The T M Hsiao Scholarship $5,000
  • Completed a major in Chinese Studies (introductory)
  • Intend to proceed to Honours in Chinese studies
28 November 2022 2 February 2023
Arthur Macquarie Travelling Scholarship Up to $15,000
  • PhD or Doctor of Arts student 
  • Demonstrate that travel is required for your studies
18 October 2022 14 November 2022
Dame Leonie Kramer Postgraduate Research Scholarship $8000
  • Master's by research or PhD student at the Department of English, School of Literature, Art and Media
  • Research Australian literature
28 March 2022 25 April 2022
Kenneth Reed Postgraduate Research Scholarship in English Up to $28,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in English
N/A N/A
Stanley Sinclair Bequest Scholarship $2500 to $5000
  • Full-time postgraduate student in the School of Literature, Art and Media
25 March 2022 21 April 2022
The Reverend and Mrs F W A Roberts Prize $45,000 or $10,000
  • Masters by research or PhD student in English
  • Hold a first class honours 
  • Apply for RTP stipend scholarship
N/A   N/A 
The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies Up to $7,000
  • Currently enrolled student
  • Intending to study an approved program in Scotland
28 November 2022 18 January 2023
The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Linguistics Up to $1500
  • Postgraduate research student in Linguistics
  • Officially accepted to present a paper or poster at a conference, symposium or workshop, or enrolled or confirmed to participate in an event or activity that will advance your core research aims
  • Applied for the maximum number of PRSS applications, be applying given a shortfall in PRSS funding received, or are not eligible to apply for PRSS funding
25 August 2022 8 September 2022
Australasian Pioneers' Club Travel Research Scholarship Up to $12,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Undertaking research in Australian history
  • Applying for research travel funding
4 July 2022 29 July 2022
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD student in Archaeology
26 October 2022 23 November 2022
GC Henderson Research Scholarship University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 2 years)
  • PhD student in the School of Humanities
  • Research history of the South Pacific Islands
11 October 2022 1 December 2022
John Frazer Scholarship $5,000 (honours) or $8,500 (master's or PhD)
  • Enrolled in a BA (Hons), BA/BAS (Hons), BAS (Hons), master's by research or PhD in School of Humanities
  • Willing to research in the field of history
TBC TBC
Postgraduate Equity Scholarship in Gender and Cultural Studies $6000
  • Enrolled in or starting a postgraduate degree in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, or demonstrate hardship or disadvantage
25 March 2022 13 May 2022
The Coleman-Hilton Scholarship at the British School at Rome $42,000
  • Domestic student
  • Doctor of Philosophy student in the Department of Classics and Ancient History
TBC TBC
Carlyle Greenwell Completion Scholarship $17,500
  • Domestic or international Master of Philosophy or PhD student in Anthropology
17 June 2022 30 June 2022
Carlyle Greenwell Postgraduate Fieldwork Scholarship Up to $20,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy or PhD student in Anthropology
  • Conduction research in Anthropology
24 October 2022 22 November 2022
Carlyle Greenwell Postgraduate Scholarship $45,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student in Anthropology
8 November 2022 6 December 2022
Carlyle Greenwell Support Grant Up to $10,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student in Anthropology
  • Satisfactorily progressing through your degree
  • Apply for funding for any activity the supports your research including conferences, professional membership fees or equipment
27 October 2022 10 November 2022
Governor Phillip Scholarship Approx. $72,600 p.a.
  • Master of Philosophy student in the School of Social and Political Sciences
  • University of Oxford first class honours graduate
15 August 2022 1 December 2022
Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Scholarship Fund $6400
  • Master of Social Justice (Peace and Conflict Studies) or PhD student researching peace and conflict
1 March 2022 31 March 2022
Peter Lawrence Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Enrolled in Anthropology in an Honours, Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy, or PhD
  • Applying for specified  research project funding
28 October 2022 24 November 2022
Research Scholarship in Solar Solutions to Improve Energy Affordability $35,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Undertaking interdisciplinary and collaborative research across the fields of political economy and/or sociology
  • Hold first class honours degree 
7 March 2022 3 April 2022
RN Spann Scholarship Up to $5000
  • Master's by research or PhD within the School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Conduct research in the field of public policy and administration
28 March 2022 25 April 2022
Scholarship in Knowledge-Making in Australian Society Minimum RTP stipend rate
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy
TBC TBC
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – SCA Student Travel $10,000
  • SCA student
  • Accepted into an approved travel program
TBC TBC
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – Travel $10,000 or $30,000
  • SCA graduate
  • Meet the definition of emerging or mid-career/established categories
19 April 2022 14 June 2022 (5pm)
The Zelda Stedman Artist Scholarship $2,000
  • Enrolled in one of the listed degrees at Sydney College of the Arts
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship
TBC TBC
The Hellenic Club Postgraduate Research Studentship in Classical Archaeology
Up to $15,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Undertaking research in classical archaeology
26 October 2022 23 November 2022
Tom Austen Brown Postgraduate Research Scholarship $50,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student in First Nations archaeology
  • Hold an honours degree in archaeology or master's degree or MPhil
  • Research First Nations archaeology
29 April 2022 26 May 2022
Knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award $27,609 p.a. (for up to 3.5 years)
 
  • PhD in Government and International Relations within the School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Conduct research in local knowledge and terrorism/violence in conflict-affected states
  • Originally from a conflict-affected state or a refugee background
22 August 2022 16 September 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation $20,000 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Commencing PhD student at the Sydney Environment Institute 
  • Conducting research into governing the political economy of lithium mining in Australia for renewable energy
  • Hold an undergraduate degree in humanities and social sciences and an honours degree (first class or second class upper) or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Have demonstrated commitment to environmental issues
1 September 2022 1 December 2022
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Indigenous Foreign Policy $35, 950p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic full-time PhD student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander student
  • Researching in Indigenous Foreign Policy
  • Hold First Class Honours or equivalent
TBC TBC
Postgraduate Research Progression Scholarship in Australian History University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (up to 6 months)
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Undertaking research in Australian History
18 November 2022 2 December 2022
Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Australian History Up to $20,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Funding for expenses that will be incurred as part of your research
4 July 2022 29 July 2022
Raymond Debus Completion Scholarship in Education University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (pro-rata) for 6 months
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Undertaking research in the field of Education
7 February 2022 3 March 2022
Woolley Memorial Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Classics University of Sydney’s RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student in Classiss and Ancient History
  • Researching the Classics including language, literature history and cultures from Ancient Greece and Rome from eighth century BC to eighth century AD
8 March 2022 2 May 2022
Joan Allsop Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student in history
  • Undertaking research in Australian history
  • Applying for specific research project funding prior to spending
1 May 2022 30 June 2022
G. S. Caird Scholarships (Supplementary) Up to $15,900 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Recipient of an ARC funded stipend scholarship in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Recipient of a Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation or knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award
N/A N/A
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Opioid policy and use in Indonesia $35, 950 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic/international full-time PhD student
  • Hold First Class Honours or equivalent
  • Research component in a related social science field such as Indonesian Studies, Policy Studies, Public Health, Sociology, Law, or Asian Studies
25  October 2022 21 November 2022
Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Postgraduate Scholarship in Visual Arts Research University of Sydney RTP stipend rate for up to 3.5 years
  • PhD student in the Sydney College of Arts
  • Conduct research into visual art
  • Demonstrate a need to undertake travel as part of your research
15 August 2022

International applicants - 30 September 2022

Domestic applicants - 31 October 2022

Postgraduate Travel Bursary in Classics and Ancient History $1,980
  • Masters by Research or PhD students
  • Conducting research in classics and ancient history
  • Travel outside Australia
23 August 2022 6 October 2022
Lucy Firth Postgraduate Research Scholarship in History of Philosophy Mininum RTP stipend rate (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student
  • Hold a Bachelor of Arts with honours, an honours or master's degree
  • Research into the history of philosophy, focus on the work on women philosophers in the long eighteenth and/or nineteenth centuries
1 November 2022 31 January 2023
Daniel Cooper Postgraduate Research Scholarship University of Sydney’s RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student in School of Humanities 
  • Researching Classical Literature
  • Hold an honours, master's or equivalent degree in Classics and Ancient History or related field
9 September  2022 1 December 2022
Colonel George Johnston Postgraduate Research Scholarship University of Sydney’s RTP stipend rate (up to 3.5 years)
  • Researching Australian History
  • Hold an honours, master's or equivalent degree in History or related field
  • Applied for a RTP scholarship
21 September 2022 1 December 2022
The Maria Teresa Savio Hooke Fieldwork Scholarship in Italian Studies $8,300
  • PhD student in Italian Studies, School of Languages and Cultures
  • Applying for fieldwork funding prior to spending
28 September 2022 1 November 2022
Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation Grant-in-Aid Up to $5,000
  • Honours or higher degree student or post doctoral early career researcher 
  • Researching the archaeology of Egypt, Cyprus or Western Asia
  • Applying for specified research project funding
25 October 2022 21 November 2022
Sam Eames Grant-in-Aid $1,500
  • Honours or higher degree student or post doctoral early career researcher
  • Researching the archaeology of Egypt, Cyprus or Western Asia
  • Applying for specified research project funding
26 October 2022 21 November 2022
Leone Crawford Travel Grant $5,000
  • Honours or higher degree student or post doctoral early career researcher
  • Pursuing overseas archaeological site research 
  • Applying for specified research project funding
26 October 2022 21 November 2022
 
 
 

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