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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
David Harold Tribe Postgraduate Research Fellowship $12,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Research symphony, sculpture, poetry, fiction, or philosophy
  • Passed your first-year progression assessment
29 September 2021 31 October 2021
Dorothy Cameron Fellowship $12,500
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Research the role of women in the culture, rituals and belief systems in prehistoric societies
  • Applying for expenses funding
8 July 2021 4 August 2021

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
20 August 2021 16 September 2021
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
27 September 2021 30 November 2021
John Anthony Gilbert (Humanities) Research Grant Up to $15,000
  • PhD, Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Social Sciences student
  • Research humanities
  • Demonstrate travel is essential to the completion of your research
15 January 2021 30 March 2021
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies TBC
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate
  • Research 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
15 January 2021 30 June 2021
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
21 June 2021 14 July 2021
Norman Haire Fund for Sexology Studies TBC
  • Domestic student
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student, or academic affiliate
  • Research sexology
TBC TBC
NSW Education Waratah Scholarship $10,000 p.a. (Up to 2.5 years)
  • PhD student
  • Research in NSW Department of Education research priority areas
  • Recipient of RTP Stipend Scholarship
  • Completed your first-year progress evaluation 
19 August 2021 15 September
Polymnia and Aimilia Kallinikos Scholarship $1000
  • 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 
TBC TBC
Professor John Cleverley Memorial Scholarship $5000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
17 August 2021 15 September 2021
The Frank Coaldrake Scholarship $4000
  • Master's by research or PhD student
  • Research Japanese or other East Asian studies
1 March  2021 31 March 2021
The Khyentse Foundation Scholarship US$25,000 p.a.
  • Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy or PhD student
  • Research Buddhist studies
24 November 2020 15 January 2021
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
  • Apply for fieldwork funding
  • Demonstrate financial hardship or disadvantage
15 September 2021 12 October 2021
Dr Helen Marchant-Pritchard Memorial Scholarship $8000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Research social work or social policy
21 July 2021 17 August 2021
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
TBC TBC
Marion Macaulay Bequest Completion Scholarship University of Sydney RTP stipend rate
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
11 January 2021 28 January 2021
Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship Up to $7500
  • Student at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Undertaking an online program or traveling overseas with an exchange partner University
29 April 2021 16 June 2021
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
19 October 2021 3 February 2022
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
10 March 2021 31 March 2021
Romy Waterlow Fellowship Trust $6000
  • Hold a degree or diploma in social welfare, social work or a related area
  • Research and experience working in the area of HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrate program completion and/or training in HIV/AIDS or related area
10 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Alexander Mackie Research Fellowship Up to $18,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work under the age of 30
  • Research education
  • Pursuing research overseas
20 August 2020 28 September 2020
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
19 January 2021 9 February 2021
The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust Opportunity Scholarship in Social Work $10,000 p.a.
  • Australian citizen
  • Studying social work
  • Demonstrate financial need
TBC TBC
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) $10,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Need to travel for your degree
21 June 2021 14 July 2021
Thomas T Roberts Education Fellowship Up to $18,500
  • Full-time master's by research, Master of Philosophy or PhD student under the age of 35
  • Research education
  • Need to undertake overseas travel
20 August 2020  28 September 2020
AR Davis Postgraduate Research Memorial Scholarship $2500 or $5000
  • PhD student in the Department of Chinese Studies or the Department of Japanese Studies
2 November 2020 19 November 2020
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
8 November  2021 28 February 2022
Modern Greek Studies Foundation Award $6000 p.a.
  • PhD student
  • Research modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies
12 November 2021 2 December 2021
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $5000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
TBC TBC
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertake exchange, further studies or research in Italy
TBC TBC
The Frederick Sefton Delmer Scholarship 10,000 p.a.
  • Full-time master's by research or PhD student at the Department of Germanic Studies
  • Hold an honours degree or Master of Arts
11 November 2020
8 December 2020
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Raymond Hsu Scholarship $5000 or $10,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Chinese Studies
14 January 2021 28 January 2021
The Sakuko Matsui Australia-Japan Friendship Scholarships Up to $8000
  • Domestic student studying Japanese studies
  • International students from Japan
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Sakuko Matsui Postgraduate Travel Scholarship in Japanese Studies $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Japanese Studies
TBC TBC
The T M Hsiao Scholarship $1500
  • Chinese studies student planning to study honours
5 November 2021 14 February 2022
Arthur Macquarie Travelling Scholarship Up to $15,000
  • PhD or Doctor of Arts student in the Department of English, Department of Art History or Sydney College of Arts
  • Research Australian poetry or sculpture, or an Australian sculptor
  • Demonstrate that travel is required for your studies
TBC TBC
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
11 October 2021 1 November 2021
Kenneth Reed Postgraduate Research Scholarship in English Up to $28,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in the Department of English
N/A N/A
Stanley Sinclair Bequest Scholarship $2500 to $5000
  • Full-time postgraduate student in the School of Literature, Art and Media
10 March 2021 31 March 2021
The Reverend and Mrs F W A Roberts Prize $45,000 or $10,000
  • Masters by research or PhD student at the Department of 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 $6000
  • Current student
  • Studying an approved program in Scotland
TBC TBC
The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Linguistics Up to $1500
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Linguistics
10 August 2021 31 August 2021
Anderson PhD Completion Scholarship University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (for 6 months)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Expected to complete your degree in the next 6 months
  • Have completed 3 years of full-time study
9 July 2021 30 July 2021
Australasian Pioneers' Club Travel Research Scholarship Up to $12,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Department of History
  • Research in Australian history
  • Apply for research travel funding
3 May 2021 30 June 2021
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), Mater of Philosophy or PhD student in the Department of Archaeology
21 May 2021 18 June 2021
GC Henderson Research Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Anthropology, Archaeology or History
  • Research the history of the South Sea Islands
TBC TBC
John Frazer Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Master's by research student at the Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • Research history
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
Lucy Firth PhD Completion Scholarship RTP stipend rate
  • PhD student
  • Expected to complete your degree in the next 6 months
  • Completed at least 3 years of a full-time study
  • Demonstrate disadvantage
12 February 2021 26 February 2021
Postgraduate Equity Scholarship in Gender and Cultural Studies $6000
  • Master's or PhD student in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, or demonstrate hardship or disadvantage
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
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
Woolley Memorial Scholarship University of Sydney’s RTP stipend rate
  • PhD student in the Department of Classics and Ancient History
  • Expected to complete your degree in the next 6 months
10 November 2020  28 January 2021 
Carlyle Greenwell Completion Scholarship $17,500
  • Domestic or international Mater of Philosophy or PhD student in the Department of Anthropology
15 March 2021 30 April 2021
Carlyle Greenwell Postgraduate Fieldwork Scholarship Up to $20,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy or PhD student in the Department of Anthropology
  • Research anthropology
15 December 2020 15 March 2021
Carlyle Greenwell Postgraduate Scholarship $35,000 p.a.
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Department of Anthropology
14 December 2020 15 March 2021
Carlyle Greenwell Support Grant Up to $10,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Department of Anthropology
  • Progressing through your degree
  • Apply for expenses funding
18 December 2020 1 February 2021
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
1 December 2021 13 January 2022
Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Scholarship Fund $5000
  • Master of Peace and Conflict Studies or PhD student researching peace and conflict
16 April 2021 13 May 2021
Peter Lawrence Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy, or PhD student in the Department of Anthropology
  • Apply for funding to be used for the research project
21 June 2021 14 July 2021
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 
4 October 2021 20 December 2021
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
21 July 2021 17 August 2021
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 Travel $10,000 or $30,000
  • SCA graduate
  • Meet the definition of emerging or mid-career/established categories
20 May 2021 16 June 2021
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – Travel $10,000 or $30,000
  • SCA graduate
  • Meet the definition of emerging or mid-career/established categories
17 June 2021 19 July 2021
The Zelda Stedman Artist Scholarship $2000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in one of the listed degrees at Sydney College of the Arts
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship
1 March 2022 31 March 2022
The Hellenic Club Postgraduate Research Studentship in Classical Archaeology
$15,000
  • Master's by research or PhD within the Department of Archaeology
21 June 2021 16 July 2021
Tom Austen Brown Postgraduate Research Scholarship $35,000 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • PhD student in First Nations archaeology
  • Hold an honours or master's degree or Master of Philosophy
  • Research First Nations archaeology
29 July 2021 25 August 2021
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
19 April 2021 14 May 2021
         
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Gender and Global Governance $35,629 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Commencing PhD at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent
9 August 2021 15 January 2022
Knowledge Production and Conflict-Affected States Award $27,609 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • PhD in the Department of Government and International Relations
  • Research in local knowledge and terrorism/violence in conflict-affected states
  • Originally from a conflict-affected state or a refugee background
26 August 2021 10 December 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Causes, Consequences and Pathways of Intergenerational Disadvantage $35,629 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic  student
  • Commencing PhD at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Holds First Class Honours or equivalent
25 August 2021 10 September 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Ethnography of Migrant Work $27,609 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student in Department of Sociology and Social Policy
  • Conducting ethnographic research into migrant labour in Sydney
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
3 September 2021 31 October 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Climate Change Mitigation $35,000 p.a. (up to 1.75 years)
  • Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident
  • Commencing PhD 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.
5 October 2021 1 February 2022
Historical and Contemporary Social Practices and Disease Modelling $33,070 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • Domestic student
  • Research in the historical and/or contemporary social practices of epidemic disease modelling
  • Hold Honours degree or Master's degree
  • Excellent academic track record in STS, Medical Anthropology, History of Medicine or Science, or another relevant discipline
6 December 2021 14 January 2022
 
 
 

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