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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 pa (for up to 3 years) or academic course fees (for up to 12 research periods)
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Undertakng research in the field of Balinese culture, art or history
  • hold an honours or master's degree
2 December 2019 26 February 2020

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Doctoral Research Travel Grant Scheme

Up to $3500
  • PhD or professional doctorate student
  • Applying for research outside of Sydney
28 August 2019 23 September 2019
FASS/WZB Berlin Social Sciences Centre Research Exchange (WZB) Program  From $6000
  • PhD student or academic affiliate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Planning to conduct research at the WZB Berlin Social Science Centre
1 November 2019 1 March 2020
Francis Henry Loxton Stipend and Supplementary Scholarships Minimum RTP stipend rate + $10,000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture
  • Applied for RTP Scholarship
2 December 2019 11 February 2020
Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies TBC
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student or academic affiliate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney Conservatorium of Music or Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Undertaking research in 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
4 August 2020 13 October 2020
Nicholas Anthony Aroney Research Fund TBC
  • Master's by research or PhD, or academic affiliate in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Undertaking research in Greek language, culture or history
  • Applying for project or activity funding
1 August 2019 15 October 2019
Norman Haire Fund for Sexology Studies TBC
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen
  • Honours, master's by research or PhD student, or academic affiliate
  • Researching sexology
28 February 2020 15 April 2020
Polymnia and Aimilia Kallinikos Scholarship $1000
  • Enrolled in a Masters by Research or PhD at an Australian university (Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens member)
  • Researching Greek Studies up to 1453 AD
  • Must travel either to Greece or a neighbouring country 
16 September 2019 18 October 2019
Westpac Asian Exchange Scholarships $12,000
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate student
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ARC Indigenous Research Scholarship in Fostering Lifelong Connections Minimum RTP Stipend rate
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Researching as part of the ‘Fostering lifelong connections’ project
31 March 2020 10 June 2020
ARC Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Fostering Lifelong Connections Minimum RTP Stipend rate
  • Postgraduate research student
  • Researching as part of the ‘Fostering lifelong connections’ project
31 March 2020 10 June 2020
Dr Helen Marchant-Pritchard Memorial Scholarships Up to $6000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Research in the field of social work or social policy
2 August 2019 28 August 2019
Katharine Ogilvie Memorial Award $10,000
  • Domestic student or New Zealand citizen
  • MPhil or PhD student studying social work
  • Be eligible for the Australian Association of Social Workers membership
26 February 2020 2 April 2020
Marion Macaulay Bequest Completion Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate (pro-rata) for 6 months
  • MPhil or PhD student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
26 November 2019 8 January 2020

Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship

$7500 or $5000
  • Student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience
15 February 2020 15 April 2020
NESA Educational Measurement and Assessment Research Scholarship $30,000 (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • PhD student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Research into educational measurement and assessment
  • Master's graduate or graduand in education, psychology, engineering or science
  • Undertake a placement with NESA
24 February 2020 6 April 2020
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $3000 or $6000
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
1 November 2019 6 January 2020
Romy Waterlow Fellowship Trust Up to $6000
  • Hold a degree or diploma in social welfare, social work or related area
  • Undertaking research in the area of HIV
  • Experience working in the area of HIV/AIDS
1 May 2020 11 June 2020
The Alexander Mackie Research Fellowship Up to $10,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Pursuing research overseas for 12 months
30 September 2019 31 October 2019
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships $35,000 pa
  • Postgraduate research student undertaking research in the field of education
  • Travelling interstate/overseas as part of your degree
9 December 2019 20 January 2020
Thomas and Ethel Mary Ewing Scholarships (Travelling Research) $10,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Undertake travel for your degree
5 August 2019 2 September 2019
AR Davis Postgraduate Research Memorial Scholarship Up to $2500 or $5000
  • Enrolled in a PhD in the Chinese Studies or the Department of Japanese Studies
26 November 2019 29 January 2020
Emilie M Schweitzer Scholarship in French and Germanic Studies $5000
  • Enrol in French and Francophone studies or Germanic studies at honours level
  • Minimum WAM of 70
1 February 2020 28 March 2020
Hugh Clarke Research Travel Grant $2000
  • Enrolled in Japanese studies
  • Travelling to an approved destination
1 July 2019 7 August 2019
Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies $20,000 (for 3 years)
  • PhD student in the Department of Korean Studies
17 September 2019 12 December 2019
Modern Greek Studies Foundation Award $6000 pa (for up to 3 years)
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Researching modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies
8 January 2020 26 February 2020
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $1000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
1 March 2020 31 March 2020
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
16 February 2020 11 April 2020
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
9 August 2019 30 September 2019
The Raymond Hsu Scholarship $5000 or $10,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Chinese Studies
8 April 2020 28 May 2020
The Sakuko Matsui Postgraduate Travel Scholarship in Japanese Studies $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Japanese Studies
3 March 2020 29 April 2020
The T M Hsiao Scholarship $1500
  • Chinese studies student planning to study honour
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1 March 2020 31 March 2020
Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Exchange Scholarship $5000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate research student at the Sydney College of the Arts
  • Accepted into an exchange program
N/A N/A
Arthur Macquarie Travelling Scholarship Up to $15,000 (for 6 months)
  • PhD or Doctor of Arts student in the Department of English, Department of Art History or Sydney College of Arts
  • Researching Australian poetry or sculpture, or Australian artist working in sculpture
  • Demonstrate that travel is required for your studies
12 March 2020 9 April 2020
Kenneth Reed Postgraduate Research Scholarship in English $14,000 (for 6 years) or $28,000 (for 3 years)
  • Domestic student or New Zealand citizen
  • PhD student in the Department of English
N/A N/A
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Media Representations of Obesity $35,000 pa (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Unconditional offer in a PhD
  • Research in the field of linguistics
16 December 2019 20 January 2020
Rev and Mrs FWA Roberts Scholarship
$5000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate
  • Starting a postgraduate research degree in the Department of English
N/A N/A
The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Linguistics Up to $1500
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Linguistics
  • Presenting at a conference/symposium/workshop
2 September 2019 17 September 2019
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Archaeology
15 October 2019 5 November 2019
GC Henderson Research Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Anthropology, Archaeology or History
  • Research into the history of the South Sea Islands
13 March 2020 7 May 2020
Janet Dora Hine Environmental Health History Research Scholarship $35,000 pa (for up to 3 years)
  • Australian citizen
  • PhD student in the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • Honours (first class or second class upper) or masters graduate
13 February 2020 12 March 2020
Postgraduate Equity Scholarship in Gender and Cultural Studies $6000
  • Enrolled in or unconditional offer for a master's or PhD in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, or demonstrate hardship or disadvantage
5 March 2020 31 March 2020
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
26 November 2019 9 December 2019
Carlyle Greenwell Completion Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate + $6000 (pro-rata for 6 months
  • Enrolled in or hold an unconditional offer in a MPhil or PhD in the Department of Anthropology
N/A N/A
Carlyle Greenwell Postgraduate Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate +$6000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Domestic and international MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Anthropology
N/A N/A
Governor Phillip Scholarship Approx $72,600 pa
  • University of Oxford first class honours graduate
  • Master of philosophy student in the School of Social and Political Sciences
2 July 2019 4 October 2019 (AEST)
Peter Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Minimum RTP stipend rate + $6000 (for up to 3 years)
  • Enrolled in or hold an unconditional offer in a MPhil or PhD in the Department of Anthropology
N/A N/A
Scholarship in Knowledge-Making in Australian Society Minimum RTP stipend rate (up to 2021)
  • Domestic student
  • PhD student in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy
18 November 2019 30 January 2020
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists Travel Scholarship $14,000 (for up to 2 years)
  • Recent Sydney College of the Arts graduate
  • Travelling for professional development
16 April 2019 12 June 2019