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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
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Undertakng research in the field of Balinese culture, art or history
  • hold an honours or master's degree
TBC TBC

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
TBC TBC
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Scholarship
$35,000 p.a. and SSAF
  • PhD student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Hold an honours or master's degree, or have sufficient professional experience
6 November 2020 8 January 2021
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
TBC TBC
John Anthony Gilbert (Humanities) Research Grant Up to $15,000
  • PhD, Doctor of Arts or Doctor of Social Sciences student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 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
  • Undertaking research in 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, 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
31 August 2020 12 October 2020
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
TBC TBC
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
Professor John Cleverley Memorial Scholarship $5000
  • Master's by research or PhD within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
19 November 2020 31 March 2021
The Frank Coaldrake Scholarship $4000
  • Master's by research or PhD student at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Researching in the area of 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, DArts or DSocSci student
  • Hold an honours degree
  • Researching humanities or social sciences
  • Need to travel to England and Europe
  • Over 25
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
Dr Helen Marchant-Pritchard Memorial Scholarship $8000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Research in the field of social work or social policy
TBC TBC
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
TBC TBC
Marion Macaulay Bequest Completion Scholarship 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
11 January 2021 28 January 2021
Marion Macaulay Bequest Scholarship Up to $7500
  • Student at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work
  • Travelling overseas for approved exchange or professional experience
  • Undertaking an online program with an exchange partner university
15 June 2020 29 June 2020
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Design Innovation $27,094 p.a.
  • Full time PhD student
  • Bachelor degree in design discipline
  • Willingness to undergo a design and research project that aims to co-design, develop and test tools and strategies to support interdisciplinary knowledge work and learning in interdisciplinary teams
  • PhD project aligned with research project
  • Hold a relevant Honours or Masters degree
  • Be a domestic student
12 February 2021 29 April 2021
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Learning Sciences $27,094 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Research interdisciplinary knowledge practices and learning
24 November 2020 18 January 2021
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
3 September 2020 17 September 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
TBC TBC
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
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 $35,000 p.a.
  • Postgraduate research student undertaking research in the field of education
  • Travelling interstate/overseas as part of your degree
5 August 2020 1 September 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
TBC TBC
Thomas T Roberts Education Fellowship Up to $18,500
  • Full-time master's by research, Master of Philosophy or PhD
  • Willing to conduct research in education
  • Need to undertake overseas travel
  • Under 35
20 August 2020  28 September 2020
Annie Marczak Scholarship $1000
  • Undergraduate, master's by research or PhD student
  • Majoring in, or researching French and Francophone Studies
  • Experiencing financial hardship
31 August 2020 30 September 2020
AR Davis Postgraduate Research Memorial Scholarship $2500 or $5000
  • Enrolled in a PhD in the Department of Chinese Studies or the Department of Japanese Studies
2 November 2020 19 November 2020
Hugh Clarke Research Travel Grant $2000
  • Enrolled in Japanese studies
  • Travelling to an approved destination
TBC TBC
Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies $20,000 p.a.
  • PhD student in the Department of Korean Studies
TBC TBC
Modern Greek Studies Foundation Award $6000 p.a.
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Researching modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies
TBC TBC
The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $1000
  • 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
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
TBC TBC
The Frederick Sefton Delmer Scholarship 10,000 p.a.
  • Full-time in a master's by research or PhD within the Department of Germanic Studies
  • Hold an honours degree or a Master of Arts
11 November 2020
8 December 2020
The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Undergraduate or 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 students 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
15 June 2020 30 July 2020
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
  • Researching Australian poetry or sculpture, or Australian artist working in sculpture
  • 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
  • Researching Australian Literature
TBC TBC
Kenneth Reed Postgraduate Research Scholarship in English Up to $28,000 p.a.
  • Domestic student or New Zealand citizen
  • PhD student in the Department of English
N/A N/A
Rev and Mrs FWA Roberts Scholarship
$5000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate
  • Starting a postgraduate research degree in the Department of English
TBC TBC
Stanley Sinclair Bequest Scholarship $5000
  • Full-time postgraduate student
  • Studying in the School of Literature, Art and Media
3 June 2020 30 June 2020
The Rosemary Samios Awards in Scottish Gaelic Studies Up to $6000
  • Current student
  • Studying an approved programme in Scotland
TBC TBC
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
TBC TBC
The Zhuanglin Hu Postgraduate Research Support Scholarship in Linguistics 2020 Up to $2000
  • Higher degree by research students at the Department of Linguistics
  • Experencing financial or other hardship
4 November 2020 18 November 2020
Anderson PhD Completion Scholarship University of Sydney RTP stipend rate
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Expected to complete degree in the next 6 months
  • Have completed 3 years full-time PhD canditure
12 November 2020 1 February 2021
Australasian Pioneers' Club Travel Research Scholarship Up to $12,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student in the Department of History
  • Undertaking research in Australian History
  • Applying for research travel funding
3 May 2021 30 June 2021
Carlyle Greenwell Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Honours, Master of Arts (Research), MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Archaeology
23 October 2020 12 November 2020
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
15 May 2020 TBC
John Frazer Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Enrolled in a BA (Hons), BA/BAS (Hons), BAS (Hons) or master's by research at the Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • Willing to research in the field of history
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
Lucy Firth PhD Completion Scholarship RTP stipend rate (6 months)
  • Completed at least three years of a full-time PhD in philosophy
  • Expect to complete studies in the next six months
  • Demonstrate disadvantage
12 February 2021 26 February 2021
Lucy Firth Postgraduate Research Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 p.a.
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen
  • Full-time PhD student in the Department of Philosophy
  • RTP stipend scholarship recipient (or comparable)
  • Demonstrate disadvantage or hardship
2 November 2020 1 February 2021
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
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
The Edwin Cuthbert Hall Postgraduate Research Scholarship RTP stipend rate
  • Full-time PhD student at the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • Research Middle Eastern archaeology
  • Hold an honours or master's degree
27 October 2020 11 November 2020
 Tom Austen Brown Postgraduate Research Scholarship $35,000 p.a.
  • PhD student in archaeology
  • Hold an honours degree in archaeology, master's by research, master's by coursework (with a substantial research component), or MPhil
  • Conduct research in archaeology
TBC TBC
Woolley Memorial Scholarship University of Sydney’s RTP stipend rate
  • PhD student in the Department of Classics and Ancient History
  • Completing your PhD within the next 6 months
  • Not hold another primary stipend scholarship
10 November 2020  28 January 2021 
Carlyle Greenwell Completion Scholarship $17,500
  • Domestic or international MPhil or PhD student in the Department of Anthropology
15 March 2021 30 April 2021
Carlyle Greenwell Postgraduate Fieldwork Scholarship Up to $20,000
  • Enrolled in an honours degree, Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy or PhD in the Department of Anthropology
  • Conducting research in anthropology
15 December 2020 15 March 2021
Carlyle Greenwell Postgraduate Scholarship $35,000 p.a.
  • Enrolled in or hold an unconditional offer in a master's by research or PhD in the Department of Anthropology
14 December 2020 15 March 2021
Carlyle Greenwell Supplementary Scholarship $10,000 p.a.
  • Studying a master's by research or PhD in the Department of Anthropology
  • Undertaking anthropology research
  • Be a recipient of a Research Training Program stipend scholarship
N/A N/A
Carlyle Greenwell Support Grant Up to $10,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student within the Department of Anthropology
  • Satisfactoryily progressing through your degree
  • Applying for funding for any activity that supports your research including conferences, professional membership fees or equipment
18 December 2020 1 February 2021
Governor Phillip Scholarship Approx. $72,600 p.a.
  • University of Oxford first class honours graduate
  • Master of philosophy student in the School of Social and Political Sciences
TBC TBC
Local Knowledge and Conflict-Affected States Scholarship Up to $28,092 p.a.
  • Enrolled in a PhD in government and international relations
  • Willing to conduct research into international security
  • Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident
  • From a conflict-affected state or a refugee background
  • Fluent in a language of the country you are researching
26 November 2020 10 December 2020
Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Scholarship Fund $5000
  • Master of Peace and Conflict Studies or PhD students researching peace and conflict
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
Peace and Conflict Studies Student Bursary $2000
  • Enrolled in a coursework or research degree in Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Demonstrate financial hardship
15 October 2020 25 November 2020
Peter Lawrence Memorial Scholarship TBC
  • Enrolled in the Department of Anthropology in an Honours, Master of Arts (Research), Master of Philosophy, or PhD degree
  • Be applying for funding to be used for the specified research project only
9 July 2020 5 August 2020
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
6 October 2020 19 November 2020
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 Mary Henderson (Gerstle) Undergraduate Scholarship in Political Economy $8000 p.a.
  • Domestic student
  • Starting first year of your political economy degree
23 June 2020 21 July 2020
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 2020 28 June 2020
The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship – Travel $10,000 or $30,000
  • SCA graduate
  • Meet the definition of emerging or mid-career/established categories
20 May 2020 28 June 2020
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 2021 29 March 2021