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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
24 March 2022 20 Apirl 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 June 2022 27 July 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
2 May 2022 30 June 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
14 April 2022 18 May 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
  • Research 19th century or earlier Armenian studies
  • Applying for project or activity funding
14 January 2022 30 March 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
28 March 2022 25 April 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
  • Apply for fieldwork funding
  • Demonstrate financial hardship or disadvantage
15 September 2021 12 October 2021
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
1 June 2022 30 June 2022
Raymond L Debus Scholarship $5000 or $8500
  • Domestic student
  • Studying education
24 March 2022 20 April 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 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) 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, 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
11 January 2022 31 January 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 $5000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
6 July 2022 3 August 2022
The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $5000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate student
  • Undertake an approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
6 July 2022 3 August 2022
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
1 March 2021 31 March 2021
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 $1500
  • Chinese studies student planning to study honours
5 November 2021 25 March 2022
Arthur Macquarie Travelling Scholarship Up to $15,000
  • PhD or Doctor of Arts student 
  • Demonstrate that travel is required for your studies
6 July 2022 3 August 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 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
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 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
6 July 2022 3 August 2022
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
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), Mater of Philosophy or PhD student in the Department of Archaeology
24 March 2022 20 April 2022
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
  • Enrolled in a BA (Hons), BA/BAS (Hons), BAS (Hons), master's by research or PhD at the Department of History, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
  • Willing to research in the field of history
25 March 2022 21 April 2022
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 the Department of Anthropology
  • Research anthropology
14 January 2022 28 March 2022
Carlyle Greenwell Postgraduate Scholarship $45,000 p.a. (up to 4 years)
  • Master's by research or PhD student in Anthropology
5 May 2022 29 June 2022
Carlyle Greenwell Support Grant Up to $10,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student in Anthropology
  • Progressing through your degree
  • Apply for funding for any activity the supports your reserach
16 May 2022 9 June 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
17 March 2022 29 April 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
  • 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
24 March 2022 20 April 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 Travel $10,000
  • SCA student
  • Accepted into approved University of Sydney travel program
21 April 2022 2 June 2022
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
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in one of the listed degrees at Sydney College of the Arts
  • Demonstrate financial disadvantage or hardship
31 March 2022 28 April 2022
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
20 June 2022 15 July 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. (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 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 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
16 February 2022 5 April 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 Austraian History
16 June 2022 13 July 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
Supplementary Scholarship in Ethnography of Migrant Work $8,341 p.a. (up to 3 years)
  • Domestic student in Sociology and Social Policy
  • Conducting ethnographic research into migrant labour in Sydney
  • Recipient of the Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Ethnography of Migrant Worka
N/A N/A
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
Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Sri Lankan Coastal Archaeology $35,629 p.a. (up to 3.5 years)
  • PhD student researching the archaeology and archaeomalacology of the southern Sri Lankan coast
  • Hold first class honours degree (or equivalent) in archaeology criteria
  • Experience in Indo-Pacific archaeomalacology
20 May 2022 10 June 2022
 
 
 

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