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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Postgraduate research scholarships
From research travel and philosophy to languages and education, we have a wide range of scholarships available for international arts and social sciences 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 research scholarships for Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students in the table below.

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

Scholarship Value Eligibility Open date Close date
Carole Muller Award $35,000 p.a. (for up to 3 years) or academic course fees
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Undertakng research in the field of Balinese culture, art or history
  • hold an honours or master's degree
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China Studies Centre Way In Postgraduate Research Scholarship Up to $10,000
  • Female
  • Citizen of the People's Republic of China
  • Conducting research related to China
  • Completed at least one year of a studies in a masters by research or PhD by 31 October 2019
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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
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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
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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
December 2020 February 2021
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
19 October 2020 16 November 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
31 August 2020 12 October 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
The Wentworth Fellowship $5000 p.a. (for 3 years)
  • 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
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
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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
21 August 2020 17 September 2020
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
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
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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
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
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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 Up to $2500 or $5000
  • Enrolled in a PhD in the 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
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Jae My Postgraduate Scholarship in Korean Studies $20,000 (for 3 years)
  • PhD student in the Department of Korean Studies
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Modern Greek Studies Foundation Award $6000 p.a. (for up to 3 years)
  • Enrolled in a PhD
  • Researching modern Greek and/or Byzantine studies
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The Chinese Studies Travelling Bursary $1000
  • Chinese studies student
  • Plan to travel to China and study at a Chinese university
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The Frances Merenda Travelling Scholarship $4000
  • Italian studies major student
  • Undertaking approved exchange, further studies or research in Italy
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The Politis Family Scholarship in Modern Greek and/or Byzantine Studies $2000
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate coursework student
  • Studying modern Greek or Byzantine studies
10 August 2020 30 September 2020
The Raymond Hsu Scholarship $5000 or $10,000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Chinese Studies
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The Sakuko Matsui Postgraduate Travel Scholarship in Japanese Studies $5000
  • Postgraduate research student in the Department of Japanese Studies
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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 (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
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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Media Representations of Obesity $35,000 p.a. (for up to 3.5 years)
  • Unconditional offer in a PhD
  • Research in the field of linguistics
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Rev and Mrs FWA Roberts Scholarship
$5000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) graduate
  • Starting a postgraduate research degree in the Department of English
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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

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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
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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
18 June 2020 2 July 2020
Anderson PhD Completion Scholarship University of Sydney RTP stipend rate (for 6 months)
  • Full-time PhD student
  • Expected to complete degree in the next 6 months
  • Have completed 3 years full-time PhD canditure
2 February 2021 15 March 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 (honours) and $8500 (master's)
  • 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
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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
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Tom Austen Brown Postgraduate Research Scholarship $35,000 per annum
  • PhD student in archaeology
  • Have an Honours degree in archaeology
  • Conduct research in archaeology
21 October 2020 14 December 2020
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
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Carlyle Greenwell HDR Conference Grant Up to $10,000
  • Master's by research or PhD student within the Department of Anthropology
  • Satisfactoryily progressing through your degree
  • Ready to present your original research findings
  • Applied for PRSS funding and been unsuccessful or provided with insufficient funds
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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
Carlyle Greenwell Postgraduate Scholarship (Tuition Fee) Academic course fee + SSAF (for up to 12 research periods)
  • International student
  • M Philosophy or PhD student in the Department of Anthropology
N/A N/A
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
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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
Peace and Conflict Studies Postgraduate Scholarship Fund $5000
  • Master of Peace and Conflict Studies or PhD students researching peace and conflict
15 October 2020 11 November 2020
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 11 November 2020
RN Spann Scholarship $5000 for full-time students 
$2500 for part-time students
  • 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 3 November 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
Dame Leonie Kramer Postgraduate Research Scholarship $8000
  • currently enrolled Master's by Research or PhD student within the Department of English, School of Literature, Art and Media
  • conducting research in Australian Literature
22 October 2020 18 November 2020