The University is committed to supporting research students throughout this period of COVID-19. As in previous years, a smaller second round of PRSS has been arranged for 2020, with not all Faculties and University Schools participating in this round. Check the Eligibility page for further details.
Not all Faculties and University Schools are participating in Round 2 of PRSS in 2020.
Those participating are:
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Mathematics and Statistics
- Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES)
- Vet Science
- Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (AMME)
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Information Engineering
- Project Management
Eligible students in participating Faculties and University Schools may lodge one application in any PRSS round.
The eligibility requirements for 2020 PRSS funding differ depending on your faculty or school. Refer to your specific faculty/school guidelines for further details on eligibility.
To be eligible to apply you need to:
If you submit your thesis before applications open on 12 October 2020, you will be ineligible to receive funding.
If you are in your first year of candidature, you need to have passed probation (your first progress review). If you have your probation review scheduled in November 2020, you are eligible to apply, however funding cannot be released until the outcome of your interview has been finalised by your faculty.
In your application you will need to include:
If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may apply in any PRSS application round throughout your candidature. If you are a Doctoral student, you are allowed three successful applications during your candidature (four full-time years). If you are a Masters by research student, you can only be awarded PRSS once during your candidature (two full-time years).
If you convert to a doctorate, the number of successful PRSS applications allowed will increase to three for the period of your candidature. This will include any successful application during your master’s degree. The 2020 PRSS payment will be counted towards this limit.