Applications for PRSS Round 2 2021 have now closed. Details for the next round will be available in early 2022.
If you are a Doctoral student and meet the eligibility criteria, you may be awarded PRSS a maximum of three times (either from a successful application or allocation by your faculty or school) during your candidature (four full-time years).
If you are a masters by research student and meet the eligibility criteria, you may be awarded PRSS once during your candidature (two full-time years).
If you convert from a masters to a doctorate, the number of successful PRSS awards allowed will increase from one to three for the period of your candidature. This will include any award during your masters degree. The 2021 PRSS payment will be counted towards this limit.
Funding is available for research activities in the current calendar year. You can apply for funding in advance. You can also apply for funding retrospectively, as long as the research activity occurs in the same year as the PRSS round in which you are applying. You should include receipts or invoices in your application as supporting evidence. You may also include other evidence such as confirmation of your acceptance to present at a conference.
You cannot apply for funding for research activities which happened in a previous year or are due to happen in future years.
Ask your supervisor for advice about preparing an application for PRSS funding, as this is part of your research training.
Make sure your preferred bank account details are correct in Sydney Student. Go to ‘My finance’, ‘Your finances’, then select ‘Bank details'.
Along with your personal and contact information, in your application you will be asked:
In your application you will need to include:
You should not submit multiple applications. If you are applying across multiple funding categories, you should submit only one application which includes the details of all funding types you are applying for. Submission of multiple applications will cause delays in processing.
Each faculty and school have developed guidelines on how applications will be assessed and ranked. You should review the relevant guidelines before completing your application.
You should combine all your documents ready for upload before you start the application. If you have problems or need further help, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An academic committee in your faculty, school or department will assess your application against the eligibility criteria. Applications will be ranked. We will email you with the outcome of your application after the ranking process. The assessment and ranking process takes several weeks
Funds will be paid to your nominated bank account listed in Sydney Student.
If your bank account details are not correct, this will cause delays in the payment process.
You can check and update your bank account details through Sydney Student. Go to ‘My finance’, ‘Your finances’, then select ‘Bank details’.