The following Faculties and Schools will not be taking part in the PRSS application rounds in 2020:
- Faculty of Medicine and Health
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
- The University of Sydney Law School
- The University of Sydney Business School
These faculties will still receive funding, but it will be automatically distributed equally among all currently enrolled students in that faculty that meet the eligibility criteria. If you are in one of these faculties or schools, you don’t need to apply through the application process. You will receive funding if you are eligible, after applications close and once your eligibility has been assessed.
If you receive funding you can also choose to opt out of your 2020 PRSS payment.
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 you apply in the same calendar year as the research activity. In this case, we may ask you to provide receipts or evidence.
Ask your supervisor for advice about preparing an application for PRSS funding, as this is part of your research training.
Along with your personal and contact information, in your application you will be asked:
If you have problems or need further help, email us at email@example.com
Each faculty and University school have developed guidelines on how applications will be assessed and ranked. You should review the relevant guidelines before completing your application.
Applications for round 1, 2020 are now closed.
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.
These guidelines are available below.
Funds will be paid to your nominated bank account.
You can check and update your bank account details through Sydney Student (go to ‘My finances’).
Eligible HDR candidates can choose to opt out of their PRSS payment, generously recognising that their financial circumstances do not necessitate PRSS support. This only applies to students in Faculty of Medicine and Health, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sydney Law School and The University of Sydney Business School. As there will be no formal application this year, students enrolled in these eligible faculties or schools may select to opt-out of 2020 PRSS allocation of funds. This allocation will then be included as part of the 2020 PRSS fund and equally distributed among all currently enrolled students in your faculty that meet the eligibility requirements
To opt out, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 11:59pm on 2 June. The subject line of the email should read ‘PRSS 2020 OPT-OUT’ and candidates should provide their name and SID.