Scientia Fellowships & Scholarships

UNSW is a research-intensive university ranked in the world’s top 50 universities (QS rankings 2016). As a global leader in discovery, innovation, impact, education and thought leadership, the University has launched a global recruitment drive for the world's best research minds.

Over the coming years UNSW is seeking up to 1,000 world leading researchers and PhD scholars across all Faculties, including UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

This will include:

  • Up to 290 leading researchers and rising stars for the UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program and
  • 700 new PhD scholars for the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme

If you think that a career at UNSW Australia is right for you, find out more about the following opportunities within UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

Applications currently closed.

Scientia Fellowships

Scientia PhD Scholarships

Research at UNSW Arts & Social Sciences

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is proudly positioned as one of Australia’s top four research Faculties in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Creative and Performing Arts with a committment to generating research with real social impact and genuine community engagement. 

Rankings and reputation

Arts and Humanities at UNSW is ranked at number 41 in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty, while Social Sciences and Management is ranked 21st in the international league table; positioning UNSW Arts & Social Sciences fourth overall in Australia.

Our research has also received world-class results in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report with six broad fields ranked above or well above world standard including a top rating of five out of five for History and Archaeology; and Studies in Creative Arts and Writing. When broken down by subject, UNSW Arts & Social Sciences has 13 subject areas ranked above or well above world standard and are the only university to score top results in Art Theory and Criticism; and Film, Television and Digital Media.

Our research community

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences has a lively community of adventurous scholars exploring big ideas. Our academics are leaders in their fields, creating new knowledge and new forms of understanding by combining time-tested traditions of scholarship with progressive new ways of thinking to tackle age-old questions, inform social change and enrich public debate.

At UNSW Arts & Social Sciences, we are dedicated to providing support and guidance for our academics - from higher degree candidates, to early career researchers through to our well established scholars. We offer a range of research initiatives and funding schemes, designed to assist, reward and recognise researchers efforts, promote wider intellectual collaboration and build on our strong research culture.

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Research Strengths
Research Strengths

The quality of the research produced within the UNSW Arts & Social Sciences is widely recognised within the University, among our peers and by the broader community.

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