Scientia Fellowships & Scholarships

From quantum physicists like 2018 Australian of the Year, Professor Michelle Simmons, to celebrated historians and sociologists, researchers at UNSW Sydney have made discoveries that have improved lives across the world.

To ensure that UNSW Sydney continues to produce ground-breaking research, we are committed to supporting the next generation of outstanding academics. The Scientia Fellowship Program and Scientia PhD Scholarship scheme offer the best researchers a unique opportunity to pursue work that has the potential to positively impact humanity.

If you share our vision of transforming lives through cutting-edge research, we invite you to find out more about Scientia Fellowships and Scientia PhD Scholarships. 
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Scientia PhD Scholarships

- High quality research projects
- Coaching and mentoring
- Career development

Scientia Fellowships

- Pathway to continuing academic appointment
- Research and career support
- Women in STEMM opportunities

Applications are now open.

Scientia Fellowships and PhD Scholarships

Research at UNSW Arts & Social Sciences

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

Rankings and reputation

Arts and Humanities at UNSW is ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty, while Social Sciences and Management is ranked 30th in the international league table.

Our research has also received world-class results in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report with 13 out of 18 Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences subjects rated at, or above, world standard including a top rating of five out of five for Studies in Creative Arts and Writing, Historical Studies, Literary Studies and Film Studies. UNSW is the only university to score top results in Studies in Creative Arts and Writing.

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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