In its mission to enhance its reputation as one of the leading schools of its type in Australia, the School of Social Science works to ensure that its Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students produce high-quality and meaningful research and develop the skills necessary to become game-changing graduates.

To this end, the School of Social Science allocates generous research-support bursaries for PhD and MPhil students. The bursaries are administered and managed by the School's HDR Committee, chaired by the Director of Research Training.