Monday, April 28, 2014

More awards and grants in 2014!

As part of our service to the postgraduate students of UWA, we provide funding for a number of awards to assist in your study and research. The number and value of the awards changes each year depending on our financial situation. For this year, we are pleased to announce that we have been able to increase the number of awards this year, and increase their value!

We will be offering the following awards and grants for 2014 below:
  • 15 travel awards at $900 each (increased from 9 travel awards at $850 each in 2013)
  • 6 fieldwork awards at $900 each (increased from 3 fieldwork awards at $850 each in 2013)
  • 9 small grants at $350 each (increased from 3 small grants at $300 each in 2013)

For the first round of awards and grants, applications are now OPEN!
Applications will close Monday 26th May.
Further, we have amended the application requirements. In previous years, applications for the above awards required an academic transcript so that the PSA could verify your enrolment. However, the President felt that the full academic transcript was an excessive requirement, and potentially unfair to students who had studied at the university for previous degrees. We now just require a confirmation of enrolment which can be obtained from Student Admin showing that you are currently enrolled in a postgraduate course. 

More great news this year involves the introduction of two new awards, 
small awards (for short courses like first aid training or statistics courses) and large awards (for interstate and possibly international courses like masterclasses, workshops, summer and winter schools). We are still in the process of finalising the details for these awards, and applications for them will not take place during the usual application rounds for the travel, fieldwork and small grant awards.

To top it all off, we are also offering not one but two leadership awards this year, and they will each be worth $250 (up from $200 last year). Applications for these awards will still require an academic transcript. We are accepting applications for the leadership awards throughout the year.

For more details in regards to the application process and the due dates for each round for the awards and grants above, please see the link below:

Good luck with your application!

Monday, April 14, 2014

First Ever Blog Post for 2014

Hello everyone and welcome to the first blog post by PSA for 2014!

Just to refresh the memory of some, what exactly is the PSA? We are the association that represents the postgraduates of the University of Western Australia (UWA). The PSA president this year is David Raithel. Any more details in regards to the rest of the PSA committee, check out the PSA committee link on our sidebar. 

This year we are running several new events in addition to our usual events.

The events usually run are:

·         Connect (first Thursday of every month)

·         Family Fun Day (A Saturday during second semester)

·         Annual Quiz Night (This year on May 15th!)

·         Cocktail Party (During the first week of November)

Some new events are:

·         Engage- a monthly morning tea (third Thursday of every month)

·         Stargazing at Perth Observatory

·         Board Games Night (April 22)

The PSA also shares information on UWA events and news that is relevant to postgraduates, mainly though our facebook page ( and our weekly newsletter (

Hope you have a lovely day and for those who celebrate Easter, Happy Easter!