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State Super extends academic scholarship

About the Scholarship

The State Super Scholarship program has been established as a legacy to acknowledge the organisation’s 100-year anniversary. Phase 2 is now open until 30 June 2020.

The scholarship provides funding support for successful applicants to pursue research in fields related to public sector employees and their retirement, pensions or superannuation.

The scholarship will support those seeking to complete research at postgraduate level – either Honours/Masters (with a research component) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Who should apply?

Any Post-graduate student at a university in NSW who has a desire to contribute to a vision for the future of superannuation and retirement and has demonstrated academic excellence in their field. Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents.

Register interest now

Email your enquiry to to receive your application form or contact Louise Moody, State Super Marketing Manager on (02) 9238 5923 for more information. Applications close 30 June 2020.

What fields of research are applicable for the scholarship?

Your proposed research should contribute to the knowledge base for future planning in one of State Super’s priority areas: retirement, pensions and superannuation, for example:

  • The future of pensions in the public sector
  • Attracting and retaining talent in the public sector through superannuation or retirement solutions
  • Innovation in superannuation around the globe
  • Other related fields in pensions, public service or financial services

What is included in the scholarship?

The successful applicants will receive financial support for a period of 12 months as follows:



Honours/Masters Scholarship


PhD Scholarship


Successful applicants may apply for the scholarship in subsequent years.

Key dates

Applications open

1 February 2020

Applications close

30 June 2020

Scholarships awarded

31 July 2020

Register now by emailing to receive your application form.