Research Grants and Scholarships

Research Fee Scholarships (RFS)

Research Fee Scholarships cover tuition fees for eligible doctoral students for a maximum of four years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent). RFS places are awarded competitively in two rounds each year by the Research Committee. Students who are admitted to HDR candidature but who are not given an RFS place may pay their fees up-front or through FEE-HELP and may be eligible to apply for an RFS place in future years. The RFS is available to both domestic and overseas students.
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Research Stipend Scholarships (RSS)

Research Stipend Scholarships provide a living allowance of approximately $24,653 per annum (as determined each year by the Commonwealth). RSS places are awarded competitively in two rounds each year by the Research Committee. Successful applicants are usually awarded both an RFS and RSS. Recipients of an RSS must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral award. The RSS is available to both domestic and overseas students.

Research Grants

Higher Degree by Research students may apply for Small Research Grants for a variety of research activities such as attending conferences in order to present a research paper, undertake field work (such as archival research or interviews), payment of expenses relating to a peer-reviewed publication.
Funding is provided on a competitive basis, normally up to $4,000 per round and a maximum of $5,000 per year.

Other Grants/funding

HDR students may be eligible to apply for external funding from organisations such as ACTA, ACBA, ANZATS to assist with research expenses, conference participation or publication costs.

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