Research Scholarships and Grants

Research Fee Scholarship (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 international students. 

Research Stipend Scholarship (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. Applicants are usually awarded both an RFS and RSS. Recipients of the RSS must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral award. The RSS is available to both domestic and international students. 

Research Grants

UDiv provides funds to HDR students to support the production and dissemination of high quality research by the University. Students may apply for a Small Research Grant of up to $3,000 (and in exceptional circumstances of up to $5,000). This may include funds for:
a) attendance or presentation at a research conference
b) the conduct of library or archival research or of fieldwork
c) payment of expenses relating to a peer-reviewed publication, such as copyright permissions, images, or a publisher’s fee
d) purchase of research items such as books, manuscripts , or digital collections
e) undertaking any other activities that lead to the production or dissemination of research  

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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