Faculty, university and external funding opportunities.
ABP PhD fieldwork grant
This scheme offers a financial contribution towards expenses associated with PhD fieldwork travel or purchases of data agreed at confirmation to be essential for thesis completion. This scheme is competitive and funding is limited. Please refer to the policy for conditions and application details via the link below. Application deadlines are 28 February and 31 July each year.
The Henry and Rachael Ackman Travelling Scholarship
The Henry and Rachael Ackman Travelling Scholarship supports Graduate Research students in the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) at the University of Melbourne to undertake studies (for example international exchange or study abroad, full-time short course or degree, or research fieldwork) at a leading overseas institution.
In the spirit of the donor’s intentions, preference is given to applicants who are undertaking studies into housing of aged persons or family architecture. The committee will also consider other architecture-focused proposals. Application deadlines are 28 February and 31 July each year.
ABP graduate research conference travel grant
Funds are available to assist PhD and MPhil candidates offset costs associated with presenting their research at an academic conference. This scheme is competitive and funding is limited. Please refer to the policy for conditions and apply via the link below. Application deadlines are 28 February and 31 July each year.
ABP Graduate Research Creative Work and Exhibition Grant
Candidates who are undertaking research by creative work are eligible to apply for funding to assist with the additional costs involved in producing and exhibiting their creative works. Conditions apply to this scheme. Application deadlines are 28 February and 31 July each year. Please also refer to the Faculty's guidelines on PhD confirmation (2.5 Production of Creative Work).
Research Centres and Institutes
Research Centres and University Institutes periodically offer funding to support graduate research projects. Keep informed about these by checking their websites and signing up to their newsletters.
Research professional is a research funding website/newsletter. The University of Melbourne administers their own page specifically for Graduate researchers. Sign up to the newsletter for updates.
The good universities guide
The Good Universities Guide provides information on Australian tertiary courses and scholarships. Searches can be narrowed by field of research and type of support (living allowance, travel grant, etc.).