Funding for your Research

Faculty, university and external funding opportunities.

Faculty Funding

  • 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.

    ABP PhD fieldwork grant application

  • 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 PhD fieldwork grant application

  • 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.

    Conference travel grant application

  • 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).

    Creative work and exhibition grant application form


University Funding

  • 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.


External Funding

  • Research professional

    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.).

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