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 more information including eligibility. Round 1 2022 closes 11pm Tuesday 26th April 2022.

    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 more information including eligibility. Round 1 2022 closes 11pm Tuesday 26th April 2022.

    Conference presentation grant application

  • ABP PhD Creative Work Grant

    Candidates who are undertaking research by creative work are eligible to apply for funding to assist with the additional costs involved in producing their creative works. Conditions apply to this scheme. Please refer to the policy for more information including eligibility. Round 1 2022 closes 11pm Tuesday 26th April 2022. Please also refer to the Faculty's guidelines on PhD confirmation (3.5 Thesis with Creative Work).

    Creative work grant application form

  • 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.

    Not currently open for applications.


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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