Melbourne Faculty of Arts PhD Fieldwork Grant for International Students in Australia, 2020

The University of Melbourne is thrilled to announce its Faculty of Arts PhD Fieldwork Grant for international students. The grant is available for the academic year 2020-2021.

The program assists PhD graduate researchers for fieldwork in which the primary data for the PhD thesis can be collected only in a field location in Australia.

Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest research university in Victoria that offers high-quality education at affordable tuition fees with degrees. It has 13,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world.

Why at the University of Melbourne? The University helps to build initiative and academic skills that can be used for life. Melbourne prepares students to make their own impact, offering education that stimulates, leading to meaningful careers and the skills to make profound contributions to society.


The scholarship offers a maximum of $10,000 over the duration of the PhD candidature (whether in one long trip, or several repeat trips) will be awarded where eligible. Schools are required to contribute a minimum of 25% of the total budget.

Short Description

  • University or Organization: University of Melbourne
  • Department: Faculty of Arts
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Up to $10,000
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: Approximately 20 per year
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Australia

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Countries: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for the grant.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects:  PhD graduate research in the Faculty of Arts
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, applicants must have to meet the following criteria:
  • Be a PhD graduate researcher enrolled in the Faculty of Arts or MA graduate researcher who has been given provisional approval to convert to PhD at confirmation.
  • Be post-confirmation or within three months of your expected confirmation date.
  • Be able to demonstrate that the primary data collection for your PhD requires fieldwork methodology.
  • Be undertaking fieldwork for a single period of three months or more duration, or for several periods that together total three months or more.
  • Be able to present a reasonable and justifiable budget.
  • Have school support for 25% of the total budget requested. Your School Funding will be the source of this contribution.
  • Be able to demonstrate that you have met all relevant University policy requirements relating to their fieldwork (such as compliance with the University’s code of conduct for research and student travel policy): Principles and Policy of Research IntegrityStudent Travel and Transport Policy (MPF1209) and Graduate Research Training Policy (MPF1321).

Application Procedure

  • How to Apply: To be considered for the grant, candidates first have to take admission in the graduate research. After that, they must complete and submit the online application form.
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must submit a CV, academic certificates and transcripts with their applications.
  • Admission Requirements: For taking admission, candidates must check the entry requirement of their chosen program.
  • Language Requirement: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language requirements in order to be able to study at the university.

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