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Faculty of Arts Graduate Research International Grantս 2021, University of Melbourne, Australia

Publish Date: May 15, 2021

Deadline: Dec 31, 2021

Faculty of Arts Graduate Research International Grant

AGRIG supports Faculty of Arts Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters by Research (MA) graduate researchers to travel overseas for at least two weeks to conduct research that is essential to the completion of their thesis. Short periods of fieldwork, archival research and other kinds of on-site data gathering all fall within the remit of the scheme.

Applications open

1 Jan 2021

Last day for applications

31 Dec 2021
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Application type

Application required 
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student


To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • be a graduate researcher enrolled in the Faculty of Arts,
  • be post-confirmation or within three months of your expected confirmation date,
  • be able to demonstrate that the intended travel and research activity are essential to the timely completion of your research thesis with strong support from your supervisor,
  • be able to present a reasonable and justifiable budget,
  • be making satisfactory progress and have a credible plan for timely completion,
  • have school support for 25% of the total budget requested. Your School Funding will be the source of this contribution, and
  • be able to demonstrate that you have met all relevant University policy requirements relating to your research (such as compliance with the University’s code of conduct for research and student travel policy):
    • Principles and Policy of Research Integrity
    • Student Travel and Transport Policy (MPF1209)
    • Graduate Research Training Policy (MPF1321)

Selection criteria

You are required to provide the following information in your online application:

  • A statement clearly outlining the significance of the travel to your research methodology and thesis,
  • A budget for the planned travel in Australian Dollars (AUD),
  • Budget must be itemised in detail,
  • Evidence of sources of quotations budgeted items (ie. air and rail fares, and the source of other costs, etc.), and
    • Any gap in funding is expected to be covered by personal savings or other funding source, which should be indicated on the budget proforma
  • A letter from your principal supervisor outlining in detail.
    • The significance of the travel to the completion of the thesis
    • That you are making satisfactory progress and has a credible plan for timely completion

Note: When planning to utilise the AGRIG funding you are also applying for School Funding, you are required to contribute a designated amount of your school funding. For example: If you are apply for a maximum grant of $5,000 you must also contribute $1,250 from your School funding. A separate application for your School Funding contribution is not required.


  • Applications for AGRIG submitted prior to your confirmation may be approved provisionally, subject to:
    • Formal approval of confirmation (or conversion to confirmed PhD candidature), and
    • Funds will not be released until the condition have been met
  • Applicants who apply for funding under this scheme cannot apply for additional funding from the GRATS scheme for the same trip
  • Applicants may apply for several research trips under this scheme during their candidature, up to the limit of funding specified above. Each of several trips would normally be expected to be elements of the same research activity essential to the research
  • Graduate researchers awarded a PhD Fieldwork Grant early in their candidature are not precluded from applying later in their candidature for further support for separate research trips to enhance their essential research through the GRATS scheme
  • Jointly enrolled graduate researchers in another Faculty with co-supervision in Arts may be eligible to receive pro-rata funding

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