Grants and Internal Funding

Funding for your research, including the Faculty Graduate Researcher Fund

Faculty Graduate Researcher Fund

The Faculty Small Grants Scheme has been replaced by the new Faculty Graduate Researcher Fund. New deadlines apply - see below for more information.

The Faculty Graduate Researcher Fund (formally known as FSGS) offers funding for graduate researchers to undertake activities associated with their research projects. Applications are made online throughout the calendar year. Eligible students will be able to apply for funding at any point throughout the calendar year. Confirmed PhD candidates will be able to access up to $3,000 over the course of their candidature, and up to $1,500 for Masters by Research Graduate Researchers. A list of supported and pre-approved activities have been made available online. All other activities will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Application deadlines: Applications are accepted throughout the year

Outcomes: Outcomes are normally advised within three weeks of the application deadline, and all successful recipients must submit an acquittal of the funds within one month of completing the project.

Please visit the Staff Hub for information on Faculty Researcher Grants for academic staff.

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Prestigious Overseas Travel Scheme

The purpose of the Prestigious Overseas Travel Scheme (POTS) is to support the presentation of doctoral research at an international level. The focus on the prestigious nature of the presentation is paramount to success in this scheme. This fund aims to support the travel costs for doctoral researchers to present at international conferences, forums and networks. International travel must be of at least 10 days research-related activity that entails at least one distinct purpose that is clearly relevant and academically justifiable but not essential to the completion of the thesis. The purpose must include the presentation of doctoral research, and result in a reportable Research Output. Applications are assessed by the Grants Sub Committee of the Faculty Research Committee through a competitive process. Applications are made online. PhD graduate researchers admitted to Confirmed candidature are eligible to apply for an award of $1,500. POTS can only be awarded once during PhD candidature.

Application deadlines: The next round will close on Friday, 22 February at 5:00PM

Outcomes: Outcomes are normally advised within three weeks of the application deadline, and all successful recipients must submit an acquittal of the funds within one month of completing the project.

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Important Reminders for POTS:

  • Graduate Researchers who are travelling MUST have their Study Away application already approved and provide the approval letter and insurance as supporting documents BEFORE being eligible to apply for this scheme.
  • Allow enough time to complete your application including getting supporting documentation, applying for Study Away and obtaining a letter of support from your supervisor.
  • Please only attach PDFs as supporting documents. Other file types may not open successfully and your content may not be retained.
  • Use the graduate researcher Application Draft Sheet that contains ALL of the questions within the application to work on your draft, then just copy and paste into the online form, once you have gathered all of your supporting documentation. You cannot save the online application as you go.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive a confirmation email, your application has not been received so please contact the Research Office (fineartsmusic-research@unimelb.edu.au or 03 9035 9175)

Acquittals

All successful FGRF and POTS recipients must submit an acquittal of the funds within one month of completing the project.

Submit Acquittal Form

Previous Acquittal Forms below

Please visit the Staff Hub for information on Faculty Researcher Grants for academic staff.

Faculty Assistance Grants

This scheme is coordinated by the Faculty Scholarships Office and offers up to $500 for graduate students for purposes associated with their study, including equipment and materials.

Research Professional

Research Professional is the University of Melbourne’s premier database for research funding opportunities and a source of international research policy and practice news.

The University of Melbourne uses Research Professional to send regular emails containing funding news and opportunities to researchers within each Faculty, as well as University-wide urgent information about major grants and funding schemes.

All academic staff members have a Research Professional account and when using a University of Melbourne computer you will not be asked to log into the system.

When off-campus, on the Research Professional home page, select ‘the University of Melbourne’ from the list and enter your University of Melbourne authentication information.