Research Support Funds


Research Support Funds are open to graduate researchers for a range of research-related purposes including costs associated with attendance at conferences, travel in support of research projects, and other expenses directly related to the costs of undertaking research work.


Guidelines

Application form

  • Complete the Application for students and ensure you indicate the scheme/s for which you are applying.

    Applications for retrospective funding will only be approved in exceptional circumstances and an accompanying explanation must be provided.

Research Support Funds - Graduate Researchers only

How to Apply

  • Applications may be made at any time but should be submitted at least four weeks before the funding is required.

Competitive Additional Funding - PhD Students only

PhD students may apply for additional funding which will be awarded on a competitive basis. Students can apply for up to $1,500 over the life of their candidature.

How to Apply

PhD Students may include requests for any remaining RSF plus requests for Competitive Additional Funds (CAF) in the same application.

  • Applications Due:

    1 March
    1 June
    1 September
    1 December

    If the due date falls on a weekend or University holiday, please submit your application by close of business on the next business day.

Fieldwork Support Funds - PhD Students Only

PhD students who travel to undertake field research during their candidature may also apply for Fieldwork Support Funds (FSF) which will be awarded on a competitive basis.  Students can apply for up to $2,000 over the life of their candidature.

How to Apply

PhD Students may include requests for any remaining RSF plus requests for FSF in the same application.

  • Applications Due:

    1 March
    1 September

    If the due date falls on a weekend or University holiday, please submit your application by close of business on the next business day.

Completed applications

Please forward completed applications to:

Administrative Officer
Office for Research (Law)
Melbourne Law School
University of Melbourne VIC 3010

Phone: +61 3 8344 8946
Email: law-research@unimelb.edu.au