The University of Melbourne French Trust Fund
These grants are intended to assist doctoral students and recent post-doctoral researchers whose projects require research fieldwork trips for French Studies research in France or other francophone countries.
The goal of the University of Melbourne French Trust Fund is to build on the strength and vibrancy of French studies and networks at the University and to enrich and enhance them. More detailed information can be found on The University of Melbourne French Trust Fund web page on the School of Languages and Linguistics website.
Research travel grants assist French Studies research in France or other francophone countries. The grants are intended to assist doctoral students and recent post-doctoral researchers whose projects require research fieldwork trips. Applicants will be confirmed doctoral students currently enrolled at the University of Melbourne; or they will have completed their doctorate within the past three years and have a significant current academic connection with the University of Melbourne.
Several awards will be offered from this amount
Open to currently enrolled Graduate Research students who have a confirmed candidature or post-doctoral researchers whose projects require research fieldwork trips. Applicants must be studying or researching in the area of French studies,
Researchers must have completed their doctorate within the past three years at the University of Melbourne and have a significant current academic connection with the University.
Recipients are required to:
- Accept award online within 21 days
- Write two letters of appreciation to the donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
- Submit a final report on the work carried out with the assistance of the grant
- The research trip must be completed within the year of the award.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.
Complete online application including budget details and upload the following supporting documents
- Outline of proposed planned activities that will be undertaken through the Scholarship, including how proposed travel will add value to a thesis
- An itinerary for proposed travel, including a list of formal contacts/arrangements that have been established or are being established
- Current Academic Record/transcript
- Two academic references
Please ensure you have the above information available before you commence your online application.
The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.
The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.
Taxation on scholarships
Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).
To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.
For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.