The Ian Robertson Travel Prize

17th Sep 2018
31st Oct 2018
Study level
Graduate research
Enrolment status
Current student
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Family and friends established The Ian Robertson Travel Prize to commemorate the outstanding contribution to the research culture of the department of History (‘department’) of Ian Robertson, senior lecturer in the department from 1961 to 1997.

Awarded annually in October to a student enrolled in the course for a higher degree in History in that academic unit to enable the recipient to travel overseas to pursue his or her research towards travel, accommodation, entrance fees and conference registrations, research material costs or travel insurance.

The prize is best utilized as a top-up for a GRATS or ORES application.




  • Open to currently enrolled Graduate Research students in the discipline of history.
  • Applicants must be confirmed or have completed their formal review successfully.


Recipients are required to:

  • Accept award online within 21 days
  • Write two letters of appreciation to their donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
  • Submit a final report


Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

Application process

You must supply the following documents to support your application. You can upload these into the electronic form:

  1. A statement (approx. 500 words) clearly indicating your field of research and how the award is likely to enhance your reseach project and graduate research experience
  2. A copy of your GRATS or ORES application
  3. A copy of your GRATS or ORES budget
  4. A statement of support from your supervisor

Please ensure you have the above information available before you commence your online application.