Graduate funding schemes
School research funds are available to assist Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) candidates with their research, within the guidelines specified below. These funds, through the Research and Graduate Studies Scheme (RAGS), may either be used on their own, or to support applications such as Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme (GRATS) or other Faculty and University schemes.
Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) students are eligible to apply for a total of $2000 across their candidature. Masters by Research students are eligible to apply for a total of $1000 across their candidature. Students may make as many applications as they like, until the total funding amount is reached.
Please note: The following funding information applies to Research Higher Degrees (RHD) students who commenced from 2016 onwards.
What the funding covers
Interstate and overseas travel for archival research
The School will supply supporting funds for Faculty of Arts and University travel grants, such as GRATS.
The School will supply funding for conference attendance to present a paper either in Australia or overseas.
General research related costs
Graduates may apply for funding towards specific expenses associated with their research project (eg purchase of books / specialised dictionaries / microfilms / CDs / overseas inter-library loans / postage costs to administer questionnaires). Please attach a justification if applying for general related costs.
Thesis expenses: submission
Graduates not supported by a University funded scholarship are eligible to apply for a grant towards expenses incurred in the binding and printing of their theses. Scholarship holders should visit the Graduate scholarships website to apply for a Thesis allowance (90kb pdf)
- Funding is only open to students who have been confirmed and who have not exceed 3.5 years of full time equivalent study
- Applications must be submitted for each request
- Funding requests not covered by these guidelines may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Justification must be provided as to the relevance of the funding sought
In addition to the School of Languages and Linguistics Research and Graduate Studies Scheme, there are two special schemes that support particular kinds of research data collection. Funding from these schemes is in addition to funding from the research and graduate studies scheme.
Research Data Collection Support
The School will provide funds to support research data collection costs. Funding covers out of pocket expenses associated with research participants.
This scheme is open to Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) students with a total support of $2000, and in MA (Research) students with a total support of $1000.
Please complete the Research and Graduate Studies Scheme (RAGS) application form.
Please note: Students who receive funds from the Faculty PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme (see below) are not entitled to support from the Research Data Collection Support.
Faculty of Arts PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme
Fieldwork funding may be accessed when the primary sources of data can only be obtained by undertaking work at an offsite location.
The maximum amount allowable under this scheme is $10,000 over the duration of the PhD candidature (whether in one long trip, or several repeat trips). The School of Languages and Linguistics is required to contribute 25% towards the total budget.
For details on eligibility and the application process, please see the PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme web page.
This scheme is open to Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) students.
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Please note: Students who receive funds from Research Data Collection Scheme (above) are not entitled to support from this fund.
- Complete the application form. Complete form; attach the required supporting documentation; ask your supervisor to comment and endorse the application
- If this is your first research funding payment, or if your address or banking details have changed since the last payment, complete an application for student supplier form (195kb Word doc)
- If applying for GRATS, PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme, or other schemes, please ensure you have completed the associated Faculty application forms and relevant leave forms via the Student portal
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Research and Graduate Studies Scheme (RAGS) applications for matching funding for GRATS or PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme MUST be submitted together with the full GRATS or PhD Fieldwork Grant Scheme application
your bank account should be credited within two weeks for the approved amount unless you have applied for the GRATS or PhD Fieldwork Grant schemes in which case the funding for both schemes will be transferred together once you have been approved for all funding.
Complete Insurance applications at least two weeks prior to travel. If you have any queries please liaise with the University Insurance Officer.