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The Honourable Geoffrey Connard AM travelling scholarship and award

  • Early Career Research Travelling Award

  • Student Travelling Scholarship

This award and scholarship are given to a young postdoctoral staff member or postgraduate student to pursue a research interest overseas. They rotate between our faculty's major research areas each year.

The awards honour the work of distinguished community pharmacist Geoffrey Connard, a member of the Victorian Parliament's Legislative Council from 1982–96 and a key contributor to a range of parliamentary health committees and community organisations.

First offered in 2012, both awards cover expenses associated with overseas travel to an international conference or symposium or meetings with research collaborators, mentors or industry leaders.

How you can help

The Honourable Geoffrey Connard AM has generously invested funds in a perpetual trust to fund these awards.

A donation from you will help us continue Geoffrey's legacy and support emerging pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and academics.

You can support the awards by donating online, or by downloading and filling out our donation form (PDF, 0.09 MB) and posting it to:

The Honourable Geoffrey Connard AM travelling scholarship and award
Victorian College of Pharmacy Foundation
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University
381 Royal Parade
Parkville VIC 3052

Please make cheque donations payable to Monash University and include your name and address to receive a receipt. Donations of $2 or above are tax deductible in Australia.

To discuss setting up or supporting a faculty scholarship, fellowship, bursary or other award, please contact the Foundation, Tel: +61 3 9903 9087, Email:

How to apply

You apply for the Connard awards as a postdoctoral faculty staff member or postgraduate student by logging into the faculty intranet [staff only], where you'll also find more information about eligibility.

If you don't have access to the faculty intranet, you can find out more about the awards by contacting Asuntha Karunaratne in our Research Office on 61 +3 9903 9593 or at