Scholarships, grants and awards


We believe in research excellence and we want to work with, and nurture the best researchers out there. That’s why we offer generous funding support to graduate researchers.

From scholarships and bursaries to cover the cost of your program, to help with your living expense and travel grants to facilitate international experience, we give you the support you need to focus on your research and professional development, and make the most of opportunities as they arise.

We have a number of scholarships and awards available for graduate research candidates. These include:


Travel grants assist with the travelling expenses of doctoral and research masters candidates who wish to interact with researchers, undertake data collection,  learn new techniques, pursue research in specialist archives, collections, undertake field trips, surveys and interviews, and to utilise specialist equipment or resources not available at Monash University.

Applicants are urged to read the Monash Graduate Education (MGE) travel grant guidelines before completing the application form. Application form and guidelines.


The Postgraduate Publications Award provides financial support for students who have submitted their thesis and wish to write up some of their research for publication while they await the result of their thesis examination.

Recipients receive a living allowance for a maximum of 12 weeks whilst under examination. There are four selection rounds per year, which close on 1 Jan, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October. Your thesis submission date decides which round is relevant to you.

RoundEligibility Criteria
Thesis submission period
Nomination FormDue Date
of nomination form
Faculty Ranking
due date
PPA Awardees Announced
no later than
11 January - 31 MarchRound 1 form1 January14 January1 February
21 April - 30 JuneRound 2 form1 April14 April2 May
3 1 July - 30 SeptemberRound 3 form1 July14 July1 August
41 October - 31 DecemberRound 4 form1 October14 October1 November