Postgraduate Publications Award - PPA

Research degree students are encouraged to share their research findings with the wider public through publishing in professional journals or books. The preparation and publication of papers arising from a student's findings is a crucial component of the student's doctoral research program.

At Monash, funding to high-achieving students for this important stage of their Monash Doctoral Program is available. The scheme is known as the Postgraduate Publications Award.


Recipients of the Postgraduate Publications Award (PPA) receive a living  allowance for up to 8 weeks. The PPA provides students with the opportunity  to write up some of their research for publication while they await the  result of their examination.


The following eligibility criteria apply:

  1. Only six applicants from each faculty may be nominated for the PPA each round.
  2. Nominees MUST have fulfilled the thesis submission requirements which state that the thesis must be submitted within the designated timeframe of the relevant round. (Refer to the key dates table below)

Low priority is given to applicants that propose editing of already drafted or submitted outputs. Awards will not be made to carry out new research.

Key dates

 Eligibility Criteria
Thesis submission period
Nomination form Nominee
Application closing date
PPA Awardees Announced
Round 1 1 January - 31 March Round 1 form 1 January 1 February
Round 2 1 April - 30 June Round 2 form 1 April 2 May
Round 3 1 July - 30 September Round 3 form 1 July 1 August
Round 4 1 October - 31 December Round 4 form 1 October 1 November

How to apply

Student applicants must review the award guidelines before completing the application form.

Applicants MUST submit the nomination form along with all supporting documentation to the relevant faculty research officer by the closing date as stipulated in the key dates above.

Faculty nomination process

Each faculty is required to review and rank all PPA student nominations. Each faculty contact will be provided with a faculty ranking sheet ahead of the closing date of each round. The faculty is responsible for notifying non ranked students that their application has not progressed to the next stage.


Daniel Rooke
Graduate Student Services Administrator
Room 102, 14 Alliance Lane, Clayton Campus
P: 990 56224

General enquires can also be made to the Graduate Research Services, Examinations team via or Phone: 990 54638.


Further information

If you have any queries please contact:

Graduate Student Services Office
Faculty of  Engineering
Room 102, Level 1, 14 Alliance Lane
Clayton Campus

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