Whyte Fellowship, Research and Travel Grants

Whyte Fellowship Scheme

The Whyte Committee is introducing Whyte Fellowships. These are designed to bring significant researchers into Monash to work with local academics over an extended period. Such Fellows must be nominated by a Monash academic. The Whyte Committee reserves the right to award none or more than one Whyte Fellowship at any time. This fellowship scheme funds visits to the faculty by researchers, educators or professionals from high profile, high quality institutions. The goal being to attract researchers who can:

  • through collaboration increase the quality of research into Librarianship, Archives and Records;
  • lead to high impact joint publications;
  • inject innovative ideas into research or graduate teaching in Librarianship, Archives and Records;
  • open the way to increased international collaboration;
  • create opportunities for junior researchers to expand their professional networks.

Applications for a Whyte Fellowship should be submitted no later than three months before the expected visit is planned to commence and should be submitted on the following application form, with accompanying evidence, to fit-whyte-fund@monash.edu, at any time.

Whyte Fellowship Application (DOCX, 0.15 MB)

Research Grants for Staff

The Whyte Fund was initially established from bequests by Jean Whyte and her sister Phyllis and honours the role of Jean Whyte in the development of Monash University as a major centre for research and research training in Librarianship, Archives and Records. The objective of the Fund is to advance research in these disciplines. As part of this endeavour, the fund invites applications from researchers seeking funds to support research projects in these areas. Applications are invited from staff members of Monash University for grants up to $50,000 for high quality projects that will:

  • through collaboration enhance the quality of research into Librarianship, Archives and Records
  • inject innovative ideas into research or graduate teaching in Librarianship, Archives and Records;
  • open the way to increased international collaboration;
  • create opportunities for junior researchers to expand their professional networks;

Support for scholarly publication may be considered, but this is not a priority area. Applications that provide collateral funding will receive preferential consideration. Projects will be expected to be completed within two years of the allocation of a grant.

Application Dates

The following are the dates for the Whyte Fund research grant rounds.

Round No. Application closing date Notification Date
2018 5 November 3 December
1/19 4 March 1 April
2/19 13 May 24 June
3/19 30 September 28 October

* Dates may be subject to change.

Applicants may be asked for additional information or to revise their applications following preliminary review.

Funding for Research

Whyte Fund Research Grant Guidelines (DOCX, 0.19 MB)

This is intended to support research projects in librarianship, archives and records. Support for scholarly publication may be considered, but this is not a priority area.

Whyte Fund Research Grant Application form (DOCX, 0.2 MB)

Funding can be requested for budget items that directly support the proposed research, under the broad expenditure categories of personnel, equipment and travel (excluding conference travel). Requests for standard equipment which would normally be leased or purchased for the use of Monash University staff and students will not be funded.

Whyte Fund Research Grant Progress and Final Report form (DOCX, 0.2 MB)

Applicants who are successful in attracting funding from the Whyte Fund are required to submit progress reports every six months from the date of award of the grant, and a final report within six months of the final expenditure of the funding awarded.

Travel Grants for PhD Students

The Whyte Fund also offers travel grants for PhD students for international research visits. They are designed to give PhD students in librarianship, archives and records access to best practices in research, as well as developing their international network and fostering interest in international collaboration.

Applications for travel grants should be submitted in line with Round 2 grant applications as per above.

Whyte Fund Student Travel Application form (DOCX, 0.2 MB)

This is intended for students participating and presenting at research meetings and carrying out fieldwork.

Note:

  1. conference travel per se will not generally be supported.
  2. the amount normally granted will not exceed $3,000 in any one year.
  3. Please ensure your submission is written using non-technical language that would be understood by non-technical specialists. If technical terms are used please provide an explanation of the terms used.

Whyte Fund Student Travel Completion Report form (DOCX, 0.19 MB)

A report must be submitted within one month of completion of the funded activity.

Funded Projects

View current projects

View completed projects

For enquiries contact

The Secretary, Whyte Fund
E: fit-whyte-fund@monash.edu