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 to apply

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 travel bans, applications for this scholarship and award have been postponed to 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

You can apply for the Connard award as a postdoctoral faculty staff member, or scholarship as a graduate 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 Munasinghe in our Faculty Research Office on +61 3 9903 9593 or at