Vice-Chancellor's HDR Travel Grants

Overview

Each year the Australian National University may offer a number of awards known as the Vice-Chancellor's Travel Grants - Higher Degree Research.

The objectives of the grants are to:

  • enrich the quality of research undertaken by HDR students by enabling them to study for a period at an overseas institution;
  • enable HDR students to develop relationships within the international research community by presenting at conferences; and
  • enable HDR students to access international research facilities and equipment to conduct research activities.

Eligibility

The award will be available each year to all continuing students who:

  • are enrolled in a Higher Degree by Research program at the Australian National University;
  • have completed at least one year full-time, or equivalent, of their candidature, and is making good progress as demonstrated by completion of all current milestones;
  • are travelling overseas to work as a visiting scholar at an overseas institution, or access collections or use facilities required for their research, and the period of time spent at the overseas institution will count as part of the period of candidature for the program in which the applicant is enrolled at ANU; or
  • are attending, and presenting a paper/seminar/poster at a conference overseas (i.e. a country other than Australia);
  • commence and conclude funded travel in Australia; and 
  • have not previously been the recipient of a Vice Chancellor's HDR Travel Grant.

Basis of Selection

Applications will be assessed on the extent to which the proposed visit will enrich the applicant's higher degree research project.

Benefits

Maximum funding is determined by travel location and duration of visit. The destination country cost groups have been adapted from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).  Please refer to the document "Cost Group for different travel countries" in conjunction with the table below.

Maximum funding amounts

Cost Group

1

2

3

4

5

6

Duration Group

Days

 

1

1-30 days

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

2

31-60 days

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$2,000.00

3

61-90 days

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$1,500.00

$2,000.00

$2,500.00

$3,000.00

4

91-120 days

$1,500.00

$2,000.00

$2,500.00

$3,000.00

$3,500.00

$4,000.00

5

> 120 days

$2,500.00

$3,000.00

$3,500.00

$4,000.00

$4,500.00

$5,000.00

Side trips for personal reasons would be allowed with the following effect on the funding amount: trips that include side trips whose duration exceeds the academic trip duration will have the grant's funding reduced by 50%.

How to apply

Applications are open year round.  The application shall be submitted on the Vice-Chancellor's Travel Grants - Higher Degree Research form and supporting documentation forwarded to the Student Finance Office, Division of Student Administration by email at least two months prior to the intended travel.  Applicants must ensure that their application has been approved by the Chair of their supervisory panel and that all required supporting documents mentioned on the application check list provided with the application form are correct and attached. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

Further information

If the institution to be visited is an IARU partner there may be additional financial assistance for travel, and a separate application for this assistance can be made to the Office of Global Engagement.  For more information please see the IARU Travel Grant page.