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Phyllis Montgomerie Commonwealth Award

This financial support is not administered by the University.


The Phyllis Montgomerie Commonwealth Award is open to Australian citizens resident in the ACT.

The award has been made possible by a bequest from the estate of the late Mrs Phyllis Montgomerie OAM, a former president and life member of the Royal Commonwealth Society ACT Branchwho died in 2011.  Mrs Montgomerie was a lifelong advocate for social justice.  The bequest is administered by the Council of the Royal Commonwealth Society ACT Branch which appoints the Award Selection Panel and which, in turn, makes recommendations to the RCS Council on a prefered recipient.


To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Australian citizens
  • Residents of the Australian Capital Territory
  • If students, enrolled in graduate coursework or higher degree research.

There is no restriction on the field of study or endeavour. To be considered, however, projects should have the potential for demonstrable benefit for the subjects of the study and include a clear statement of objectives and identifiable outcomes.


Up to $5,000 for the purpose of providing financial assistance with expenses, including travel, associated with a research or educational project to be conducted in a Commonwealth country, including Australia.

How to apply

An Application Form is available from the "Apply now" link at the top of this page.  Applications are now open and close on Friday 20 October 2017.

The successful applicant will be notified by Friday 24 November 2017.

Further information

Successful applicants will need to provide the Society with a witnessed acquittal statement on how the funds were spent.

More information available from the "visit our website" link below.