COVID-19 Extension Scholarship


This Award is to provide funding for outstanding domestic or international candidate(s) to enable them to continue their research after a period of extreme disruption to their program and research due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Field of study

HDR Programs (PhD and MPhil)


The Award is available to:

  • Domestic and International HDR Candidates
  • Continuing only
  • Full-time or Part-time intensity
  • Have been impacted by extreme disruptions to their research program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The application must endorsed by Primary Supervisor, Delegated Authority and Associate Dean HDR, or equivalent delegate.

The recipient is required to remain enrolled in the HDR program of study at the ANU for which the Award is offered.



  • Value and frequency of payment: fortnightly payments at current AGRTP Stipend value.
  • Duration up to six months (full-time); and up to 12 months duration (part-time)

Unpaid Leave Entitlements

  • Up to 12 months personal unpaid leave.

Paid Leave Entitlements

  • 20 working days recreational leave per annum (pro rata)
  • 10 working days medical leave per annum (pro rata)

Dependent Child Allowance for international students

  • $3,000 per annum, per child. Maximum $9,000 per annum.

How to apply

To apply for this Award, candidates use the application form available on the webpage (, and arrange for both their Primary Supervisor and the Delegated Authority to approve the application.
Applications should then be submitted to the Graduate Research Office ( to complete the approvals process.

Further information

Graduate Research Office: