Grants and Prizes

Faculty of Arts grants

Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Travel Top Up Grants

A limited number of top-up grants are available for candidates who undertake fieldwork overseas or attend an international conference, and who have been awarded a Postgraduate Travel Grant or equivalent external funding from an approved source. The number of travel top-up grants awarded each year depends on the availability of funding as well as the quality of applications received.

Postgraduate travel top-up grant application form.

Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Publication Award (PPA)

This award is a stipend for a maximum of 12 weeks while the candidate prepares manuscripts for publication, based on the postgraduate research undertaken for the degree.

The Monash Institute of Graduate Research Postgraduate Publication Award (PPA) are available to research students who have submitted, or are about to submit, their thesis. The Faculty of Arts PPA will consider near-miss applicants to the university PPA scheme.

There are four PPA rounds per year with the following closing date for applications: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December.

Graduate Research Funding for HDR students

The Faculty of Arts and Monash Institute for Graduate Research (MIGR) provide the following research funding schemes for HDR students:

Funding source


Masters by Research

MIGR Travel Grant $ 1,175 $1,175
Arts Faculty Travel Grant $ 940 $ 940
Arts Faculty Top-up Travel Grant $ 700 $ 700
Arts Research Support Allowance (Graduate Research Funding) $ 4,000 $2,000
Total Research Support available to all students. $6,815 $ 4,815

Finance guidelines for student reimbursement

Expenditure incurred by students for approved research activities will be reimbursed where appropriate authorisation, from the Program Director or Coordinator, has been provided. Claims are for reimbursement only and no direct payments will be made.

  • A compliant tax invoice must be provided in order to support the reimbursement claim. Failure to provide this documentation will lead to the claim being rejected.
  • The receipt/invoice must state “Tax Invoice” and include an ABN. EFTPOS receipts are not acceptable.
  • A good-quality, electronic copy of the tax invoice/receipt should be provided. The original (hard-copy) document is not necessary, but should be kept by the student for their personal record.
  • If there is no valid tax invoice, a statutory declaration and bank statement will be required. In this instance, the original (hard-copy) statutory declaration must be provided with the student’s claim. This should be mailed to:

Finance Officer
Room W122, Menzies Building
22 Chancellors Walk>

Monash University VIC 3800

Reimbursements will not be granted for:

  • Claims made more than six months after the date the expense was incurred, unless evidence of exceptional circumstances is provided and approved by the Program Director or Coordinator;
  • For purchases of goods and/or services from University staff or their family members;
  • For fines incurred by students or visitors to the University – fines incurred are the responsibility of the person who has incurred the fine;
  • University parking permits.

Please ensure all the required documents above are submitted with your completed and signed claim form. Missing information may cause a delay in processing.

Please allow a processing time of 10 business days from the date of submission.

Faculty of Arts prizes

Faculty of Arts Postgraduate Publication Prize

The Postgraduate Publication Prize was established to reward and celebrate the research outputs of the Higher Degree by Research cohort in the Faculty of Arts.

Postgraduate researchers who have had a prestigious publication included in the Faculty’s Research Publication Collection may be eligible for the prize. Please see the current DIISRTE HERDC publication categories.

The prize consists of a cheque for AU$1,000 and a certificate from the Faculty of Arts.

Call for nominations

Nominations are called for publications appearing between 1 January and 31 December 2015 which have been included in the 2016 Research Publication Collection. Nominations must be submitted to the Arts Research Graduate School by Friday, 29 July 2016.

Postgraduate Publication Prize 2016: nomination form [DOC]

Faculty of Arts Prize for Best Masters Thesis

All Faculty of Arts supervisors will be invited to nominate recipients for the award. The case for the award should be made by the candidate’s Main Supervisor and the Program Coordinator. The prize is a book voucher to the value of $500 and a framed certificate.

Past awardees

Year Name Program Supervisor
2014 Mark Saward Philosophy Graham Oppy; Toby Handfield
2013 Adam Bales Philosophy Toby Handfield; Graham Oppy
2012 David Kalkman Philosophy Jakob Hohwy; Graham Oppy
2011 Timothy Chandler Literary & Cultural Studies Kate Rigby; Jane Griffiths
2010 Katie Dyt Historical Studies Jane Drakard
2009 Genna Burrows Literary & Cultural Studies Alison Ross; Peter Groves
2008 Ibrahim Abraham Social & Political Sciences Andrew Singleton

Faculty of Arts Three Minute Thesis Competition

The Three Minute Thesis is an exciting transnational competition for graduate research students from Monash Australia and Monash Malaysia. The competition hopes to provide current students with the opportunity to:

  • develop academic and research communication skills
  • share the importance and potential impact of your research with your colleagues and the broader community
  • learn about other research happening at Monash and have some fun at the same time
  • and, if you are the winner take home prize money!

Every university in Australia is participating, so make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to get involved.


Please refer to

Instructions for entrants

  1. Register online for the Arts Three Minute Thesis Competion in May 2016.
  2. Registered contestants will be contacted by the Faculty 3MT Coordinator with the event details.
  3. Prepare and rehearse your presentation. You might want to ask your supervisor for some assistance or coaching.
  4. Attend and present at the Faculty round, held early August 2016.
  5. The Faculty round winner will be invited to compete in the Monash final in September 2016.
  6. The winner of the Monash final will be invited to present in the Trans-Tasman final.