Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Information for Applicants

Current PhD and research master’s candidates in the Faculty of Arts may also be eligible for a host of scholarships offered by Monash and the Faculty of Arts.

Scholarships Available

An overview of all scholarships available to future and current postgraduate researchers in the Faculty of Arts.

Where eligible, applicants who complete the Postgraduate Research Scholarships online application form can automatically be considered for the following Faculty of Arts scholarships, :

Application process

Step 1 – Check scholarship eligibility
Step 2 – Prepare a research proposal
Step 3 – Determine and consult the relevant graduate research program
Step 4 – Identify appropriate supervisor/s for the proposed research
Step 5 – Complete an Expression of Interest form (all forms must be submitted 4 weeks before the closing date)

Please note that applicants are required to make contact with their prospective supervisor before they complete an Expression of Interest form.

Consultation with Monash staff will help to streamline the application process and improve the quality of the application itself. Staff members can provide the following assistance:

  • assessment of an applicant against the relevant scholarship selection criteria
  • refinement of the applicant’s research proposal
  • identification of appropriate supervisor/s for the applicant’s research
  • advice on the documentation to submit in support of an application

Applications without an Invitation to Apply will not be considered by the Faculty.

Application closing date

Applications for Monash scholarships close on 31 October (end-of-year round) and 31 May (mid-year round) each year.

Online application form and important information on how to complete the form

If you are unable to submit an application via this online process please contact the Research Degrees Admission Unit at the Monash Institute of Graduate Research via email at research.degrees@monash.edu.

More information about applying for a Postgraduate Research Scholarships can be found here.

  • Monash University offers an extensive scholarship program to both local and international students enrolled in degrees classified as research. The Faculty and various academic units of the Faculty offer students support through scholarships and grants. The University holds two scholarship rounds in closing May 30th and October 31st each year. Expression of Interest forms must be received Read more
  • Award Title PhD Top-up scholarship in Linguistics within cross-corpus DoBeS project on three-participant events Faculty/ School Faculty of Arts, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Program Location Clayton Campus, Melbourne Type Top-up scholarship Duration 3 years full time, beginning in 2014 Value (2013 rate) $6,750 per annum (conditions apply) Laptop & standard software up to a value of $1700 About The project Cross-linguistic patterns in the encoding of three-participant events Read more
  • Award Title PhD Scholarship: Wealth from Waste CSIRO research cluster Faculty/ School Faculty of Arts,  Geography, Environment and Sustainability Program Location Clayton Campus, Melbourne Type of Scholarship Stipend (living allowance) Duration PhD: 3 years with a possible 6 month extension Value (2014 rate) $25,392 per annum Eligibility The scholarship is available to Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and international applicants. Only H1 or H1 equivalent applicants will be Read more
  • Award Title Monash-Pratt Postgraduate Top-Up Award Type Stipend (living allowance) Value (2013 rate) $AUD 6,000 per annum, paid fornightly on pro rata basis for full-time enrolment Duration PhD: 1 year full timeMasters: 1 year full time Eligibility The award is available to Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and international applicants. Commencing or continuing music performance student in a postgraduate research degree in the Sir Zelman Read more
  •   Award Title Faculty of Arts International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FAIPRS) Type Tuition scholarship Value The scholarship will pay full tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). It does not provide an allowance for living expenses. Duration PhD: 3 yearsMaster’s (Research only): 2 yearsMaster’s (Research and Coursework): 1.5 years Eligibility Applicants who have applied for but narrowly missed out on an IPRS or MIPRS Read more
  • Strategic top-up awards will be paid to a number of scholarship awardees in instalments upon successful confirmation of candidature and upon successful mid-candidature review, to encourage acceptance of scholarship offer and to continuation of candidature through to completion. Current Monash Higher Degree by Research students will not be eligible for top-ups. Applicants eligible for top-ups will Read more
  • Award Title Faculty of Arts Research Scholarship (FARS) Type Stipend (living allowance) Value (2013 rate) $AUD 24,653 per annum (pro rata) for full time enrolment, $12,326 for part time enrolment. Duration The maximum scholarship duration is one year. Round 1 (end of year): The scholarship must be commenced by 31 March of the year for which the offer is made and will conclude Read more
  • Award Title Yamaha Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Performance (Jazz) Type Stipend (living allowance) Value (2013 rate) $AUD 5,000 per annum, paid fornightly on pro rata basis for full-time enrolment Duration PhD: 1 year full timeMasters: 1 year full time Eligibility The award is available to Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and international applicants. The Award is offered to a recipient of outstanding academic merit who Read more
  • Award Title Monash Jazz Music Scholarship Type Stipend (living allowance) Value (2013 rate) $AUD 6,000 per annum, paid fornightly on pro rata basis for full-time enrolment Duration PhD: 1 year full timeMasters: 1 year full time Eligibility The award is available to Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and international applicants. The scholarship will be offered to a commencing or continuing Music Performance student in a Read more
  • Award Title The Vice Chancellor’s Concertmaster Scholarship Type Stipend (living allowance) Value (2013 rate) $AUD 6,000 per annum, paid fornightly on pro rata basis for full-time enrolment Duration PhD: 1 year full timeMasters: 1 year full time Eligibility The award is available to Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and international applicants. Commencing or continuing music performance student in a postgraduate research degree in the Sir Read more