Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme (GRATS)
GRATS provides Faculty of Arts Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters by Research (MA) graduate researchers with assistance towards undertaking research-related activities that will enhance their thesis.
1 Jan 2021
Last day for applications
31 Dec 2021
Last day for applications
This is the last day on which applications will be accepted. Though conditions vary, we recommend submission by 5pm AEST to avoid disappointment.
How to apply
Full benefit details
Australian / domestic student
up to $2,000
Applicable study areas
Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies
Number of scholarships awarded
Approximately 100 per year
What are the benefits?
IMPORTANT NOTE: In response to COVID-19 restrictions, the Faculty is introducing flexibility around funding eligibility to allow candidates who were eligible for GRATS at the time the travel ban came into effect (25 March 2020) to have the opportunity to apply for GRATS to undertake enrichment activities between the 3.5 to 4 year point of their candidature. You must be a currently enrolled graduate researcher (i.e. not under examination) during the approved study away period and able to demonstrate ability to achieve timely submission.
The Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme (GRATS) provides Faculty of Arts graduate researchers with assistance towards undertaking research-related activities that will enhance their thesis.
Please read these guidelines carefully before submitting an application. You should determine whether to use GRATS funding for conference attendance, essential research or enhancement. When applying to the scheme, you should give consideration to travel that may be required later in your candidature. It is recommended that you discuss your plans with your supervisor before applying.
The maximum combined allowance over the duration of the candidature (whether in one long trip, or several repeat trips) is:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – $2,000: the amount eligible as part of the scheme differs depending on your research activity. You can apply as many times as it takes to reach the maximum combined allowance of $2,000.
- $1500 for international conference or research
- $2000 for international conference and research
- $600 for national conference or research
- $850 for national conference and research
- Master by Research (MA) – $750
Schools are required to contribute a minimum of $250 of the total budget. Your School Funding will be the source of this contribution. A separate application for your School Funding contribution is not required.
For complete listings of faculty-specific scholarships, please see individual faculty websites.
The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.