Jim Perkins PhD Travelling Scholarship

This scholarship, worth approximately $35,000 supports a student undertaking a PhD in economics at a Russell Group Universities of the UK (with a preference for the University of Cambridge) in the disciplines of economics or econometrics, to study at the University of Melbourne.

Applications open

1 Jan 2020

Applications closed

29 Feb 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $35,000

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be post confirmation PhD students at a Russell Group Universities of the UK.
    • be undertaking research in disciplines of economics or econometrics
    • discuss their application with and have approval of their PhD supervisor
    • be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship
    • be able to commence the overseas study in 2020
    • not be due to complete their degree before or during the period of the scholarship
  • Application process

    Students should submit an online application including a cover letter summarising intended overseas studies, CV, supervisor approval, academic reference (outlining the potential to undertake the graduate program the candidate has applied for), and written agreement from an appropriate supervisor at the University of Melbourne to provide supervision for the period of study.

    Shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for a phone interview.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their application shortly after the closing date.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $35,000, to support a period of up to 12 months of study at the University of Melbourne.

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