Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship (Art)

This scholarship supports domestic art alumni in overseas travel during the early years of their professional careers. This scholarship is open for award biennially (in odd years).

Applications open

27 Mar 2023

Applications closed

31 May 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

$5,000 - $25,000

Applicable study areas

Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen
    • be required to travel as a part of your project or professional development
    • be alumni of the University of Melbourne and graduated within four years

    The Keith & Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship (Art) is provided to enable graduates from VCA, School of Art from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music to travel abroad and enjoy a measure of financial support during the early years of their professional careers. It is offered biennially in odd years (2023, 2025 etc).  Applicants must have graduated within the 4 years previous to the closing date.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on:

    • artistic merit, as demonstrated by previous academic achievement and CV
    • career aspirations as addressed through the application process
    • the provision of 3 images reflecting current work
    • a travel/study/project plan
    • likely success in completing the proposed course of study and benefitting from the travel plan.
  • Application process

    Applications are open at the link below.   The link is visible only during the application open phase.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applications will be assessed by a selection committee on the criteria above, and the integrity of the proposed travel/study plan. Short listed applicants will be asked to discuss their travel proposal to the Committee. The selection committee may award the Fellowship and/or minor prizes to the artist/s who have submitted the most outstanding application/s. The selection committee may further decline to make the award, should the standard not be sufficiently high, or to make minor prizes only. The Dean, on the recommendation of the graduate committee, will approve the recipients, who will be notified via post of the outcome. All other unsuccessful recipients will be emailed.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $25,000 is available, which may be split between several applicants.

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