Science Abroad Travelling Scholarships

This scholarship supports PhD students in the Faculty of Science undertaking travel to attend conferences, fieldwork, etc. as part of a Study Away request.

Applications open

1 Apr 2023

Last day for applications

13 Dec 2023
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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 $2,000

Applicable study areas

Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an enrolled PhD - Science student (MPhil students are not eligible);
    • be confirmed in your candidature;
    • undertake travel before your maximum course duration date;
    • undertake travel before award of PhD; and,
    • submit your application before submitting your thesis.


    *Graduate researchers may apply for and receive multiple Science Abroad Travelling Scholarships but the total payment over the course of their candidature may not exceed $2,000.

    *Graduate Researchers need to apply for Study Away if travelling for research-related activities away from the University.

    Selection criteria

    Schools in the Faculty of Science independently rank applications for the awarding of Science Abroad Traveling Scholarship.

  • Application process

    Please apply using the link below relevant to your School. We encourage you to apply via the earliest possible round, to improve your chances for consideration.

    Currently open Round:
    SchoolClosing dateApplication link
    School of BioSciencesClosed 
    School of ChemistryClosed 
    School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric SciencesClosed 
    School of Mathematics and Statistics8 December 2023Maths and Stats SATS Round 5
    School of PhysicsClosed 
    Melbourne Veterinary School30 November   2023

    13 December 2023
    MVS Travel Award Scheme
    Science Abroad Travelling Scholarships MVS 2023
    School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem SciencesClosed   

    SAFES Travel Award Scheme
    Science Abroad Travelling Scholarships SAFES 2023
    Future Rounds:
    SchoolOpening DateClosing Date
  • When will I know the outcome?

    The outcome will be dependent on the application process of the relevant School. Please contact your School for more details.

    The Faculty of Science will notify all applicants.

What are the benefits?

Major award of up to $2,000 for costs associated with international travel (e.g. in-person conferences or fieldwork).

Minor award of up to $500 for costs associated with participation in online conferences that would normally be held outside Australia.

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.