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

13 Apr 2022

Last day for applications

30 Nov 2022
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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

Environment and natural resources; Sciences and mathematics

Number of scholarships awarded

  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • 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 before award of PhD; and,
    • submit application before submitting your thesis.

    Note, 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.

    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 of your consideration.

    Students in the School of Physics are encouraged to contact their School directly at for information regarding SATS.

    Currently open:
    School For travel during period Closing date Application link
    BioSciences (Round 2)1 January - 31 December 202210 July 2022Apply here
    Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Round 2)1 January - 31 December 2022 31 August 2022 Apply here
    Ecosystem and Forest Sciences 1 January - 31 December 2022 30 November 2022 Apply here

    Not yet open:
    School For travel during period Applications Open
    Chemistry (Round 2)1 July - 31 December 2022 1 July 2022
    Mathematics and Statistics (Round 2)1 January - 31 December 20221 July  2022
    Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Round 3)1 January - 31 December 20221 September 2022
  • 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.

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