Ian Robertson Travel Prize

This scholarship, offering up to $350, is available to Australian and International graduate research History students to help with the cost of travelling overseas for research purposes. Applicants to the Faculty of Arts Graduate Research International Grant will automatically be considered for the award.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $350

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Michael Francis
    "It is an honour to receive an award named after such an eminent historian. The prize will greatly assist my accommodation costs while undertaking vital archival research in Rome."
    - Michael Francis
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a graduate research student;
    • be studying history at the University of Melbourne;
    • have submitted a Arts Graduate Research International Grant (AGRIG) application;
    • be planning to travel overseas as part of your research; and,
    • have had your research confirmed or have completed your formal review successfully.
  • Application process

    To be automatically considered for The Ian Robertson Travel Prize please apply for the Faculty of Arts Graduate Research International Grant (AGRIG).

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email 8 to 10 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Ian Robertson

    Family and friends of Ian Robertson established the Ian Robertson Travel Prize to commemorate the outstanding contribution that he made to the research culture of the Department of History. Ian Robertson was a senior lecturer in the department from 1961 to 1997.

What are the benefits?

Up to $350.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept award online within 21 days; and,
  • submit a final report.




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