University of Melbourne French Trust Fund

This scholarship is intended to assist doctoral students and post-doctoral research alumni whose projects require research fieldwork trips for French Studies research in France or other French-speaking countries.

Applications open

23 May 2022

Applications closed

4 Jul 2022

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 $8,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

At least 1

  • Daniel Russo-Batterham
    "The impact of this scholarship on my research career will extend well beyond this single project. This visit to France will allow me to strengthen existing ties with French scholars and develop new contacts, fostering opportunities for international collaboration with the University of Melbourne."
    - Daniel Russo-Batterham
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a graduate research student with a confirmed candidature, or be a post-doctoral research alumni (whom has completed a doctorate within the past 3 years) at University of Melbourne; and
    • have a project which requires research fieldwork trips.

    Post-doctoral research alumni should have a significant current academic connection with the University of Melbourne.

    Selection criteria

    Scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who make the most compelling case for the use of scholarship funds in a research project or research exchange program.

  • Application process

    Students will need to complete an online application including:

    • an itinerary for proposed travel, including a list of formal contacts/arrangements that have been established or are being established;
    • a statement as to how the proposed travel will add value to your research including proposed planned activities that will be undertaken through the project;
    • budget details;
    • two academic references; and,
    • current academic record or transcript.
  • When will I know the outcome?

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

What are the benefits?

Up to $8,000. Several awards will be offered from this amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept award online within 21 days;
  • submit a final report on the work carried out with the assistance of the grant; and,
  • complete the research trip within the year of the award.


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