University of Melbourne French Trust Fund

The University of Melbourne French Trust Fund supports research higher degree students and post-doctoral research alumni whose research projects require travel for French Studies associated with France and other French-speaking countries.

Applications open

17 Apr 2023

Applications closed

5 Jun 2023

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 $15,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; 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; or,
    • be a post-doctoral research alumni (whom has completed a doctorate within the past 3 years) at the University of Melbourne; and,
    • have a research project that requires travel for French Studies associated with France and/or other French-speaking countries.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship will be offered to a student who demonstrates:

    • the relevance of the overseas placement to their intended research;
    • the quality and feasibility of the proposed program of study in France and/or another French-speaking country;
    • academic merit; and,
    • the skills, experience and aptitude required to carry out the proposed project as evidenced by the application.
  • Application process

    Eligible applicant must complete an online application including:

    • details of your proposed travel program;
    • a 300-500 word statement describing how you would use this scholarship, how it would positively impact your academic work and outlining how travel is relevant to your research;
    • an indicative budget;
    • at least one academic reference;
    • a current statement of results;
    • evidence of initial contact or approval of residency at a French institution if applicable; and,
    • any other information which may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email.

What are the benefits?

Up to $15,000. Several scholarships will be offered from this total amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept award online within 21 days;
  • submit the relevant travel documents; and,
  • submit a final report on the work carried out with the assistance of the grant


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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.