Wilfred Prest Travelling Fellowship

Established by Mrs Marjorie Prest in memory of her late husband, Wilfred Prest, C.B.E., who was the Truby Williams Professor of Economics at the University from 1946 until 1972.

This Fellowship is open to students or graduates of the University who will undertake postgraduate studies in the field of Economics at an overseas university or research institution.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Bi-annual payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $14,000

Applicable study areas

Commerce, economics and management

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be completing a degree specialising in Economics at the University in 2023 (Bachelor, Honours, Master or PhD) or be an Economics graduate of the University
    • be intending to undertake postgraduate studies in Economics at an overseas university or research institution in 2024
    • be no more than 27 years of age at the time of the award

    The Fellowship may be held concurrently with another award.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application including:

    • A cover letter summarising your intended overseas studies
    • Your resume
    • An academic reference (outlining the potential to undertake the graduate program the candidate has applied for)
    • Your academic transcript
  • When will I know the outcome?

    The successful applicant will be notified by email.

What are the benefits?

The Fellowship is valued at the Net Annual Income of the Trust.

The fellowship is paid in two instalments: the first upon confirmation of acceptance of the scholarship and evidence of enrolment at the overseas university or research institution, and the second upon confirmation of continued full-time enrolment at the overseas university or research institution.

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