2023 Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship Grants in Australia


Application Closes: October 31, 2022

2023 Monash University

Hurray! Monash University is granting the Museums Victoria doctoral Research Scholarship application to all exceptional students who wish to commence a research study at the university for the 2022-2024 academic session in Australia. This PhD Scholarship will provide an annual stipend of $5,000.

The Robert Blackwood partnership is a collaboration between Monash University and Museums Victoria to encourage and facilitate new research project ideas and initiatives that lead to high-impact collaborations and significant external funding.

About Monash University

Monash University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. Named for prominent World War I general, Sir John Monash, it was founded in 1958 and is the second oldest university in the State of Victoria. The university has a number of campuses, four of which are in Victoria (Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula, and Parkville), and one in Malaysia. Monash also has a research and teaching centre in Prato, Italy, a graduate research school in Mumbai, India and a graduate school in Suzhou, China. Monash University courses are also delivered at other locations, including South Africa.

Applicable Subjects:

Two scholarships per year (subject to suitable applicants):

  • one in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines.
  • one in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Program Period: 3-4 years (full time).

Method of Application:

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship:

  1. You will need to discuss your project with a relevant Museums Victoria curator.
  2. You will be required to provide a letter of support from Museums Victoria as well as a written recommendation (maximum 1 A4 page) from your proposed/current supervisors regarding the relevance and quality of the project as part of your application.
  3. Click here to apply for the scholarship.

Documents Needed:

  • Academic curriculum vitae.
  • Official academic transcripts, degree certificate or testamur from awarding institution (including an explanation of the grading schema).
  • Proof of citizenship.
  • Proof of meeting the English language proficiency requirements.
  • Invitation to Apply.
  • Research proposal.

Entrance Criteria:

To be eligible for Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Preferred Language: English Language Test requirements for General: (6.5) overall (no band less than 6.0) in IELTS, and (79 +) Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21 in TOEFL.
    • English Language Test requirements for Arts, Business and Economics: (7) overall (no band less than 6.5) in IELTS, and (94 +) Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20 & Writing 24 TOEFL.
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries
  • A commencing or continuing full-time PhD student and enrolled in Research Quarter 1 (in the following year) at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Working on projects which are either co-supervised by Monash and Museums Victoria, or are substantially focused on some aspects of Museums Victoria’s collection.
  • In the first two years of candidature and must meet all course requirements in a timely manner (e.g. milestones).
  • A bachelor’s degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field.
  • A course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field.
  • A master’s degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners’ reports will be taken into account.
  • Have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s academic record, research output and prior research experience.
  • Have not previously held an Australian Government or Monash-funded Postgraduate Research Award for more than six months.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You will be required to comply with Monash University’s RTP Scholarship policy and procedures.
  • You must be willing to participate in activities showcasing the Robert Blackwood Partnership (e.g. research seminars, promotional events).
  • You will be required to complete a report on the collaboration with Museums-Victoria following submission of your thesis.