During your research journey you may identify opportunities to travel interstate or overseas to attend conferences, for data collection or field work or to collaborate with other researchers. Such opportunities may enhance your research, further develop your skills and expand your career prospects.
In order to travel as a research candidate you must seek approval to do so. You are also required to ensure that you have arranged appropriate health &/or travel insurance approval. Refer to the Travel requirements web page for more information.
Normally you would have had your Confirmation of Candidature formally approved before applying to travel for your research.
An ECU Research Travel Grant provides you with an opportunity to enrich and enhance your research journey by funding an international research experience. You may use the grant towards:
Note: this grant program will not solely fund conference attendance.
The grant provides $1500 towards travel and living expenses for a research placement. Minimum travel time is 2 weeks.
The grants are open to research students currently enrolled with confirmation of candidature approved.
Applications for the travel grants close on 30 September 2015. Arrangements for travel must be booked no later than 31 December 2015, with travel completed by 31 March 2016.
For more information and to apply download the Research Student Travel Grant Guidelines and Application and the Student Travel Approval Form.
These grants provide an opportunity to carry out a research project at a German higher education institution or non-university research institute for a period between 1 and 10 months. The project can be completed as part of a doctoral enrolment at an Australian institution with the primary goal of supporting the applicant’s PhD thesis.
Applications close on September 30 and March 31 depending on the intended period of travel.
For more information visit the German Academic Exchange Service research grant website.
The Australian Academy of Science invites Expressions of Interest from junior scientists, who are no more than 30 years of age at time of application, to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States of America between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015. Proposals in any health-related field of natural science will be considered. Only citizens and permanent residents of Australia living in Australia at time of application are eligible to apply.
At the time of application, applicants should be either:
Under this scheme applicants are expected to be undertaking PhD study in an Australian institution or have an intent to enrol in PhD study in an Australian institution. Applicants can request travel support to access the international leading-edge research facilities and staff of the NIH. The proposed visit should initiate long-term collaborations and facilitate the development of the applicant’s career.
Expressions of Interest for travel in 2015 have closed.
For more information visit the Australian Academy of Science International Programs web page.
For information about other funding opportunities available to research students visit theHigher degree by research scholarshipsweb page.