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.
The AsiaBound program is a Government initiative that provides Australian students with the opportunity to broaden and deepen their understanding of cultures and languages and to become more Asia-literate. The subsidy is provided by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE).
The AsiaBound Research Student Travel Grants is co-funded by ECU and seeks to enrich and enhance the research training experience of students. These awards will provide funding towards a research experience in Asia such as:
The grant provides between $2000 and $4000 towards travel and living expenses for a research placement between 2 weeks and 6 months.
The grants are open to domestic higher degree by research students who have received Confirmation of Candidature.
Grant funds cannot be used to fund conference attendance. You may be eligible to use your postgraduate student support funds to attend a conference. For specific details, please refer to your faculty student support guidelines, or contact your faculty research support staff.
AsiaBound travel grants have closed for 2014.
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.