Humanities Travelling Fellowships
Applications for the Humanities Travelling Fellowships are now open.
The Humanities Travelling Fellowships offer grants of up to $4000 to support Australian early career researchers in the humanities to undertake research overseas. Fellowships are available to permanent resident scholars in Australia working in the humanities and applications are accepted from independent scholars as well as those based in institutions.
The David Philips Travelling Fellowship
One of the Humanities Travelling Fellowships is named after the late Dr David Philips, historian and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. The David Philips Travelling Fellowship is made possible thanks to a generous bequest to the Academy from his mother, Mrs Joan Philips.
The David Philips Travelling Fellowship is offered biennially, with a value of $4000, and will be offered this year. Preference is given to proposals that contribute to the advancement of knowledge of racial, religious or ethnic prejudice. Applications from researchers of South African history are particularly welcome; however, researchers with other areas of geographical interest are also encouraged to apply.
How to apply
Applications for the Humanities Travelling Fellowship scheme must be submitted via the SmartyGrants online application system
Please note: SmartyGrants allows users to save and return to their applications.
Applications close at 5pm AEST on Wednesday 29 March 2017.
Information you will need to provide:
- a project proposal (max. 2 pages)
- an estimated budget
- a copy of your CV (max. 5 pages)
- a scanned copy of your doctoral transcript or PhD testamur
- supporting letters from two referees (max. 1 page each)
If you want to be considered for the David Philips Travelling Fellowship in 2017 tick the relevant box on the application form.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, whose principal place of residence is in Australia. Applicants must also be working in the Humanities, defined as those discipline areas for which the Academy is responsible: Archaeology; Asian Studies; Classical Studies; English; European Languages and Cultures; History; Linguistics; Philosophy and the History of Ideas; Religion; Cultural and Communication Studies; and The Arts.
Please see the Rules of the Award
and Frequently Asked Questions
for further details regarding eligibility.
Applications are assessed by the Academy’s Awards Committee. The proposed projects will be assessed on the rigour of their content, their likely impact within a specialist academic community and the wider community, and their significance to the field of research. Applicants will need to demonstrate a desire to continue in an academic career, and be able to show evidence of progress towards this ambition in the form of at least two refereed journal publications, or the equivalent. In accordance with the goals of the Academy as set out in its Royal Charter, support will be given to projects that advance knowledge in the Humanities.
Notification of Outcome
Applicants will be notified 6–8 weeks after the closing date of the scheme.