HDR Grant funding support

Financial support for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students

All ANU College of Law research students are generously supported through two research grants funded by the ANU College of Law.

ANU College of Law research programs are:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

There are two types of funding:

  • Discretionary Research Grant; and the
  • Fieldwork Funding Grant

Discretionary research grant

To fund expenses such as conference travel, incidental research expenses, business cards, proof reading and thesis binding. PhD students can apply for up to $3,500 and MPhil students can apply for up to $2,000 during their candidature. 

Fieldwork funding grant

This grant funds expenses such as travel and accommodation whilst on fieldwork. PhD students can apply for up to $6,000 and MPhil students can apply for up to $3,000 during their candidature.

The objective of HDR student funding is to assist each research student to complete his or her thesis. The student is required to demonstrate how the funds are essential to the production of the thesis. Each application is assessed on its merits; on the demand from other applicants; and on the total amount available in any year. It is in your best interest to apply for funding as early as possible.

Most of our students at some point in their research candidature conduct some form of field work which in many cases involves travel to different locations across Australia and the world. All of our students are encouraged to network at seminars and conferences and apply to present at conferences locally and internationally.

Degree and attendance Discretionary Research Grant Fieldwork Funding Grant
  Application form to be submitted for approval via HDR Administrator to Director of Higher Degree Research and College General Manager Application form to be submitted for approval via HDR Administrator to Director of Higher Degree Research and College General Manager
PhD fulltime/part-time $3,500.000 maximum $6,000.00 maximum
MPhil fulltime/part-time $2,000.00 maximum $3,000.00 maximum

Terms and conditions

For further information about HDR Grant Funding, please contact the HDR program administrator.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team