HDR Grant Funding Support

Financial support for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students

The objective of the HDR student funding is to assist each research student to complete their thesis. The student is required to demonstrate how the funds are essential to the production of the their thesis. Each application is assessed on its merits; on the demand from other applicants; and on the total amount available in any year. Any expenditure must be approved before it is incurred by completing the grant funding application form, which can be found on the HDR Wattle site.

ANU College of Law research programs are:

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

There are two types of funding:

  • Discretionary Research Grant
  • Fieldwork Funding Grant

Discretionary research grant

To fund expenses such as conference travel, incidental research expenses, business cards, proof reading of thesis and thesis binding (if requested by an examiner). 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.

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 first via HDR Administrator to Director of Higher Degree Research and College Dean Application form to be submitted for approval first via HDR Administrator to Director of Higher Degree Research and College Dean
PhD full-time/part-time $3,500.000 maximum $6,000.00 maximum
MPhil full-time/part-time $2,000.00 maximum $3,000.00 maximum

 

If you have any questions 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