COVID-19 Impact: Due to the general travel ban on international travel, and the financial implications of COVID-19, no applications for international travel funding will be accepted in 2021. In 2021 domestic travel and fieldwork funding may be restricted due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, please see https://www.covid-19.unsw.edu.au/travel-fieldwork for more details

The Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture offers research support of up to $5000 for PhD students and $2500 for Masters (Research) students over the period of candidature. This funding is available to HDRs who are currently enrolled in the Faculty who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the relevant guidelines available below. 

This funding scheme is open to Arts, Design and Architecture Higher Degree Research candidates to support costs essential to their research. Full details of eligible items can be found in the guidelines. This funding is intended to subsidise the costs HDRs will incur to complete their research – it is therefore only a contribution.  

Applications will be accepted in two rounds in 2021:

Application Round Opening Date Closing Date
Round 1, 2021 1st April 2021 30th April 2021
Round 2, 2021 1st July 2021 31st July 2021

Note: The Guidelines state that all costs funded through this scheme must be pre-approved and no retrospective funding will be considered. For Round 1, 2021 there will be an exception, so that those candidates who did not have the opportunity to apply for pre-approval of funding between December 2020 and April 2021 are not unfairly disadvantaged. We will therefore accept applications for retrospective costs incurred between December 2020 and April 2021 in Round 1, 2021 only

To apply, you must complete the online application form; complete and upload the 2021 HDR Essential Costs of Research Funding template (available in the guidelines), and submit these online by the relevant deadline.

 

This scholarship is intended to support eligible full-time and part-time higher degree research candidates in Arts, Design & Architecture who meet one of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion criteria outlined in the relevant funding guidelines.

This scholarship is offered at a value of $5000, for a period of 12 months for full-time candidates (pro-rata for part-time enrolments). The scholarship is paid in instalments for each term of enrolment. We offer five scholarships per year. Recipients of this scholarship are eligible to reapply for this scholarship each year for up to a maximum of 3 years (full-time equivalent).

Applicants must read and understand the scholarship guidelines, then complete the application form, and submit it with relevant documentation to the HDR Team Leader at ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au

HDR Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship - Guidelines and application form

Key Dates

Application Round Opening Date Closing Date
Term 1, 2021  1st April 2021  30th April 2021
Term 3, 2021  1st October 2021  31st October 2021

 

This funding is intended to support eligible higher degree research candidates in Arts, Design & Architecture who are experiencing genuine financial hardship due to personal circumstances as outlined in the funding guidelines. This fund is offered as a contribution towards hardship expenses and can cover up to a maximum of $2000 per hardship event.

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis. Applicants must, read and understand the funding guidelines, available below. applicants must then supply the following documents by email to the HDR Team Leader (Amy Stansfield ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au):

  • Completed Emergency Hardship Funding Application form, including approval from supervisor and PGC.
  • Appropriate documentation of the hardship and/or expenses (bills, receipts, correspondence)

HDR Emergency Hardship Funds - Guidelines and Application Form

This scheme supports HDRs working with Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in securing Australian Indigenous Advisors and Expert Readers for annual research progress reviews (RPRs) to guide their research and interaction with the communities. The funding ensures that these individuals are compensated for their time commitment and expertise.

Applications are open all year, subject to availability of funds. The support funds will be provided as a reimbursement and funds awarded must be used by November each year. 

Applicants must read and understand the funding guidelines, then supply the following documents by email to the HDR Team Leader (Amy Stansfield ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au):

  • Completed Support for Indigenous Advisors and Expert Readers Application form, including approval from supervisor and PGC.
  • A supporting document, including:
    • Project summary with a focus on explaining the significance of the Indigenous Advisor and/or Expert Reader for your research, which leads to successful on-time completion.
    • Statements of support from your Supervisor and PGC.

HDR Support for Indigenous Advisors and Expert Readers Guidelines and Application Form

This funding is intended to reward high quality research outputs by eligible higher degree research candidates in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture.

A prize of $500 will be awarded for one of the outputs below:

  • Peer reviewed article in a Scopus-indexed journal
  • Book chapter in an edited book published by a University Press or a reputable commercial publisher
  • Eligible non-traditional research outputs of high merit

An additional $150 will be awarded for publications in Q1 journals.

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis

Applicants must read and understand the funding guidelines, available below, then send the completed application form and relevant supporting documentation to the HDR Team Leader (Amy Stansfield ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au )

HDR Research Output Award Scheme Guidelines and Form

This funding is intended to support eligible higher degree research candidates in Arts, Design & Architecture who have a genuine need for assistance with thesis editing and proofreading, in preparation for submission of a Research Masters or Doctorate Thesis. The funding is intended as a contribution towards thesis editing and proofreading costs not elsewhere supported, up to a maximum of $900. 

Applications are open on a continuing basis. Applicants must read and understand the funding guidelines, then supply the following documents by email to the HDR Team Leader (Amy Stansfield ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au):

  • Completed Thesis Editing and Proofreading Allowance claim form, including approval from supervisor
  • Evidence of payment or a quote for thesis editing and proofreading support at the time of application.

HDR Thesis Editing and Proofreading Support - Guidelines and application form

We offer thesis submission awards to the value of $2000 each to HDR candidates who can submit their thesis within 3.5Years (FTE) for doctoral candidates, or 1.5years (FTE) for Masters by Research/MPhil candidates.

Eligible applicants must read and understand the funding guidelines, then supply the completed application for and evidence of submission to the HDR Team Leader (Amy Stansfield ada.hdr@unsw.edu.au) within one week of their submission date.

HDR On-time Thesis Submission Award Guidelines and Application Form

HDR candidates may obtain financial support through a number of different funding schemes administered by the Graduate Research School. This includes living allowances, tuition fee support scholarships, short term scholarships, grants, conference funding, and, in exceptional circumstances, student loans. 

Visit the Graduate Research School website for more information.