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Monash University Melbourne Announces Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship for 2024


Monash University News Alert for International Students seeking PhD research in Australia.

Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship welcomes global applicants aspiring to pursue Ph.D. research at Monash University, Australia for 2024-2025. This scholarship offers an annual stipend of $5,000.

The Robert Blackwood partnership, a Monash University and Museums Victoria collaboration, aims to foster impactful research projects. Two annual scholarships are available:

– One in Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
– One in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

Monash University, founded in 1958 in Melbourne, honors Sir John Monash. It boasts campuses in Victoria, Malaysia, and centers worldwide, fostering a global academic community.

Scholarship Summary

  • Level of Study: PhD
  • Institution: Monash University
  • Study in: Australia
  • Opportunity Focus Areas: Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines
  • Program Period: 3-4 years (full time).
  • Number of Scholarships: 2
  • Deadline: May 1, 2024

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Scholarship Coverage

Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship will provide an annual stipend of $5,000.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship, candidates must fulfill following requirements:

  • Required Language:
    • English Language Test requirements for General: (6.5) overall (no band less than 6.0) in IELTS, and (79 +) Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21 in TOEFL.
    • English Language Test requirements for Arts, Business and Economics: (7) overall (no band less than 6.5) in IELTS, and (94 +) Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20 & Writing 24 TOEFL.
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries
  • A commencing or continuing full-time PhD student and enrolled in Research Quarter 1 (in the following year) at a Monash campus in Australia.
  • Working on projects which are either co-supervised by Monash and Museums Victoria, or are substantially focused on some aspects of Museums Victoria’s collection.
  • In the first two years of candidature and must meet all course requirements in a timely manner (e.g. milestones).
  • A bachelor’s degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field.
  • A course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field.
  • A master’s degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners’ reports will be taken into account.
  • Have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s academic record, research output and prior research experience.
  • Have not previously held an Australian Government or Monash-funded Postgraduate Research Award for more than six months.

To retain this scholarship:

  • You will be required to comply with Monash University’s RTP Scholarship policy and procedures.
  • You must be willing to participate in activities showcasing the Robert Blackwood Partnership (e.g. research seminars, promotional events).
  • You will be required to complete a report on the collaboration with Museums-Victoria following submission of your thesis.

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How to Apply for Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship?

Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship:

  1. You will need to discuss your project with a relevant Museums Victoria curator.
  2. You will be required to provide a letter of support from Museums Victoria as well as a written recommendation (maximum 1 A4 page) from your proposed/current supervisors regarding the relevance and quality of the project as part of your application.
  3. Click here to apply for the scholarship.

Required Documents:

  • Academic curriculum vitae.
  • Official academic transcripts, degree certificate or testamur from awarding institution (including an explanation of the grading schema).
  • Proof of citizenship.
  • Proof of meeting the English language proficiency requirements.
  • Invitation to Apply.
  • Research proposal.

Should no pre-existing relationship with a Museums Victoria Curator exist, please contact Mr Timothy Stranks (Museums Victoria) by email ([email protected]).


To apply and know more about Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship, please visit the official website:

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