Support for Research Higher Degree Student Travel Policy


Background

The School strongly supports PhD and MPhil students to engage with the national and international academic communities to advance their research training and their project through travel to conferences, especially in giving talks at these meetings, as well as participation in workshops and direct collaborations. Students are also encouraged to apply to funding bodies to secure funding, as this is good practice for academic training.


Travel Support

Students have access to the following travel schemes to support their research:


  1. PhD Travel Allowance: The School will give each confirmed PhD candidate access to $5,000 for travel during their candidature. Travel must occur during the first four years of candidature, prior to thesis submission. This may be used to speak at a conference, attend a conference, participate in a workshop or directly collaborate with an academic at another institution. Students need to write an application, with budget, that needs to be submitted to their supervisor. Students should also apply to Faculty and University Schemes. Once approved by their supervisor a copy needs to be lodged with the School’s Academic Support Officer to arrange funding.

  2. Research Support Scheme: Where PhD candidates require more than $5,000 over the term of their candidature they may apply to the Research Support Scheme in the School. They need to secure matching funds from another source. MPhil candidates may also apply.

  3. Faculty and University Schemes: All RHD students are encouraged to apply to Faculty and University travel schemes.

  4. Discipline Schemes: The Australian Mathematical Society (AustMS) and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) fund travel for students to specific conferences and workshops.


Application form