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Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia


The Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia has established a Travel Bursary Fund for the purpose of bringing an overseas Commonwealth student to Australia to consult with leading scholars in their research area and undertake research in Australia relevant to their thesis project.

The Travel Bursary will enable the successful applicant to spend a period of approximately six months as a visiting postgraduate scholar at an Australian university, to undertake research towards the fulfilment of the requirements of the research higher degree for which he or she is currently enrolled. Although the bursary holder will be based at one Australian university, he or she will be encouraged to visit other Australian universities to meet with academic staff and postgraduate students who share his or her interests.

The award is open to women and men currently enrolled in a research higher degree programme in a Commonwealth university approved by the Committee administering the travel bursary. Awards are not normally made to students who, at the time of their visit to Australia, will be in the first ten months or final six months of candidature.

Applicants must be Commonwealth citizens and may not be graduates of an Australian or New Zealand university. Current and former Rhodes Scholars are not eligible to apply. The travel bursary will be awarded for a visit to take place in the year 2002.

The bursary is not available to support students who wish to enrol for a degree in an Australian university. Holders of the Bursary remain enrolled in a research higher degree programme at an overseas Commonwealth university.

The Bursary holder will have an outstanding record of achievement and qualities of leadership in academic and other areas and be able to demonstrate the benefits of the visit to Australia, to their research programme, and to scholarship in their research area. The selection committee may also have regard to an applicant's financial circumstances. Strong support from the 'host' supervisor and department is essential. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Bursary will provide a grant-in-aid to a maximum of A$9,500 inclusive of the contribution to the bursary holder's travelling expenses to and from Australia. The successful bursary holder will normally be in receipt of a stipend from his or her home university for pursuit of his or her studies.

Persons who satisfy the eligibility criteria should note that the closing date will be 30 July 2001. Application forms and further information are available from the Secretary, Association of Rhodes Scholars in Australia Travel Bursary Committee, Melbourne Research and Innovation Office, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia (tel. 00 61 3 8344 6937, fax 00 61 3 9347 6739, e-mail hilda.elton@unimelb.edu.au).

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Cambridge University Reporter, 25 April 2001
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