Humanities Travelling Fellowships

The Humanities Travelling Fellowships scheme is one of the Academy's most popular programmes. Since 1985 the Academy has supported more than 150 early-career researchers to undertake research overseas.

Fellowships of up to $4,000 are available to permanent resident scholars in Australia working in the humanities.

Application Procedure

The 2016 round of the Humanities Travelling Fellowships has opened. The box to your right contains a link to the online application form. If you are interested in applying, please consult the Rules of the Award [.pdf 157kb]. Applicants will need to provide:
  • A project proposal (two A4 pages)
  • A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae
  • A copy of the applicant’s official doctoral transcript or PhD testamur
  • Supporting letters from two referees. Referees should not be from the applicant’s department or division.

The David Philips Travelling Fellowship

One of the Humanities Travelling Fellowships is named after the late Dr David Philips, historian and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. The David Philips Travelling Fellowship is made possible thanks to a generous bequest to the Academy from his mother, Mrs Joan Philips.

One David Philips Travelling Fellowship is offered biennially. The amount awarded is $4,000. Preference is given to proposals that contribute to the advancement of knowledge of racial, religious or ethnic prejudice. Applications from researchers of South African history are particularly welcome; however, researchers with other areas of geographical interest are also encouraged to apply. The David Philips Travelling Fellowship will be offered in 2017.

Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2016 Humanities Travelling Fellowships are now open. Please click here to apply. Applications close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 24 March 2016.

Further Information

For further information on the Humanities Travelling Fellowships programme, or to subscribe to the Grants Mailing List, please contact the Programme Manager or call the Academy on (02) 6125 9860.
Address: 3 Liversidge Street
Acton, Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (+612) 6125 9860
Fax: (+612) 6248 6287