Humanities Travelling Fellowships

Our Humanities Travelling Fellowships offer grants of up to $4000 to support Australian early career researchers in the humanities to undertake research overseas.

Since 1985 we have supported more than 150 early career researchers to access overseas archives and other research materials and connect with international researchers and networks.

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.

The David Philips Travelling Fellowship is offered biennially, with a value of $4000. 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.

“My Travelling Fellowship allowed me to follow the ideas – literally, to travel with notions of sovereignty in their itinerant path out of Central European empire and into the bloodstream of international law and order. Trans-regional and multi-site research takes time and resources, and the grant enabled a crucial international chapter in my research.” Dr Natasha Wheatley, 2016 recipient
“My Travelling Fellowship, which took me to the prints and drawings room at the British Museum, was a formative experience that helped to shape what has been an 8-year project on the role of eighteenth-century arts and print culture in shaping our modern conceptions of suicide.” Dr Eric Parisot, 2010 recipient

Eligibility & how to apply

Applications for the 2019 Humanities Travelling Fellowships and the David Philips Travelling Fellowship have now closed.

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