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 chief objectives of the fellowships are: to promote research which advances knowledge in the humanities, to assist in the career development of promising ECRs, and to increase and strengthen alliances between Australian and overseas researchers and institutions.

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.

2021 Humanities Travelling Fellowships (including the David Philips Travelling Fellowship)

Applications for the 2021 Humanities Travelling Fellowships will open on Monday March 1. Please read the Application Guidelines and FAQs carefully before beginning your application.

We recognise that due to the ongoing restrictions to international and domestic travel and disruptions to the working lives of many researchers, changes to research plans and activities may be unavoidable.  Please read the Application Guidelines carefully as we have introduced some changes and additions to eligible research activities and expenses in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

The closing date for applications is Monday April 26.

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