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.

Applications for the next round of Humanities Travelling Fellowships will open in February 2019.

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.

Applications for the David Phillips Travelling Fellowship will open in 2019.

“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

2018 recipients 

We congratulate the following 2018 Humanities Travelling Fellowship recipients and are proud to support their projects:

Dr Alessandro Antonello, The University of Melbourne — Cultures of Impact: The History of Environmental Assessment in Antarctica, 1970–1991

Dr Alexandra Dellios, The Australian National University — Migration and Multicultural Heritage in Transnational Contexts

Dr Phoebe Garrett, The Australian National University — Structure and Persuasion in Suetonius’ Caesars

Dr Rosemary Hancock, University of Notre Dame Australia — Faithful Democracy: Religion and Democratisation

Dr Elizabeth Ingleson, The University of Sydney — Making Made In China: Race, Politics, and Labor in Sino-American Relations, 1972-1978

Dr Roberta Kwan, Macquarie University — ‘Love thy neighbour’: Shakespeare and Neighbourly Love

Dr Kathleen Lynch, The University of Sydney and Macquarie University — A Philosophical Framework for Cause Prioritization in Conservation

Dr Cat Moir, The University of Sydney — The Politics of Life: Biological Thought and the European Left, 1800-1933

Dr Lintao (Rick) Qi, Monash University — Jin Ping Mei in Japan: Translations, Adaptations, and Circulations

Dr Yichi Zhang, University of Technology Sydney — Scene of Intertwining Modernities: Urban Formation of Chinese Mercantile Ports, 1845-1945

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