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.

Congratulations to our 2019 recipients 

We congratulate the following recipients and are proud to support their projects:

Dr Alexis Bergantz, RMIT Across the Coral Sea: Trans-imperial Networks between Australia and New Caledonia, c.1890-1940

Dr Poppy de Souza, Griffith University Earwitnessing as Method: Slow Listening, Sonic Intimacy and Dwelling in Discomfort

Dr James Fraser, The University of Sydney The Archaeology of Olive Oil: Investigating Rural Complexity after Urban Collapse

Dr Johanna Hood, The University of New South Wales Vital Fluid: Evolving Social, Moral and Economic Values of Blood and Cadavers in China

Miss Shimona Kealy, The Australian National University The Prehistory of Cuscus (Phalangeridae) Distributions and Translocations in the Indo-Pacific

Dr Jarrad Paul, The University of New South Wales Early Humans in Malaysian Borneo: Faunal Remains and Museum Curation

Dr Laura Rodriguez Castro, Griffith University Advancing Peace and Conflict Studies from The Ground: Women’s Oral Testimonies and Historical Memory in Colombia

Dr Mia Spizzica, Deakin University The Italian Connection: Examining Evidence on Italian Civilians Interned in Australia During World War Two

Dr Josh Stenberg, The University of Sydney Chinese Performance in Late Colonial Dutch East Indies

Dr Clara Stockigt, The University of Adelaide The Historiography of Australian Aboriginal languages

Dr Yirga Woldeyes, Curtin University The Politics of Saving Endangered Knowledges in Africa: A case from Ethiopia

Dr Sarah Woodland, Griffith University Prison Voices: Exploring the Role of Theatre in Transforming Criminal Justice Systems in Settler-Colonial Nations

The 2019 recipient of the David Philips Travelling Fellowship is:

Dr Christina Kenny, The University of New England Post-Colonial Desires: East African Queer Identities in the Age of Human Rights

Eligibility & how to apply

Applications will open in February 2020 for the next round of Humanities Travelling Fellowships.

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