This grant aims to encourage you to prepare research publications without jeopardising your progress towards thesis/project completion.
The Higher Degree by Research Publications Grant (HDRPG) provides a living allowance for up to 12 weeks for research students if your thesis/project is under examination and you wish to use that time to prepare scholarly, refereed articles or books based upon your thesis/project.
Value and duration
The grant is valued at $30,900 pro rata for a maximum of 12 weeks, equivalent to the current RTP Stipend Scholarship (RSS). Recipients receive fortnightly pro-rata payments.
To be eligible for this grant, you must:
Failure to submit within the designated eligibility period results in transfer of the application for selection in the appropriate round.
Application closing dates for the three rounds are:
Round 1: 30 April 2018
Round 2: 31 August 2018
Round 3: 31 October 2018
It normally takes four weeks from the closing date for applications to be assessed and outcomes to be issued.
Terms and conditions
All grant recipients:
Applicants who are not based at an RMIT Campus must ensure they will have access to the facilities and resources they need to produce their publications during the tenure of the grant.
Grant duration and progress reports
Successful applicants are offered a 12-week stipend from the date of the proposed ‘Publication commencement date’ in their grant application. This date will be recorded in the grant offer letter.
All grant recipients must complete an Interim Progress Report (PDF 159KB 2p) at the end of the first six weeks of their grant, even if they commenced their publications before the grant was offered to them. Failure to submit the Interim Progress Report results in withdrawal of the grant.
A Final Report of the grant outcomes must be provided within two weeks of the end of the grant period.