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University of Melbourne

  • 37% international / 63% domestic

The Ian Robertson Travel Prize

Key details


About this scholarship

Family and friends established The Ian Robertson Travel Prize to commemorate the outstanding contribution to the research culture of the department of History (‘department’) of Ian Robertson, senior lecturer in the department from 1961 to 1997.

Awarded annually in October to a student enrolled in the course for a higher degree in History in that academic unit to enable the recipient to travel overseas to pursue his or her research towards travel, accommodation, entrance fees and conference registrations, research material costs or travel insurance.

The prize is best utilized as a top-up for a GRATS or ORES application.




  • Open to currently enrolled Graduate Research students in the discipline of history.
  • Applicants must be confirmed or have completed their formal review successfully.


Recipients are required to:

  • Accept award online within 21 days
  • Write two letters of appreciation to their donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
  • Submit a final report


Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.


You must supply the following documents to support your application. You can upload these into the electronic form:

  1. A statement (approx. 500 words) clearly indicating your field of research and how the award is likely to enhance your reseach project and graduate research experience
  2. A copy of your GRATS or ORES application
  3. A copy of your GRATS or ORES budget
  4. A statement of support from your supervisor

Please ensure you have the above information available before you commence your online application.


Email artsprizes-info@unimelb.edu.au


The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.


Eligible Degrees
  • Masters (Research)
  • Female
  • Male
Eligible Study Fields
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences