31 October 2022
The Robert Blackwood partnership is a collaboration between Monash University and Museums Victoria to encourage and facilitate new research project ideas and initiatives that lead to high impact collaborations and significant external funding.
Applicants must be: • a commencing or continuing full-time PhD student and enrolled in Research Quarter 1 (in the following year) at a Monash campus in Australia; • working on projects which are either co-supervised by Monash and Museums Victoria, or are substantially focused on some aspects of Museums Victoria’s collection; and • in the first two years of candidature and must meet all course requirements in a timely manner (e.g. milestones). Selection criteria: Relevance, quality and achievability of projects to the Monash-Museums Victoria collaborative research program (or ability to foster research collaboration) is considered along with records of achievement. Those with joint Monash-Museums Victoria supervision will be highly regarded.
To retain this scholarship: • you will be required to comply with Monash University’s RTP Scholarship policy and procedures; • you must be willing to participate in activities showcasing the Robert Blackwood Partnership (e.g. research seminars, promotional events); and • you will be required to complete a report on the collaboration with Museums-Victoria following submission of your thesis.
Monash-Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarships provide an annual stipend of $5,000.
Prior to applying for this scholarship, you will need to discuss your project with a relevant Museums Victoria curator. You will be required to provide a letter of support from Museums Victoria as well as a written recommendation (maximum 1 A4 page) from your proposed/current supervisors regarding the relevance and quality of the project as part of your application.