The SHAPS' Research and Graduate Studies Scheme (RAGS) assists GCCMC Masters by Coursework candidates with the School to enrich their research and candidature.
The SHAPS' Research and Graduate Studies Scheme (RAGS) assists GCCMC Masters by Coursework candidates with the School to enrich their research and candidature. The scheme allows students to apply for assistance more than once per year, but will not be awarded more than the below amounts across the duration of their candidature. Amounts previously awarded under this fund will be taken into account.
What the funding covers
Presentation of a paper
A candidate may seek assistance with the cost of travel to either an international or national conference on the condition that they are presenting a paper related to their research topic. Applicants applying for funding for presentation at a workshop or seminar must be able to clearly demonstrate that the workshop or seminar is significant for their field of research. The Scheme does not assist candidates in attending a conference without presenting a paper.
Candidates not supported by a Scholarship are eligible to apply to assist with the costs of printing and binding their thesis.
Use of specialised research materials or equipment
The RAGS can be used to support the purchase or costs of accessing or using research materials required for successful completion where they are not available through the University's own facilities.
$250. 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.
Only submit the RAGS application form, student supplier form and budget sheet, when applying for funding, to the School Office. The RAGS form must include a full endorsement from your supervisor who has confirmed that you have already gained approval via the following:
- A student research project agreement
- Registration of your travel with the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Science, Faculty of Arts' by completing an Internship and Placement Risk form: P1 for within the Melbourne Metropolitan area and P2 for outside Melbourne.
- Registration of your online travel with the Insurance Office, for travelling beyond 50 km from Melbourne GPO, interstate or internationally. The coordinator will need to approve this form before you are covered
All applications for RAGS must be submitted no later than 30 October each year to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- RAGS budget sheet
- RAGS application form
- Student supplier form
Students going overseas only
Register and fill out the Online Mobility Registration and Travel Grant Application. This will inform Melbourne Global Mobility of your travels as part of the Minor Thesis and you will automatically be considered for funding with Melbourne Global Mobility before leaving. This form will be forwarded to the Faculty of Arts for approval. For further information please see the University of Melbourne Overseas Subjects (UMOS) web page.
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.