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2020 Moondani Balluk Research Scholarships

This is a preview of the 2020 Moondani Balluk Research Scholarship Application form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Before commencing your application

Cultural Warning

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that these pages contain the names of people who have passed away.

Acknowledgement of Country

Victoria University (VU) acknowledges the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Boonwurrung, Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) and Wathaurung (Wadawurrung) on our Melbourne Campuses, and the Gadigal and Guring-gai people of the Eora Nation on our Sydney campus. These groups are the custodians of University land and have been for many centuries.

We acknowledge that the land on which our campuses stand is the place of age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. The Kulin and Eora people’s living culture had, and has, a unique role in the life of these regions. VU supports the aim of Reconciliation Australia to build better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians.

What this application covers

This application form is to be used for scholarships offered by VU Research with the Moondani Balluk Academic Unit:

  • Lisa Bellear Research Scholarships
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarships
  • Foley Collection Research Scholarships

Applicants for Lisa Bellear Research Scholarships and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarships must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

International applicants are only eligible for the Foley Collection Research Scholarship.

Note that applicants for Lisa Bellear Research Scholarships will automatically be considered for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarships (and vice versa).

Word limits

Note that a number of questions have word limits, which Smartygrants will not let you exceed.

Word limits are a maximum only. Applications are welcomed which use less words while addressing the question appropriately.

Required documentation

It is IMPORTANT to prepare all the required documents early, in order to complete your application in time.

Only complete applications will be considered. Complete applications require:

  • Proof of citizenship
  • English language proficiency evidence (as appropriate)
  • Academic transcripts & degree qualification certificates
  • Current CV

We urge you to contact your referees early in the process in order to have your referees prepare and submit referee reports directly to us before the closing date. You will need to provide them with your application ID.

You must also identify your preferred supervisor and confirm their availability and discuss your topic with them.

Please note that Victoria University reserves the right to contact your referees about your referee reports.