Museum Victoria Honours Scholarship


Total value up to $1500

  • Between $500 and $1,500 for a full-time study load for a maximum of one year
Number offered
  • Up to two (2) scholarships may be offered in the Honours category in 2017 – one in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines and one in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines - subject to suitable applicants
  • Based on academic achievement and offered to students who are undertaking an Honours research project based on the Museum Victoria collection or in association with a Museum Victoria researcher


All conditions must be met

  • An Australian or a New Zealand citizen or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa, or an International student
  • Commencing or continuing full-time undergraduate student who is enrolled in an Honours course and will work on projects which are either co-supervised by the University and the Museum, or are substantially focused on some aspects of the Museum collection
  • Commencing or continuing full-time Honours students and enrolled in 2015, at a Monash campus in Australia
Application and other information

The nomination should include:

  • No more than 2 A4 pages (12 point font) detailing the project, its relevance to Museum Victoria's research activities and collections, intended outcomes and budget requested. The budget should clearly identify the costs as they relate to the project. Funding will not be provided for salaries, parking, thesis binding or other costs that are not directly relevant to the proposed research project
  • A written recommendation (maximum 1 A4 page) from the Honours supervisor regarding the quality of the project
  • It is recommended that applicants discuss their project with a relevant Museum Victoria curator prior to applying for the scholarship. Should no pre-existing relationship with a Museum Victoria Curator exist, applicants should contact: Sian Jackson-Findlay, Business and Grants Manager, Collections, Research and Exhibitions Directorate, Museum Victoria, by email (
  • All scholarship queries should be directed to: Admissions, Graduate Research Services, Monash Graduate Education,, Ph: (03) 9905 3009 (option 1)
  • Scholarship selection will be undertaken by a joint Monash University-Museum Victoria selection committee

Full details on the Museum Victoria collection can be found at:

  • Your cannot defer the Honours scholarship
  • You must maintain full-time enrolment in your Honours course for the duration of the award
  • Recipients will be encouraged to participate in activities showcasing the Monash University-Museum Victoria collaboration e.g. research seminars, promotional events
  • A brief final report, outlining the research outcomes, must be submitted to by 1 December 2017
Closing date
  • 6 March 2017
  • Applications will be accepted by email to: Admissions, Graduate Research Services, Monash Graduate Education,

Late applications will not be accepted