Graduate Researcher Allowance

The School of Health Sciences makes an allowance available to reimburse GRs for expenses including (but not limited to) conference travel/accommodation and registration, transcription costs, consumables, software requirements and other study related out-of-pocket expenses as determined appropriate by the principal supervisor. NOTE: there is a $500 limit on purchases of computer hardware for the duration of candidature.

The amount of the GR allowance is determined by the individual Departments based on their own budgets. A set amount is available per year beginning at enrolment (it is not calculated per calendar year). If not expended, the remaining amount is carried over and can be used in subsequent years.

Departments of Audiology and Speech Pathology, Nursing, Physiotherapy, and Social Work:

For PhD: $500 is available per year for 3.5 years, for a total amount of $1750.

For MPhil: $500 is available per year for 2 years, for a total of $1000.

Department of Optometry and Vision Science:

For PhD: $1000 is available per year for 3 years, for a total amount of $3000.

For MPhil: $750 is available per year for 2 years, for a total of $1500.

How to apply for the GR Student Allowance:
  • Download the F06 form
  • Ensure the Budget Unit code for your department is selected from the dropdown list
  • Ensure the Total amount being claimed is included in the space provided
  • Have the form signed by your supervisor
  • Combine all receipts/invoices with the completed F06 form into a single pdf with your student number and name in the filename of the pdf  and email it to shs-research@unimelb.edu.au for processing