The intention of Graduate Research Travel Awards is to facilitate international and interstate travel for research purposes. Only in exceptional cases, and only for long distance travel, can they be used for travel within Western Australia.
1. The Board of the Graduate Research School, on the recommendation of the Head of School/Graduate Research Coordinator concerned, may grant a candidate for a research higher degree, an award for travel within Australia or overseas directly relevant to the candidate's research work, including fieldwork, conference attendance and travel to gather research data.
2. (1) Travel awards will normally be granted to candidates during their candidacy.
(2) In exceptional circumstances and with the written support of the supervisor and Head of School/Graduate Research Coordinator, an award may be granted in the period up to three months after submission of the thesis for examination.
3. The awards are available to full-time and part-time candidates.
4. A member of the academic staff of this or any other higher-education institution, or a person in employment which provides access to travel subsidies who is enrolled for a research higher degree, is not normally eligible for an award.
5. An applicant's research proposal must be approved by the relevant Board e.g. Board of the Graduate Research School, Faculty Board, prior to approval of a travel award.
6. (1) Unless the Board of the Graduate Research School permits otherwise, candidates will be eligible for only one travel award during enrolment in a research higher degree programmes at this institution. However, candidates may apply for the award in up to three instalments as set out under sections 9 to 12 (Award Amounts) below.
(2) A candidate who has received an award and who subsequently completes their degree programme is eligible to receive another award if they later enrol in a further research higher degree programme at UWA.
(3) Candidates who have received an award and who subsequently transfer to another UWA research higher degree programme at the same or a lower level will not be eligible for a second award.
7. (1) Although applications will normally be processed approximately three to six months prior to the intended date of departure, earlier applications may be considered.
(2) Awards are not offered retrospectively.
8. Candidates must consult the University's Travel Insurance Policy (http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/policies/travel) and take additional insurance where any period of leave is not related to their degree programme.
9. (1). For travel within Australia, awards a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $750, inclusive of fares and subsistence, per application.
(2). For externally enrolled candidates, for travel within the country in which they are recorded as studying, awards provide a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $750, inclusive of fares and subsistence, per application.
10. For overseas travel, awards provide up to a maximum of $1850, inclusive of fares and subsistence.
11. Except as set out under 6(2) above, the total maximum funding available under the award for each candidate is $1850.
12. For each application approved under the travel award, a candidate must submit a written report on the form provided, outlining the perceived benefits of the award to their research and thesis. Each candidate must also provide receipts for the value of the award.
13. For each application approved under the travel award, a report must be submitted through the research supervisor and Head of School/Graduate Research Coordinator within one month of returning from the travel for which the award was granted.