The Charles and Frank Fenner Postgraduate Research Grants

The Charles and Frank Fenner Postgraduate Research Grants were established in 2009 at the University of Adelaide, as the result of a generous gift (‘donation’) from Emeritus Professor Frank Fenner CMG MBE AC (‘donor’) who graduated in medicine at the University of Adelaide in 1938.

Following his death in November 2010, Professor Fenner ensured the fund became perpetual through a bequest left for the continuation of these grants. These Research Grants are for currently enrolled Masters by Research or Doctor of Philosophy students in the Discipline of Geography, Environment and Population at The University of Adelaide with a preference for primary field-based research. The Grants may be used for any research costs such as travel costs, purchase of equipment, purchase of data, data collection.

In accordance with the rules, please note that the number of grants available and the value of each grant is determined by the Selection Panel provided they do not exceed $6,000 in total funds awarded. Individual grants in recent years have averaged approximately $1,000. Therefore, as you prepare your budget, please keep in mind that there is a total of $6,000 that can be divided between more than one recipient if the selection panel determines that there are a number of competitive and worthy recipients.

In selecting the successful recipients, consideration shall be given to factors such as

a) Academic merit,

b) The essential nature of the candidate’s research project and

c) The likely benefit to be derived by the candidate and the University.

Grants can be paid direct to the candidates in one lump sum and must be used for the approved purpose or the University may reimburse the candidates upon the receipt of proof of purchase.

The Grants are administered by the Department of Geography, Environment and Population.

Review the rules for the Charles and Frank Fenner Postgraduate Research grants.

Applications close COB 22 November.

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