Fellowships and grants

Apply for funding to enhance your research by spending time at our centre or at the European University Institute in nearby Fiesole.

Vice-Chancellor's International Inter-Campus PhD Travel Grant

Monash PhD students may be eligible to apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s International Inter-Campus PhD Travel Grant. It is a one-off travel grant of AUD$3000 to subsidise a visit to one of Monash University’s international locations including our centre in Prato.

You can find out more on the Graduate Research website.

Australian European University Institute Fellowships

These fellowships are available to researchers currently undertaking research in history, law, economics, and social and political sciences, who are able to identify a direct benefit for their research from a period of residence at the European University Institute (EUI) in nearby Fiesole.

The fellowships are for Australian researchers - established, early career, and PhD students - to avail themselves of the resources and intellectual environment of the EUI. The fellowships are offered by the Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Incorporated.

More details are available on the Delegation of the European Union to Australia’s website.

The Bill Kent Prato Research Fellowship

The Bill Kent Prato Research Fellowship is offered by the Bill Kent Foundation Fund to enable a postgraduate student (PhD or Masters by research) currently enrolled at Monash University in the area of Medieval and Renaissance Studies to visit our centre. It is intended to build expertise in this area of study and to offer students the opportunity to undertake research in Europe and to make international contacts in the field. This fellowship was established in honour of the Founding Director of our centre, Professor F.W. (Bill) Kent.

There is one fellowship available each year. The award amount may vary from year to year (in 2019 it was $3500). Funds may be used for airfares, ground travel, and accommodation within Europe.

The successful applicant is expected to give a 20-minute paper at the annual conference of the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (normally held in December).

Selection criteria

The fellowships will be awarded on academic merit and on the quality of the proposed outcomes. Preference will be given to students who can demonstrate strong progress in their current research.


Applications will be invited when international travel can once again be safely undertaken. Applications will include:

  • your CV, including your full contact details, academic history and current enrolment, any previous and current grants, awards, prizes, and publications, and the names of two academic referees
  • an outline of your current research (max. 500 words)
  • a brief statement of the benefits of the fellowship for your research
  • a title and abstract for a 20-minute paper at the conference of the Prato Consortium for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (approx. 200 words)
  • a proposed publication outcome from your involvement in the conference
  • a budget and timeline for your intended research travel

NB. Applicants should request their primary supervisor to send a supporting reference directly to David.Garrioch@monash.edu by the application due date.

Award arrangements

The recipient will be reimbursed on the production of original receipts for travel and accommodation directly related to the fellowship program approved by the selection committee, and up to the amount awarded for the fellowship. The recipient must follow the University’s travel policy in organising travel.

Fellowship recipients must provide a written report to the Director of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies within one month of completing the fellowship.


For further information about the Bill Kent Prato Research Fellowship please contact:

Emeritus Professor David Garrioch FAHA, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Email: David.Garrioch@monash.edu