Jim Perkins PhD Travelling Scholarship


The Jim Perkins PhD Travelling Scholarship offers a scholarship for one or more students undertaking a PhD in economics in a subject matter of relevance to both the UK and Australia, at either one of the Russell Group Universities of the UK (with a preference for the University of Cambridge), or the University of Melbourne.

Number of places

One or more per year


The Travelling Scholarship is valued at up to $25,000


6 months, or up to 1 year by negotiation


  • Must be undertaking research in a subject matter of relevance to both the UK and Australia
  • Must discuss their application with and have approval of their PhD supervisor
  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time for the duration of the scholarship
  • Applicants must be able to commence the overseas study by no later than June 2018
  • Applicants must not be due to complete their degree before or during the period of the scholarship.
  • For 2019 applications - applicants must be post confirmation PhD students in the Department of Economics or the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research (MIAESR) at the University of Melbourne

Application Process

For 2018 the scholarship recipient must be a current student from a Russell Group University. Students should submit an online application including a cover letter summarising intended overseas studies, CV, supervisor approval, academic reference (outlining the potential to undertake the graduate program the candidate has applied for), student number and academic transcript.

Unfortunately late applications cannot be considered.

Guidelines for a written referee report


Applications will open in Semester 2, 2018

Outcome of application

Applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their application


No deferral is allowed.


If you have any further questions about this scholarship please contact us.

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