Current research scholarship holders FAQs
If you are an existing Deakin research degree student applying for Scholarship only, please go to RMENET and use your Deakin student username and password to login. The scholarship application form is located at HDR/HDR eForms/Create an HDR eForm.
Instructions (PDF, 83.9 KB) are provided to assist you in creating the current student scholarship application form.
If you have applied for a HDR scholarship previously, you need to demonstrate that you have achieved significant research outcomes beyond the basic expectations of your candidature progression since your last application.
Other research scholarship opportunities available to current research students are regularly listed on the Research Degree Scholarships page.
Scholarship payments will automatically stop when your scholarship reaches the expiry date. Scholarship holders are sent an email before their scholarship is due to expire.
You should immediately report any unexplained changes to your scholarship payments to the Research Scholarships Office.
Students are allowed to undertake a limited amount of part-time employment whilst receiving a scholarship, provided the work does not interfere with the progress of your research program. Approval must be sought for periods of part-time work amounting to more than six hours per week. The Head of School must certify that the work does not interfere with the progress of the research and the statement must be lodged with Deakin Research.
Scholarship payments will be terminated two weeks after the submission date of your thesis.
Full-time research scholarships holders will not receive a payment summary at the end of each financial year as payments are non-taxable.
Most scholarship holders are entitled to 10 days paid sick leave per annum within the tenure of the award. This leave must be approved by your supervisor. It does not need to be reported to the Research Scholarships Office.
Most scholarships also provide paid extended sick leave, maternity and paternity leave. However, before making a claim you should check your scholarship terms and conditions. To make a claim, awardees must apply for intermission of candidature. Medical certificates should be uploaded with the application.
Most scholarships provide a relocation reimbursement to assist students who have moved from overseas or interstate to commence studies at Deakin. However, before making a claim you should check your scholarship terms and conditions. To make a claim, you must complete a request for payment by electronic transfer form and submit it with your original dated receipts. Photocopies or scanned receipts are not acceptable. All receipts must be in detailed in English. In the case of flight expenses, you may submit an e-ticket. Receipts must be in your name and contain total payment amounts.
You should submit your receipts in person to:
(near the Cashier's office)
Or via mail to:
Research Scholarships Office
Waurn Ponds Campus
Locked Bag 20000
Geelong, VIC 3220
Scholarship and personal details changes
Applications to intermit or extend your scholarship are made via the HDR online forms.
Any change from full-time or on-campus studies is likely to result in termination of your scholarship. Under exceptional circumstances you may be approved to change to part-time or off-campus studies and keep your scholarship. For further advice on this process, contact the Research Scholarships Office.