International grants/scholarships

This document lists some of the organisations offering grants and/or support to study/work overseas. Some of these (e.g. Fulbright, French cotutelle) provide the opportunity to carry out part of your research degree in a foreign institution, thus opening up plenty of opportunities.

This list is not exhaustive, but includes some of the major international grants.

ACSANZ – Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand

Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ), the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) and the Government of Canada offer awards in Canadian Studies to academics in higher education to assist with increasing knowledge and understanding of Canada. Postgraduate travel awards are also available.

American Australian Association

The American Australian Association awards fellowships of up to US$40,000 each year to Australians and Americans for advanced research and study in the United States and Australia, respectively. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia.

Cotutelle Doctoral Program (France/Australia)

Cotutelle enables doctoral students to carry out research under joint supervision by academics from an Australian University and a French University. If successful, the student will be awarded a joint or double-badged doctoral degree by the two institutions.


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is a joint organisation of the German institutions of higher education. The purpose of the DAAD is to promote relations between German institutions and higher education institutions abroad, primarily through the exchange of students, academics and scientists.

European Institute Fellowships

The EUI offers one of the world’s largest doctoral and postdoctoral programmes in the social sciences and the largest in Europe and EUI researchers benefit from four years grants from EU Members States and other states. The Institute is a distinctly international institution, hosting a community of more than 1000 scholars from over 60 countries.

Find a and Find a

This is a European site offering information on PhD scholarships, as well as a database of Postdocs available everywhere in the world. It also includes a discussion forum for research students.

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship

This program provides funding for students from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to conduct graduate study at Harvard University.

Fulbright Postgraduate Awards (USA)

Aimed at research students whose research/or part of it can be done in the US. Fulbright Postgraduate Awards are worth about A$40,000 and offered in all fields of study.

 Hewlett Foundation Grants

The Foundation’s programs have ambitious goals that include: helping to reduce global poverty, limiting the risk of climate change, improving education for students in California and elsewhere, improving reproductive health and rights worldwide, supporting vibrant performing arts in our community, advancing the field of philanthropy and supporting disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Human Frontier Science Program

The HFSP supports novel, innovative and interdisciplinary basic research focused on the complex mechanisms of living organisms; topics range from molecular and cellular approaches to systems and cognitive neuroscience. A clear emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring biologists together with scientists from fields such as physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and engineering to focus on problems at the frontier of the life sciences. The program includes a range of grants and fellowships.

Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation specialises in international cultural exchange in Japan and organises a series of programs to support this.

Society for the Humanities Fellowships (US)

The sponsor offers fellowships for one year of in-residence research and writing at Cornell University.