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Faculty Postgraduate Excellence Award

Overview of the award

The Faculty Postgraduate Excellence Award is a 'top up' award offered to the top 10 new scholarship recipients who have demonstrated outstanding academic merit in the most recent end-of-year Monash University Postgraduate Research Scholarship Round.

Nomination procedure

It is not possible to apply for this award. Eligible applicants will be automatically considered.


The Faculty Postgraduate Excellence Award provides a $5000 one-off ‘top-up' to the recipient's APA (or equivalent, including NHMRC and Cancer Council Victoria scholarships) in the first year of candidature. Recipients prior to 2013 may refer to the 2012 conditions of award.


This is a one-off award with payments made over the first year of higher degree by research candidature.

Funding arrangements

The award is fully funded by the Faculty.

Current conditions of award

  • Excellence Award Conditions 2013 (pdf 64kb)    (Extensions are not available for this award from 2013)

Previous conidtions of award

  • Excellence Award Conditions 2012 (Recipients of the 2012 award may apply for an extension of up to 6 months) (pdf 26Kb)
  • Excellence Extention Form (pdf 53 Kb)

Further information

Manager, Graduate Research
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Telephone: +61 3 99054313