APPLICATIONS STILL OPEN - Please note that interim COVID-19 PAS Conditions of Award have been put in place to support the award of PAS to candidates, taking into consideration impacts relating to COVID-19 measures.

The Publication Assistance Scholarship (PAS) provides support for higher degree research candidates who have submitted their thesis and wish to write up their research to submit for publication, or advance an alternative piece of research-related work, while they await the result of their examination. in the round which coincides with their thesis submission/intended thesis submission date.

In exceptional circumstances, out of round applications may be considered. Applicants who wish to have their application considered out of round should make their case in writing to hdr-scholarship@griffith.edu.au.

The Dean, Griffith Graduate Research School, meets with a panel of the university's Deans (Research) to determine the awardees. The scholarships will be awarded to the nominated candidates who, in the opinion of the panel, best meet the criteria as specified in the 2020 PAS Interim COVID-19 Conditions of Award.

The rate for the scholarship will be at the Research Training Program Stipend rate at the time of payment, for the awarded tenure (maximum 10 weeks). The scholarship is funded by the Griffith Graduate Research School. In the event that the candidate does not submit the publication by the scholarship expiry date, 50% of the scholarship value will be borne by the candidate's Element or Group.

Normally, scholarships will be available only to those who:

  • Were enrolled in a PhD and research program at Griffith University
  • Have submitted their thesis or have an approved intended submission date (via the Notice of Intention to Submit Thesis Form).
  • Are able to devote sufficient time to writing up the publication for the duration of the scholarship (equivalent to full-time enrollment)

Candidates who submit their thesis under the lapsed candidature regulations are ineligible.

In exceptional circumstances, where a candidate is directly impacted by COVID-19, a candidate who has held a PAS and completed the agreed work plan by the scholarship expiry date may subsequently apply for a second PAS.

There are four competitive application rounds per year. Applications must be submitted with supporting documentation and appropriate signatures
(Principal Supervisor, Research Convenor, and Head of Element/Financial Delegate) by the following deadlines:

  • Round 1, 2020 applications will close on 31 January 2020 (for commencement between 2 March and 29 May 2020)
  • Round 2, 2020 applications will close on 8 May 2020 (for commencement between 1 June and 28 August 2020)
  • Round 3, 2020 applications will close on 24 July 2020 (for commencement between 31 August and 27 November 2020)
  • Round 4, 2020 applications will close on 23 October 2020 (for commencement between 30 November 2020 and 28 February 2021)

Candidates from the Health Group must email health-dean-research@griffith.edu.au their application for endorsement by the Dean (Research) Health Office, 3 working days prior to GGRS closing date.

In exceptional circumstances, out of round applications may be considered. Applicants who wish to have their application considered out of round should make their case in writing to hdr-scholarship@griffith.edu.au.

Research candidates wishing to apply for the Publication Assistance Scholarship Scheme should complete and submit the application form
(with supporting documentation and signatures from their principal supervisor, Research Convenor and Head of Element/Financial Delegate) via myGriffith > My Research > My Candidate Centre.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application form is fully completed - including all signatures - prior to submitting the application via myGriffith.

Applicants from the Health Group must have their full application & supporting documentation submitted to health-dean-research@griffith.edu.au email address no less than 3 business days prior to the GGRS closing date

Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

Read the 2020 PAS Interim COVID-19 Conditions of Award


The Application Form is available via myGriffith > My Research > My Candidate Centre.

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