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Travel and professional development protocols

These protocols provide guidance for Sir Roland Wilson and Pat Turner scholars on accessing funds for travel and professional development.

Professional development protocol

Professional development funds are available to all scholars completing the Sir Roland Wilson or Pat Turner scholarship programs.

PhD scholars can access up to $5,000 in the last year of their scholarship and the first year back in their agency for professional development activities. PhD scholars can access the fund to pay for activities that facilitate scholars’ return to service and enhance their effectiveness in the workplace.

Coursework and Master by Research scholars can access up to $5,000 during their scholarship and the first year back in their agency for professional development activities. Scholars can access the fund to pay for activities that facilitate scholars’ return to service and enhance their effectiveness in the workplace.

To access the fund, scholars need to submit a Professional Development proposal as per the Professional Development protocol, for approval by their agency supervisor or mentor.

The protocol and proposal form can be found in the SRWF Scholars Handbook 2020. 

Travel protocol 

Scholars can access funds to support travel related to their scholarship. The type of travel available to scholars depends on their scholarship.

PhD scholars

Sir Roland Wilson and Pat Turner PhD scholars can access a $40,000 international travel fund as part of their scholarship.

While the fund is primarily to support international travel, if scholars need to complete a significant amount of domestic fieldwork, they can apply to use up to 25% of their international travel fund for domestic travel.

The Foundation will approve requests to undertake PhD travel. Scholars will need to submit an International Travel Proposal to the Foundation as per the International Travel Protocol.

The protocol and proposal form can be found in the SRWF Scholars Handbook 2020. 

Masters scholars

Scholars completing a Masters program interstate will be supported to travel domestically to Canberra for Foundation events and activities, like the Annual Secretaries Dinner or Scholar Symposium.

The Foundation will contact scholars when domestic travel may be required. Scholars will need to complete a Domestic Travel Proposal as per the Domestic Travel Protocol, before completing their trip.

The protocol and proposal form can be found in the SRWF Scholars Handbook 2020. 

 

Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Protocols
 
The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation is a partnership between The Australian National University, Charles Darwin University and the Australian Public Service.