2013 Benefits and Conditions for the Graduate Research Scholarships (APA, APA[I], IPRS, MRS, MIRS, MIFRS, FMS, HRS, Prestigious and Other Major Scholarships)
10. Additional conditions
Extra conditions apply to the scholarships described in this section.
Students and supervisors who have questions about the APA(I) should contact the following offices for assistance:
- The Melbourne Research Office for queries about applications, conditions, funding, contracts, acceptance procedures, transfers, etc.
- The Melbourne Scholarships Office (MSO) for information about payments.
- The relevant faculty / graduate school (eg. MSGR for PhD enrolments) for information about enrolments.
Most conditions are identical to those described for the APA. Some important exceptions are listed below:
The APA(I) application timelines and procedures vary considerably to those for other scholarships. Please refer to the MSO website for further details.
If an APA(I) recipient requires an extension of their APA(I), the Chief Investigator must apply for the additional funding required for the extension by submitting a 'Variation of Agreement' form to the ARC via the Melbourne Research Office (MRO).
If a student discontinues their studies midway through their APA(I), and the partially expended APA(I) is reallocated, the University is under no obligation to provide the shortfall in funds required to offer a new student a three year scholarship given the grant's partial expenditure.