Sandhurst Research grant fund

The La Trobe University Sandhurst Collection Research Grant Fund is being offered through the Bendigo Education Anniversary Foundation for research focussed around historic collections housed in the Heyward Library of La Trobe University Bendigo.

A total of $20,000 is available to fund one or more projects which support the creation, publication, dissemination and discussion of historical literature related to this collection and demonstrate the Sandhurst Collection’s value to the local Bendigo community, as well as  the global research community.

Applications for the 2024 Research Grant Fund are now open and close on 30 November 2023.

To apply, please complete the application form below. For further details about this opportunity, please email the Library.

Terms and Conditions

The Grant Fund of $20,000 supports research and publication activities, such as the preparation of a book manuscript or the writing of articles and/or book chapters in the year of the award. The funds can be used for research costs towards a specific publication project and other costs associated with writing and publication. Proposals can also include research outputs other than published works and proposals that include aspects of public engagement outputs will be favourably considered.

The Grant may support one significant project, or a number of smaller projects at the discretion of the grant assessment panel.

Any publications or outputs that result from the Grant must acknowledge the funding received and be reported to the Bendigo Tertiary Education Anniversary Foundation.

Funded projects must feature the Sandhurst Collection in their research.

Research funds will be released in two stages.

  • Stage 1: January 2024, 50%
  • Stage 2: July 2024, 50%. Stage 2 funds will be released once an interim report on project progress, any changes to the originally proposed project, and expenditure to date has been submitted.
  • All funds must be acquitted by 31 October 2024, at which time a final project report outlining the project outputs and expenditures will also be due.


Australian citizens, permanent residents or applicants with a current and valid visa are eligible. The majority of the research must be undertaken in Australia.


Applicants must complete the application form and provide a two-page CV.

Applications must include a detailed summary of the Grant plan (max. 2 pages), including expected activities, budget, and intended publication and other research outputs.

Applications will be judged by the grant assessment panel on 3 criteria:

  • Academic merit of applicant
  • Feasibility of intended outcomes as specified by the applicant’s proposal, including the budget
  • Potential impact and reach of publications, including scholarly originality, likely impact on historical scholarship, and open access to the Bendigo community

Application Form

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