Professor Darrell Tryon Research Scholarship

Are you currently a PhD student? Are you interested in spending 3 months doing research in New Caledonia?

The Professor Darrell Tryon Research Scholarship was established in 2013 to honour the memory and continue the academic legacy of Professor Darrell Tryon, an eminent scholar of the Australian National University who devoted a distinguished research career to the languages and peoples of the Pacific and who was a great friend of France. The exchange program will enable one PhD scholar from ANU to spend 3 months at L’Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie (University of New Caledonia, UNC) and one PhD scholar from UNC to spend 3 months at ANU, undertaking doctoral study towards the completion of their PhD degree.

The French Government will reimburse the return airfare from the home institution to the host institution for each scholar. For the duration of the program the host institution will provide the following benefits:

  • On-campus residential accommodation at no charge.*
  • A monthly stipend equivalent to 1,000 Euros.
  • Office facilities

*Off-campus residential accommodation is not covered.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Committee will rank the applicants on the basis of academic merit and research quality, and the capacity of the host universities to support the research nominated by the applicants. The first-ranked applicants from each institution will receive the scholarship offer, with the order of merit to serve as a reserve list in the event that an applicant is unable to accept an offer.


Applicants must:

  • be enrolled as PhD scholars in good standing in their home institution;
  • have completed a minimum of 12 months equivalent full-time of their PhD enrolment;
  • be undertaking research in any of the fields of study belonging to the Social Sciences and Humanities, including the Arts, with preference given to PhD scholars working on topics related to the Asia-Pacific region including Australia; and
  • be able to travel to the host university at the time agreed for the duration of the program.

Please ensure you carefully read the conditions of award before applying for this scholarship.


Applications will consist of:

  • An online application form with a concise statement of the research the applicant proposes to undertake at the host university.
  • A statement of support from the applicant’s principal supervisor at their home institution.
  • A copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Applications close 30 November 2013. For further information, please contact

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