Short-Term Residency for Visiting Scholars

Short-Term Residency for Visiting Scholars

220 Leicester St, Carlton VIC 3053

Scholars from around the world visit Melbourne to work with and research under various professors or programs across Victorian educational institutions. Graduate House helps provide a holistic environment for their residency by fostering the best of academic and social environments. Surrounded with some of the best and brightest members from a diverse range of disciplines, Graduate House provides the ideal environment for learning, meeting and networking.

The Short Term Residency Program will provide paid residency to one scholar for a period of no more than 6 months. The scholar will be provided with an apartment deluxe along with all the other services and programs offered by Graduate House during their stay in Melbourne. 

Our memberships association provides a platform to collaborate with, develop professional connections and partnerships with members from around the globe.

Australians are incredibly warm and friendly and helpful in any way that they can be,” said Allan. “Everyone here has bent over backwards to try and be as accommodating, warm and friendly as possible. Everyone we speak to: maintenance, Diana, people who just run into you in the halls, everyone has a smile on their face, everybody has a ready hello and that is the most important aspect of it, of the quality of life here. For the time that we’ve been here, we’ve been very happy.”
- Allan Fenigstein, Kenyon College, Ohio
Visiting Scholar at Graduate House

The cost of residency for a fully furnished apartment deluxe, food, linen, housekeeping and many more services is approximately $27,600 for a period of six months. By considering the 5% to create and keep an endowment fund running for the continuity of this venture, the amount crowdfunded is $29,000 AUD.
More information on the type of rooms, room rates, services and application processes can be found on the Graduate Union website.
Applications for this residency program opens after the target amount has been met.

Your donation to this program can enable visiting scholars have the best residential and academic experience for the current year, as well as for the future. This is done by setting aside a small portion of your donation - 5% to be exclusively used for the Residential Endowment Fund, which ensures the continuity of the program.
All donations above $2 AUD to this venture are tax deductible

Learn more about The Graduate Union and browse through a list of our other crowdfunded projects.

FAQ

What does this fund cover?

This fund contributes to total costs of accommodation for a period of no more than 6 months. All other additional living expenses are undertaken by the individual.
For more details on what the accommodation costs cover, visit the Graduate Union website.

Who can apply to be a part of this program?

Any Scholar visiting an educational institution in Melbourne to conduct academic research, seminars or participate in specific related activities can apply for residency at Graduate House.

Is there an eligibility criteria?

The applicant must be recognised by the participating educational institutions as a Visiting Scholar. They may have received a formal invitation from an educational institution in Melbourne.

Can a scholar apply for a period shorter than six months?

Most scholars travel for a period ranging between 2 weeks and 6 months. Scholars can apply to stay at Graduate House for any period less than 6 months.

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    Graduate House Fellow

    Graduate House Fellow

    The Graduate House Fellow awards an individual with Honorary Fellowship for a period of five years, an Honorary Membership with the association and $10,000 AUD. Fellows are recognised based on their significant contribution to society and the Graduate Collegiate.

    Graduate House Honorary Fellow

    Award

    Years of Fellowship

    Professor Anne Steinemann

    Honorary College Fellow of The Graduate Union, 2017. 

    Professor Anne Steinemann is internationally recognized for her research in areas of engineering and sustainability, and is currently a Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at The University of Melbourne. 

    She serves as adviser to governments and industries around the world, and has directed more than $24 million in competitive research funding. Her work has resulted in new federal and state legislation, agency policies, and industry practices.

    Professor Steinemann has received the highest teaching awards at the college, university, and national levels. She has published over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and two textbooks. In addition to academic recognition, Professor Steinemann's research and journal articles have received significant international media coverage, spanning more than 1,000 major newspapers, magazines, and broadcast stations across six continents.

    Read more about Professor Anne Steinemann here. 

    Professor Anne Steinemann

    Honorary College Fellow of The Graduate Union, 2017. 

    Professor Anne Steinemann is internationally recognized for her research in areas of engineering and sustainability, and is currently a Professor of Civil Engineering, and Chair of Sustainable Cities, at The University of Melbourne. 

    She serves as adviser to governments and industries around the world, and has directed more than $24 million in competitive research funding. Her work has resulted in new federal and state legislation, agency policies, and industry practices.

    Professor Steinemann has received the highest teaching awards at the college, university, and national levels. She has published over 55 peer-reviewed journal articles and two textbooks. In addition to academic recognition, Professor Steinemann's research and journal articles have received significant international media coverage, spanning more than 1,000 major newspapers, magazines, and broadcast stations across six continents.

    Why award Fellowships?

    The Graduate House has been home to some of the best and brightest students, esteemed professors, scholars, researchers and distinguished experts from around the world. We recognise members as Honourary Fellows based on their significant contribution to the society and the Graduate Collegiate.

    As an association and union, we want to recognise our members who have not only made a global impact, but those that have notably supported other members, residents and students.

    Previous awardees have been recognised for paving the way for crucial new areas of study; creating and developing programs and schemes to train governments; and entrepreneurs who have played an important part in reforming national markets.

    Why crowdfund Fellowships?

    As a member of the association, these Honourary Fellows have notably supported other members, residents and students. They act as mentors and guide students, visiting scholars and professors through their wealth of knowledge, experience and pathways. They speak at Seminars and Luncheons to facilitate knowledge transfer to different members across the lifespan and raise awareness of their areas of work and study.

    We are crowdfunding this award as a way for the community to recognise, acknowledge and celebrate these individuals who have devoted their lives to support, contribute and create a positive impact on society.

    This welcoming event is a precious and intriguing experience for me, in which we probably would not have the chance even in China. I feel honoured to be a part of it, cultivating myself and witnessing the further development of Australia-China friendship. Graduate House is not only a prestigious platform, it has a loving community which makes it a fantastic place to live, learn and grow. I could tell Professor Wang was quite happy about Graduate House and with the Honorary Fellow Award, he is already thinking of sending his little granddaughter here!
    – Betsy Yu, Resident Student.

    At a Networking event for members at Graduate House, with Graduate House Honorary Fellow, Professor Wang.

    Graduate House Fellows

    Professor Depei Wang

    Professor Wang is the Chief Economist at Forecast Thinktank, Shanghai and Vice President of the China Society of Economic Reform.

    He is a Senior Consultant for local governments, large enterprises and over one thousand industry and government projects. His major works include: China Economy 2016, The Future of RMB, The 4th “Finance Big Bang” and Rebalance – the Chinese Ascendancy and the American Power.

    Professor Wang was made an Honorary College Fellow of The Graduate Union in 2016 during his visit to Australia.

    Read more about Professor Depei Wang's visit to Australia and his admission as an Honourary Fellow here. 

    Professor Stephen Peterson

    Professor Peterson developed and directed Harvard’s University Executive Education Program in Public Financial Management from 1986 to 2010. The Executive Education Program trained over one thousand five hundred senior government officials from forty seven countries, as well as officials from both international development agencies and non-government organisations.

    During his time at Harvard University, Professor Peterson also taught public financial management in the Graduate program of the Kennedy School of Government.

    Equipped with more than thirty years of experience in public financial management, financial management information systems, financial and administration decentralization, institutional development and project design and management, Professor Peterson has delivered public financial management training to the Polish and Philippines governments and additionally, designed a public financial management training program for the Zimbabwean Ministry of Finance.

    He was a resident advisor for Kenya and Ethiopia for eight and twelve years respectively. In Ethiopia, he directed the reform of budgeting, accounting, disbursements, multi-year planning and financial information systems.

    He is the author of the book, Administration not Management: How Ethiopia Reformed Public Expenditure – A Model for Developing Countries, and has drafted numerous peer-reviewed articles on public financial management and public sector reform.

    Professor Peterson was made an Honorary College Fellow of The Graduate Union in 2017.

    Find out more about Professor Stephen Peterson's journey here.

    You can read Profiles of all our Honorary Fellows and their work, published on the Graduate House Website.

    Help us honour and celebrate those that have improved our society and our community at Graduate House.

    By donating to this campaign to honour the next Graduate House Honourary Fellow,  you are partnering with us to give back to those that have worked towards creating a more informed and educated world for us.

    All donations to the Graduate House and the Graduate House campaigns and projects are tax deductible. 

    FAQ

    How many awards are given annually?

    Currently, one award is given annually.

    How are Graduate House Honorary Fellows nominated?

    The Graduate Union recognises individuals – Professors, Scholars, Economists, Academics, Professionals and other residents and members for their actions. Other individuals who have contributed significantly to the graduate collegiate outside of the membership association can also be appointed by members of the association.

    What is the selection criteria?

    A College Fellow so appointed by Council will be:
    a. of international excellence and renown in their field of research and tertiary education;
    b. at professorial level and employed (on faculty) at a university at the time of appointment; and
    c. a contributor to and supporter of the Association.

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