John Monash Support Program

Sir John Monash Scholarships - Applications open 1 May 2020

The Sir John Monash Foundation was established in 2001 with an initial contribution from the Australian Federal Government together with further contributions from corporate and private sponsors and donors. Its purpose is to raise funds for, and to administer, Australia’s own postgraduate scholarships - The John Monash Scholarships - to foster leadership, expertise and international networks, as well as build Australia’s capabilities for the future.

The John Monash Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding Australians with leadership potential who wish to study overseas. The John Monash Scholarships are amongst the most important postgraduate scholarships currently available in Australia.

More information at Sir John Monash Foundation

The University of Newcastle will provide our applicants with a competitive edge when applying for a Sir John Monash Scholarship.  The following steps have been established:

1. Application review and feedback

To seek support for your application, please complete the Notice of Intent to Apply Form and send to

The Monash application review and feedback will be facilitated by the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation and will be conducted by University of Newcastle Executive.

2. Mock interview

Applicants that are successful to interview stage will be provided with mock interviews. Mock interviews will be facilitated by the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Innovation.

3. Important dates

1 May 2020Scholarship applications open
12 June 2020Draft applications to Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) for review
26 June 2020Feedback from Office of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) returned to applicant
14 July 2020Scholarship applications close

Previous University of Newcastle John Monash Scholars

2020 - Dr Maria Balil, Mr Samuel Parker

2017 - Ms Catherine Richards

2017 - Dr Truong Ton

2014 - Mr Kumaran Nathan

Further Information