The Postgraduate Research Travel Awards enable postgraduate research students to enhance and gain new perspectives on their work through travel in Australia or overseas.
The Awards were established to mark the 75th Anniversary of the University, and have since been supported by the generous donations of graduates, with assistance from the University Research Committee and the Postgraduate Students' Association.
The Convocation Awards Ceremony held on 26th August 2019 was a celebration showcasing the year's winners of Convocation awards, prizes and scholarships. The Postgraduate Research Travel Awards and Bryant Stokes Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence were presented.
In the last five years Convocation has contributed and facilitated awards and scholarships valued in excess of $250,000. It is the contribution and giving back of the Convocation members (the graduates of UWA), that assists with the awards, scholarships and prizes. These awards, scholarships and prizes celebrate achievement and excellence, so emphasising the research culture at UWA. Some Convocation awards are generously supplemented by other donors such as Professor Bryant Stokes, UWA Sports, the Graduate Research School and the Post Graduate Students' Association.