2024 ABC TOP 5

Media residencies for PhD researchers in Humanities, Arts and Science.

Presented by ABC Radio National & supported by our program partners:

  • Arts: University of Melbourne & Creative Australia
  • Humanities: University of Sydney
  • Science: Australian National University

APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 RESIDENCIES ARE NOW OPEN & CLOSE MAY 5th, 2024.

Click below for the application form in your category. 

To access the form, you will need to create a login in with the online application manager Submittable. Once you have done this, you can start the application process, and log in and out as needed.


To be eligible for the ABC TOP 5 Science media residency, you need to be an early career researcher with a PhD that has been conferred.

Early career is defined as being withing seven years of your PhD being conferred.

To be eligible for the ABC TOP 5 Humanities media residency, you need to be an early career researcher with a PhD that has been conferred.

Early career is defined as being withing seven years of your PhD being conferred.

The ABC TOP 5 Arts is for early career researchers with a PhD or studying for one in visual arts, architecture, design, performance, screen, literature, or music.

Early career is defined as being withing seven years of your PhD being conferred.