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Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences postgraduate scholarships and grants

Scholarships for continuing studentsContinuing Students Scholarships for new studentsNew Students Scholarships for indigenous studentsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Contact Who can apply
Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships Program Visual arts Covers return fares, tuition fees, and reasonable living costs for 12 months Samstag Continuing Students
Art, Architecture and Design Higher Degree Research International Travel Grant Art $1,500 Christina Penhall Continuing StudentsHighAchiever
Art, Architecture and Design Higher Degree Research National Travel Grant Art $1,000 Christina Penhall Continuing StudentsHighAchiever
Donald Leslie Johnson Higher Degree by Research Travel Grant Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning $1,000 Christina Penhall Continuing Students
Donald Leslie Johnson Travel Grant Architecture $1,000 Team Leader: Academic Services (Teaching) Continuing StudentsHighAchiever
Sydney Ball Friends of the South Australian School of Art Inc International Travel Grant Visual Arts, Visual Communication Design, Studio Project, $1,500 Research Support Team Continuing Students
Gavin Walkley Memorial Grant in Architecture Architecture $5,000 Carolyn McArthur New StudentsHighAchiever
Linda Lou Murphy Visual Arts Scholarship Visual arts $5,000 Carolyn McArthur New StudentsContinuing StudentsScholarships for economically disadvantaged students
Rural Reconnect Grant Education, Health Sciences,
Nursing and Midwifery
$1,000 Darren Garbin Rural students Scholarships for economically disadvantaged studentsHighAchiever
Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship Masters by Research $35,000 a year Lynette Copus New StudentsScholarships for international studentsHighAchiever

Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.


Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarships Program

Mr Gordon Samstag, late of Florida, USA, was a former staff member of the South Australian School of Art. In his will he made provision for a US$5 million gift for a trust fund to be set up to fund scholarships to enable Australian visual arts students to study overseas.  The University of South Australia administers the Samstag scholarships which each year provide grants covering return fares, tuition fees, and reasonable living costs for 12 months for up to ten Australian artists to study overseas.

The following are eligible:

All applicants must be either Australian citizens or have permanent residency status, and be at least 18 years of age. Persons currently overseas may apply provided they are otherwise eligible in accordance with the above.

Value: grant covering return fares, tuition fees, and reasonable living costs for 12 months.

Closing date:  30 June each year

For more information contact:
Secretary
Samstag Scholarship Program,
Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art
Tel:  (08) 8302 0865
Fax:  (08) 8302 0866
Email: samstagmuseum@unisa.edu.au
Web: Samstag (for online application)

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Art, Architecture and Design Higher Degree Research International Travel Grant

The grant is available to assist a research student in Art, Architecture and Design to undertake fieldwork outside Australia as part of their higher degree research project.

Value: $1,500

Closing date: April each year

For more information contact:
Mrs Christina Penhall
Team Leader: Academic Services (Research)
School of Art, Architecture and Design
Tel:(08) 830 27363
Email: Christina.Penhall@unisa.edu.au  

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Art, Architecture and Design Higher Degree Research National Travel Grant

This grant is available Art, Architecture and Design students to undertake a research project in a geographical area in rural or remote area of Australia.

Value: $1,000

Closing date: April each year

For more information contact:
Mrs Christina Penhall
Team Leader: Academic Services (Research)
School of Art, Architecture and Design
Tel:(08) 830 27363
Email: Christina.Penhall@unisa.edu.au 

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Donald Leslie Johnson Higher Degree by Research Travel Grant

The Donald Leslie Johnson Higher Degree by Research Travel Grant supports full-time and part-time Higher Degree by Research students in the areas of architecture and urban and regional planning with the costs associated with undertaking travel as part of their research project. The Grant also aims to encourage students to engage with the University of South Australia Architecture Museum in the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Applicants must answer the online eligibility questions and provide a personal written statement (500 words) addressing the following criteria:

Preference may be given to applicants undertaking a project with an historic connection.

Value: $1,000 paid in a single instalment at the School of Art Architecture and Design Awards Ceremony

For more information contact:
Mrs Christina Penhall
Team Leader: Academic Services (Research)
School of Art, Architecture and Design
Tel: (08) 830 27363
Email: Christina.Penhall@unisa.edu.au

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Donald Leslie Johnson Travel Grant

The Donald Leslie Johnson Travel Grant supports full-time or part-time first year Master of Architecture (DMAE) students with the costs associated with undertaking travel as part of their Research Methods and Research Practices courses. The Grant also aims to encourage students to engage in their research with the collections of the Architecture Museum in the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Applicants must answer the online eligibility questions and provide a personal written statement (500 words) addressing the following criteria:

Selection of the recipient(s) will be made based on academic merit (demonstrated by the applicant's Unofficial Academic Transcript) and how their personal written statement addresses the eligibility criteria.

Preference may be given to applicants undertaking a project with an historic connection.

Value: $1,000 paid in a single instalment following the relevant census date.

For more information contact:
Team Leader: Academic Services (Teaching)
School of Art, Architecture and Design
Tel: (08) 8302 7071
Email: aadstudy@unisa.edu.au 

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Sydney Ball Friends of the South Australian School of Art Inc International Travel Grant

The Sydney Ball Friends of the South Australian School of Art Inc International Travel Grant is open to higher degree research students enrolled in the following programs within the School of Art, Architecture and Design whose primary research interest and/or practice is focused in the Art discipline: Masters by Research (Visual Arts); Masters by Research (Design)/Major Studio Project and Visual Communication; Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts); or Doctor of Philosophy (Design)/Major Studio Project and Visual Communication. The grant is designed to assist with the professional development of the award recipient/s in the field of visual arts or design and is to be used to undertake fieldwork outside Australia as part of their higher degree research project.

Value: $3,000

For more information contact:
Research Support Team
School of Art, Architecture and Design
University of South Australia
Email: AADResearch@unisa.edu.au

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Gavin Walkley Memorial Grant in Architecture

The Gavin Walkley Memorial Grant in Architecture has been established by Jane Walkley in memory of her father, Dr Gavin Walkley CBE, LFRAIA, who was a noted South Australian architect, town planner and academic. Dr Walkley spent 25 years (1951-76) as Head of the University's Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design, during which time he greatly expanded the range of design and planning education on offer, by including subjects such as town planning, landscape design, and interior design.

The grant is designed to provide financial support to full-time students undertaking the first year of a Master of Architecture at the University of South Australia. Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of their work undertaken during their Bachelor of Architectural Studies (or equivalent) program. The portfolio should include a maximum of two design projects undertaken individually by the applicant (including a brief design statement), a research based textual work (e.g. a History and Theory essay) and a covering letter. The work selected for the portfolio should demonstrate the applicant's developing skills and knowledge with an emphasis on architectural design, urban design and architectural history.

Selection will be based on the submitted portfolio, academic merit (Grade Point Average) and performance at an interview.

Value: $5,000 to be paid in two instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates, provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact:
Ms Carolyn McArthur
Team Leader: Academic Services
School of Art, Architecture and Design
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8830 27071
Email: aadstudy@unisa.edu.au 

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Linda Lou Murphy Visual Arts Scholarship

The scholarship has been established to honour the late Linda Lou Murphy who was a highly regarded South Australian artist known for performances that included the adornment of the body by complex folded paper forms. The interplay between skin/paper, artefact/body, and risk as a positive force were some of the themes that informed her work.

The scholarship is open to commencing or continuing students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework visual arts program (minimum load of 9 units per study period) and preference may be given to a first year student.

The recipient will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage or isolation, in accordance with the donors wishes, although consideration may also be given to applicants addressing other equity criteria. Additionally recipients will be selected on their passion for visual arts demonstrated in the personal written statement, and performance at an interview.

Scholarship applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, be enrolled in a Visual Arts program, and provide a personal written statement. Applicants will need to provide relevant details relating to their equity status (e.g. Indigenous, low-socio economic status, rural or isolated location or students with a disability) and personal or financial circumstances should be included in their written statement.

Students who are in receipt of another scholarship administered by UniSA are not eligible to apply.

Value: $5,000 paid in two instalments of $2,500. The first payment will be made after the Study Period 2 census date, and the final payment will be made after the Study Period 5 census date, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

For more information contact:
Ms Carolyn McArthur
Team Leader: Academic Services
School of Art, Architecture and Design
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8830 27071
Email: aadstudy@unisa.edu.au  

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Rural Reconnect Grant

Fourteen grants are available to students from a rural or isolated area who have relocated to Adelaide to study full-time and are undertaking a professional experience placement in one the following disciplines: Education, Health Sciences, Nursing or Midwifery.

Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, be financially disadvantaged and have lived in a rural or isolated area for at least four years prior to commencing university. Applicants must be undertaking their placement in a rural area in the year that they apply for the grant. Please note that the grants will not be awarded retrospectively.

Applicants must provide a personal written statement detailing the location and duration of their rural placement and their future career goals. Preference may be given to applicants who are undertaking a rural placement greater than four consecutive weeks.

Applicants who are receiving financial assistance from the Spencer Gulf Rural Health School are not eligible to apply. Applicants who have previously been in receipt of a Rural Reconnect Grant are not eligible to apply.

Recipients will be selected on the basis of demonstrated financial disadvantage, academic merit (GPA) and a personal written statement. Recipients will also be invited to participate in research and evaluation.

Value: $1,000

For more information contact:
Mr Darren Garbin
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7030
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship

The Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship is available to a commencing full-time Masters by Research (MMRD) student enrolled through the University of South Australia's Hawke Research Institute, and whose research topic fits within the Hawke Research Institute's theme of 'Identity Transformations' and has societal relevance.

The student will be located at the Hawke Research Institute with a primary supervisor and supervisory panel. The student will spend their first 6 months at the Hawke Research Institute, then up to 12 months at The Long Room Hub where they will be acknowledged as a Visiting Scholar, and then the remainder of their studies will be completed at the Hawke Research Institute.

Prospective applicants must meet the University of South Australia's normal entry and eligibility requirements to study a Masters by Research. See entry and eligibility requirements for further information.

The Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship recipient's research field will be predominantly focused in the domain(s) relevant to and inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett's work and linked to the Hawke Research Institute's theme of 'Identity Transformations'. This could range from a study of satire and its impact on societal identity, to slavery or human rights studies, studies on catastrophe, to the transformative impact of telecommunications, international relations, technological innovation and its impact on the labour market, the global spread of mobilities, or issues of identity and social transformation. The proposed research will examine one of these areas through a societal lens and investigate its tangible benefit to society. The successful applicant will be able to draw a connection between their proposed research and the work of Sir Terry Pratchett.

Applicants will require good communication skills and leadership potential, demonstrated via a personal written statement and/or CV.

Applicants may be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Student Visa holder.

For further information please visit the following website.

Prospective Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship applicants are advised to apply via the myScholarships page in the student portal, more information is available at at the following website on how to apply.

Value: Up to $35,000 a year for a period of two years, made in fortnightly stipend payments and two annual lump sum payments of $5,000 each for accommodation and travel expenses. Payments are subject to satisfactory academic performance and full-time enrolment. The recipient will also have their course fees for the Masters by Research waived.

Please note: Recipients of the scholarship on an International Student Visa may be responsible for covering the additional associated costs of undertaking Masters by Research (MMRD) and the visiting scholarship to The Long Room Hub.

For more information contact:
Ms Lynette Copus
Institute Manager
Hawke Research Institute
Tel: (08) 8302 1007
Email: lynette.copus@unisa.edu.au

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