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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 studentsIndigenous Students
Scholarships for rural students Rural Students Scholarships for economically disadvantaged students Economically Disadvantaged Students Scholarships for international studentsInternational Students

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 Hazel Ryder Continuing Students
Art, Architecture and Design Higher Degree Research National Travel Grant Art $1,000 Hazel Ryder Continuing Students
Desmond Tan Grant in Architectural History Architecture $1,000 Christine Garnaut Continuing Students
Desmond Tan Travel Grant Architecture $1,500 Deanna Hall New StudentsContinuing Students
Friends of the South Australian School of Art Inc International Travel Grant Visual Arts, Visual Communication Design, Studio Project, $1,500 Research Support Team  
Gavin Walkley Memorial Grant in Architecture Architecture $5,000 Deanna Hall  
Linda Lou Murphy Visual Arts Scholarship Visual arts $5,000 Deanna Hall New StudentsContinuing Students
Rural Reconnect Grant Education, Health Sciences,
Nursing and Midwifery
$1,000 Chris Crabbe Rural students

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

Scholarship for continuing studentsAnne 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:
Hazel Ryder
Senior Academic Services Officer (Research)
School of Art, Architecture and Design
Tel: (08) 8302 0426
Email: hazel.ryder@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:
Hazel Ryder
Senior Academic Services Officer (Research)
School of Art, Architecture and Design
Tel: (08) 8302 0426
Email: hazel.ryder@unisa.edu.au 

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Desmond Tan Grant in Architectural History

The Desmond Tan Grant in Architectural History is open to a student enrolled in 2008 in the courses Architectural Research 1 and Architectural Research 2 for the coursework degree of Master of Architecture (DMAE). The grant supports research into a topic in architectural history focussing on the collections of the Architecture Museum, Louise Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design, as the primary resource. Applicants will be required to select a topic from a list provided by the Architecture Museum staff. Applications will be invited at the beginning of Study Period 2.

Value: $1,000

Closing date: Three weeks after Study Period 2 commences

Please note that this scholarship will not be offered in 2014.

For more information contact:
Dr Christine Garnaut
Director, Architecture Museum
Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design
Tel: (08) 8302 0204
Email: christine.garnaut@unisa.edu.au

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Desmond Tan Travel Grant

The Desmond Tan Travel Grant is open to students enrolled in the following programs within the School of Art, Architecture & Design whose primary research interest and/or practice is focussed in the architecture discipline:

Master of Architecture (coursework) or
Master of Sustainable Design (coursework)

The grant is to assist with the professional development of the award recipient/s in the field of architecture.

Value: $1,500

Please note that this scholarship will not be offered in 2014.

For more information please contact:
Deanna Hall
Senior Academic Services Officer (Teaching)
School of Art, Architecture & Design
Tel: (08) 8302 9199
Email: deanna.hall@unisa.edu.au 

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

The 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 & Design whose primary research interest and/or practice is focussed in the Art discipline:

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: $1,500

For further 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 further information contact:
Deanna Hall
Senior Academic Services Officer (Teaching)
School of Art‚ Architecture and Design
University of South Australia
Tel: 08 8302 9199
Email: deanna.hall@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:
Deanna Hall
Senior Academic Services Officer (Teaching)
School of Art, Architecture & Design
Tel: (08) 8302 9199
Email: deanna.hall@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:
Chris Crabbe
Advancement Services
Tel: (08) 8302 7634
Email: foundation.officer@unisa.edu.au

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