Postgraduate Scholarships and Prizes

A variety of scholarships and prizes are available to students within the School of Communication and Arts. The values, requirements, and application procedures of these awards vary greatly, and students are urged to study the list carefully to determine those most appropriate to their plans and achievements. For undergraduate and honours scholarships and prizes click here.

Scholarships

  • The Lucy Morris Stevens Scholarship - Established in 2010, the Lucy Morris Stevens Scholarship provides full relief of residence fees at Emmanuel College for a student studying in the areas of Drama/Theatre/Performance Studies or English at the University of Queensland.  The scholarship is open to Postgraduate and Undergraduate students (second year or above), though preference may be given to students enrolled in a postgraduate research higher degree.  The student should have outstanding academic results and have a desire to make a positive contribution to the life of Emmanuel College.
    • Download the application form here.
  • The Alfred Midgley Postgraduate Scholarship - Established in 2010, the purpose of this scholarship is to support a research higher degree student (MPhil or PhD) engaged in research in the field of Australian literature working in the School.  It was established by a bequest from the estate of Zoe Ann Burnett, in memory of her grandfather the late Dr Alfred Midgley.  Dr Midgley contributed to many aspects of early Queensland life.  He was a member of the ninth Queensland parliament, an early published Queensland poet, and a minister in the Methodist Church.  Zoe Ann Burnett graduated in Arts from The University of Queensland in 1948 and was awarded a Master of Literary Studies in 1989.
    • The amount of the scholarship will be $6000 per annum for a maximum of three years.  One or more scholarships may be awarded each year, on the recommendation of the Head of School. To apply click here.
  • The Cecilie Anne Sloane Postgraduate English Creative Writing Research Scholarship - Established in 2006, the Sloane Scholarship was established in memory of a former tutor and lecturer in the English Department, Cecilie Anne Sloane.  It is maintained by the income of a perpetual endowment fund set up by a bequest from Ron and Helen Diamond.  The scholarship takes the form of a $2000 MPhil/PhD top-up scholarship for the best Creative Writing candidate to be confirmed each year and is intended to assist the student whose project shows the greatest promise in both its creative and critical components, and whose application outlines a legitimate use for the funds to support the successful completion of the research higher degree.
    • Confirmed MPhil and PhD candidates are invited to apply in October each year. To apply click here.
  • The Helen Kay PhD Scholarship - Established in 2001, this scholarship commemorates the work and life of a promising young scholar of Australian literature, life writing and the environment, Helen Kay.  Helen was a postgraduate research student who died in 1999 while completing her degree in the School.  The Helen Kay scholarship is a completion scholarship which offers a three month stipend to assist a PhD student in the School to complete their degree.  Donations from Marie and Alf Berry established the scholarship in memory of their grand-daughter with the School providing matching funding. 
    • Applications must be submitted to the RHD Administrative Officer by the due date.  The scholarship may not be held concurrently with another award.  To apply click here.

 

Prizes

  • The A. E. E. Pearse Prize - Established in 1993, the A. E. E. Pearse Prize is awarded annually to a School postgraduate for the best article in literary or cultural studies submitted to a scholarly journal.  It is maintained by the income of a bequest from the late Archibald Ernest Edgar Pearse.  Previous winners include:
    • 2016 Margaret Cook
    • 2015 Wilson Koh
    • 2014 Elliott Logan
    • 2013 Wilson Koh
    • 2012 Paul Davies
    • 2011 Xanthe Ashburner
    • 2010 Rebecca Hazleden
    • 2009 Natalie Owen-Jones
    • 2008 Shared between - Matthew Campora and Andrew Williamson
    • 2007 Abigail Dennis
    • 2006 Kylie Cardell
    • 2005 Estelle Castro
    • 2004 Emma Cox
    • 2003 Shared between - Robert Clarke and William Hatherell
    • 2002 Peta Mitchell
    • 2001 Shared between - Kate Douglas and Elizabeth Hall-Downs
  • Dr John McCulloch Memorial Prize - Established in 2011, the Dr John McCulloch Memorial Prize is awarded to the best paper presented by an RHD or Honours student to the annual Work-In-Progress Conference (WiP).
    • 2016 Jamie Freestone
    • 2015 Giang Nguyen
    • 2014 Prateek
    • 2013 Chari Larsson
    • 2012 Prithvi Varatharajan
    • 2011 Elliott Logan
  • Dr Melanie McKenzie Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award - Established in 2015, the Dr Melanie McKenzie Postgraduate Teaching Excellence Award recognises the outstanding pedagogical dedication of Research Higher Degree students who work as sessional teachers in the School of Communication and Arts.  The award commemorates Dr Melanie McKenzie, who made a valuable contribution to the School as a teacher and a researcher while she was a postgraduate student.
    • 2016 Jessica Hughes
    • 2015 David Richard

Further Financial Assistance for Postgraduate Students

Domestic Students

Students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents and who are enrolled in research higher degrees (PhD or Masters) receive HECS HELP exemption scholarships from the University. For more information on competitive scholarships which provide a living allowance visit the Future Students Website.

International Students

International students are required to pay tuition fees for research higher degrees undertaken in the School of Communication and Arts. For more information on scholarships for International students visit the Future Students Website.

 


Further Financial Assistance for RHD Students

The UQ Graduate School manages a number of scholarship schemes that provide financial support for tuition fees, living costs and travel. 

  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) - Living for domestic students
  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) - Living, tuition and health cover for international students
  • UQ Centennial Scholarship (UQCent) - Living, tuition and health cover for international students
  • UQ Research Scholarship (UQRS) - Living for domestic students
  • UQ International Scholarship (UQI) - Living and tuition for international students
  • CSC-UQ PhD Scholarship - Tuition for Chinese students
  • Top Up Assistance Program (TUAP) - Living for international students
  • Graduate School International Travel Awards (GSITA) - Travel for enrolled RHD students
  • National Health & Medical Research Council - Living for domestic students
  • Other scholarships

For more information, visit the Graduate School Website.