Category Archives: scholarship

Laura Bassi Scholarship

The Laura Bassi Scholarship, which awards a total of $8,000 thrice per annum, was established by Editing Press in 2018 with the aim of providing editorial assistance to postgraduates and junior academics whose research focuses on neglected topics of study, broadly construed. The scholarships are open to every discipline and the next round of funding will be awarded in August 2020:

Summer 2020
Application deadline: 25 July 2020
Results: 15 August 2020

All currently enrolled master’s and doctoral candidates are eligible to apply, as are academics in the first five years of their employment. Applicants are required to submit a completed application form along with their CV through the application portal by the relevant deadline. Further details, previous winners, and the application portal can be found at: https://editing.press/bassi

PhD Opportunity in Early Modern Women’s Writing: Australian National University

Professor Rosalind Smith is looking for a PhD student to work with her at ANU on the future fellowship project Marginalia and the Early Modern Woman Writer. The PhD candidate will work under Professor Smith’s supervision in a small team with two ECR research assistants (Dr Julie Robarts and Jake Arthur), and the scholarship includes a $5k per annum top up and funding to visit archives, go to conferences and build international networks.

For more information and to apply see here.

National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships

Have you started your PhD and require access to the National Library of Australia’s world-class collections? Summer Scholarships support Australian PhD students to spend six weeks at the National Library, from 11 January to 19 February 2021, researching the collections.

Scholars receive a stipend of $6000 to cover travel, accommodation and living costs, access to the Fellows room with office facilities, as well as special and supported access to collections.

Up to five scholarships are available:
Two Norman McCann Scholarships* for research into Australian history, Australian literature, librarianship, archives administration, or museum studies
The Seymour Scholarship* for biographical research
The Carol Moya Mills Scholarship for a scholar from regional or rural Australia
The National Library of Australia Scholarship*, with preference given to Indigenous scholars
*some age limits apply

Applications now close 5pm (AEST), Friday 28 August 2020. Read the Scholarship guidelines and apply here.

NTEU Carolyn Allport Scholarship for Postgraduate Feminist Studies by Research – Call for applications 2020

The Carolyn Allport Scholarship is available for a woman undertaking postgraduate feminist studies, by research, in any discipline, awarding $5000 per year for a maximum of 3 years to the successful applicant. Applicants must be currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, by research, in an academic award of an Australian public university. This scholarship has been created in recognition of Dr Carolyn Allport’s contribution to the leadership and development of the Union in her 16 years as National President.

Application deadline is 31 July 2020. A decision will be made in late August 2020.

For more information go to: http://www.nteu.org.au/myunion/scholarships or contact Helena Spyrou at: hspyrou@nteu.org.au or on 0419 339 259.

Australian Academy of the Humanities Fellowships

The Australian Academy of the Humanities has launched the inaugural John Mulvaney Fellowship. This award honours John Mulvaney AO CMG FBA FSA FRAI FAHA, one of the Academy’s longest serving Fellows and former Academy Secretary. John made a remarkable contribution to humanities scholarship, to the Academy and to the cultural life of the nation. 

In keeping with his deep commitment to Australia’s Indigenous people and cultures, the John Mulvaney Fellowship is an award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career researchers working in any area of the humanities. The Fellowship provides $4000 towards undertaking research or fieldwork in Australia or overseas, including accessing archives and other research materials and connecting with researchers and networks. 

Applications are now open and will close at 5.00pm AEST Wednesday 22 May 2019. Please visit the AAH website for further information including selection criteria and how to apply. 

Travelling fellowships and publication subsidies

A reminder also that applications for AAH Humanities Travelling Fellowships, the Publication Subsidy Scheme, the McCredie Musicological Award, and the Crawford Medal are still open and will close at 5.00pm AEST Monday 15 April 2019

Funded MA Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington

This scholarship is being offered as part of Associate Professor Sarah Ross’s Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Funded project on “Woe is Me: Women and Complaint in Renaissance England”. The scholarship is open to both New Zealand and Australian applicants.

The project examines English Renaissance women’s engagement with complaint, a powerful and ubiquitous rhetorical more that voices erotic, religious, and political protest and loss. In texts from Spenser’s Complaints to Shakespeare’s play A Lover’s Complaint, this literature foregrounds the voices and bodies of lamenting women, who rail against fickle lovers, harsh deities, or unfavourable times. In the foundational literature on complaint, however, the mode is largely understood as male-authored, an act of literary ventriloquy. Scholars have no collective sense of how Renaissance women writers uses this culturally central mode.

To tackle this lacuna, this Marsden project brings together an internationally recognised research team: Sarah Ross at Victoria University of Wellington; Professor Rosalind Smith at the University of Newcastle, Australia; and Professor Michelle O’Callaghan at the University of Reading. Together, the team is undertaking the first comprehensive interrogation of Renaissance women’s engagement with complaint as writers, readers, patrons, collaborators, editors, and performers. Exploring elite literary texts alongside religious works, gallows confessions, popular ballads and songs, and examining printed works alongside manuscript literatures, the project is producing a new account of how the voices of the disempowered, railing against their circumstances, helped to shaped the literary and social cultures of the English Renaissance.

Applications are invited for MA theses that would benefit from being conducted within this project team environment. Possible focuses include early modern poetry of complaint (amorous, religious, political), poetic forms (sonnets, dialogues, meditations), religious or political prose forms, print or manuscript literatures, and/or categories of female and male authorship.

Students who apply for this scholarship should have a First-Class Honours degree in English Literature. They should also demonstrate a strong background in early modern studies, and outstanding research potential.

Applications close 1 November 2018.

For further information and to apply, please visit the Victoria University of Wellington website.

 

 

National Library of Australia’s Asia Study Grants and Summer Scholarships

Applications for the National Library of Australia’s Asia Study Grants and Summer Scholarships are now open and will close on 30 September 2018.

The Asia Study Grants assist scholars in Australia to undertake research relating to Asia through a four week period of intensive access to the NLA’s Asian language and Asia-related collections. 

The Summer Scholarships support younger scholars and a scholar from rural or regional Australia undertaking postgraduate research, who require special access to the Library’s collections. Summer Scholarships are for researchers aged under 35 undertaking PhD studies, plus one open age scholarship.

More information can be found on the NLA’s website

ANZAMEMS 2019: Entries open for bursaries and prizes (postgrad/ECR)

The organising committee of the ANZAMEMS 2019 Conference is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for postgraduate/ECR bursaries to support conference attendance, and entries for the George Yule Essay Prize.

Entry requirements and details on how to apply can be found here: https://anzamemsconference2019.wordpress.com/bursaries-prizes/

George Yule Essay Prize

The George Yule Prize is awarded to the best essay written by a postgraduate. It is awarded biennially, at each ANZAMEMS Conference. The winner will receive a travel bursary for assistance in attending the conference, $AUD 500 in prize money, and a year’s free subscription to Parergon.

The closing date for George Yule Essay Prize submissions is 30 September 2018.

Postgraduate/Recent Graduate Conference Bursaries

To enable current or recent postgraduates who are currently unwaged to attend the ANZAMEMS Biennial Conference and deliver a paper at a session, travel bursaries will be offered. The amount of funding available and hence the number of bursaries funded, will be determined by the Conference Committee after they have considered the applications.

  • Current postgraduates should be enrolled in higher degree research programs (MA by research or PhD) at the time of their application.
  • Unwaged early career scholars should have graduated from a higher degree research program (MA by research or PhD) within the last two years, and should be in less than 0.5% of full-time employment.

The closing date for travel bursary applications is 30 September 2018.

Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary

One of the conference bursary applicants will be selected for the Kim Walker Travel Bursary, which is awarded in honour of Kim Walker, who taught in the English program at Victoria University of Wellington. The prize is currently set at $AUD 500.

Postgraduate students who have applied for a Postgraduate Travel Bursary (above) before the relevant deadline will automatically be considered for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary. A separate application is not necessary. Note that you do not have to be a member of ANZAMEMS to apply for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary.

 

PhD Scholarship at Macquarie University

A PhD scholarship opportunity at Macquarie University (Sydney) is being offered on the topic of “The History of Inebriation and Reason from Plato to the Latin Middle Ages”.

This project explores the creative tension that emerged in the Greek culture between a negative view of inebriation as falling away from reason and the development of a positive, metaphorical sense of inebriation as the transformation of consciousness, transcending the limitations of reason. I argue that starting with Plato this tension gave rise to two powerful metaphors: inebriation as a description of spiritual elevation and drinking blood as a description of erroneous spiritual quests. The project examines the development of these metaphors in the Greek and Roman literatures as well as their reception in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance up to the fifteenth century. By informing major philosophical and theological debates of the centuries under examination as well as the poetics of the genres that expressed them the image of drinking can contribute significantly to redrawing the map of pre-modern intellectual history through a unique lens.

The successful candidate is asked to develop a project that is relevant (broadly defined) to the future fellowship topic: for example, candidates can choose to research the role of wine in pre-Socratic philosophy or Greek Lyric poetry; the reception of Platonic inebriation in Byzantine philosophy or as late as Ficino. Candidates interested in the Biblical tradition of wine are also invited to apply. All candidates are encouraged to discuss their project with the prospective supervisor prior to applying.

For further information and details on how to apply, visit https://www.mq.edu.au/research/phd-and-research-degrees/scholarships/scholarships-for-domestic-candidates

The Medieval Academy of America MAA/CARA Summer Scholarships

The Medieval Academy of America
MAA/CARA Summer Scholarships

The MAA/CARA Summer Scholarships support graduate students and especially promising undergraduate students participating in summer courses in medieval languages or manuscript studies. Applicants must be members of the Medieval Academy in good standing with at least one year of graduate school remaining and must demonstrate both the importance of the summer course to their program of study and their home institution’s inability to offer analogous coursework. Click here for more information. The due date for applications is 15 March.

Applicants for these and other MAA programs must be members in good standing of the Medieval Academy. Please contact the Executive Director for more information about these and other MAA programs.