Opening Date: 11-01-2019
Closing Date: 29-03-2019
For women who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, enrolled in a postgraduate doctoral level degree (PhD or professional doctorate) at a South Australian university.
How a scholarship may be used
This scholarship is not intended to fund basic research costs that should be met by your University, unless unforeseen costs are incurred (please explain if this is the case). The scholarship is intended to help students in a critical phase leading to completion of their studies. The Scholarship must be used within twelve months of the date of the award (June 2019), i.e. by the end of June 2020.
Selection of winners is based primarily on academic merit, but also on the importance of the purpose for which the scholarship will be used to the progress or completion of the degree, on financial need and referees’ reports as well as community activities and other interests.
The amount of each scholarship will not exceed $5,000 but may be less depending on requirements of the successful applicant/s and if more than one scholarship is offered based on applicant rankings and funds available. No one will be awarded more than one scholarship in any one year. In exceptional circumstances the trustees of the AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund reserve the right not to award a scholarship. NB. A student may apply for all the scholarships for which they are eligible.
Source of funds
Until 2009 funds for these scholarships were raised annually by the Academic Hoods and Gowns Hiring Service run on a voluntary basis by the then trustees, members of AFUW-SA Inc. (later GWSA Inc.) and friends. Funds are now sourced from investments, bequests and donations.