Australian Federation of University Women SA Inc. (AFUW-SA) Trust Fund :Graduate Women SA Centenary Bursary

Opening Date: 01-01-2020   Closing Date: 15-04-2020  

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.

Eligibility criteria


  • Women students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents;
  • Must be studying at a South Australian University for a postgraduate award which is classified at doctoral level. This includes PhD study by research and professional doctorates (research and/or coursework);
  • Must have completed at least 18 months of PhD or professional doctorate study;
  • Must not be in full time paid employment or on fully paid leave during the tenure of the Scholarship;
  • Must not have received a scholarship or award in the same category in 2018.

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 criteria

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.

Scholarship Type: research, academic merit, financial, continuing, Indigenous students, international students, regional/remote/rural students,