2017 Scholarship Applications

GRADUATE WOMEN (WA) INC AWARDS 

CLOSING DATE

Friday 30 June 2017

Now Closed - next available in 2018

Graduate Women WA Scholarships and Bursaries are offered to women enrolled in a recognised PhD and are to be used to enhance the outcome of the research and produce a higher quality thesis.

 

It is your responsibility to fully inform yourself of the requirements for submission and the conditions under which the GW WA awards are offered. Make sure you comply with the information sheet.

You can download the 2017 Application form and the Referee's Report form.

 

 

Graduate Women (WA) Foundation Bursary

Value up to $3,000

This bursary is open to women of any nationality, enrolled for a higher degree by research in any discipline.

Graduate Women (WA) Mary Walters Bursary

Value up to $3,000

This bursary is open to women of any nationality, enrolled for a higher degree by research in Science.

 

Graduate Women (WA) Joyce Riley Bursary

Value up to $3,000

This bursary is open to women of any nationality, enrolled for a higher degree by research or by coursework in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

 

Graduate Women (WA) Leah Jane Cohen Bursary

Value up to $6000, to be paid in two equal moieties in 2017 and 2018

This bursary is open to women of any nationality, enrolled for a higher degree by research in Law, Social Justice or Human Rights

 

 

Graduate Women (WA) Open Scholarship

Value up to $3,500

This scholarship is open to women who are enrolled for a higher degree by research in any discipline. Applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of Australian permanent resident visas.

Graduate Women (WA) Jillian Bradshaw Scholarship

Value up to $3,500

This scholarship is open to women enrolled for a higher degree by research in Humanities. Applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of Australian permanent resident visas.

Graduate Women (WA) Mary and Elsie Stevens Scholarship

Value up to $3,500

This scholarship is open to women enrolled for a higher degree by research in Mathematics or Science. Applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of Australian permanent resident visas.

 

 

 

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

For all Awards

(a) Women currently enrolled in a higher degree at a university in Western Australia

(b)Awards are not open to candidates enrolled in honours or diploma courses.

(c) Applicants must have had their research proposal approved formally at the university in which they are enrolled.

(d) Applicants must not be in full-time employment.

(e)Applicants may only ever hold one award bearing the name Graduate Women (WA) however designated.

 

For scholarships

(f) An applicant must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident within the meaning of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007. (Documentary evidence may be required.) 

(g) Scholarships may not be used for any purpose overseas except for study that is a component of an approved Australian university course conducted in an educational institution overseas.

 

For bursaries

(h) Women holding a degree from any University in Western Australia and enrolled for a higher degree at any recognised university are also eligible.

(i) All women of any nationality are eligible.

 

 

General Conditions

·      Awards are to fund a specific academic purpose that will assist a woman to enhance the quality of the higher degree for which she is enrolled.

·      Awards will not be made for the purchase of computers or for professional editing.

·      Graduate Women (WA) and the Trustees reserve the right not to make an award or to award less than the applicant has requested.

·      The decision of Graduate Women (WA) and the Trustees is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

·      Awards are made on condition that a full acquittal with original receipts for all expenses will be provided on or before 30 June 2017.

·      Unexpended funds must be returned to Graduate Women (WA) Education Trust.

 

Selection Criteria

Awards will be made on the grounds of:

·      demonstrated academic achievement

·      the purpose for which the money is to be used, in particular, the extent to which the award will assist the applicant to enhance the quality of the higher degree for which she is enrolled.

Applicants are advised to apply only after completing at least one year’s fulltime equivalent of their candidature to be competitive. While conference funding is a valid purpose for the awards, applicants are advised to ensure that they establish a detailed case showing how this will enhance their degree.

 

Application Procedure

·      Applications, including supporting documents, are to be submitted as Word or PDF documents, and lodged by email to:  office@graduatewomenwa.org.au.

·      The application form will be available as a Word document from the Graduate Women (WA) website from 1 June.

·      One set of application documents will be considered for all relevant awards.

·      The completed application form must be accompanied by

(a)   A list of the PDF and/or Word documents that make up the application.

(b)  Scans of the applicant’s certified academic record

(c)   Proof of enrolment for a higher degree.

·      Applicants must request two referees to email a referee report form, available from the GWWA website, to the Awards Convener at the Graduate Women (WA) office, office@graduatewomenwa.org.au before the closing date. One of the referees must be the applicant’s principal current supervisor.

·      Applicants are responsible for checking that references have been sent and received by the closing date.  Referees’ reports will be verified.

 

For enquiries about awards and eligibility, contact Dr Patricia Todd at trish.todd@uwa.edu.au.

Applications will be acknowledged by email.  Should you not receive an acknowledgement within a week of your application you are responsible for contacting office@graduatewomenwa.org.au.

 

 

 

 

Postal address:  PO Box 48, Nedlands, WA.  6909