For men or women enrolled in a higher degree by research at a South Australian university.
- Women and men of any nationality;
- Must be studying for a Doctorate where the major component is research;
- Must have a good undergraduate academic record;
- Must not be in full time paid employment or on fully paid study leave during the tenure of the Bursary;
- Must have completed at least one year of postgraduate research;
- Must not have received a bursary or award in the same category in 2017.
How a bursary may be used
This bursary 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). A Bursary may be used for conference attendance, the purchase or hire of equipment, fees incurred because of study commitments or short-term assistance with living expenses. Note that if the bursary is to be used for the purchase of equipment, the equipment must be for the personal possession and use of the applicant, not of the University department. The Bursary must be used within twelve months of the date of the award (June 2018), i.e. by the end of June 2019.
Selection of winners is based primarily on academic merit, but also on the importance of the purpose for which the bursary will be used to the progress or completion of the degree, on financial need as well as community activities and other interests.
The amount of each bursary will not exceed $3,500 but may be less depending on requirements of the successful applicant/s and if more than one bursary is offered based on applicant rankings and funds available. No one will be awarded more than one bursary in any one year. In exceptional circumstances the trustees of The AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund reserve the right not to award a bursary.
Source of funds
Until 2009 funds for these bursaries were raised annually by the Academic Hoods and Gowns Hiring Service run on a voluntary basis by the trustees, members of The AFUW-SA Inc. and friends (now GW SA). Funds are now sourced from investments and donations.
Your application must reach the Trust Fund’s secretarial service by
30 March 2018.
The AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund
213 Greenhill Road
Eastwood SA 5063 AUSTRALIA
It can only be posted to the above address. Applications received after the due date will not be considered. Applications remain the property of the trustees of The AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund.
The Trustees recognise that students retain ownership of intellectual property arising from their study.
Notification of winners
Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. In the normal course of events the successful applicants will be notified by the early July in the year of the award. Subsequently, the list of winners will be posted on this website in July. The decision of the selection committee will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.