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.
- be studying for a postgraduate award which is classified at doctoral level. This includes PhD study by research and professional doctorates (research &/or coursework); and
- have completed at least 18 months of PhD or professional doctorate study; and
- not be in full time paid employment or on fully paid leave during the tenure of the Scholarship; and
- not have received a scholarship or award in the same category in 2019; and
- be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
There is no restriction on field of study. The scholarship may be held concurrently with awards offered by organisations other than the AFUW-SA Inc. Trust Fund.
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 2020), i.e. by the end of June 2021.
Selection of winners is based primarily on academic merit, and 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 $4,000 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.
Your application must reach the Trust Fund’s secretarial service by 31 March 2020.
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 last day of June in the year of the award. Subsequently, a list of winners will be loaded to the Trust Fund Web site. The decision of the selection committee will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.