The Cherry Gertzel Bursary Award is an annual award to assist female post-graduate students to complete study or research in African Studies.
The information below is selected from the AFSAAP website http://afsaap.org.au/ which should be consulted for more detail.
About Professor Cherry Gertzel AM (1928 – 2015) She spent over twenty years researching and teaching in Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia before returning to Australia in 1975 where she worked at Flinders University and Curtin University. Her wish to establish this annual bursary is a generous legacy and testament to her lifelong dedication to advancing the field of African Studies. More information about Prof. Cherry Gertzel is available at cherrygertzel.net.
Women who are enrolled in an Australian or New Zealand University
who have embarked on a post-graduate degree of which the subject matter is the study of Africa and who are able to undertake travel to an African state to conduct fieldwork, research or study related purposes
One bursary of $10,000 will be awarded annually.
Funds can be used for conference attendance, purchase or hire of equipment, costs of study commitments or short-term assistance with living expenses in an African State, for the purposed of field work, research, or study.
Funds must be used within 12 months of the date of the award
Information about the Bursary and application forms will be available on the AFSAAP website http://afsaap.org.au/ and the Cherry Gertzel legacy website http://cherrygertzel.net/ by May each year. The closing date for applications will be in September each year and the selected recipient will notified, with details made available on the website, in November of each year.
Applications, including supporting documents, should be lodged by email to Dr. Karen Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) before or on the closing date. Incomplete applications, or applications received after the due date, will not be considered.
For enquiries about the award and eligibility, please contact AFSAAP President Prof. Peter Limb email@example.com or Dr. Karen Miller firstname.lastname@example.org