2020 Phyllis Montgomerie Commonwealth Award

Applications are invited for the 2020 Royal Commonwealth Society’s Phyllis Montgomerie Commonwealth Award. The award, of up to $5000, is intended to help with expenses, including travel, associated with a research or education project to be conducted in a Commonwealth country, including Australia.

Criteria

There is no restriction on the field of study or endeavour, nor are applications restricted to university students. Projects should have the potential for demonstrable benefit for the subjects of the study and Commonwealth member states. Applications must also include a clear statement of objectives and identifiable outcomes.

Eligibility

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • Australian citizens
  • Residents of the Australian Capital Territory
  • If students, graduate or higher degree

How to Apply

Online application form and details here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 November 2019.

(Note: in previous years all successful applicants have been PhD students at ANU.)

Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme

ANU’s Herbert & Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry is welcoming applications for the 2019 round of the Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme (for activities to be undertaken in 2020).

Three grants of up to $5000 each will be awarded to emerging scholars to assist research into the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity. Applications are open to all Early Career Researchers and PhD Scholars working in Australia, and are due on 15 November.

Full details of the Scheme are available here on the Freilich Project website.

Ibidolapo Adekoya – Three Minute Thesis Final

PhD candidate Ibidolapo Adekoya will be a finalist in ANU’s Three Minute Thesis competition on 4 September, and her research has just been profiled in The Canberra Times:

When Ibidolapo Adekoya first got the opportunity to research malaria proteins she “couldn’t say no”. The Australian National University PhD student, who grew up in Nigeria, has had the disease several times and knows how horrible it can be.

Tickets for the final are free and available here. Good luck Dola!

Cherry Gertzel Bursary: September deadline for applications

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.

Eligibility 

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

Funding

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

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Application process

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 (karen.miller@curtin.edu.au) 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 president@afsaap.org.au or Dr. Karen Miller karen.miller@curtin.edu.au

COMMONWEALTH RESEARCH

The ACT Branch of the Royal Commonwealth Society has announced the first Phyllis Montgomerie Commonwealth Award of up to $5000, which is restricted to Australian citizens resident in the ACT.  “Proposed projects must be carried out in a Commonwealth country and applicants are being asked to include a clear statement of identifiable outcomes.”

“Application forms, background information about the award, the Commonwealth ACT Branch and the RCS ACT Branch, are available on request at rcsact@bigpond.com “

Closing date 28th November.