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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Who can apply
Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship Master of Research $35,000 a year    
The City of Port Adelaide Enfield (PAE) Community Development Grant Social Work, Social Science(Human Services) $5,000      

Please note: Scholarships and Grants are subject to change and are awarded based on conditions current at the time of award.

Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship

The Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship is available to a commencing full-time Master of Research (MMRD) student enrolled through the University of South Australia's Hawke Research Institute, and whose research topic fits within the Hawke Research Institute's theme of 'Identity Transformations' and has societal relevance.

The student will be located at the Hawke Research Institute with a primary supervisor and supervisory panel. The student will spend their first 6 months at the Hawke Research Institute, then up to 12 months at The Long Room Hub where they will be acknowledged as a Visiting Scholar, and then the remainder of their studies will be completed at the Hawke Research Institute.

Prospective applicants must meet the University of South Australia's normal entry and eligibility requirements to study a Master of Research. See entry and eligibility requirements for further information.

The Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship recipient's research field will be predominantly focused in the domain(s) relevant to and inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett's work and linked to the Hawke Research Institute's theme of 'Identity Transformations'. This could range from a study of satire and its impact on societal identity, to slavery or human rights studies, studies on catastrophe, to the transformative impact of telecommunications, international relations, technological innovation and its impact on the labour market, the global spread of mobilities, or issues of identity and social transformation. The proposed research will examine one of these areas through a societal lens and investigate its tangible benefit to society. The successful applicant will be able to draw a connection between their proposed research and the work of Sir Terry Pratchett.

Applicants will require good communication skills and leadership potential, demonstrated via a personal written statement and/or CV.

Applicants may be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Student Visa holder.

For further information please visit the following website.

Prospective Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship applicants are advised to apply via the myScholarships page in the student portal, more information is available at the following website on how to apply.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant will not be re-opening for applications in 2024

Grant re-opening in 2025 is still to be confirmed 

Value: Up to $35,000 a year for a period of two years, made in fortnightly stipend payments and two annual lump sum payments of $5,000 each for accommodation and travel expenses. Payments are subject to satisfactory academic performance and full-time enrolment. The recipient will also have their course fees for the Master of Research waived.

Please note: Recipients of the scholarship on an International Student Visa may be responsible for covering the additional associated costs of undertaking Master of Research (MMRD) and the visiting scholarship to The Long Room Hub.

For more information contact:
Research Degrees Admissions
University of South Australia 
Tel: (08) 8302 5880 and selection option 1 or
Email: research.admissions@unisa.edu.au


The City of Port Adelaide Enfield (PAE) Community Development Grant

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield (PAE) Community Development Grant has been established to provide a final year UniSA student with professional experience and a platform on which to launch their career following the completion of tertiary study.

Recipients will contribute to a clearly defined project such as a community safety strategy or refugee welcoming initiatives.

The Community Development section at the City of PAE will be exposed to contemporary thinking and learning shared by the recipients, who will assist in undertaking a piece of work relevant to the Council’s current agenda.

Recipients will benefit from work experience relevant to their degree; practical experience that adds value to their CV by providing examples to reference in future job applications; potential for professional referees and establishment of professional networks and contacts.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or international student.
  • Final year student (credit for recognition of prior learning may be included in calculations to determine final year status).
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 or above.
  • Enrolled in any of the following programs:
    • Bachelor of Social Work - 4th year students
    • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - 4th year students
    • Master of Social Work – 2nd year students
    • Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) – 3rd year students
  • Full-time load.
  • Willingness to undertake a 4-8-week part-time work placement (as agreed between the student and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield).
  • Submission of a written statement:
    Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:
    • Reasons for studying their UniSA program and how the degree supports their aspirations, including career goals.
    • Academic achievements.
    • Interest in being actively engaged on the community development project and the value of the relevant skills and/or experience they can offer.
    • Willingness to undertake work placement at City of PAE.

The selection panel will review shortlisted candidates and select a recipient. Shortlisted applicants will not normally be required to attend an interview but may be asked to attend an interview to assist in the decision-making process.

If‚ in the view of the selection panel‚ no applicant is sufficiently meritorious‚ no award shall be made.

The grant will be awarded based on academic achievement, relevant skills offered and passion for the program, as demonstrated in the written statement.

Students may be in receipt of another scholarship or grant administered by UniSA.

How to apply: Online applications will open via my Scholarships

Grant will not be re-opening for applications in 2024

Grant re-opening in 2025 is still to be confirmed 

Value: $5,000. Paid in two instalments, provided they continue to be enrolled and maintain satisfactory academic merit. The timing of payments: One payment of $2,500 when the recipient and the City of PAE have met and agreed timelines and a start date. One payment of $2,500 at the midpoint of the project.

For more information contact:
Campus Central
Tel: 1300 301 703
Email: askcampuscentral@unisa.edu.au