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Scholarship name Discipline area Value Who can apply
Cowan Music Grant Music From $1,000 - $7,000   
Craft Apprenticeships and Tacit Skills Development for the Future of Making in Australia Cultural Studies, Visual Arts, Craft and Design, Sociology, or Labour Studies $28,000 stipend    
Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant Architecture, Interior Architecture, Art and Design, Urban and Regional Planning $5,000    
George and Nita Balales Grant for the Creative Arts Arts-Creative Writing and Literature/Cultural studies; Performing Arts/Social Media/Screen Studies, Contemprary Arts, Creative Industries, Art and Design $3,350   
Linda Lou Murphy Visual Arts Scholarship Visual arts $5,000    
Owen and Ann Broughton Art Grant Contemporary Art $2,000       
Rymill House Foundation Living Heritage Travelling Grant Architecture $2,000   
Swanbury Penglase Interior Architecture Grant Interior Architecture $4,000    
The Australian Government UniSA Regional Journalism Scholarship Journalism and Professional Writing $40,000      
Valda and Max Mycko Grant for Visual Arts Visual Arts $1,500    
Woods Bagot Grant in Architecture Architecture $3,000   
Woods Bagot Grant in Interior Architecture Interior architecture $3,000   

 

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



Cowan Music Grant

The Cowan Music Grant will be awarded to a student or students enrolled full-time in the Bachelor of Music or Diploma in Music at the James Morrison Academy of Music. The recipient(s) will receive a set amount between $1,000 and $7,000 determined by the selection committee, according to the selection criteria, to be paid in one instalment, after the Study Period 2 census date.

Applicants must provide a personal written statement (250 words) detailing their career objectives, the financial circumstances to be taken into account and how the grant will contribute to success in their study. Applicants will also be evaluated according to academic merit, to be measured by their performance at audition and/or Grade Point Average (GPA).

Value: From $1,000 - $7,000 to be paid in one instalment after the Study Period 2 census date provided the recipient continues to meet the ongoing eligibility criteria.

How to apply:  24 January 2020 - 8 March 2020 via my Scholarships.

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

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Craft Apprenticeships and Tacit Skills Development for the Future of Making in Australia

A Scholarship to the value of $28,000, funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) as part of the Discovery Project, ‘The Value of Craft Skills to the Future of Making in Australia has been developed to provide a talented student wishing to pursue Honours year study, the chance to deepen their research expertise and to provide a platform on which to launch their career following the completion of tertiary study.

The Honours researcher will be responsible for undertaking research and writing a thesis, addressing Project Research Question 4: To what degree have craft-based making skills been gained through informal rather than formal (higher education) educational training networks, and how is this best replicated moving forward?

As part of this, the recipient will examine the role of apprenticeship training within the making ecosystem, attitudes to university education versus trade (TAFE) training and explore possible new models for how such ‘on the job’ training can be re-invented to enable the expansion of making skills in a digital world.

The recipient will benefit from being a part of the research team on a funded national study providing research experience relevant to their degree; through being awarded a competitive scholarship that adds value to their CV; potential for professional referee/s and establishment of professional networks and contacts.

The Scholarship will be awarded as a regular stipend over the course of 1 year, recognising the financial commitment of students throughout Honours study.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.
  • GPA (5.5 or above) in Cultural Studies, Visual Arts, Craft and Design, Sociology, or Labour Studies.
  • Interdisciplinary applicants with expertise in at least one of these areas also encouraged to apply.
  • Have completed or are about to complete undergraduate degree(s) in the abovementioned disciplines between December 2017 and December 2020.
  • Must be prepared to commence their honours study in SP2 2021 and maintain full-time enrollment over the course of the year.
  • Submission of a written statement.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for applying for the scholarship.
  • Relevant academic and other achievements.
  • Future interests and intentions in their professional area after completing their degree.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of 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:
Applications are accessed through my Scholarships (via logging on to the student portal).
In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement as outlined above to CTV-TeachingLearning@unisa.edu.au

Value: $28,000 stipend

For more information contact:
Team Leader: Academic Services (Teaching)
UniSA Creative 
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 7071
Email: ctv-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant

The Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant has been established by Jane Walkley in memory of her father‚ Dr Gavin Walkley CBE‚ LFRAIA‚ who was a noted South Australian architect‚ town planner and academic. Dr Walkley spent 25 years (1951-76) as Head of the University’s Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design‚ during which time he greatly expanded the range of design and planning education on offer‚ by including subjects such as town planning‚ landscape design‚ and interior design.

Eligible programs:

  • DBIR Bachelor of Interior Architecture 4th Year Honours students
  • DHAD Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)
  • DMAE Master of Architecture
  • DGSP Graduate Diploma in Design
  • DMSP Master of Design
  • DGUR Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
  • DMUR Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The grant is designed to provide financial support to full-time students enrolled in one of the listed eligible programs within UniSA Creative.

The grant must be used for travel and financial support for the completion of a community engagement project in Australia or overseas. Financial support may include a stipend for the student to enable the project to be undertaken.

Applicants must identify a mentor from the academic staff in the disciplinary area in which the project will focus. This mentor should be consulted prior to application and nominated in the applicant’s cover letter.

Applicants will be required to submit:

  • A proposal (1 x A4 Page) to undertake and complete a community engagement project including:

             o A description of a project to be undertaken individually by the  successful applicant. The project is required to benefit a community. The proposal should define who their community is and how the project benefits this community. The project may be a continuation of work previously undertaken in the applicant’s previous studies or a new initiative. The project description should demonstrate the applicant’s developing skills and knowledge with an emphasis on community engagement and benefits to that community.
           o Itemised budget.
           o Project timeline.

  • A portfolio of work (up to 10 x A4 pages)
  • A research based textual work (e.g. a Research Report or essay) (up to 15 x A4 pages)
  • A cover letter (1 x A4 Page)
  • An unofficial academic transcript
  • Agreement to:
    o Provide a final report by 31 January of the year following selection (or an explanation why this may not be possible).
    o Deliver a presentation of the project to students at a negotiated date.

Selection will be based on the submitted project proposal, portfolio‚ academic merit (Grade Point Average) and performance at an interview.

The recipient will present a report and/or a presentation of their project outcomes describing the impact and benefits on and to the community.

At all speaking engagements, publications and exhibitions arising from the community engagement project, recipients should acknowledge the support of the Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant.

Value: $5‚000 to be paid in two instalments of $2‚500. The first payment will occur after recipient selection to assist with project establishment. The second payment of $2,500 will be timed at an agreed midpoint of the community engagement project between the recipient and panel convenor.

Payments are dependent on the recipient continuing to meet the grant criteria and maintaining satisfactory academic performance.

For further information contact:
Team Leader: Academic Services (Teaching)
UniSA Creative 
University of South Australia
Tel: (08) 8302 7071
Email: ctv-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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George and Nita Balales Grant for the Creative Arts

The George and Nita Balales Grant for the Creative Arts will be awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time in the second, third of fourth year of an eligible creative arts undergraduate program at the University of South Australia, with a preference to those pursuing contemporary arts or performing arts studies.

The grant will provide financial assistance to a talented student experiencing financial disadvantage, assisting them with the cost of materials for their program, as well as general living expenses. Funds may also be used to participate in extra-curricular activity, such as travel, which will broaden their horizons and contribute to the recipient’s future success in the creative arts.

Eligible programs are:

  • Bachelor of Arts – Creative Writing and Literature; Cultural studies; Performing Arts; Social Media; and Screen Studies
  • Bachelor of Contemporary Art
  • Bachelor of Creative Industries
  • Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Enrolled in an eligible program at UniSA.
  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program as a second, third or fourth year student, or standalone Honours program.
  • Full-time study load.
  • Submission of a written statement.
  • Submission of a character reference.

Full-time recipients will be given preference. Part-time applicants will be considered where there is a demonstrated need to study part-time.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Academic achievements.
  • Reasons for studying their current program and their passion for the creative arts.
  • Personal circumstances/financial disadvantage (disclosed at applicant’s discretion).
  • How this grant will contribute to future career goals.

The grant is aimed at students in financial need. Applicants should address the aspect of financial need in their written statement.

Applicants are required to provide a character reference. Examples of a suitable referee could include a Program Director, Course Coordinator, employer, religious or community leader, coach, or Justice of the Peace.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement and character reference, as outlined above.

Value: $3,350
Payment will be in two instalments:
- $1,675 (paid after the census date for Study Period 2)
- $1,675 (paid after the census date for Study Period 5)

Pro-rata payments will apply to part-time enrolment.

Payment is subject to the student being enrolled and maintaining satisfactory academic merit.

How to Apply: 6 March 2020 - 23 March 2020 via my Scholarships student portal.

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

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Linda Lou Murphy Visual Arts Scholarship

The scholarship has been established to honour the late Linda Lou Murphy who was a highly regarded South Australian artist known for performances that included the adornment of the body by complex folded paper forms. The interplay between skin/paper, artefact/body, and risk as a positive force were some of the themes that informed her work.

The scholarship is open to commencing or continuing students who are enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate coursework visual arts program (minimum load of 9 units per study period) and preference may be given to a first year student.

The recipient will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage or isolation, in accordance with the donors wishes, although consideration may also be given to applicants addressing other equity criteria. Additionally recipients will be selected on their passion for visual arts demonstrated in the personal written statement, and performance at an interview.

Scholarship applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, be enrolled in a Visual Arts program, and provide a personal written statement. Applicants will need to provide relevant details relating to their equity status (e.g. Indigenous, low-socio economic status, rural or isolated location or students with a disability) and personal or financial circumstances should be included in their written statement.

Students who are in receipt of another scholarship administered by UniSA are not eligible to apply.

Value: $5,000 paid in two instalments of $2,500. The first payment will be made after the Study Period 2 census date, and the final payment will be made after the Study Period 5 census date, subject to satisfactory academic performance.

How to apply:  2 March 2020 - 31 March 2020 via my Scholarships.

For more information contact:
Academic Services 
UniSA Creative 
University of South Australia
Email: ctv-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

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Owen and Ann Broughton Art Grant

The Owen and Ann Broughton Art Grant recognises the creative and academic achievements of UniSA Bachelor of Contemporary Art students.

The grant will support students entering third year and will be offered towards the end of the second year of study.

Owen and Ann Broughton made a significant contribution to the arts community of South Australia from 1950. Owen lectured at the School of Art and enjoyed discovering and developing talent particularly in sculpture. He was a professional sculptor with work represented in Government and private collections, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Ann was one of his students and went on to become an accomplished artist in drawing, pottery and sculpture.

The Kohler family (Leith, Andrew, Matthew and Simon) were related to the Broughtons and have generously established this perpetual award to honour the life and artistic endeavour of Owen and Ann.

The grant will be awarded to a second year Bachelor of Contemporary Art student who has excelled in their chosen discipline. The $2,000 grant will be paid as a single payment at the beginning of third year to support their further creative development.

The grant will help recipients meet the costs associated with study and pursue their artistic discipline including, but not limited to, textbooks‚ art supplies‚ computing equipment or other out-of-pocket expenses.

Successful recipients are asked to acknowledge that they are the recipient of the Owen and Ann Broughton Art Grant when submitting their work at the final year graduate exhibition.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or International Student.
  • Enrolled in second year Bachelor of Contemporary Art - applicants should be nearing completion of 72 units of study (credit can be included).
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 or above.
  • Full-time load.
  • Submission of a written statement.

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • How the Owen and Ann Broughton Art Grant would enhance your learning experience.
  • Details of your potential project/exhibition.
  • Passion for the arts and how grant funds are likely to be used.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, content of the written statement and performance at interview.

How to apply: Applications are accessed through my Scholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal) in Study Period 5. Apply.

Value: $2‚000

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

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Rymill House Foundation Living Heritage Travelling Grant

The Rymill House Foundation Living Heritage Travelling Grant offers $2,000 to one student enrolled in either the Bachelor of Architectural Studies or the Master of Architecture at the University of South Australia, to embark on an individual program of international travel to explore best practice in 'Living Heritage' - the philosophy of ensuring heritage listed places remain culturally relevant and active in contemporary society and across communities.

The recipient will present a report of their experiences and examples of global best practice to enhancing heritage places at the annual Australian Heritage Week at Rymill House event.

Value: $2,000

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

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Swanbury Penglase Interior Architecture Grant

The Swanbury Penglase Interior Architecture Grant aims to support new talent in the interior architecture field. It will be awarded to a student enrolled full-time or part-time in the Bachelor of Interior Architecture (DBIR) four-year program.

Applicants should be nearing completion of 72 units of study (half the Bachelor of Interior Architecture program load).

The grant will be offered to students towards the end of second year and is designed to support students entering the third year of the Bachelor of Interior Architecture.

Eligibility and selection criteria:

  • Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.
  • Completed/enrolled in 72 units of the DBIR program at the time of application (selection is subject to completion of 72 units)
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 or above
  • Submission of a written statement
  • Submission of Curriculum Vitae

The eligible program is:

  •  Bachelor of Interior Architecture (DBIR)


A paid work placement/internship at Swanbury Penglase is a condition of the scholarship and recipients may wish to integrate the placement into their program. The placement hours can be used towards the completion of Interior Architecture Workplacement 2 (ARCH 3060).

Applicants are required to provide a written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying interior architecture.
  • Academic achievement.
  • Future career goals including how the grant and placement would help achieve these goals.
  • Agreement to undertake a paid work placement at Swanbury Penglase at a mutually negotiated time and duration. There is a general expectation that the placement will be of two months duration

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to attend a selection panel interview.

The grant will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, content of Curriculum Vitae and written statement, enthusiasm for the industry and the desire to undertake work with a leading South Australian architecture firm as demonstrated in the written statement.

Interpersonal skills demonstrated in the interview will also be considered.

How to apply:
Applications are accessed through myScholarships (via logging on to the myUniSA student portal and selecting my Current Studies).

In addition to applying online, applicants are required to provide a written statement and Curriculum Vitae, as outlined above to: ctv-teachinglearning@unisa.edu.au

Applications will open in October in those years in which the grant is offered. Selection will take place in November and the recipient will be recognised at the architecture awards and exhibition night.

Value: $4,000 + paid placement/internship

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

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Valda and Max Mycko Grant for Visual Arts

The Valda and Max Mycko Grant for Visual Arts is available to students who are enrolled full-time in the second year of a visual arts program at UniSA. The recipient will receive up to $1,500.

The $1,500 will be paid in two instalments of $750 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates in the recipient's third year of study, provided the recipient maintains full-time enrolment and satisfactory academic merit.

The grant is designed to help recipients meet the costs associated with study including textbooks, art supplies, computing equipment or other out-of-pocket expenses.

Applicants are asked to provide a personal written statement (maximum 500 words) detailing:

  • Reasons for studying their current program.
  • Academic achievements - future career goals.
  • Financial disadvantage or hardship.

The recipient will be selected on the basis of financial disadvantage and on their passion for visual arts as demonstrated in the personal written statement.

Value: $1,500

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

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Woods Bagot Grant in Architecture

Nomination is based on academic merit in the first year of the Master of Architecture. The successful applicant will be chosen based on academic excellence and ability to recognise the relationship between academic studies and the needs of the architecture profession. Students will be invited to attend a personal interview, and to submit their current portfolio of work.

Value: $3,000 paid in two annual instalments of $1,500 each (first instalment in November/December and second instalment is upon successful completion of 18 units).

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

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Woods Bagot Grant in Interior Architecture

Nomination is based on academic merit in level 2 results, of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Interior Architecture. The successful applicant will be chosen based on academic excellence and ability to recognise the relationship between academic studies and the needs of the profession in interior design. Students will be invited to attend a personal interview, and to submit their current portfolio of work.

Value: $3,000 paid in two annual instalments of $1,500 each (first instalment in November/December and second instalment is upon successful completion of 18 units).

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

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