Bursaries & Prizes

The following bursaries and prizes are available. For all applications, please email your completed application material, including full contact details and the Title and Abstract for your conference paper, to anzamems2017@gmail.com. Please include a copy of your conference paper proposal with your bursary application.

Please clearly state the information ‘Bursary application’ and the name of the bursary or prize you are applying for in the Subject line of your email.

ANZAMEMS Postgraduate and Recent Graduate travel bursaries

*Updated 3 November: due to donations and a generous contribution from ANZAMEMS, a number of  Postgraduate and Recent Graduate Bursaries are open for application.

Eligibility has been extended to include early career researchers who have graduated with a postgraduate degree (MA by research or PhD) within the last ten years.*

These bursaries assist  current postgraduates or early career researchers up to ten years since completion of a postgraduate who are currently unwaged to attend the biennial conference and deliver a paper.

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • A financial member of ANZAMEMS
  • In less than 0.5 of full-time employment
  • Currently enrolled in a postgraduate programme, or have graduated with a postgraduate degree (MA by research or PhD) within the last ten years.

Applications must include:

  • Full contact details including name, postal address, and institution and institutional status (e.g. ‘PhD candidate’) if relevant, or number of years since completion of a postgraduate degree
  • Title and abstract of paper to be presented at conference
  • Proof of enrolment or postgraduate award
  • A budget outlining cost of attendance at conference and an indication of whether any other funding is available for the purpose of attending the conference

It is not expected that the conference conveners will be able to offer a bursary to every eligible applicant. In the event of there being more eligible applicants than can be supported, the ANZAMEMS Conference Committee will rank applicants according to distance travelled, financial need, current employment status, and access to other sources of funding.

*Application deadline: extended to 18 November 2016*

Philippa Maddern Travel Bursaries

Generously funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800 (CE110001011)

ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions logoPhilippa Maddern Travel Bursaries support postgraduates giving papers on topics related to the history of Emotions. Applicants must be postgraduate students currently enrolled in a relevant degree in Australia or New Zealand. Upper funding limits are set at: AUD$500 for applicants travelling from within New Zealand, AUD$750 for applicants from eastern Australia, and AUD$1,000 for applicants from Western Australia.

All applications must include:

  • Full contact details including name, institution, institutional status (e.g. ‘PhD candidate’), and postal address
  • Evidence of current enrolment in a relevant postgraduate degree in Australia or New Zealand
  • Title and abstract of paper to be presented at conference
  • A statement of not more than half an A4 page explaining how your research relates to the research goals of the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions.
  • A copy of a quotation for travel to and from the conference, and for accommodation expenses
  • An indication of whether any other funding is available for the purpose of attending the conference

Applications are now closed. 

ANZAMEMS George Yule Essay Prize

The George Yule Prize is awarded to the best essay written by a postgraduate. It is awarded biennially, at each ANZAMEMS conference. The winner will receive a travel bursary for assistance in attending the conference, AUD$500 in prize money, and a year’s free subscription to Parergon. If the winner is resident in Wellington, the travel bursary may be applied to other travel connected with study, or other expenses associated with attendance at the conference.

Conditions for this award include:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled postgraduates at a university in Australia or New Zealand.
  • Candidates must be financial members of ANZAMEMS.
  • It is expected that the essay will be a written version of a paper presented at the conference. While the aural version must be strictly limited to 20 minutes, a longer word-limit (3,500 words) applies to the written version of the paper.

For full details on the George Yule Prize requirements, please see the ANZAMEMS Bursaries and Prizes page.

Applications are now closed.

Completed essays must be received by 1 October 2016. Candidates must include full contact details and proof of enrolment as a postgraduate student at a New Zealand or Australian institution.

 

ANZAMEMS Kim Walker Travel Bursary

The Kim Walker Travel Bursary is awarded in honour of Kim Walker, who taught in the English Programme at Victoria University of Wellington. The bursary, currently set at AUD$500, will be awarded to the person who most nearly fits the following criteria:

  • A postgraduate currently enrolled at a university in New Zealand or Australia
  • A New Zealand postgraduate when the conference takes place in Australia and an Australian postgraduate when the conference takes place in New Zealand
  • A postgraduate who is in particular need
  • A postgraduate who is giving a conference paper that is specifically related to the conference theme and/or on the subject of Early Modern women’s writing

Applications must include:

  • Proof of postgraduate status
  • Title and abstract of paper to be presented at conference
  • A budget outlining cost of attendance at conference and an indication of whether any other funding is available

Applications are now closed.

Note: Unsuccessful applicants for the Kim Walker Travel Bursary will automatically be included in the pool for consideration for ANZAMEMS Postgraduate and Recent Graduate travel bursaries as detailed below.

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