Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship (Theatre)

This scholarship is to help graduates in Drama/Theatre to travel abroad and enjoy a measure of financial support during the early years of their careers. This scholarship is open for award biennially (in odd years).

Applications open

27 Mar 2023

Applications closed

30 Apr 2023

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

$5,000 - $25,000

Applicable study areas

Performing and visual arts, theatre, film and television

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen
    • be alumni or eligible graduand of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice), Bachelor of Dramatic Art (Acting), Postgraduate Diploma or Masters degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music
    • have graduated within the previous ten years of the application closing date.

    Selection criteria

    Eligible applicants will be assessed on:

    • artistic merit
    • career aspitations
    • project and travel proposal
    • interview
    • shortlisted applicants may be required to submit additional examples of work for consideration.
  • Application process

    Apply online at this page. The link will become visible below only during the application open phase.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants can expect an outcome four weeks after the scholarships closing date.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $25,000 is available, which may be split between several applicants.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an interview.

To accept this scholarship, successful recipients are required to write a letter of thanks and provide an artistic biography for the donors or trustees. On occasion recipients will be contacted to provide a progress report.

Recipients must forward a progress report regarding the work they are engaged in every six months for the following 18 months after receiving the award. Upon completing the work, recipients are required to submit a final report.

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