Lloyd Robson Memorial Award

This scholarship offers up to $8,000 to support graduate research students of Australian history with the costs of interstate travel, accommodation, entrance fees and conference registrations, research material costs and travel insurance.

Applications open

11 Jul 2022

Last day for applications

22 Aug 2022
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Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $8,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • "This scholarship gave me the opportunity to travel to Darwin and Canberra to examine and copy archival material that has allowed my project to develop in ways that would otherwise not have been possible. The information and knowledge I now have as a result of this visit has shaped the overall structure of my thesis to deliver a richer and more dynamic exploration of Indigenous education in the 1960s."
    - Beth Marsden
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a currently enrolled Masters by research or PhD student in the Faculty of Arts. If you are a PhD student you should be confirmed or have successfully completed your formal review; and,
    • be researching Australian history.

    Selection criteria

    The strength of the proposal, travel itinerary, budget, academic attainments and financial need will be taken into account.

    Preference is to be given to applicants who have not previously held the award.

  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must complete an online application including:

    • a statement (approx. 500 words) clearly indicating your field of research and how the award is likely to enhance your graduate research experience;
    • details of your interstate research program, including a full itinerary;
    • documentary evidence of the availability of archival materials at the locations you intend to visit and details of access arrangements (if applicable);
    • a statement indicating your financial disadvantage;
    • a budget;
    • a statement of support from your supervisor; and,
    • any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 8-10 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Rosemary Kiss

    In 1984 Rosemary Kiss provided a generous donation to establish an Award in memory of her late husband, Dr Lloyd Robson.

    Dr Robson joined the University’s History Department as a lecturer in 1964, remaining a vital and active associate of the Department until his death in 1990. His contribution to Australian history is considered outstanding. Through his seminal research and publications record, Dr Robson played a key role in the development of Australian history as a significant area of scholarly inquiry.

    This award is open to postgraduate students of Australian history to assist them to undertake research interstate.

What are the benefits?

Offers up to $8,000.  Several scholarships may be awarded from this amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept award online within 21 days,
  • include a reference to the fund in any presentation or publication arising out of research or travel undertaken; and,
  • submit a final report.



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