Lloyd Robson Memorial Award

This scholarship supports graduate research students of Australian history who are undertaking research interstate.

Applications open

14 Aug 2023

Last day for applications

30 Oct 2023
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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 $5,650

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 must:

    • be a currently enrolled Masters by research or PhD student in the Faculty of Arts; and,
    • be researching Australian history.

    Selection criteria

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

  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must complete an online application including:

    • details of your interstate research program;
    • a statement (approx. 500 words) clearly indicating your field of research and how the award is likely to enhance your graduate research experience;
    • a budget;
    • at least one academic reference;
    • academic statement of results; and,
    • any other information to support the application that may assist the committee in making its decision.

    Submit a scholarship application now

  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email.

  • 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 $5,650.  Several scholarships may be awarded from this amount.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept award online within 21 days; and,
  • submit a final report.



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The information listed here is subject to change without notice. Where we have listed information about jointly run scholarships programs, please also see our partners' websites. Information describing the number and value of scholarships awarded is indicative.