Penny Morris Research Scholarship

The Penny Morris Research Scholarship provides a stipend worth $32,400 a year for 3.5 years to support a PhD candidate who seeks to change the way we design, construct and care for the environmental and aesthetic qualities of new and existing residential developments in regional and outer suburban areas of Australia. .

Applications open

15 Nov 2021

Applications closed

31 Jan 2022

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $113,400

Applicable study areas

Architecture, building and planning

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a domestic student and meet the University's graduate research entry requirements.

    Selection criteria

    Applications should outline creative and design-led research proposals, responding to the diverse global and local pressures affecting suburban, regional and rural development.

    Research proposals should foreground creative practice research methodologies that use speculative design experimentation as a means of addressing research questions.

    The scholarship will be awarded to an eligible candidate whose submission demonstrates an outstanding academic record along with a compelling and innovative proposal.

  • Application process

    Contact Professor Hélène Frichot by email with ‘PMRS’ in the subject line outlining your interest in applying for the scholarship. Please include:
    * 1-4 page research proposal
    * CV
    * academic transcript and grading scale from your previous degree.  
    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.

    A candidature application for the Doctor of Philosophy - Architecture, Building and Planning should also be submitted by 31st January 2022.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The successful candidate will be informed of the outcome of their application in early February, 2022.

What are the benefits?

  • A stipend worth $32,400 per year for a maximum of 3.5 years
  • Tuition fee remission through Research Training Program (RTP)

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