Eric Ormond Baker Scholarship

This scholarship, worth $13,000, provides a postgraduate student with an opportunity to fund an international internship placement, and covers travel and living costs associated with this placement. The scholarship is an important step in further strengthening and developing studies in Screen Studies, Media and Communication, Cultural Studies and Arts and Cultural Management.

Applications open

22 Jul 2019

Applications close

16 Sep 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $13,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be an Australian citizen residing in Victoria and
    • undertake an international industry-based internship placement with an approved provider
    • be currently enrolled in postgraduate study in Screen and Cultural Studies within the School of Culture and Communication either in a PhD or Masters by Research, or in a Masters Coursework degree.
    • Masters Coursework students should be enrolled in a minor research project

    Recipients are required to:

    • accept the award online within 21 days
    • submit a final report within two months of completing the internship
    • submit a reflection upon completing research

    One letter of acknowledgement and appreciation should be submitted on receipt of news of being awarded the scholarship, and should reiterate what the student hopes to achieve and provide any update on activities.  A final report outlining the outcomes of the scholarship (in this case research findings, the value of the internment placement and also recommendations for further research and scholarship in this field) should be submitted on completion.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application and upload the following supporting documents:

    • copy of current academic transcript or statement of results
    • 1000-word statement of interest and intent that includes details of the company in which the internship is sought, what the aims of the internship will be, and how it will enhance the applicant's expertise in the area
    • evidence of initial contact or approval from your proposed internship host
    • evidence of Australian citizenship
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

  • About the donor

    Trustees of the Eric Ormond Baker Charitable Fund

    The scholarship has been made available through the Eric Ormond Baker Charitable Fund and the particular interests of trustee and Screen Studies alumnus Graeme Baker.

What are the benefits?

A single payment of $13,000 to provide travel and living costs for the duration of an internship, being for a minimum of 20 days and a maximum of 6 months.

The School of Culture and Communication will assist in facilitating the internship where possible, however it is the responsibility of the recipient to make their own arrangements. Attendance at key conferences and symposia would also be facilitated where possible.


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