Felix Meyer Scholarship

The Felix Meyer Scholarship provides an opportunity for University of Melbourne graduates to undertake creative writing during the tenure of the scholarship.

Applications open

15 Feb 2021

Last day for applications

5 Apr 2021
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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 $12,000

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

1 or more

  • Eloise Grills
    "The fellowship has been pivotal in its career support, cementing my status as a writer and artist in 2018."
    - Eloise Grills
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a recent graduate (within five years) of the University of Melbourne
    • be seeking to pursue creative literary work at an institution or independently

    Recipients may use the scholarship for travel (Australia only in 2021).  Current postgraduate students may apply if they have been awarded a University of Melbourne qualification.  Recipients may not hold the scholarship for more than 12 months without special permission.

    Selection criteria

    Recipients are required to:

    • Accept award online within 21 days
    • Submit a final report.
  • Application process

    Applicants must apply online and submit the following documents:

    • A creative project proposal of up to 500 words
    • Proposed travel itinerary (if relevant)
    • Current CV
    • Two academic or professional references
    • A writing sample of up to five pages
    • Evidence of completion of a degree at the University of Melbourne (copy of student transcript or graduation certificate).

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  • 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

    Mary Fisher Meyer

    The Felix Meyer Scholarship is offered each year, under the provisions of the will of the late Mary Fisher Meyer, for "graduate studies in some branch of literature, classical or otherwise".

    The purpose of the scholarship is to provide an opportunity, by travel or otherwise, for University of Melbourne graduates to undertake creative writing during the tenure of the scholarship.

    The scholarships memorialise the donor’s late husband, Felix Henry Meyer (1858-1937), medical practitioner, who studied medicine at the University and graduated M.B., B.S. in 1880-81, and M.D. in 1902. He lectured in obstetrics and gynaecology at the University in 1914-18 and published many articles on them in medical journals.

    Felix Meyer was a member of the obstetrical research committee set up by the University’s faculty of medicine in 1925, which led to the establishment in 1929 of the chair of obstetrics in the University. He was also interested in learning, art and music, and was a member of the Faculty of Music at the University and of the board of the Lady Northcote Permanent Orchestra Trust.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $12,000. Several scholarships may be awarded from these available funds.



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