Felix Meyer Scholarship

The Felix Meyer Scholarship provides an opportunity for literature graduates to undertake advanced study or research including creative work during the tenure of the scholarship.

Applications open

13 Mar 2023

Applications closed

1 May 2023

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 $13,000

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 must:

    • be a graduate of the University of Melbourne;
    • be undertaking graduate studies in literature at the University of Melbourne or further advanced studies in literature; and,
    • be undertaking creative literary work during the tenure of the award.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship will be offered to the applicant who demonstrates:

    • demonstrated creative ability and the intention of the applicant to engage in creative work throughout the scholarship;
    • the quality and feasibility of the submitted research plan;
    • academic merit; and,
    • the skills, experience and aptitude required to carry out the proposed project as evidenced by the application.
  • Application process

    Applicants must apply online and submit the following documents:

    • proposed travel itinerary, if relevant;
    • a creative project proposal of up to 500 words;
    • at least one academic or professional reference;
    • evidence of completion of a degree at the University of Melbourne (copy of student transcript or graduation certificate);
    • a writing sample of up to five pages; and,
    • any other information which may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email.

  • About the donor

    Mary Fisher Meyer

    In 1975, Mary Fisher Meyer left a gift in her will to memorialise her husband, Felix Henry Meyer, for postgraduate scholarships in both literature and in obstetrics and gynaecology. Mrs Meyer, herself a talented artist who had studied under E Phillips Fox, established the Felix Meyer Scholarship to support literature graduates who wish to undertake creative work.

    Felix Meyer dedicated his vocational talents to obstetrics and gynaecology from when he started studying medicine at the University of Melbourne in 1876 to the day he retired in 1935.  Among his many extraordinary achievements, Meyer founded the Victorian Nurses’ Association, assisted with the establishment of the Chair of Obstetrics at the University of Melbourne and had a long, distinguished career as a private practitioner and surgeon. Meyer was also very interested in creative pursuits; languages, books, learning, art and music.  A member of the Faculty of Music at the University of Melbourne, he wrote elegant verse and prose and was a brilliant speaker and conversationalist.

What are the benefits?

Up to $13,000. Several scholarships may be awarded from these available funds.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept award online within 21 days;
  • submit the relevant travel documents if using the scholarship for travel; and,
  • submit a final report.

Recipients may use the scholarship for travel. Recipients may not hold the scholarship for more than 12 months without special permission.



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