Felix Meyer Scholarship

The Felix Meyer Scholarship is available to University of Melbourne graduates who are undertaking advanced studies in literature and considering a creative project during the tenure of the scholarship.

Applications open

2 May 2022

Applications closed

13 Jun 2022

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 must:

    • have graduated from the University of Melbourne in the last five years;
    • be undertaking advanced studies in literature; and,
    • be undertaking creative literary work during the tenure of the award.

    Recipients may use the scholarship for travel.  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

    Applicants will be assessed on their demonstrated creative ability and the intention of the applicant to engage in creative work throughout the scholarship.

  • 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;
    • two academic or professional references;
    • 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,
    • a curriculum vitae.
  • When will I know the outcome?

    Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 8 to 10 weeks after the closing date.

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

Recipients are required to:

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



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