Harold Wright Scholarship and Sarah & William Holmes Scholarship

The Harold Wright Scholarship and The Sarah and William Holmes Scholarship, worth approximately $19,700, allows holders to carry out an intensive study of prints at the British Museum in London for a period of 3-12 months. The scholarship is open to graduates of Australian or New Zealand universities.

Applications open

8 Jun 2020

Last day for applications learn more

3 Aug 2020

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $19,700

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies

Number of scholarships awarded

1

  • Alice Clanachan
    "I am thrilled to be granted the opportunity to study in the British Museum Print Room and have access to the best print collection in the world. Many of my supervisors, colleagues and mentors are alumni of this scholarship and they cannot speak more highly of their experience at the British Museum. As an early-mid-career print curator, this scholarship will enable me to gain sustained insight into the history of Western printmaking and allow access to works I have been unable to see first-hand in Australian collections."
    - Alice Clanachan
  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be a graduate of an Australian or New Zealand university, or to other persons deemed by the Selection Committee to be of sufficient scholarly standard
    • have a background involving a serious study of prints and that the study at the British Museum would be useful for the furtherance of their career.
    • not be employed by any commercial art gallery or other art gallery run for profit
    • not be engaged in art dealing on their own account or in partnership

    The scholarship may be awarded to a person employed by a public or private art gallery which is not run with a view to profit. Applicants may use the scholarship to study in the British Museum print room for 3-12 months. Applicants should state their preference and proposed dates in their application. Efforts will be made by the selection panel to ensure the recipient is allocated the time that they prefer, subject to availability at the British Museum.

    Recipients are required to:

    • accept online within 21 days
    • submit a final report
  • Application process

    Submit an online application. Applications should include:

    • a statement outlining the proposed activities that will be undertaken during the placement
    • a budget
    • a curriculum vitae, including present position. No more than two pages
    • academic transcripts, including previous studies in the art of the print
    • certified copy of Australian or NZ Citizenship eg, passport, birth certificate, citizenship certificate
    • two academic references or letters of support
    • any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision

    The scholarship may be used to study in the British Museum print room for between 3-12 months. Applicants should state their preference and proposed dates in their application. Efforts will be made by the selection panel to ensure the recipient is allocated the time that they prefer, subject to availability at the British Museum.

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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

    Harold Wright

    Harold Wright was an authority on prints with a world-wide reputation. In addition to academic honours and other marks of recognition, his advice was sought by almost every major art gallery with a department of prints. His association with Australia and New Zealand derives from his honorary services to the Felton Bequest and his life-long friendship with Sir Lionel Lindsay, as well as private collectors in both countries. The second scholarship is named in honour of the parents of Mrs. Wright.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $19,700

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