Jessie Webb Scholarship

This scholarship supports a graduate student's travel to Greece to undertake a course of study at the British School at Athens or another similar school in Greece.

Applications open

13 Feb 2023

Applications closed

3 Apr 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 $20,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies

Number of scholarships awarded

up to 2

  • Kellie Youngs
    "The Jessie Webb scholarship made my visit to Greece and access to the British School at Athens (BSA) possible. Making professional connections with scholars at BSA, and examining museum objects and archaeological sites, enhanced my research understandings leading to new avenues of investigation in my PhD project and created links for future collaborative research projects."
    - Kellie Youngs
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled in a graduate course in Ancient History or Classical Studies in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the Faculty of Arts; and,
    • planning overseas travel to Greece to undertake study.

    Selection criteria

    The scholarship will be offered to a student who demonstrates:

    • the relevance of the overseas placement to their intended research;
    • the quality and feasibility of the proposed program of study in Greece;
    • academic merit; and,
    • the skills, experience and aptitude required to carry out the proposed project as evidenced by the application.
  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must complete the online application form including:

    • details of your proposed travel program;
    • a 300-500 word statement describing how you would use this scholarship, how it would positively impact your academic work and outlining how overseas travel is relevant to your graduate research;
    • an indicative budget;
    • at least one academic reference;
    • a current statement of results; and,
    • evidence of initial contact or approval of residency at the British School at Athens or any other similar school in Greece; 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

    Jessie Stobo Watson Webb

    Jessie Webb (1880-1944) completed a Bachelor of Arts in 1902 and a Master of Arts in 1904. She joined the History Department in 1908 and was promoted to the position of senior lecturer in 1923 and acting professor on several occasions (1925, 1933-34 and 1942-44). Jessie remained in the History program for the rest of her life and developed a renowned reputation for her teaching, which was mainly in the area of ancient history, especially Greek history. She died while an acting professor in 1944. The History Department library is named in her honour; Jessie left a gift in her will to support a student to travel to Greece and undertake a course of study at the British School of Archaeology at Athens or any other similar school.

What are the benefits?

Up to $20,000. More than one scholarship may be awarded from this amount.


Recipients are required to:

  • accept online within 21 days;
  • submit the relevant travel documents;
  • travel to Greece and attend either the British School at Athens or any other similar school to undertake study; and,
  • submit a final report.


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