Miranda Jane Hughes Scholarship

This scholarship supports graduate research humanities students undertaking research in historical, philosophical or cultural studies of the body, health or science. In order of priority, grants will support: essential field work and research trips internationally or within Australia; the presentation of a paper at a research conference; research master classes or specialist advanced training, internationally or within Australia; or publishing initiatives and other dissemination activities and projects aimed at enhancing students’ scholarly abilities and capacity to contribute to their field.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

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 $3,000

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies; Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • Amelia Winata
    "The scholarship will honestly make an enormously positive contribution to my studies. Fieldwork is essential to my PhD and the money rewarded relieves the anxiety around whether or not I would be able to afford the travel. I understand Miranda Jane Hughes came from Geelong. I was born and grew up in Geelong, so I feel like this is a really nice coincidence! It's great that her legacy is helping female academics and I hope the scholarship continues into the future."
    - Amelia Winata
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be a graduate research student in the Faculty of Arts.

    Selection criteria

    Applicants will be ranked in descending order of priority (i.e. the highest preference must be satisfied before the next preference can be considered), preference will be given to:

    • students undertaking research in the humanities in historical, philosophical or cultural studies of the body, health or science;
    • students enrolled in a research higher degree in the above or cognate areas of research; and,
    • female identifying students.

    Eligible applicants will also be assessed on their statement of 500 words, on the relevance and importance of the proposed activities to their graduate studies, and how the value the award will add to their successful progress in the degree.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application including:

    • a statement of 500 words on the relevance and importance of the proposed activities to your graduate studies and value the award will add to the successful progress in your degree;
    • details of planned expenditure of the scholarship;
    • a letter of support provided by your supervisor; and,
    • a statement of academic results.
  • When will I know the outcome?

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

  • About the donor

    Professor Julie McLeod and Dr Cherry Collins

    This scholarship was donated by Professor Julie McLeod and Dr Cherry Collins in honour of Miranda Jane Hughes. Miranda was born and raised in Geelong, where she attended Geelong Grammar School. She undertook a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) at The University of Melbourne and was a resident of Ormond College. Miranda commenced a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Science and worked for many years at Deakin University in a variety of research fellow and research officer roles. She maintained a rich intellectual and social life, a compelling sense of humour and an affection for the University of Melbourne and her time here as a student.

What are the benefits?

A single payment of up to $3,000.

Recipients are required to:

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



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