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, funds 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.

Applications open

19 Jul 2021

Last day for applications

30 Aug 2021
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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 $3,125

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 need to:

    • be enrolled in the Faculty of Arts

    Recipients are required to:

    • accept online within 21 days
    • submit a final report of their activities to the relevant discipline (this could be in the form of a published paper or work towards a postgraduate degree)

    Applications proposing international activity will not be accepted in 2021.

    Selection criteria

    Preference is given (in descending order of priority) 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
    • students who identify as female
  • 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
    • a statement of academic results.

    Applications proposing international activity will not be accepted in 2021.

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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

    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 approximately $3125.9


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