Willem Snoek Conservation Award

This award, worth $2,954, supports a heritage conservation project initiated by students studying at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation.

Applications open

31 May 2021

Applications closed

2 Aug 2021

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 $2,954

Applicable study areas

Language, literature and cultural studies

Number of scholarships awarded

Approximately 1

  • "Our project ‘Glimpse of Hajj’ aims to facilitate community engagement with manuscripts of the Middle Eastern Collection of the University of Melbourne through digital technologies. As early-career academic conservators, we have been able to translate our research into tangible avenues for wider engagement, including the research and the production of a video on Muslim pilgrimage. The Willem Snoek Scholarship has provided opportunities to connect with the Muslim communities and has allowed us to share this significant and under utilised collection of manuscripts more widely."
    - Leila Alhagh and Sophie Lewincamp
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled in a course of study or research in the field of heritage conservation at the University of Melbourne's Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation.

    Selection criteria

    Applications are assessed and ranked on the identified cultural materials conservation project including the scope of the project along with the plan and timeline, and the explanation and demonstration of the level of innovation within the project and how it will have an impact within relevant communities.

  • Application process

    Submit an online application. Proposals should identify a cultural materials conservation project and should outline the scope of the project, provide a plan and timeline, explain the level of innovation demonstrated by the project and outline how it will have an impact within relevant communities. Joint projects are accepted.

    Eligible applicants must complete an online application including:

    • a 500-word project proposal;
    • a budget outline (no more than one page);
    • a plan and timeline (no more than one page);
    • letters of support from partners (if applicable);
    • letter of reference; and,
    • a current academic record/ transcript or some other form of evidence showing you meet eligibility.
  • 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

    Several donors contributed to the Willem Snoek fund

    The Willem Snoek Conservation Fund was established in 2016 to support student activities at the University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, or its successor, in the field of heritage conservation. Several donors contributed to the Fund, including Professor Robyn Sloggett AM, Director of the Centre, and Mr Robert W Cripps AM who each contributed $25,000.

    Willem Snoek was an archaeologist, teacher, craftsman and heritage conservator. He was a graduate of the University of Melbourne (B.A, Dip. Ed.) and La Trobe University (Hons. Archaeology). He worked on sites and places across Victoria and southern South Australia, and for Indigenous communities, government organisations, corporations and private individuals. He was the husband of Professor Robyn Sloggett, Director of the Grimwade Centre.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $2,954.

Recipients are required to:

  • accept the award online within 21 days;
  • acquit the project in line with the stated aims of the application;
  • complete the project within 12 months following the offer of the award; and,
  • submit a final report within 21 days of completion of the project.



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