Willem Snoek Conservation Award

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

Applications open

17 Apr 2023

Applications closed

12 Jun 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 $3,340

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 must:

    • 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

    Eligible applicants must complete an online application including:

    • a 500-word project proposal outlining a cultural materials conservation project including the scope of the project and explaining the level of innovation demonstrated by the project and how it will have an impact within relevant communities;
    • a plan and timeline;
    • a budget outline;
    • at least one academic reference;
    • a current academic transcript or statement of results; and,
    • any other information to support the application that may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • About the donor

    Professor Robyn Sloggett AM and friends and family of Willem Snoek

    The Willem Snoek Conservation Fund was established to honour the life and work of Willem Snoek. The purpose of the fund is to support student activities at the University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation in the field of heritage conservation. Several donors have contributed to the fund, including lead gifts from Mr Robert Cripps AM and Professor Robyn Sloggett AM, Director of the Centre and widow of Willem.

    Willem was an archaeologist, teacher, craftsman and heritage conservator. He was a graduate of the University of Melbourne (BA, Dip Ed) and La Trobe University (Hons Archaeology). He worked on sites and places across Victoria and southern South Australia. He is particularly remembered for his work with Indigenous communities and government organisations.

What are the benefits?

Up to $3,340.

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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