Ursula Hoff Art History Scholarship

This scholarship offers up to $3,000 to support students currently enrolled in honours, graduate coursework and graduate research in the area of Art History. It is named in honour of the late Dr Ursula Hoff whose career encompassed art history, curatorship and museum management at the University and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).

Applications open

4 Jan 2022

Applications closed

7 Mar 2022

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

  • Suzannah Henty
    "The support of the Ursula Hoff Scholarship was a great show of faith in my interdisciplinary and cross-institutional research in contemporary art practices in Australia and Palestine. With this financial support, I was confident in pursuing my research knowing I had the support of the Faculty."
    - Suzannah Henty
  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be currently enrolled in honours, graduate coursework, or graduate research focusing on the area of Art History at the University of Melbourne.

    The kinds of activities supported include:

    • students undertaking coursework degrees;
    • exchange opportunities for students;
    • research students with grants for conference attendance, field work and study trips interstate and abroad; and,
    • student conferences, publishing initiatives and other projects aimed at developing students' professional abilities so as to make them able and dynamic contributors to the field of art history in Australia and beyond.

    Selection criteria

    Applicants will be assessed by:

    • academic merit and financial need; and,
    • applicant's potential, as set out in the scholarship application, to make a contribution to art history in Australia and/or overseas.
  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must complete:

    • the University of Melbourne Student Financial Assessment form and attach evidence of submission to this scholarship application. If you have previously completed a financial aid application this will appear when you log in. You must update your details and resubmit the application;
    • the online application form. This requires a 300-500 word statement outlining how the scholarship would impact your life and assist with your studies;
    • current academic record;
    • two academic references; and,
    • any other information to support your application that may assist the committee in making its decision.
  • When will I know the outcome?

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

  • About the donor

    Chevalier Graham Ryles OAM KSJ and Mrs Judith Ryles OAM

    The Ursula Hoff Art History Scholarship was established in 2010 by Chevalier Graham Ryles OAM KSJ and Mrs Judith Ryles OAM to memorialise the late Dr Ursula Hoff AO OBE. Dr Hoff’s illustrious career encompassed art history, curatorship and museum management at the University and the National Gallery of Victoria. This annual scholarship is open to Art History students for activities that will assist them to be dynamic contributors to the field of Art History in Australia, and beyond.

What are the benefits?

Offers up to $3,000. One or more awards are offered from these funds.

Recipients are required to:

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

Enquiries

artsawards-info@unimelb.edu.au

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