Ursula Hoff Art History Scholarship

This scholarship is for 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 2021

Applications closed

7 Mar 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 $3,200

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


    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 (Australia only in 2021)
    • 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

    • Academic merit and financial need
    • Applicant/s' potential, as set out in the scholarship application, to make a contribution to art history in Australia and/or overseas
    • Funds must be expended within 12 months of receipt unless special permission has been granted by the selection committee.

    Recipients are required to:

    • Accept the award online within 21 days
    • Submit a final report.
  • Application process

    Eligible applicants must complete:

    • The University of Melbourne Financial Aid Assessment 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
    • 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 6-8 weeks of the closing date.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $3,200. One or more awards are offered from these funds.



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