W. Macmahon Ball Prize in International Politics

One annual award for the best graduate essay in International Relations

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $500

Applicable study areas

Historical, philosophical, political and social studies

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Lauren Kelly
    "I am humbled and delighted to have been awarded the W. Macmahon Ball Prize in International Politics, which I will put toward further reading materials. I am a first-generation university graduate and it’s a real honour to be recognised by this award."
    - Lauren Kelly
  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

    • be enrolled in a post graduate course in Political Science

    Selection criteria

    The prize is awarded to the student who submits the best essay in international studies.

  • Application process

    There is no application process. The prize is awarded based on merit and the successful recipient will be notified via email.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The award will be announced as soon as practical after the release of the end of year final results.

  • About the donor

    Mrs Katrine Ball

    In 1992, Mrs Katrine Ball, in memory of her late husband, William Macmahon Ball, Foundation Professor of Political Science and prominent scholar and teacher in international relations established this prize.

What are the benefits?

Approximately $500



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