Call for applications: AFGW Canberra Accommodation Bursary

The Canberra branch of the Australian Federation of Graduate Women is offering residential accommodation for up to four weeks at the Australian National University.

The award is open to a woman graduate or final year honours student from a university or equivalent institution in Australia, New Zealand, Papua-New Guinea or South Pacific countries. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of an affiliate of Graduate Women International. Canberra residents are ineligible.

The award is open to women of any age who wish to carry out a short research project, in any field, which would benefit from a short stay in Canberra, for example, to use a particular library or museum collection or special scientific equipment. The successful applicant will be required to provide a brief report following completion of her project.

The Bursary will be available during 2 to 31 January 2018.

Previous distinguished winners of the Bursary include Dr Janet Butler whose book Kitty’s War won the 2013 NSW Premier’s History award. While in Canberra, Dr Butler undertook research at the Australian War Memorial based on records of World War I nurse Kitty McNaughton. Another Bursary winner was Dr Fiona Hanlon, whose research was the basis of a chapter in Public Sentinels, covering evolution of senior legal positions such as Attorney-General and Solicitor-General. 

Applications close on 31 October 2017.

Enquiries regarding the Bursary may be addressed to:

Ms Heather Nash
AFGW-NSW (Canberra branch)
GPO Box 1453
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph (02) 6295 9214 and 0405 056 533

The successful applicant will be notified no later than 30 November 2017.