Richard Gunter Bursaries (in French or English)

8th May 2017
26th Jun 2017
Study level
Graduate coursework, Graduate research
Enrolment status
Current student
University Trust Record


Study Area

French Studies, English and Theatre Studies


In 2012, Alumni and donor, Chevalier Richard Gunter BA (1948), MA (1949) (Melb), established this bursary for the purpose of supporting travel and/or research for postgraduate students enrolled in French or English studies.

The bursary has been reopened this year to postgraduate students enrolled in the French Studies Program in the School of Languages and Linguistics OR the English and Theatre Studies Program in the School of Culture and Communication.


Approximate value $6,500

Two awards may be offered


Open to Graduate Coursework or Graduate Research students enrolled in the French or English Studies Program at the University of Melbourne for travel and/or research (which may include airfares/transport costs, accommodation, conference or seminar fees, and other cost that the committee agree may be relevant to support travel or research).


Recipients are required to:

  • Accept award online within 21 days
  • Write two letters of appreciation to their donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
  • Submit a final report


Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email within 6-8 weeks after the closing date.

Application process

Complete the online application form including budget details and upload the following supporting documents:

  1. Outline of the proposed activity and how this relates to their degree/field of study (1-2 pages)
  2. One academic reference (one page)





The amount available for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

The judges' decision will be final and the University reserves the right not to award the prize in the event it is considered that no work of sufficient merit has been submitted. Winning applicants please note the University of Melbourne reserves the right to publish the name of the winning applicant on its websites and other University of Melbourne publications.

Taxation on scholarships

Scholarships awarded to part-time students are assessed as taxable income by the Australian Taxation Office (under section 51-10 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997).

To ensure the correct rate of income tax is withheld, part-time students will be asked to provide a Tax File Number (TFN) Declaration Form prior to payment.

For further information on whether a scholarship is taxable, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website.