The Igor Meshakov-Korjakin Russian Scholarship
The late Igor Meshakov-Korjakin, gave direction to establish a scholarship or scholarships for students of Russian. The scholarship is to enable students to study Russian language and/or Russian literature at a university in Russia or at the Pushkin Institute in Moscow. The donor was a retired senior lecturer in the then department of Russian and Language Studies at the University.
The value will be shared by two or more recipients
Students must have successfully completed at least Russian Language and Culture 1 and 2 (or the equivalent)
Students who intend to travel for Study Exchange, Intensive Language/ Summer programs are encouraged to apply.
Examples of acceptable institutions: Pushkin Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Petrozavodsk State University
- Scholarship travel must be taken between 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018
- The scholarships will be awarded to the applicants who make the most compelling case for the use of scholarship funds in terms of their future studies/research and/or who best demonstrates that the funds would be integral to a successful research outcome.
- The value of each scholarship is to be based on a reasonable amount to support the usual expenses that would be incurred in the nature of such a study trip and to be relative to the term of study proposed and approved by the committee and according to available funds.
Recipients are required to:
- Accept award online within 21 days
- Write two letters of appreciation to the donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
- Submit a final report
Applicants will be notified of the outcome in late July 2017
You must supply the following documents to support your application. You can upload these into the application form:
- A summary of your proposed program of study in Russia (2 pages maximum)
- Evidence of initial contact or Global Mobility Exchange approval or short course placement at a Russian university including commencement and completion dates
- Current Academic Record/transcript
- Proof of current enrolment at the University of Melbourne
- Two academic references
- Any other documents or information which may assist the Faculty in making its decision
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.