The Prue Torney Memorial Prize

24th Feb 2017
26th May 2017
Study level
Graduate research
Enrolment status
Current student
University Trust Record


Study Area

Asian studies, History


Professor Susan Magarey AM, FASSA to established a postgraduate travelling scholarship/ prize in Asian Studies, in the name of the late Prue Torney who was a staff member in the school of Historical Studies before her death on 28 April 2006.

The award can be used to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, entrance fees and conference registrations, research material costs,  travel insurance, per diem.



One award will be offered.


  • Open annually to a female research student enrolled in a Graduate Coursework or Graduate Research program in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, to be used for travel to Asia to further her historical research studies.
  • Students must be confirmed or have completed their formal review successfully.


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

Application process

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

  1. A statement (approx. 500 words) clearly indicating your field of research and how the award is likely to enhance your reseach project and graduate research experience
  2. Details of your research program, including full intinerary
  3. Documentary evidence of availability of archival materials at the locations you intend to visit and details of access arangements if applicable
  4. A statement of support from your supervisor
  5. Any other information to support application that may assist the committee in making its decision

Please ensure you have the above information available before you commence your online application.





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.