Scholarships and prizes
The Faculty of Arts offers a unique range of awards to provide scholars with opportunities for development and research in the humanities, social sciences and languages.
Find a scholarship
The scholarships table below presents some of the scholarships available at arts. Use the search feature to narrow your results, or
Visit the Scholarships website, to view and search all scholarship options.
|Scholarship name||Applications open||Applications close||Total value|
|H B Higgins Scholarship||13 Mar 2023||1 May 2023||up to $5,160|
|Melbourne Access Bachelor of Arts Scholarship||Automatic consideration||up to $30,000|
|Indigenous Futures Scholars Award||5 Jun 2023||6 Aug 2023||up to $20,000|
|Faculty of Arts Excellence Scholarship||Automatic consideration||up to $5,000|
|Felix Meyer Scholarship||13 Mar 2023||1 May 2023||up to $13,000|
|Alexander and Bridget Jones Memorial Arts Scholarship||5 Jun 2023||6 Aug 2023||up to $30,000|
|Lloyd Robson Memorial Award||17 Apr 2023||12 Jun 2023||up to $5,650|
|Margaret Cohan Research Scholarships||17 Apr 2023||12 Jun 2023||up to $1,790|
|Italian Australian Foundation Bursary||5 Jun 2023||6 Aug 2023||up to $20,000|
|Willem Snoek Conservation Award||17 Apr 2023||12 Jun 2023||up to $3,340|
Tips on applying
A step-by-step checklist that guides you through the application process.
Instructions on how to submit the documents required before payment can be processed.
Forms and guides
Forms that may be required for may be required for making a scholarship application, as well as links to useful websites.
Research grant reporting requirements
Recipients of Faculty grants are required to provide a written report on the expenditure of research funds, and the progress of their research.
For information on awards offered across the University please visit the Melbourne Scholarships website.
Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize
Up to $12,000 prize, alternates between supporting an Australian poet to visit Ireland, or an Irish poet to visit Australia.
Peter Blazey Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded annually to writers in the non-fiction fields of biography, autobiography and life writing to further a work in progress.
Kate Challis RAKA Award
This award advances the recognition of Indigenous creative artists and follows a five-year cycle with a different area of the arts supported each year – creative prose, drama, the visual arts, plays and poetry.
Dinny O’Hearn Fellowships
$5,000 approximately, for an emerging writer in any of the fields of creative writing, poetry, or scriptwriting.
Ernest Scott Prize
This prestigious prize is awarded annually to the book judged to be the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation.