The Eric Ormond Baker Scholarship

23rd Jul 2018
17th Sep 2018
Study level
Graduate coursework, Graduate research
Enrolment status
Current student
University Trust Record


Study Area

Screen and Cultural studies


The Eric Ormond Baker Scholarship provides graduate students with an opportunity to fund an international internship placement, and covers travel and living costs associated with this placement. The scholarship is an important step in further strengthening and developing studies in Screen Studies, Media and Communication, Cultural Studies and Arts and Cultural Management. The scholarship has been made available through the Eric Ormond Baker Charitable Fund and the particular interests of trustee and Screen Studies alumnus Graeme Baker.


Two scholarships of $13,000 each

Two awards will be offered to two students in the Faculty of Arts to provide travel and living costs for the duration of an internship, being for a minimum of 20 days and a maximum of 6 months.

The School of Culture and Communication will assist in facilitating the internship where possible, however it is the responsibility of the recipient to make their own arrangements. Attendance at key conferences and symposia would also be facilitated where possible.


Eligible applicants should be currently enrolled in graduate study in Screen and Cultural Studies within the School of Culture and Communication and may be enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) or Masters by Research, or in a Masters Coursework degree. Masters Coursework students should be enrolled in a minor research project.

Applicants must also be Australian citizens residing in Victoria and must undertake an international industry-based internship placement with an approved provider.


Recipients are required to:

  • Accept the award online within 21 days
  • Write two letters of acknowledgement and appreciation to the donor/committee (upon acceptance and after completion)
  • Submit a final report within two months of completing the internship
  • Submit a reflection upon completing research

One letter of acknowledgement and appreciation should be submitted on receipt of news of being awarded the scholarship, and should reiterate what the student hopes to achieve and provide any update on activities. A final report outlining the outcomes of the scholarship - in this case research findings, the value of the internment placement and also recommendations for further research and scholarship in this field - should be submitted on completion.


Scholarships will be assessed and awarded on the recommendation of a selection committee.

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

Application process

Complete the online application form and upload the following supporting documents:

  1. Copy of current academic transcript
  2. 1000-word statement of interest and intent that includes details of the company in which the internship is sought, what the aims of the internship will be, and how it will enhance the applicant’s expertise in the area
  3. Evidence of initial contact or approval from your proposed internship host
  4. Evidence of Australian citizenship

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