Bursaries & Prizes

Applications for the Conference Bursaries and George Yule Prize are now closed. Applicants will be notified of outcomes by mid-October.

Postgraduate/Recent Graduate Conference Bursaries

To enable current or recent postgraduates who are currently unwaged to attend the ANZAMEMS Biennial Conference and deliver a paper at a session, travel bursaries will be offered. The amount of funding available and hence the number of bursaries funded, will be determined by the Conference Committee after they have considered the applications.

  • Current postgraduates should be enrolled in higher degree research programs (MA by research or PhD) at the time of their application.
  • Unwaged early career scholars should have graduated from a higher degree research program (MA by research or PhD) within the last two years, and should be in less than 0.5% of full-time employment

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

The closing date for travel bursary applications is 30 September 2018.

To apply for a travel bursary, please complete the RPG-Unwaged Travel Bursary Form and email it to anzamems2019@gmail.com as a .doc or .pdf file, with the subject line ‘Travel Bursary Application.

Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary

One of the conference bursary applicants will be selected for the Kim Walker Travel Bursary, which is awarded in honour of Kim Walker, who taught in the English program at Victoria University of Wellington. The prize is currently set at $AUD 500.

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

Postgraduate students who have applied for a Postgraduate Travel Bursary (above) before the relevant deadline will automatically be considered for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary. A separate application is not necessary. Note that you do not have to be a member of ANZAMEMS to apply for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary.

George Yule Essay Prize

The George Yule Prize is awarded to the best essay written by a postgraduate. It is awarded biennially, at each ANZAMEMS Conference. The winner will receive a travel bursary for assistance in attending the conference, $AUD 500 in prize money, and a year’s free subscription to Parergon.

More details and eligibility requirements are available here.

The closing date for prize submissions is 30 September 2018.

Please complete the George Yule Prize Cover Sheet, attach it to you essay submission along with proof of postgraduate status, and email it to anzamems2019@gmail.com as a .doc or .pdf file, with the subject line ‘George Yule Prize Application.