The Northcote Graduate Scholarship scheme is administered by the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College London, on behalf of the Northcote Children’s Emigration Fund.
Scholarships are to enable students normally resident in the United Kingdom to undertake a higher degree at an Australian university for a period of up to three years. Applicants must ascertain their eligibility for an Australian graduate programme. There are no limitations as to the field of study. The scholarship will provide economy class return air fares to Australia, payment of compulsory fees and charges at an Australian university and an inclusive allowance of around A$20,000 per annum. Successful candidates must make the outward journey within the first calendar year of the award being granted.
Applications must be supported by: a) a statement from the applicant on the nature of the proposed course and/or the research project/dissertation (approximately 2 sides of A4); b) two references from persons in a position to assess the academic potential and character of the candidate; c) a statement from the host institution in Australia indicating that the research can be appropriately pursued there, and that the candidate is eligible for admission, and has been given provisional acceptance; d) a statement demonstrating why the study must be undertaken in Australia; e) a curriculum vitae.
Candidates are asked to ensure that applications are appropriate to the scholarship’s aims and provisions and that all requested details, with suitable headings, are included. The application forms must be signed hard copies.
Neither the Fund’s Trustees nor King’s College London can entertain providing successful candidates with funds over and above the research award or for more than three years. Scholars must make their own arrangements for health or other insurance cover. Scholars will be required to submit a yearly report on research progress and expenditure under the grant, with a supporting statement from their Australian supervisors. Continuation of the grant will depend on satisfactory reports. A comprehensive report on completion of the programme of study is also expected.
Applications will be accepted between 28 June 2010 and 27 August 2010.