Honours Scholarship

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We seek highly motivated undergraduate students to join the research team of the Harry Gentle Resource Centre as Honours students.

About the Scholarship

The Centre is developing a portal of research dedicated to the study of Australian history to the 1850s, with an initial focus on the territory that became Queensland. We are exploring innovative approaches in digital humanities to documenting, representing and interpreting that history.

This historical period represents an era of intercultural encounters. Our aim is to offer a portal of interactive resources, research publications, commentaries and research aids to facilitate access to published and unpublished information for the period up to 1859. We seek to document particularly the lives and experiences of those persons, groups and organisations that have not been the subject of historical investigation. We acknowledge the diverse people, groups and claims on country that made up the early colonial period, including convicts and free-born, Indigenous diplomats, resisters, interpreters and guides, shipwrecks and settlers, religious and military – the whole range of contributors to a new era.

The Honours project should conduct original research that contributes to the aims of the Centre and the results will be hosted and profiled on the Centre’s portal.

Value and duration

One Honours scholarship is available for commencement in 2019. The scholarship is valued at $5,000 and enrolment may be full-time for one year or part-time for two years. The Harry Gentle Resource Centre is located within the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research – scholarship recipients will be supervised by Centre researchers and will have the opportunity to engage in the Centre’s research events and culture.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must fulfil the criteria for admission to an Honours program at Griffith University with a minimum GPA of 5.7. The scholarship is available to applicants who are Australian and New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents.

How to apply

You should develop a proposal in consultation with a potential supervisor and the Director of the Harry Gentle Resource Centre Professor Regina Ganter on 3735 7238 or via email at r.ganter@griffith.edu.au.

Apply through https://www.griffith.edu.au/scholarships

Next closing date

31 January 2019