The School of Social Science and The University of Queensland offer scholarships and award prizes to help students fund their tertiary education. Scholarships and Prizes are made possible with the generous support of our donors, external agencies and industry providers.

For more infomation on other scholarships and prizes offered by The University of Queensland, please visit the scholarships website at http://www.uq.edu.au/study/scholarships

1. Honours

The John Western Sociology Prize

This was established in 1996 to honour the late Emeritus Professor John Western’s contribution to sociology. The prize consists of $1000 and is maintained by the income of an endowment from Mrs Tasnee Western with a contribution by the School of Social Science.

Eligibility

  • Students completing a fourth year honours degree in the School of Social Science with;
  • a single or extended major in sociology and;
  • the highest result in the honours thesis and coursework component.

UQCHU Honours Prize in Archaeology

Established in 2017 and maintained by the UQ Culture and Heritage Unit within the School of Social Science. The prize was
established to encourage excellence in the field of archaeology and comprises an amount of $1000.

Eligibility

  • Approval from the Head, School of Social Science and;
  • completing the BA or BSc honours program with an archaeological thesis topic in the School of Social
    Science and;
  • the highest aggregate mark.

The John Braithwaite Prize in Criminology

This was established in 2005 to honour Professor John Braithwaite, a graduate of the School, and his contribution to criminology and comprises an amount of $500.

Eligibility

  • Students completing a four-year honours degree in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology or Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Criminal Justice. In the case of Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) students, all honours fourth-year courses and the thesis must be undertaken in the School of Social Science and;
  • having the highest result in the honours thesis and coursework component.

The Bruce Rigsby Anthropology Prize

Established in 2005 and maintained by an annual gift from Ang Chin Geok to the value of $1000 in honour of Emeritus Professor Bruce Rigsby who was the highly respected Head of Anthropology from 1975 until his retirement in 2000.

Eligibility

  • Students completing a BA Honours (Anthropology) with the highest aggregate marks and;
  • a thesis on the topic of Aboriginal anthropology, interpreted broadly to include an archaeology thesis that attends to ethnography and/or social anthropology or;
  • a thesis on an Aboriginal linguistic anthropology topic

The Anthropology Honours Prize

Established in 2008, this prize is awarded to students who complete the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the field of anthropology with the highest overall mark. The prize is valued at $200.

Eligibility

  • Approval from the Head of School, Social Science.

The Donald Tugby Anthropology Prize

The Donald Tugby Anthropology Prize was established in 2010 and maintained by the income of an endowment gift of $23,000 from Dr Donald Tugby, who taught anthropology at The University of Queensland from 1958 to 1986 and carried out extensive fieldwork in Southeast Asia. The prize is valued at $1000.

Eligibility

This prize will be awarded to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) student who -
(i) is studying in the field of anthropology; and
(ii) has submitted a thesis on a topic -

(a) related to the Asia or Pacific region (excluding Australia); or
(b) on anthropological method.

and achieves the highest overall mark for the honours program.

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2. Postgraduate & HDR

The Madeleine Taylor Scholarship

The purpose of the Madeleine Taylor scholarship is to support a research higher degree candidate or postgraduate student to undertake research activities in women‘s studies in the areas of sociology or anthropology. The scholarship is a research grant of a minimum of $1000 to a maximum of $2250.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply, go to: http://scholarships.uq.edu.au/scholarship/madeleine-taylor-scholarship


The Pat Mullins Memorial Prize

In 2009 the School of Social Science created a Memorial Prize in honour of Associate Professor Pat Mullins who was a leading urban sociologist. The prize is valued at $200.

Eligibility

  • The student who obtains the highest grade, at their first attempt, in the postgraduate course Social Planning for Development.

The Donald Tugby Postgraduate Archaeological Research Prize

The Donald Tugby Postgraduate Archaeological Research Prize was established in 2010 and maintained by the income of an endowment gift of $23,000 from Dr Donald Tugby, who taught anthropology at The University of Queensland from 1958 to 1986. Dr Tugby introduced statistics to archaeology and initiated extensive archaeological fieldwork on North Stradbroke Island. The prize is to encourage and reward research excellence in archaeology by facilitating postgraduate student participation in the global archaeological research community.

Eligibility

Application for the prize is open to students enrolled in a higher degree in the field of archaeology.

The prize will be awarded to the student with the best application based on the following criteria in ranked order of importance -

(i) peer-reviewed publication(s) (in press or published), with an emphasis on highly ranked journals or other publications;
(ii) successful competitive grant applications;
(iii) conference participation, with preference for conferences of international standing;
(iv) previous prizes awarded;
(v) proposed use of the funds to support travel, publication, or fieldwork costs.

The prize is valued at $1,000 and is to be used to support -

(a) travel; or
(b) publication; or
(c) fieldwork costs, related to postgraduate research activities.

Download the application form.

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