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.

Honours

The Anthropology Honours Prize

Established in 2008, this prize is maintained by the School of Social Science. The prize is valued at $500 and may not be shared.

Eligibility

  • Approval from the Head of School, School of Social Science;
  • completing the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in the field of Anthropology; and
  • highest overall marks in the Anthropology Honours program.

The Bruce Rigsby Anthropology Prize

Established in 2005 and maintained by an annual gift from Ang Chin Geok to the value of $1,000 in honour of Emeritus Professor Bruce Rigsby who was the highly respected Head of Anthropology from 1975 until his retirement in 2000.

Eligibility

  • Approval from the Head of School, School of Social Science; and
  • completing the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) program in the field of Anthropology;
  • achieves the best honours 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 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 $1,000.

Eligibility

This prize will be awarded to a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) student who -

  • is studying in the field of Anthropology;
  • has submitted a thesis on a topic related to the Asia or Pacific region (excluding Australia), or on anthropological method; and
  • achieves the highest overall mark for the honours program.

The John Braithwaite Prize in Criminology

The John Braithwaite Prize in Criminology was established in 2004 to honour Professor John Braithwaite, a graduate of the School, and his contribution to criminology and comprises an amount of $500.

Eligibility

  • Approval from the Head of School, School of Social Science;
  • completing the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology or the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours); and
  • having the highest overall mark in the Criminology honours or Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) program.

The John Western Sociology Prize

The John Western Sociology Prize was established in 1996 to honour the late Emeritus Professor John Western’s contribution to Sociology. The prize consists of $1,000 and is maintained by the income of an endowment from Mrs Tasnee Western with a contribution by the School of Social Science.

Eligibility

  • Approval from the Head of School, School of Social Science;
  • completing a fourth year honours degree in the School of Social Science in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Sociology; or the Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) program. 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
  • achieves the highest fourth-year result in the Sociology Honours program.

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 $1,000.

Eligibility

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

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      Postgraduate & HDR

      The Madeleine Taylor Scholarship

      The purpose of the Madeleine Taylor scholarship is to support a Higher Degree by Research 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 $1,000 to a maximum of $2,250.

      For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please refer to the Scholarships website.


      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.

      For more information on eligibility and how to apply, go to: The Donald Tugby Postgraduate Archaeological Research Prize - Scholarships - University of Queensland (uq.edu.au)

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