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Bob Hawke Postgraduate Scholarship

The Bob Hawke Postgraduate Scholarship, funded by donations to the University of South Australia's Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, honours Prime Minister Bob Hawke's legacy by supporting excellent PhD research that draws upon the extensive collections of the Centre's Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Library.

The Library comprises 58.5 shelf metres of archives containing diaries, letters, telegrams, minutes, speeches, and newspaper cuttings relating to Hawke. The collection also includes audio, photographs, posters, cartoons and ephemera.

Robert James Lee (Bob) Hawke, Prime Minister from 1983 to 1991, was the most successful national leader of the Australian Labor Party. His Government's economic and social reforms, and international initiatives, are acknowledged to have shaped modern Australia. Hawke personified academic excellence and its practical application in public policy. He continues to champion research that informs public knowledge, and the efficacy of decision making that results from this synergy.

The Bob Hawke Scholarship supports postgraduate research into international and domestic policy development and governance during the Hawke era, and their impact upon Australia's future directions.

Eligibility
  • The scholarship holder will normally undertake full-time study.
  • The scholarship holder will normally reside in South Australia for the duration of the scholarship, except for periods where permission has been given to travel interstate or overseas for research purposes.
  • Australian and overseas nationals may apply for the scholarship.
  • Continuing eligibility is subject to satisfactory academic progress, as defined in the University's Academic Regulations for Higher Degrees by Research.
  • The maximum period of tenure for the scholarship will be up to three years.
  • The Dean of Graduate Studies, on application from the scholarship holder and supported by the Principal Supervisor, Research Degree Coordinator and Dean of research, may grant an extension to the scholarship funding for a period not exceeding six months.
  • Annual progress reports, approved by supervision panel, must be submitted to the Hawke Centre, for the information of the Honorable R.J. Hawke.

Value
$22,860 per annum for 3 years (2011 stipend rate) (equivalent to Australian Postgraduate Award). The scholarship holder is eligible to apply for a relocation allowance and thesis preparation allowance.
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