Summer Research Scholarships

Please note that IASH will not be taking on scholars in the 2020-2021 Summer Research Program.

During the summer break of 2019/2020 (25 November  2019 – 14 February 2020) the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) will offer four, ten-week Summer Scholarships to students who have completed at least two years of study in Arts and are planning to do honours or a research higher degree. The scholarships are for research work under the supervision of a member of the Institute.

Key Features:

  • A weekly stipend of $360
  • You will be supervised by well-established researchers
  • You will have access to facilities and materials that may not be readily available elsewhere.

The Project:

We encourage applicants to develop their own research project, aligned with the expertise of potential supervisors at IASH. Potential research areas include:

  • History of science and medicine
  • History of political or religious thought
  • Theory and philosophy of history
  • Cultural Studies
  • Critical Theory, including gender studies, queer theory and critical theories of the body

Applicants are asked to submit a 1-2 page research proposal as part of their application.

Expected Outcomes:

The main goal of this scholarship is to help students design, execute, and complete a research project, such as a thesis chapter or article, or a prospectus for a larger project.

Suitable for:

This project is open to applications from students with a broad background in the humanities, e.g. history, philosophy, literary studies, religious studies, or cultural studies. We are particularly interested in third-year or honours students, with plans to do further research in the humanities, but second-year students are also welcome to apply.

Further Information:

Please contact Dr Lisa Gunders ( in the first instance to register your interest. The IASH Coordinator will contact you to discuss your potential research project anddirect you to a suitable supervisor within IASH who will work with you to develop a project proposal/application.