The Italian Australian Institute (IAI)
awards annual scholarships valued at $2,000 each, to students
who are enrolled in
an approved tertiary course at an Australian university and who are undertaking either their
final honours year, or other postgraduate work. The scholarships are aimed at contributing
financial assistance to a prospective applicant who is working towards the completion of a
thesis relevant to the Italian-Australian experience in all its manifestations
socio-economic, political, artistic and historical themes. The Institute is committed to publishing
the researchers thesis, and reserves first option to do so, in print and electronic
form, either whole or in part, providing the thesis has gained an HI or H2A
(honours) grade pass.
criteria are as follows:
1. No age restriction
2. Thesis length 12,000 words (min).
3. The application must be completed and submitted by the applicant.
4. The application must
include a summary of the proposed research topic and be
accompanied by a letter of support from a supervisor.
5. One half of the allocated scholarship
funds will be consigned on the formal commencement of
work on the topic and the other half will be consigned upon successful completion of the thesis.
6. Awarding of any scholarship is dependant on both the submission and an interview
between the applicant and an appropriately designated panel of the IAI.
7. The moral right remains with the author, although the IAI retains the
right to publish the thesis, in print and electronic form, either whole or in part.
8. The closing date for
applications for an IAI Scholarship is 28th
February every year.
Students who intend to
undertake a Masters or a Doctoral thesis based
on research on any aspect of life in the Italian community in Australia
may also, if they wish, apply for an IAI Scholarship. Their application will be
evaluated and the eventual amount of financial assistance will be determined on a
PANEL OF JUDGES
John Gatt-Rutter (Vic) Literature
Piero Genovesi (Vic) History/Literature
Laura Hougaz (Vic) Literature/Commerce
Walter Musolino (Vic) Literature
Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli (Vic) Cultural Diversity
Robert Pascoe (Vic) Historian
Massimo Vodola (Vic) Religion
Rino Grollo Piero Genovesi Walter Musolino Pier Giorgio Cappellotto
For application forms and details, please contact the Director, IAI, La
Ernest Jones Drive, Macleod
Phone: 03 9479 6430 Fax: 9479 6434