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University of South Australia

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Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant

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About this scholarship

The Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant has been established by Jane Walkley in memory of her father, Dr Gavin Walkley CBE, LFRAIA, who was a noted South Australian architect, town planner and academic. Dr Walkley spent 25 years (1951-76) as Head of the University's Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design, during which time he greatly expanded the range of design and planning education on offer, by including subjects such as town planning, landscape design, and interior design.

Eligible programs:

  • DMAE Master of Architecture
  •  DGUR Graduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning
  •  DMUR Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The grant is designed to provide financial support to full-time students enrolled in an architecture or urban and regional planning postgraduate program within the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia.

The grant must be used for travel and financial support for the completion of a community engagement project in Australia or overseas. 
Applicants will be required to submit:

  • A proposal to undertake and complete a community engagement project. The proposal should include a description of a project to be undertaken individually by the successful applicant. The project is required to have a physical outcome to benefit a community. The project may be a continuation or development of work previously undertaken in the School by the applicant. The project description should demonstrate the applicant's developing skills and knowledge with an emphasis on sustainable community engagement and benefits to that community in the architecture or urban and regional planning disciplines.
  •  A portfolio of work undertaken in community engagement.
  •  A research based textual work (e.g. a Research Report or essay).
  •  A cover letter including a schedule to complete the project outlined in the proposal.

Selection will be based on the submitted project proposal, portfolio, academic merit (Grade Point Average) and performance at an interview.

The recipient will present a report and/or a presentation of their project outcomes describing the impact and benefits on and to the community.


$5,000 to be paid in two instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates, provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance.


Eligible Degrees
  • Masters (Coursework)
  • Female
  • Male
Eligible Study Fields
Property & Built Environment