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Peter Lawrence Memorial Scholarship

Key details

Minimum RTP stipend rate + $6000
Length of Support
1.75-3.5 years

About this scholarship

How to apply

No application required. Apply for a Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend Scholarship to be considered for this scholarship.

Find out more information on RTP scholarships for domestic and international students.


This scholarship provides a stipend equivalent to the minimum Research Training Program (RTP) stipend rate plus an additional $6000 per year, subject to satisfactory academic performance. The scholarship is tenable for:

  • up to two years for an MPhil recipient who commenced studies prior to 1 January 2019
  • up to 1.75 years for an MPhil recipient who commenced on or after 1 January 2019
  • up to three years for a PhD recipient, who may apply for a six-month extension.

Domestic students who relocate to take up this scholarship may claim up to $1000 for each adult and $500 for each child for eligible expenses. The maximum value of relocation expenses you may receive is $3000.

International students who relocate from their home country to take up this scholarship may claim:

  • up to $1250 for each adult and $800 for each child for eligible expenses at the start of their studies, and to return to their home country after successful completion of studies
  • $1000 for eligible expenses.

International students may claim a maximum value of relocation expenses of $9200. Academic course fees and the Student Services Amenities fees are not provided for international recipients.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be a full-time student or unconditional offer holder in the Master of Philosophy or PhD in the Department of Anthropology
  • be undertaking research in the field of anthropology
  • apply for the Research Training Program Stipend Scholarship.

Note: Preference will be given to students enrolled in areas of study outlined in the terms and conditions.


This scholarship was established in 1988 by Mrs Fancy Lawrence, wife of Emeritus Professor Peter Lawrence. He was a Professor of Anthropology at the University from 1971 to 1986 who had a particular interest in Papua New Guinea and Melanesia.

It is funded by the Peter Lawrence Memorial Bequest and The Carlyle Greenwell Research Fund for students in Anthropology.



Eligible Degrees
  • Doctorate (PhD)
  • Masters (Research)
Eligible Study Fields
Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences