Donald Dyer Scholarship for International Students in Australia

Donald Dyer
Doctoral or Masters
Study in:Australia
Expired
Deadline: 30th November 2017

Donald Dyer Scholarship for International Students in Australia

The Donald Dyer Scholarship for public relations and communication is the largest research scholarship available in Australia for communication scholars and practitioners. This Scholarship commemorates the outstanding contribution of Donald Dyer MBE LFPRIA to the founding of the PRIA. The Donald Dyer Scholarship was made possible by the generous bequest from the late Sylvia Dyer, Donald’s wife, who in her own right contributed very significantly to the work of PRIA and like Donald was conferred with Honorary Life Membership of the institute.

Students commencing or in their first year of higher degree research – namely Doctoral or Masters by Research studies – in the field of public relations and/or communication are eligible to apply. Applicants would normally be expected to hold a first class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Scholarship

The Donald Dyer Scholarship is the largest research scholarship available in Australia for communication scholars and practitioners. The value of the Scholarship will not exceed $30,000 per year for a maximum of three years (for a full time student) with a six-month extension for Doctorate of Philosophy candidates. The Scholarship will run for two years for a Masters degree (full time). The annual lump sum of up to $5,000 PA will be provided to cover costs such as research-related expenses, conferences, overseas study and minor expenses as detailed in the scholar’s application.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

  • High academic achievement
  • Content of the written statement
  • Performance at an interview

The scholarship may be awarded to more than one student in any year, subject to the recommendation of the selection committee, and subject to funds being available. (Having in mind that two or three students may already be in the pipeline over two or three years.)

Should no suitable candidate apply then no scholarship will be awarded and the funds carried forward to a subsequent year.

Recipients will be required to have membership of PRIA or to take up membership. Scholars will be encouraged to attend PRIA and other communication conventions, conferences and seminars.

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Deadline: 30th November 2017

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