Bursaries & Prizes

Please note: Applications for all Bursaries and Prizes close on: 12 November 2021.

ANZAMEMS Conference Travel Bursaries

To enable current or recent Postgraduates and Early Career Researchers who are currently not in full-time employment to attend the ANZAMEMS Biennial Conference and deliver a paper at a session, travel bursaries will be offered.

Bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis and are scaled on the basis of distance from the venue (up to $300 for recipients travelling from regional WA; $500 from other Australian states and territories; and $1000 for those travelling internationally). Delegates from Perth are ineligible to apply.


It is not expected that Conference Convenors will be able to offer a bursary to every eligible applicant. In the event of there being more eligible applicants than can be supported, the ANZAMEMS Conference Committee will rank applicants according to distance travelled, financial need, current employment status, and access to other sources of funding.

  • Current Postgraduates should be enrolled in higher degree research programs (MA by research or PhD) at the time of their application.

  • Early Career Researchers should have graduated from a higher degree research program (MA by research or PhD), and should not yet be employed in an ongoing academic position.

To apply for a travel bursary, please complete the ANZAMEMS Travel Bursary Form and email it to anzamems2021@gmail.com, with the subject line ‘ANZAMEMS 2022 Travel Bursary Application’ by the 12 November 2021 deadline.

Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary


One of the conference bursary applicants will be selected for the Kim Walker Travel Bursary, which is awarded in honour of Kim Walker, who taught in the English program at Victoria University of Wellington. The prize is currently set at $AUD 500.

More details and eligibility requirements for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Bursary are available at the ANZAMEMS website.

Postgraduate students from New Zealand who have applied for a Travel Bursary (see above) before the relevant deadline will automatically be considered for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary. A separate application is not necessary.


NB: You do not have to be a member of ANZAMEMS to apply for the Kim Walker Postgraduate Travel Bursary.

George Yule Essay Prize


The George Yule Prize is awarded to the best essay written by a postgraduate. It is awarded biennially, at each ANZAMEMS Conference. The winner will receive a travel bursary for assistance in attending the conference, $AUD 500 in prize money, and a year’s free subscription to Parergon.

More details and eligibility requirements for the George Yule Prize are available at the ANZAMEMS website.

Please complete the George Yule Prize Cover Sheet, attach it to you essay submission along with proof of your postgraduate status, and email it to anzamems2021@gmail.com, with the subject line ‘2022 George Yule Prize Application’ by the 12 November 2021 deadline.


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