Listed below are scholarships, awards, and prizes offered by the School of Culture, History and Language. For more information, please contact


Sir Raymond Firth Scholarship The purpose of the scholarship is to assist one anthropology student for the final year of the program of postgraduate research for a Doctor of Philosophy degree at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Dr Marie Reay prize The purpose of this prize is to assist anthropology PhD students with the financial burdens of conducting ethnographic fieldwork during their programme.


ANH currently has an Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) scholarship available. Australian and international students with an interest in the project are encouraged to apply.

China studies

Funding for Chinese southern diaspora scholars Fellowships and prizes for undergraduate students and visiting scholars.

The Liu Ts'un-Yan and Liu Chiang Szu-Yung Scholarships for Honours in Traditional Chinese Studies Available to outstanding Chinese Studies students from Australian Universities seeking admission to the Bachelor of Asia-Paci!c Studies with Honours. Open to Australian citizens and Australian permanent residents.

India Studies

India Australia Association of Canberra Prize - Awarded each year to the student who, in that year, achieved the most outstanding Honours result, as determined by the Dean of the College. One prize shall be awarded in each of the colleges of the University.

Indonesian Studies

Ann Bates Prize for Indonesian Studies - Awarded annually at two levels. In each case $1000.00 to the best completed Honours thesis in the School of Culture, History and Language and the best competed PhD thesis from any location in the ANU, in both cases dealing with Indonesia.

Australia-Indonesia Association Prize - Awarded to the best third year student in the Indonesian language.

Japanese Studies

Klestadt Prize for Japanese - A prize to the value of $1500 awarded to the student who has completed the requirements for the award of a pass degree in the University and has achieved averaged results in his or her four most advanced Japanese language courses judged superior to other candidates.

The Naoki Matsumoto Consultancy Prize for Japanese and Political Science - Awarded annually to the student who (having met degree enrolment and completion requirements) has achieved the best performance amongst students taking both a later year course in Political Science or International Relations offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences AND Japanese Language courses offered by the School of Culture, History and Language, taken as a Major. The prize is valued at $1000 and may be shared by equally deserving candidates..

Korean Studies

Australia-Korea Foundation

Ethel Tory scholarships

MA Scholarship in Korean Studies

Mongolian Studies

Travel Grants in Mongolian Studies

Thai Studies

Richard B. Davis Prize for Thai - Awarded to the student enrolled in a course leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor offered by the School of Culture, History and Language who was enrolled in and achieved the best overall average mark for courses taken in third year Thai.

Other funding & prizes

Gunson Essay Prize in Pacific History. A prize of AUD$1,000 will be awarded at the 21st Biennial Pacific History Association Conference, in Taipei and Taitung, Taiwan, 3-6th December 2014, for the winner of the competition.

Postgraduate or senior students from any country are invited to submit an essay in English between 5,000 and 8,000 words on any topic relating to the pasts of the island Pacific to by 3 November 2014.

The Basham Prize Awarded to the undergraduate student who, in that year, was enrolled in a course leading to the award of the Degree of Bachelor offered by the School of Culture, History and Language and has achieved the best results in Individual and Society in Asia and the Pacific A/B.

The Australian Federation of University Women (ACT Prize) - Awarded to the most outstanding woman student completing, in that year, the program for a degree of Bachelor with Honours offered by the School of Culture, History and Language and who achieved First Class Honours in Asia-Pacific Studies.

Sir Geoffrey Yeend Honours Scholarship - Up to two Sir Geoffrey Yeend Honours Scholarships offered every year in several disciplinary areas including Asia-Pacific Studies. The scholarships are valued at $5,000 each. Asia-Pacific Studies applicants should be eligible to enrol in the Honours Year degree program in either the first or second term and remain a full-time student while holding the scholarship. International students are eligible to apply for a Sir Geoffrey Yeend Honours Scholarship.

ANU Summer Research Scholarships - A Summer Research Scholarship with the School of Culture, History and Language at the Australian National University is an exceptional research opportunity; giving you insight into what Honours or studying for a higher research degree is all about, with leading scholars in your field. The Scholarship provides an opportunity to undertake a short research project in Asian Studies and offers full board at the University College as well as a weekly allowance for up to 12 weeks of the program's duration. More information about the program may be obtained from the Graduate School.

Anthony Reid Prize in Southeast Asian Studies - Awarded each year to the student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master degree in Southeast Asian Studies, for the best overall result in the completed coursework component common to the Grad Dip and Master degree program.

Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Awards - Twenty undergraduate scholarships to the value of $41,500 each are awarded yearly to assist students in overseas study. For more information, visit the DEEWR website.

ANU travel grants supports higher degree research students attending international institutions and international conferences. This page outlines the steps you need to take to apply for the grants, as well as information relating to the grants and international travel generally.

A complete list of ANU national and international scholarships is available from the ANU Scholarships & award Prizes, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific scholarships and the Graduate School Postgraduate Scholarships.

Updated:  7 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language/Page Contact:  CHL webmaster