Cecilie Anne Sloane Postgraduate English Creative Writing Research Scholarship


Enrolment status Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HDR funding type Grant
Scholarship value $2000
Number awarded 1
Opening date 5 July 2021
Closing date 26 July 2021


Established in 2006 in memory of Cecilie Anne Sloane, a former tutor and lecturer in the Department of English at The University of Queensland, and maintained by the income from a perpetual endowment fund setup by a gift from her brother-in-law, RF (Ron) Diamond, and her sister, HM (Helen) Diamond.

The purpose of the scholarship is to enable a Higher Degree by Research candidate to undertake English language creative writing research within The University of Queensland.


The scholarship is open to PhD candidates researching in the field of creative writing.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

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How to apply

Applicants must submit the following documents here by 11:59pm Monday July 26 2021. 

  • a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, noting academic and creative writing achievements, and stating how the $2000 would be used to support their research
  • the version of the prospectus as at time of confirmation
  • a copy of your Confirmation Milestone report

Applicants must also request a confidential referee report written by the principal advisor, or by the associate advisor if the principal advisor is on the selection committee.  This report is to be submitted by their advisor to the School of Communication and Arts HLO (hdr.commarts@enquire.uq.edu.au) by the application deadline.

Selection criteria

Selection of a scholar will be made by the Dean of the Graduate School on the advice of a selection committee comprised of:

  • Academic staff from the School of Communication and Arts; and
  • Non-university experts in the field of English language creative writing, with university academic staff in the majority.

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  • academic achievement and potential for scholastic success; and
  • the quality of the applicant’s academic and research work throughout his or her academic career, including demonstrated aptitude, suitability and potential for original research; and
  • the applicant’s experience and achievement in English language creative writing.
  • any other matters the selection committee sees fit.

The scholar must, not more than 3 months after the scholarship ends, submit to the selection committee a full and final written report, suitable for circulation within the university, of the progress and outcome of the research undertaken during the tenure of the scholarship.

Applications are closed.


School of Communication and Arts
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

This is a philanthropic HDR grant scholarship and adheres to the terms and conditions outlined in the Schedule A Postgraduate Research Scholarships

All philanthropic scholarship recipients must adhere to the conditions of UQ research and travel scholarships, including reporting and progress requirements.

Holders of these philanthropic scholarships must acknowledge them in any paper that is published as a result of the research conducted while the recipient held the scholarship.

Donors may also invite the recipient to present on the work conducted as part of the scholarship, in which case they must comply or risk losing the scholarship.

The information you provide in your application is collected for the purposes of (1) assessing your eligibility for this scholarship, (2) selecting scholarship recipients, and (3) administration of the scholarship.  The University of Queensland may disclose the information you provide to the Donor for the stated purposes. The University will not otherwise disclose the information to a third party without your consent, unless such disclosure is authorised or required by law.  For further information, please refer to the University’s Privacy Management Policy at http://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/1.60.02-privacy-management

Applications are closed.