Kinnane Higher Degree by Research Bursary in Art History


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 $4,000
Scholarship duration Up to 1 year
Number awarded 1
Opening date 21 June 2021
Closing date 21 July 2021


The scholarship was established in 2017 and is maintained by the income of a perpetual endowment fund from a bequest to The University of Queensland under the will of Paula Ruth Kinnane, who graduated from The University of Queensland in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. The scholarship recognises Tony and Paula Kinnane who were lifetime lovers of art, art galleries, and collected art for their own pleasure, and to support emerging art museum professionals and art museums, especially in rural and regional Australia.

This is a Philanthropic, Higher Degree by Research Grant.


The Scholarship is open to Higher Degree by Research students in the discipline of art history.

Before you get started

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How to apply

A completed Application Form and Academic CV must be submitted to the Graduate School ( with the subject by Kinnane Bursary Application, by 11:59pm Wednesday 21 July 2021.

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selection criteria

Applicants will be ranked on the basis of:

  • academic achievement, candidature progression and potential for scholastic success;
  • the potential for the proposed activities to enhance the quality of the applicant’s higher degree by research thesis; and
  • any other matters seen fit.

Application form


Dr Andrea Bubenik

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