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Faculty of Arts and Education prizes and awards for postgraduate students

Naomi and Isi Leibler Prize
A prize of $500 for the best MA or PhD thesis approved during the previous year in the area of Social Sciences.

Philip Brown Award
A prize of $3000 is awarded annually to an enrolled higher degree by research student within the Faculty of Arts and Education, for research into Australian History entailing the use of primary sources. Where possible, preference will be given to research relating to the state of Victoria. The award is named in memory of Dr Philip Brown, an eminent historian whose work is characterised by meticulous research and the extensive use of primary sources.

Roslyn Lawry Award
This award commemorates a young Museum Studies graduate, Ros Lawry, who died in tragic circumstances. Her parents, Jim and Fay Lawry, established an endowment for an annual prize.  The Roslyn Lawry Award is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Master of Cultural Heritage who has achieved standards of excellence in his or her academic record and demonstrated a personal commitment to heritage/museum training. The recipient receives a generous cheque to fund further professional development and a framed certificate.

Lynne Alice Prize
The prize of $500 is awarded annually to a student enrolled in the Master of Arts (International Relations) course who has achieved standards of excellence in his or her academic record in the Human Rights and International Law specialisation.

Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Awarded annually to a student enrolled in an Education postgraduate course who has illustrated excellence in educational leadership. The prize includes:

  • A professional, framed ACEL Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Educational Leadership
  • A Membership Subscription for one year to the value of $175
  • A Book Voucher valued at $100, redeemable from the ACEL Bookshop

For further information regarding Faculty of Arts and Education Awards and Prizes, email artsed-awards@deakin.edu.au

The Victoria College Foundation
This fund was initially set up to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the Victoria College, just before it merged with Deakin University. The prize is to be awarded to a PhD student who just missed out on a scholarship. The aim of the Victoria College prize is to support a postgraduate student to study towards a Masters or Doctoral degree. The amount to be awarded is $500.

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