Scholarships and Prizes

The Bell School is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to realise their potential. There are a number of scholarships and prizes available to assist you with your coursework or research.

Coral Bell Scholarship

Described as Australia’s most distinguished analyst of contemporary international politics, Dr Coral Bell AO (1923-2012) was an internationally-renowned scholar who spent much of her illustrious career at SDSC. The Bell School offers the Coral Bell Scholarship each year for full-time study in the Bachelor of International Security Studies Program. The scholarship aims to honour the legacy of Coral Bell by providing the means for a high achieving student to study in the Bell School’s Bachelor of International Security Studies (BINSS) program.

Dr Claire Clark Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in honour of Dr Claire Clark and in recognition of her interest in international relations and public policy. The aim of this award is to encourage the next generation of change-makers and to support domestic postgraduate students pursuing programs in international relations and/or public policy. This scholarship will be awarded to students who have already demonstrated outstanding academic ability as an indication of their future potential impact. Eligible Bell School students are those enrolled in the Master of International Relations program.

Garrurru Postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship

Future and current Indigenous postgraduate and undergraduate students from across the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific are invited to apply for the Garrurru Postgraduate Indigenous Scholarship. This scholarship aims to attract Indigenous students to ANU by providing ongoing financial and pastoral support that enables them to successfully complete their studies.

Hedley Bull Scholarship

The Master of International Relations program offers up to four Hedley Bull Scholarships each year for full-time study in the Master of International Relations (Advanced) (MIR Adv), commencing first semester. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Master of International Relations (Advanced).

Robert O’Neill Scholarship

This scholarship supports the undertaking of a three-month internship at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) Asia Office in Singapore for students enrolled in the Master of Strategic Studies program and who have completed 48 units of coursework. While undertaking the internship, recipients will work on completing a piece of Asian strategic/security-related research proposed in their initial application for the scholarship. This 7000-8000 word piece of research will be submitted to Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) for grading on return at ANU and will be produced with a view to publication in a reputable academic journal/monograph series.

Ruth Dobson Scholarship

Available to one international student who is applying for admission to the Master of Diplomacy program offered by the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy. This scholarship provides a tuition fee sponsorship for 24 units of compulsory or core diplomacy courses in the Master of Diplomacy program.

T.B. Millar Scholarship

Each year SDSC awards a limited number of T. B. Millar scholarships to outstanding full-time scholars. These are named after Dr T. B. (Tom) Millar AO, the foundation head of SDSC, and a major figure in the development of strategic studies in Australia. These partial scholarships equate to 24 units of your program (equivalent to one full-time semester). Domestic and international applicants are eligible to apply.

Prizes and Grants

Coral Bell Memorial Prize

The Coral Bell Memorial Prize celebrates the outstanding achievements of the highest performing undergraduate student in a select range of international security courses. It rewards talented students enrolled in the the Bachelor of International Security Studies and further inspires their interests in international security, while honouring the legacy of Dr Coral Bell AO.

Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Prize

The Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Prize for First Year Security Studies is available to first year students enrolled in the Bachelor of International Security Studies who has achieved the best result as shown by the award of the highest average mark in the courses STST1001: Introduction to International Security and one of either STST1002: Tides of Conflict in the Asia-Pacific or STST1003: Coping with Crisis: The Practice of International Security.

Desmond Ball Prize

The prize shall be awarded to the student enrolled in the Bachelor of International Security Studies completed the final year of study in the program; and achieved the best result as shown by the award of the highest average mark across the six compulsory core courses of the five compulsory courses of the International Security Major.

Paul Dibb Prize

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb has had an extraordinary career; a pioneer in government and academia. The prize shall be awarded to the student enrolled in the Bachelor of International Security Studies who has achieved the best result as shown by the award of the highest average mark in the courses STST3002 ‘Australia’s Security in the Asian Century’ and one of either STST3001 ‘Transnational Security Issues in the Asia-Pacific’ or STST3003 ‘The Evolution and Roles of Australia’s Security and Intelligence Organisations’ or STST3004 ‘Advanced Study in Asia-Pacific Security

Ruth Daroesman Postgraduate Study Grant

The Ruth Daroesman Endowment was established in 2013 in memory of Ruth Daroesman by her family and friends. The aim of the grant is to assist students of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific who are engaged in postgraduate study, with special emphasis on Indonesia. This grant may be used for research or educational expenses (including travel) directly related to the student’s academic interests or future career aspirations.

Find out more about other ANU Scholarships here.

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