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The John Schaeffer Fund for Nineteenth-Century Art (Fieldwork)

An undergraduate scholarship
This scholarship supports undergraduate students enrolled in ARTH3672 with the costs of art history fieldwork and study tours.


Value Eligibility Open date Close date
$1500 Enrolled in ARTH3672 24 February 2020 23 March 2020

How to apply

Apply here.


This scholarship is valued at $1500.

Who's eligible

You must:

  • be enrolled in ARTH3672: Art and the City, or equivalent.


This scholarship was established in 2018 from a donation by John Schaeffer AO.

1. Background

a. Established in 2018, thanks to the generosity of John Schaeffer AO, this Scholarship is designed to support undergraduate students studying Art History at the University of Sydney and by assisting them with costs of art history fieldwork and study tours.

2. Eligibility

a. Applicants must be enrolled in ARTH3672 Art and the City or equivalent undergraduate fieldwork course, at the University of Sydney.

3. Selection Criteria

a. The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of:

i. academic merit, and

ii. letter of motivation addressing the applicant’s intellectual and financial need for this Scholarship.

b. The Scholarship will be awarded by a selection committee to be jointly chaired by the Director of the Power Institute and the Head of the Art History Department at the University of Sydney.

4. Value

a. The Scholarship is valued at $1,500.

b. The Scholarship value will be paid in a single instalment after the census date.

c. The funds are to be used by the recipient for the costs of completing the fieldwork course ARHT3672 Art and the City or equivalent undergraduate fieldwork course.

d. Deferral of the Scholarship is not permitted without the prior permission of the Head of the Art History Department and it is not transferable to another University school, faculty or university.

e. The Scholarship will be offered subject to the availability of funds.

f. No other amount is payable.

5. Ongoing eligibility

a. To continue receipt of the Scholarship, the recipient must maintain satisfactory academic performance.

b. Recipients undertaking an exchange during the tenure of this Scholarship are required to have achieved a Satisfied Requirements grade (SR) to receive their next payment.

6. Termination

a. The Scholarship will be terminated if the recipient:

i. withdraws from an eligible course or unit or fails to enrol,

ii. fails to undertake fieldwork,

iii. commences part-time study without prior approval,

iv. does not maintain satisfactory academic performance,

v. is determined by the University to be guilty of serious misconduct, including, but not limited to, having provided false or misleading information as part of their Scholarship application,

vi. is awarded an alternative primary Scholarship. In such circumstances this Scholarship will be terminated in favour of the alternative Scholarship where the alternative Scholarship is of higher value,

vii. does not resume study at the end of a period of approved leave, or

viii. any other provision as indicated in these terms that would lead to termination.

ix. Once the Scholarship has been terminated, it will not be reinstated.

x. Where a student is found guilty of serious misconduct or withdraws from the relevant course, the University reserves the right to request that any Scholarship funds paid to the Scholarship recipient be reimbursed.