Donald James Gaffney was a Bachelor of Science Honours graduate of the University of Tasmania in 1949, majoring in the fields of chemistry and geology.
He was always supportive of women’s education, and often discussed the issue of declining number of women studying and researching in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths. Following his death in 2014 this scholarship was created in his memory by his family.
Available to a female student from the north-west or north of Tasmania commencing Honours or Masters (coursework or research) in the College of Sciences and Engineering OR commencing a Master of Teaching at the University of Tasmania in Semester 1, 2021. Assessment will be based on financial need and academic merit.
To retain this award, recipients undertaking Honours or Masters by coursework are required to achieve a minimum CREDIT result in all units studied each semester. Recipients undertaking Masters by research are required to maintain satisfactory performance in the opinion of their supervisory team and per the rules stipulated by the University's Graduate Research Office.
$25,000 per year
Up to two years
31 October 2020
Applicants should apply online and forward a copy of the referee's report to two referees. All potential honours students should make contact with the Honours Coordinator in their discipline to discuss interests and options.