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Scholarships & Bursaries

Don Gaffney Scholarship

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, 2023.

On-going Eligibility

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

Closing Date

31 December 2022


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.

Referee's Report for Honours and Postgraduate applicants (PDF, 151kb)
Provide an electronic copy of this report to each of your two referees (hons and postgrad applicants only).

Application status

Closed. Successful applicant/s advised.