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Humanities in Place Industry Engagement Scholarship

The Humanities in Place Engagement Scholarships (HiPES) Program is an exciting initiative of the School of Humanities, in the College of Arts, Law and Education (CALE).

The HiPES Program offers Honours students access to the materials and expertise of some of Tasmania’s leading cultural and environmental institutions as part of their research program. The Program seeks to match Humanities students with exciting projects in the cultural and heritage workplace and industry. Participating organisations may include: the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Port Arthur Historic Site; Tourism Tasmania; Morris Miller Library; and the Heritage Tasmania and Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office.

HiPES aim to prepare graduates to be work-ready and to inspire them to apply their research skills to industry. Each year successful applicants undertake their Honours research under the joint supervision of an academic from their home discipline and a specialist from the industry or cultural institution.

Three scholarships are available.



Available to students commencing a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Humanities in Aboriginal Studies, Asian Studies, History, Classics, Philosophy, or English, in Semester 1, 2020. Students will need to satisfy the Honours entry requirements of the relevant discipline.

In the first instance, applicants should contact Humanities in Place Industry Engagement Scholarships Coordinator, Associate Professor Penny Edmonds, email:, who will provide advice and assistance on the proposed project, details of which MUST be identified in the application.

The intended research project is to be discussed also with the Honours Coordinator in the discipline to be studied to ensure that appropriate research supervision within the discipline is available.

On-going Eligibility

To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.




One year

Closing Date

31 January 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.

Referee's Report for Honours and Postgraduate applicants (DOC, 1115kb)
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.