Humanities in Place Engagement Scholarships (HiPES) offer students the opportunity to work with industry partners to undertake research that will equip them with future knowledge and skills.
In 2022, the School of Humanities in the College of Arts, Law and Education (CALE) is partnering with Tasmanian businesses and services to create projects that will push students to the edge of their learning. HiPES seeks to match Humanities students with exciting projects in industries such as public history, architecture, tourism and small business. The successful applicants will have access to materials and expertise that will develop their academic and professional capabilities. The HiPES Program prepares graduates for applied research in the Humanities and equips them to apply their research skills to industry.
With the support of a UTAS Humanities supervisor and the partner institution, each student will complete a selected research project.
The academic output will depend on the nature of the project and the student’s area of academic specialisation, but typically will comprise a written Honours thesis, or a creative piece with an exegesis. Each student will also create an agreed industry output for the use of the partner organisation. Previous projects have produced blog entries and short stories; other possibilities are educational materials, a podcast, or an online exhibition. The details of these contributions will be decided between the student, supervisor, and partner organisation.
In 2022, we have exciting projects planned with Heritage Tasmania and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG).
Available to students commencing Honours in an area of study in Humanities in Semester 1, 2022, in the College of Arts, Law and Education.
Applicants should visit https://www.utas.edu.au/humanities/study/honours-in-humanities#scholarships to view eligible projects.
To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
31 January 2022
Applicants should contact in the first instance Humanities in Place Engagement Scholarships coordinator, Dr Imogen Wegman (Imogen.Wegman@utas.edu.au) who will provide advice and assistance on the proposed project, details of which must be identified in the application. The reports of two referees will also need to be supplied with the final application, and shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview.