La Trobe University Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship 2017, Australia

Publish Date: Apr 25, 2017

Deadline: May 31, 2017

Specialist research scholarships

Graphic encounters PhD scholarship

We seek applications from innovative Indigenous scholars in any discipline relevant to visual and/or print history to join the research team of the newly established Graphic Encounters research project based in the history department at La Trobe University.

The project is dedicated to the study of Australian print-making depicting Aboriginal Australians from ‘discovery’ to federation (1770-1901). This historical period encompasses an era of intercultural encounters imagined within the graphic medium of prints, from engraving to lithography. Concurrently the many techniques in image reproduction refined over these same decades. We seek to document particularly the production of prints featuring Aboriginal Australians and their recurrence and dissemination within a transnational web of print media and print making.

The PhD project may focus on the cultural, social, economic, geographic, or other dimensions of colonial print production and circulation during the period, and it is a requirement of the scholarship that the funded work contributes to the aims of the Graphic Encounters: Colonial Prints and the Inscription of Aboriginality research project. Our aim is to curate a major travelling exhibition and develop an online gallery resource, as well as convene an international conference, research publications and commentaries to facilitate access to published and unpublished prints for the period up to 1901.


  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three years, with a value of $26,682 per annum, to support your living costs
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

Indigenous applicants should have a high level of achievement, including a first class honours degree or equivalent.

If you wish to apply for the Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship, follow these steps:

  • Send a single Word document comprising a CV; a one page statement which outlines your experience, training and expertise relevant to this project; a 200-300 word summary of your proposed project; and the names and email addresses for two referees by email to Liz Conor at
  • Please supply your referees with this form
  • If you are currently completing an Honour’s or Master’s degree please list your academic results to date and likely date for completion (which must be before the end of March 2017).
  • Review details on how to apply for candidature at:
  • Complete and submit your PhD application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School ( by 31 May 2017 for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program, indicating you wish to be considered for a Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship.

Closing date

Applications close 31 May 2017.

The University will carefully review your application and consider you for a Graphic Encounters PhD Scholarship. You will be advised of an outcome in late August.

Contact us

If you require further information, please contact

Dr Liz Conor

ARC Future Fellow
Chief Investigator | Graphic Encounters
Department of Archaeology and History


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