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The History Council of NSW is proud to announce a new opportunity for history professionals and students in regional New South Wales – the Jill Roe Bursary.

Thanks to a generous bequest from the late highly respected historian and History Council Life Member, Jill Roe, AO, we will be offering two $500 bursaries a year to individuals working and/or studying in regional NSW in the field of history for professional development purposes.

The bursary must be used for:

  • Travel/accommodation costs for a professional development event(s)
  • Registration or ticket fees for a professional development event(s) – conferences, seminars, workshops.

The bursary cannot be used for:

  • Retrospective events/activities that have already started
  • The cost of meals
  • Tertiary course enrolment fees

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • an emerging or established professional working or studying in the area of history
  • an individual living and/or working/studying in regional New South Wales

How to apply:

  • Applicants must first address the eligibility criteria, providing evidence.
  • Applicants must provide a rationale (maximum 500 words) detailing how the bursary would benefit them and what they will use it for and definite or estimated dates. 
  • Applications are accepted at any time (until all allocated annual funds for the program are expended each calendar year).
  • Applications must be emailed to and received by the History Council of NSW at least four weeks before the date of the professional development event/activity to allow staff time to assess the application.

In exchange for our support through the Jill Roe Bursary program, recipients will be expected to sign a document agreeing to the Terms & Conditions of the bursary and provide us with a short written report (maximum 500 words) within 4 weeks after the completion of their event/activity and be willing to share their experiences through our blog and social media channels.

Questions about this bursary should be directed to in the first instance.