Applications are now open for the 2019 Hugh Rogers Fellowships

Download the application guide and forms

2019 Hugh Rogers Fellowship Application 2019 Hugh Rogers Fellowship Application (74 KB)

Fellowship focus areas for 2019

In 2019 the MBSCA may award Fellowships in each of the program's areas of focus.  All areas of research and practice will be considered, but the following guidance is provided for applicants.

  • The education Fellowship is intended to encourage innovative teaching in kindergartens, primary schools and secondary schools but preference will be given to innovative proposals from teachers with interest in: indigenous education, children with special needs, technology in the classroom, obesity prevention and sport, environment and sustainability, and differentiation in the curriculum
  • The health care and medical research Fellowship is not intended to fund basic research. It is intended to encourage and support innovative research, and in 2019 preference will be given to projects that show promise to deliver early public health benefits and/or or clinical outcomes, or alternatively, hold the promise of early commercialisation. 
  • The arts and culture Fellowship is intended to assist young artists to continue their studies and to perfect their skills in their chosen area of endeavour. Preference in 2019 will be given to applicants in the performance arts of ballet, voice and instrumental performance. 

Application criteria


Depending on the quality of applications and the availability of funds in each year, one or more Fellowships up to $10,000 may be awarded in these nominated areas of endeavour.  However, if applications of insufficient quality are received, the MBSCA reserves the right to decline to award a Fellowship in any, or all, the areas of focus.

Each Hugh Rogers Fellowship is intended to fund a self-contained, and sustainable, research project of a short (2-8 weeks) duration, to be undertaken in an institution in Boston.
The Fellowships will be awarded to practitioners and researchers in the early stages of their careers. 
Each Fellowship is intended to assist the longer-term development of the Fellow’s career by furthering their research or project and by providing them with opportunities to create new professional networks.
A final report on the fellowship project must be submitted within four weeks of returning to Melbourne. See guidelines below.

Hugh Rogers Fellowships report guide Hugh Rogers Fellowships report guide (603 KB)


Important 2019 Dates

 Milestone Date
Launch/Applications Open Tuesday 21 May 
Applications Close Friday 26 July (5 pm)
Short-listed Applicants Interviewed Wednesday 4 September
Applicants Notified of Outcome Friday 13 September

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 4 September. Applicants selected for interview are strongly advised to be available for interview in person. Only in exceptional circumstances will the Selection Committee interview remotely, i.e. via Skype or video link.

Previous fellowship recipients

Twenty-three fellowships have been awarded since 2010 to Melbourne researchers, artists and educators.

Applications close Friday 26 July at 5:00 pm.  Late applications will not be accepted.  

Applications must be submitted electronically in a single document in MSWord or PDF and sent to: