Charles Darwin University’s new doctoral scholarship has been named in honour of former Chancellor, the late Nancy Giese AO OBE MBE Doctor of Education, honoris causa.
Valued at more than $120,000 over three-and-a-half years, the Nancy Giese Scholarship will be offered to eligible doctor of philosophy students in the field of visual or performing arts.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Sharon Bell said CDU was grateful to the Giese family for their generous support, and delighted to recognise Nan Giese, a former Chancellor of the Northern Territory University (CDU’s predecessor institution), who passed away in May.
“Dr Giese was one of the greatest friends of education, art and culture in the Territory and this scholarship would ensure that her leadership and contribution to the arts and tertiary sectors will be long remembered,” Professor Bell said.
“This is a substantial scholarship that we anticipate will generate considerable interest from current and prospective PhD students who have made a significant contribution to the visual or performing arts.”
CDU will continue next year to offer a broad range of university and government-funded scholarships and bursaries to assist vocational, higher education and research students with their study costs.
Some 69 post-graduate research students are receiving scholarships in 2012 and this number is expected to rise in 2013.
For details of the Nancy Giese Doctoral Scholarship in the Arts, visit: http://www.cdu.edu.au/scholarships/