School of Humanities

Don Boyer Roman Archaeology Travel Scholarships

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The Don Boyer Roman Archaeology Travel Scholarship is supported by Don Boyer.

UWA Scholarships

The Roman Archaeology Group provides an annual scholarship for students travelling overseas for study.

The scholarship usually covers travel costs for a student to undertake four weeks of Roman fieldwork or an approved program of research in Roman Archaeology.

Fieldwork usually means excavation or ground surveys but the Scholarship Committee will consider other ideas for obtaining significant practical experience with Roman cultural materials (for example, a program of study in a museum collection).

The Committee can also use the fund to enable students to join a Roman Archaeology study tour by the School of Humanities.


Up to $5,000 towards the cost of travel.

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Applications are invited for The Don Boyer Roman Archaeology Travel Scholarships.


  1. All currently enrolled students of the University of Western Australia who will have successfully completed at least one unit in Roman archaeology by the time of travel are eligible to apply.
  2. Preference may be given to senior students or to those who would not otherwise be able to participate or who are not eligible for support from other university sources.
    • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the academic merit of the project and financial need.


Applications (five copies) must be submitted to the Faculty of Arts by 30 April in any given year and must include:
  • cover sheet stating name, student number, contact details including email address, title of project and dates of intended travel (one page maximum)
  • not more than one typed A4 page describing the intended fieldwork (place, director(s), duration, role) in adequate detail to allow an evaluation of the applicant’s planning skills, expectations and ability to meet the other expenses associated with the fieldwork
  • brief project budget setting out the various expected costs, the overall total and the potential source(s) of income 

Submit application by email to David Kennedy.

Scholarship winners are required to submit a brief report to the committee within 3 months of completion of the project. It is expected that applicants will be Members of the Roman Archaeology Group and will present an account for publication by RAG at its discretion.

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