Clare Burton Scholarship

The Clare Burton Memorial Scholarship commemorates Dr Clare Burton, a leading researcher, public sector administrator, academic, consultant and writer on employment equity. It provides funds to support postgraduate research into gender equity.

This scholarship was established by the four universities of the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN): Curtin University of Technology, RMIT University, University of South Australia and University of Technology, Sydney.

The Clare Burton Memorial Scholarship is open to students enrolled or intending to enrol in an ATN University, in either a postgraduate coursework or research degree program where the major piece of work focuses on gender equity.


The successful applicant will receive $10,000 research funding along with individual support and mentoring related to their current research and future careers. The stipend is available for a period of 12-18 months, and is open to both full-time and part-time students.

2018 Awardee

Kylie Andrews. UTS. “This band of sisters”: A history of women and work, of female agency and activism, at the postwar ABC.


Applicants should be enrolled or intending to enrol in a postgraduate coursework or research degree in an ATN university, and be an Australian resident.

Selection criteria

The primary criteria for considering applications are:

  • the quality of the research proposal
  • the capability of the researcher.

Other considerations may include:

  • the applicant’s financial need
  • lack of previous access to research opportunities
  • being from an under-represented group within higher education research.

The submitted application will be the major consideration for the selection committee, but interviews with applicants may also be considered.

Applications Now Closed