Geoffrey Milne Bursary
A bursary to assist up to two eligible postgraduates to attend the annual ADSA conference
Geoffrey Milne has been a highly visible and much loved member of ADSA for more than twenty five years. A long-time Senior Lecturer in Theatre Drama at La Trobe University, former President of the Association, and current editor of Australasian Drama Studies, Milne is renowned for his commitment to developing the Association, the field of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in Australasia, and each and every individual working in this field.
Established in 2011, the Geoffrey Milne Bursary honours Geoffrey’s ongoing and outstanding commitment to the professional development of postgraduate members of ADSA in particular.
The Bursary is designed to assist students in the first year of their PhD at a University in Australia or New Zealand with the costs of attending the annual ADSA Conference. Valued at approximately $275, the Bursary provides funding for Conference Registration and for attendance at the Conference Dinner.
The Bursary is awarded based on a nomination submitted by the student’s Supervisor.
The Bursary is awarded based on the following Selection Criteria:
* The student is in the first half of their PhD at a University in Australia or New Zealand in 2014 (or in an MA scheduled to be upgraded to PhD after a year's candidature), and has not presented a paper at the ADSA Conference previously
* The student is scheduled to present a paper based on their PhD at the ADSA Conference in 2014
* The student is nominated as a potential recipient of a Geoffrey Milne Bursary by their Supervisor, via the nomination form below, before the published closing date, 30th April 2014
* The student’s paper topic clearly connects with the theme of the ADSA Conference, and the student would therefore benefit significantly from attending
* The student shows strong potential to contribute to the field of Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in Australasia in the future
The Association will award two Geoffrey Milne Bursaries for each annual ADSA Conference.
Nominations for the Geoffrey Milne Bursary are assessed by a panel of three, including the current ADSA Postgraduate Representative, a member of the current ADSA Executive, and the current Convenor of the ADSA Conference. In 2014, the panel will consist of Michael Smalley (ADSA Postgraduate Representative), Bree Hadley (ADSA President), and Megan Evans (Conference Convenor).
Nominations using the form, or queries should be sent to
Dr Bree Hadley
Senior Lecturer, Creative Industries Faculty - Drama, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD, 4059
Telephone: +61 7 3138 3225
Fax: +61 7 3138 9375
Recipients of the Award
Sarah Peters - University of Southern Queensland
Sue Fenty-Studham - Edith Cowan University
Jane Pumai Awi - Queensland University of Technology