Sir Terry Pratchett Memorial Scholarship

University of South Australia

As part of his legacy beyond literature, the Discworld Foundation established by international bestselling author, the late Sir Terry Pratchett, has established a perpetual scholarship in his name through the University of South Australia. Applications are being sought from proven high achievers for this prestigious scholarship working in the areas of social theory, cultural studies, visual and literary studies and identity studies where the research proposed is inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett's work. The Masters by Research student will be located at the University of South Australia with a primary supervisor and supervisory panel. The student will spend their first six months at the University of South Australia, then up to 12 months at The Long Room Hub, Trinity College, Dublin where they will be acknowledged as a Visiting Scholar, before returning to complete their dissertation in South Australia.


Applicants must: be commencing full-time Masters by Research (MMRD) student; be enrolled at the University of South Australia for commencement as soon as possible. The recipient's research field will be predominantly focused in the domain(s) relevant to and inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett's work.

Further details

Please note: Recipients of the scholarship on an International Student Visa may be responsible for covering the additional associated costs of undertaking Masters by Research (MMRD) and the visiting scholarship to The Long Room Hub.

Amount $35,000

The scholarship provides up to $35,000 a year for a period of 2 years, consisting of fortnightly stipend payments, $5,000 per year for travel related expenses, $5,000 per year for accommodation related expenses, and full fee waiver for the duration of the Masters by Research program (2 years full-time).

Closing date 12 May
Frequency Biennial
Duration years
Student type Australian
Gender Co-Ed
For Australian students
For international students
Level of study Postgraduate
Field of studys Humanities and social sciences
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