Anita Morawetz Scholarship

Opens
30th Aug 2021
Closes
30th Nov 2021
Study level
Graduate Coursework
Category
Scholarship
Enrolment status
Future student; Current student
Study Area
Social Work
Origin
Family
Fund source
Perpetual Trust (UOM)
Fund basis

UTR6.185

About

Through the generous support of the Anita Morawetz Scholarship Fund, funding is available to support individuals or groups of individuals who are pursuing or intending to pursue research that will contribute to the clinical practice of family therapy.

Anita Morawetz was the daughter of Czech Jewish migrants to Melbourne, who became founding members of Musica Viva. Anita graduated from the University in 1962 worked as a social worker first in Europe, and then in Israel for some years, after which she went to America where she took a postgraduate degree.  Her special interest was family therapy, which she continued to practice between her return to Australia in 1981 until her untimely death in 1989.

She was a charming, high-spirited, enterprising, resourceful, fun-loving woman, involved in all sorts of cultural and community activities. She had a warmth and compassion for people from all walks of life. Anita faced her untimely terminal illness with the same courage, spirit and grace with which she had lived her life.

Each year the Morawetz Family provides generous support to education programs in Victoria in memory and celebration of the life of Anita Morawetz.

Benefits

The value of each scholarship will be determined by the Anita Morawetz Scholarship Committee.  For applicants who are undertaking the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work the scholarship will generally be up to the value of $7,500.  This scholarship can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Melbourne scholarships.

It is a requirement of the scholarship that each recipient, or group of recipients, must submit to the committee on a date to be agreed by the committee, a written report detailing the research which has been undertaken. Each report must be of a standard and in a form suitable for publication in a journal or book approved by the committee.

Disclaimer: The benefit amount for this award is approximate. It will be confirmed at the time of awarding and determined by the committee according to the terms of the award.

Eligibility

The objective of the Anita Morawetz Scholarship is to provide an opportunity for professionals to improve their clinical and practice-research skills. The scholarships are open for award to students who are pursing or intending to pursue research or practice-research which, in the committee’s opinion, will contribute to the clinical practice of family therapy in Australia. The Anita Morawetz Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients using the following criteria:

  • Degree of demonstrated commitment to the clinical practice of family therapy (meaning demonstrated commitment to work with families, groups and/or communities).
  • Capacity of proposed practice-research to contribute to clinical practice in Australia in terms of originality, creativity, and/or scope.
  • Relevance of proposed practice-research to contribute to clinical practice with families, groups and communities most in need.

The selection committee will also keep in mind that during her career, Anita Morawetz demonstrated:

  • a commitment to responding to current social issues facing families.
  • critical reflection
  • academic rigour
  • determination to carry forth the family therapy commitment of seeing people in context and not working with individuals in isolation of their wider relationships the value of international linkages and learning

Selection

Awards will be granted annually and advertised to all students entering the MNTCW as part of the application process. Applicants will complete an application form and provide details of a professional referee.

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Degree of demonstrated commitment to the clinical practice of family therapy (meaning demonstrated commitment to work with families, groups and/or communities).
  • Capacity of proposed practice-research to contribute to clinical practice in Australia in terms of originality, creativity, and/or scope.
  • Relevance of proposed practice-research to contribute to clinical practice with families, groups and communities most in need.

Application

All applicants for the Anita Morawetz Scholarship must complete the Scholarship Application Form (DOCX 1.0 MB)

Applications are welcomed from current or prospective students of the University of Melbourne.  All students must be enrolled at the University of Melbourne to receive payment of the scholarship.

The closing date for scholarship applications for is 30 November 2021.

All applications will be assessed by the Anita Morawetz Scholarship Committee.  Notification of application results will be sent out in December 2021.

Those intending to undertake the Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work and apply for an Anita Morawetz Scholarship must complete BOTH a Course Application Form and a Scholarship Application Form and submit them along with any supporting information by the closing date for the scholarship applications.  These applicants must meet all of the entry requirements for the course:

  1. An undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline or equivalent; and
  2. Evidence of two years of relevant work experience; and
  3. Evidence of completion of prior narrative therapy studies at Dulwich Centre or equivalent; and
  4. Statement of up to 500 words by the Applicant; and
  5. A professional referee report

English language requirements will be IELTS 6.5 on all bands.

Please note that scholarship applications will close before general course applications.

Please ensure that all supporting documentation is uploaded so that the Selection Committee has all the information it needs to fully evaluate the scholarship applications.

Outcome

Applicants are notified of the outcome of their scholarship application during December each year.

Enquiries

Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

continuing-education@unimelb.edu.au or  +61 3 8344 0149

More information

Reporting requirements and payment instalments
Recipients must provide a report on their research to the Anita Morawetz Scholarship Committee by 31st January in the year following completion of the subject SCWK90061.

On award of the scholarship, 80% will be disbursed up-front toward the tuition fee of the subject SCWK90061. Following approval of the final research report by the committee, 20% will be disbursed directly to the scholarship recipient in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Scholarship Management

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

School

Health Sciences

Department / Centre

Social Work