Established by the family of Angus Ross in 2010, the Angus Ross Travel Scholarship in History is intended to assist PhD candidates studying history with the costs associated with off-campus field and archival research.
Angus Ross, OBE, MC and Bar, ED Aristion Andrias, MA(NZ), PhD(Cantab), was first permanently employed at Otago in 1937 and was Professor of History from 1965 to 1977. As part of his own postgraduate research, Professor Ross completed fieldwork around the South Island on bicycle and foot, including travelling unaccompanied across rough terrain from Westland to Central Otago prior to the construction of the Haast Road.
Applicants must be:
- University of Otago PhD students
- conducting historically-focused research (preference will be given to candidates primarily based in the Department of History and Art History)
- conducting off-campus field or archival research in the year of which the scholarship is awarded (the year following)
Note that this scholarship is not intended to support travel to a conference. Previous recipients are not eligible to apply for the scholarship in subsequent years.