Grants and scholarships
The Australian War Memorial Act 1980 requires the Memorial to "conduct, arrange and assist in research into matters pertaining to Australian military history". The Memorial has fulfilled this function, in part, through the Research Grants Scheme, Research Fellowships (both currently in abeyance), and Summer Vacation Scholarships.
The Australian War Memorial provides one or more Summer Vacation Scholarships for history students in the third or fourth year of an undergraduate course, or who are undertaking early-stage postgraduate studies. The scholarships are also open to students enrolled in museum or public history courses.
The Australian War Memorial is proud to announce the Bryan Gandevia Prize to foster and promote research into Australian military history, military-medical history and military-social history. The Bryan Gandevia Prize of $5,000 will be awarded biennially to an outstanding honours, masters or doctoral thesis on a significant subject in Australian military history, military-medical history or military-social history. The inaugural prize of $5,000 was awarded in April 2012 for theses submitted, examined and passed in the two preceding years, 2010 and 2011. The 2012 prize was awarded to Dr David Henderson.