The Fred Johns Scholarship for Biography

In 1932, Fred Johns, whose 1906 publication ‘John’s Notable Australians’ was the precursor of ‘Who’s Who in Australia’, bequeathed £1,500 to the University to establish a scholarship to be called “The Fred Johns Scholarship for Biography” to encourage the writing of biographies on eminent Australians.

The endowment is to be used to assist the writing of biographies of eminent deceased Australians by Academic staff and Postgraduate students in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics. The Faculty is calling for Expressions of Interest.

Scholarship rules

Submission deadline: 5:00 pm, 6 October 2023.

Expression of Interest