The Gavin Walkley Community Engagement Grant has been established by Jane Walkley in memory of her father, Dr Gavin Walkley CBE, LFRAIA, who was a noted South Australian architect, town planner and academic. Dr Walkley spent 25 years (1951-76) as Head of the University's Louis Laybourne Smith School of Architecture and Design, during which time he greatly expanded the range of design and planning education on offer, by including subjects such as town planning, landscape design, and interior design.
The grant is designed to provide financial support to full-time students enrolled in an architecture or urban and regional planning postgraduate program within the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia.
The grant must be used for travel and financial support for the completion of a community engagement project in Australia or overseas.
Applicants will be required to submit:
Selection will be based on the submitted project proposal, portfolio, academic merit (Grade Point Average) and performance at an interview.
The recipient will present a report and/or a presentation of their project outcomes describing the impact and benefits on and to the community.
$5,000 to be paid in two instalments of $2,500 after the Study Period 2 and Study Period 5 census dates, provided the recipient continues to meet the grant criteria and maintain satisfactory academic performance.