The Parker Fellowship

Amount$10000Number Available1FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Built Environment
DonorThe Architecture Foundation

The Parker fellowship was established in memory of Eric Clarence Parker, who, in 1957 became the first permanent teacher of Architecture to be appointed to the fledgling School of Architecture at the Newcastle University College.

The school, formed in 1925, grew out of a call by the regional architectural profession for a professional architecture program to be offered in Newcastle to service the needs of local and regional practices.

Eric Parker was head of the school from 1957 to 1965 and later, in 1974, was Professor of Architecture and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Newcastle until his retirement in 1984.

From 2007, the fellowship is funded directly by donations made to the University of Newcastle by The Architecture Foundation in support of the fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to support an architecture student to undertake a program of travel that will be of benefit to them both personally and educationally.

Applicable to: Architecture, High-Achievers, Travel


To be eligible to apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3 of the Bachelor of Design (Architecture) program or Year 1 of the Master of Architecture program in the Discipline of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum 30 units).
  • Not have previously received this scholarship.
Required Documentation

If documentation is not provided your application will not be processed. Please have all required documents available for upload as PDF, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, or JPG files prior to completing the online application process.

  • A statement giving details of the program you want to follow in your travels including a brief outline of the educational and personal benefit you expect to derive from the program (No more than 2 A4 pages)

The fellowship provides a benefit of a Round the World air ticket and money, (or the cash equivalent), to assist in the travelling program. The total amount of the Fellowship benefit will be determined on an annual basis in consultation with the Donor.

Conditions of this award include, but are not limited to, requirements that the recipient:

  • Become a full member of The Architecture Foundation Advisory Committee
  • Attend and contribute to monthly meetings
  • Deliver an address on completion of the travel program
  • Provide an illustrated record of their travel program


Selection of the fellow will be on the basis of:

  • Assessment of the required written statement
  • Personal presentation and panel discussion at formal interviews
  • Demonstration of satisfactory academic progress
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details


Student Services Centre
University of Newcastle
University Drive

Phone: +61 2 4921 5000
Fax: +61 2 4921 5759