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Fulbright Scholarships 2011

Applications now open for the 2011 Fulbright Scholarships. Valued at up to $A45,000, Fulbright scholarships are open to Australian citizens to undertake research or study in the United States for 3 – 12 months.

Scholarships can be started between 1 July 2011 and 30 June 2012. As the largest and one of the most prestigious educational scholarship programs in the world, Fulbright provides unique opportunities for Australians to build long term research collaboration and linkages with U.S. universities.

Applications are open from any field of study to Postgraduates (to do research related to their Australian PhD. or enrol in a US degree);

  • Postdoctoral,
  • Professional and
  • Senior Scholars.

Applicants from every state and the Northern Territory are also encouraged to consider the state/territory specific Fulbright Scholarships that have now been established. For further information and application forms see Australian-American Fulbright Commission web site

Closing date: 31 August 2010


PhD Scholarship based in PARADISEC

A doctoral stipend of $27,222 pa for up to three years has been created by the ARC Discovery Project ‘Intercultural inquiry in a trans-national context: Exploring the legacy of the 1948 American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land’ (DP1096897). The grant is the initiative of Dr Martin Thomas (ARC Future Fellow, School of History, ANU and Hon. Assoc. Professor, PARADISEC, USyd), Assoc. Professor Linda Barwick (Director of PARADISEC, USyd) and Professor Allan Marett (Emeritus Professor of Musicology, USyd). The project involves investigation of the enduring legacy of the historic 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition which resulted in substantial collections of still photography, film, sound recordings, visual art and material culture, now held in museums, art galleries and libraries in Australia and the United States. A major component of the research is to repatriate digital copies of these data to community-based digital knowledge centres in Arnhem Land where they will become readily available to Traditional Owners for educational and other purposes. The Doctoral Student will study the contemporary impacts of repatriating historic archival data to Aboriginal communities in west Arnhem Land. S/he will be hosted by Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation in the town of Jabiru in Kakadu National Park, which is approximately 40 minutes drive from Gunbalanya (aka Oenpelli), the third and final base of the Arnhem Land Expedition. The Student will be expected to spend substantial periods of time in Jabiru where a new digital knowledge centre is being established. Travel to northern Australia and substantial support for the fieldwork will be covered by the ARC funding.

The digital knowledge repository will be a major case study for the project. The Doctoral Student will directly contribute to the centre and from this position develop contacts within the Aboriginal communities of west Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park. They will study the relationships between Western media and the traditional cultures of the area. This will advance one of the core objectives of the project: to better understand ‘the meaning and value of repatriation by analysing how data are received, interpreted and deployed’.

The project is interdisciplinary in scope and we hope that applicants from a range of fields in the humanities and social sciences will be interested in this opportunity. Scholars from musicology, history, performance studies, linguistics, anthropology, media and cultural studies are welcome to apply. This list is suggestive, not prescriptive. The choice of Supervisor and Associate Supervisor will depend upon the disciplinary background of the successful applicant. A readiness to work collaboratively with Aboriginal communities and with other members of the research team is a basic requirement. A high level of computer literacy is also essential. Applications close on 15 June 2010.

See the Scholarship details

The approved applicant will be required to meet the normal requirements for enrolment in a postgraduate research degree in the relevant department of the Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney. For further information on application procedures see the Faculty’s Postgraduate Research pages , or contact The Arts Postgraduate Handbook contains details about the application process and requirements.

Inquiries about the scholarship should be directed in the first instance to Linda Barwick ( and Martin Thomas (

Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Awards 2011

The Research Office has confirmed the next round of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Awards, which provide scholarships for the ‘best and brightest’ university postgraduate and undergraduate students from Australia and Asia to undertake not only international study and research, but also internships or work placements.

Please note the timeline for this year’s process and in particular the faculties’ involvement in the shortlisting process.

Application information
Application forms: Application forms and Referee Reports are available from the Scholarships website

Further information: Download the information booklet

Applications close: 5pm, 28 June 2010

Forward application to: Scholarships & Prizes Office,
Level 5, Jane Foss Russell Building, G02
City Road, The University of Sydney, 2006

Enquiries: Felicity Kiernan
Scholarships & Prizes Office
T: 8627 8450

Applications to faculties: Applications will be registered and redistributed to faculties for short listing on Monday 5 July (refer to section 7 of attached booklet for selection process).

Return shortlist: Return to Inta Heimanis by Friday 16 July 2010

Final selection: Central Selection Committee nominated by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) will meet and finalise the list of undergraduate and postgraduate nominees prior to 23 July 2010.

These timelines are very tight and I appreciate your cooperation in helping us to meet them.

Applications now open for the following University of Sydney Scholarships.

The Council of Education Scholarship; for children of teachers or officers of 3+ years standing with the NSW Department of Education & Training or the NSW TAFE Commission.
The Freemason’s Scholarship; for children or grandchildren of Freemasons of 5 years standing in the United Grand Lodge of NSW.
Konstantin Gawrilow Scholarship; for women of no more than 25 years of age entering a first year course who are enrolled to study Russian language or literature (or both) at an Australian university (further eligibility criteria apply).
Spero Gravas Scholarship; for students whose parents or grandparents are or were at any time in their lives persons of Greek nationality.
Martin McIlrath Scholarship; for ex-servicemen & male descendants of ex-servicemen or women who are curren
t or ex-members of the armed forces in the Faculties of Agriculture and Veterinary Science.

Applications for all of the above close on 20th May 2010.

For further details please visit the Scholarships & Prizes website

Australia Awards Program

In November 2009, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the Australia Awards, which bring the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) scholarships together under the banner of the Australia Awards program,

The Australia Awards are comprised of two streams: an achievement stream that targets the best and brightest students, researchers and professionals to come to Australia and for Australians to do the same offshore; and a development stream that builds capacity in developing countries.

Achievement stream

Endeavour Awards – Australian applicants
The Australian Government provides opportunities for high achieving Australian students, researchers and professionals to undertake study, research and professional development in a broad range of disciplines in participating countries in the Asia-Pacific, Americas, Europe and Middle East. Applications open on 5th April and close on 31st July 2010, for study in 2011.

Endeavour Awards – International applicants
The Australian Government provides opportunities for high achieving international students, researchers and professionals to undertake short or long term study, research and professional development in Australia in a broad range of disciplines. The country eligibility list has expanded from previous rounds, please review the new country inclusions at:
Applications open on 5th April and close on 31st July 2010, for study in 2011.
Development stream

Australian Development Scholarships:  Up to 1000 Australian Development Scholarships are awarded each year across 31 countries, with scholarships awarded equally between men and women. Each Country Program has different selection processes and timelines. Further information on individual country processes can be obtained from the Australian Diplomatic Mission in the country of citizenship.

Australian Leadership Awards – Scholarships: Applications for the 2010 intake open on 10th March 2010 and close on 30th June 2010.

Australian Leadership Awards Fellowship:  Applications for round 8 open in May and close 5-6 weeks later.

Some scholarships require a conditional letter of offer from the University of Sydney, to be included as part of the online application. At present, the processing times indicated by the International Office is that it takes between 6-8 weeks to process a PhD application, so if you know of anyone applying, please encourage them to start early with finding a suitable supervisor using Research Supervisor Connect ( and completing the postgraduate application form ( – the procedure for international students is explained here :

Please contact Danielle Penn (International Development Manager – Scholarships and Grants) if you have any queries on danielle.penn at sydney dot edu dot au and 02 9351 8743.

from DVC International
University of Sydney

Dan David Prize: Call for Nominations and Scholarships 2010

The Dan David Prize is a joint international enterprise endowed by the Dan David Foundation, headquartered at Tel Aviv University. Three prizes of US$1,000,000 each are awarded annually in fields chosen within the three time dimensions – Past, Present, and Future. Ten percent of the prize is donated by the laureates as scholarships to outstanding young researchers, doctoral and postdoctoral students, studying topics related to the chosen fields.

The Dan David Prize is awarded to individuals and institutions with proven exceptional excellence and contribution to humanity in the sciences, arts, humanities, public service and business without discrimination of any kind.

Nominations deadline: 30 November 2009. For information on the Dan David Prize and nominations submission, please consult the website:

Scholarships: Each year the Dan David Prize awards 20 scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students.  10 scholarships are awarded to students from universities all over the world and 10 scholarships to Students from Tel Aviv University. Advanced doctoral and postdoctoral students of excellence achievement and promise studying topics related to the fields chosen for this year, are invited to apply for the Dan David Prize Scholarships for the year 2010.

Applications deadline: 31 March 2010. For details regarding scholarships please consult the website:

Merewether Scholarship

The principal purpose of the Merewether Scholarship is to encourage and support the use of the Mitchell Library’s collections for the study and research of Australian history in writing and publication amongst scholars, researchers and the wider community, including internationally. The specific focus of the Merewether Scholarship will be for research associated with the nineteenth century history of New South Wales.  $12,000 over 12 months. Due date: 26 June 2009. Conditions of entry and application are available from the web address –

If you require assistance with application preparation please contact Nikki Whipps, SOPHI Research Support Officer, 9351 7507, nikki.whipps at usyd dot edu dot au