Posted on: 8 February, 2019
Application deadline: April 5, 2019

PhD Scholarship in Critical Heritage Studies and the Belt and Road Initiative, University of Western Australia, Australia

Title: PhD Scholarship in Critical Heritage Studies and the Belt and Road Initiative

Description: The scholarship is part of a research initiative on the use of history and heritage to advance 21st Century Silk Roads trade and diplomatic ties across Eurasia and the Indian Ocean Region.

Launched in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) aims to ‘revive’ the overland and maritime trading routes, commonly known as the Silk Roads, for the 21st century. Driven by a highly ambitious language of regional connectivity, BRI seeks to build infrastructure, energy, foreign policy and people-people ties across Asia, Europe and East Africa.

The scholarship focuses on the cultural components of BRI. There is flexibility in terms of its focus, with possible themes including a critical analysis of ‘shared heritage’, or the intersections between heritage and development or international relations. Candidates with fieldwork experience in Asia are encouraged to apply.

Appropriate research and mentoring support will be provided, with excellent travelling opportunities in Asia and/or the Indian Ocean Region as well as to relevant conferences in Australia and Overseas.

Available in the International Scholarships Round 2 2019

The project managers reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

  • Payment type: Fortnightly Stipend
  • Value: $30000
  • Value unit: Per annum
  • Basis of award: Academic Achievement
  • Eligibility: Completed Honours degree (H1 or H2A) or MSc or equivalent
  • Nationality: International
  • Study area: Social and Cultural Studies
  • Commencement date: 01/07/2019
  • Applications open: 04/02/2019
  • Applications close: 05/04/2019
  • Tenable At: University of Western Australia
  • Currently available: Yes
  • Application status: Open