PhD Scholarships in Indonesian Economics
The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) aims to encourage research at PhD level on the Indonesian economy and, in the longer term, to expand the number of young Australians with a close familiarity with Indonesia and its economy. To this end, it is offering two three-year PhD scholarships to conduct doctoral research on the Indonesian economy and participate in the activities of the Indonesia Project in the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University. The Indonesia Project has received funding from AusAID to administer this program.
Prospective PhD scholars who are interested in undertaking doctoral research on any aspect of the economy, economic policy or economics of governance of Indonesia in a well-established PhD program in Economics at any Australian university with a demonstrated strong commitment to work on the Southeast Asian economies are invited to apply for PhD Scholarships to the value of $25,000 per annum for up to three years. Continuation of the scholarship will be subject to satisfactory performance as determined annually by the AusAID–Indonesia Project PhD Scholarship Committee. This scholarship cannot be held in conjunction with any other full PhD scholarship.
Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia are eligible to apply. Applicants should have been offered a place in a PhD economics program at any Australian university that has the capacity to support and supervise doctoral research on the Indonesian economy.
Successful applicants will be subject to the normal requirements for completion of a PhD program at the host university. In addition funding will be provided to undertake up to three months of fieldwork in Indonesia for the purpose of collecting data and other information for their doctoral research, and to acquire basic fluency in the Indonesian language to assist them in their work. The successful applicants will be required to present a mid-term research report to the AusAID–Indonesia Project PhD Scholarship Committee in Canberra about a year and a half into the scholarship and to present a seminar on their research in the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics at the end of the third year. Successful applicants are also required to present their research during their candidature in at least one international forum not related to their home university or the Indonesia Project. Finally, it is expected that the successful applicants will participate in activities of the Indonesia Project. This includes presenting their work at an Indonesia Study Group seminar upon completion of fieldwork, and/or attending the University's Annual Indonesia Update conference.
Applicants should send a letter of application, proof of acceptance into a PhD economics program at any Australian university, their CV and transcripts of academic record by 30 October 2009 to the Head of the Indonesia Project as Chairman of the AusAID–Indonesia Project PhD Scholarship Committee:
Head, Indonesia Project
The Arndt-Corden Department of Economics
Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT 0200
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