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Indigenous Heritage PhD Scholarship

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Indigenous Heritage

Higher Degree by Research Scholarship

Trekking along the Bundian WayApplications are open for a PhD scholarship in the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research in the University of Canberra's Faculty of Arts and Design. The project involves researching and developing interpretive design strategies for a 350 km Aboriginal trail system known as the Bundian Way, which connects the Snowy Mountains region to the Far South Coast region of NSW. The project is supported by the Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife. Further details on the project are available at: Applicants with a background in landscape architecture, cultural heritage, anthropology, geography, or a cognate field are highly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will join a community of staff and other PhD students working on related topics.

The scholarship is offered on a two-year full-time basis (with the potential of a third-year scholarship), and comes with research assistantship and teaching assistantship opportunities, and funding for conference and fieldwork travel. Other forms of funding support are available through the University of Canberra Collaborative Indigenous Research Initiative The annual stipend for the Indigenous Heritage Higher Degree by Research Scholarship will be the same as an APA scholarship (currently $26,288).

A first-class honours degree or equivalent is required. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage. The scholarship will commence in early 2016. Conditions of the award will be similar to the APA scholarship.

Please submit an Application for Admission using the form available ( and attach the scholarship coversheet to your application ( Applicants are encouraged to contact Dr Scott Heyes at (02) 6201 2534 or before submitting an application.Closing Date has been extended to: 4 July, 2016

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