Scholarship details

Funding Body:

Central USYD (U)

Title:

Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art

Research Areas:

Humanities & Social Sciences

Type

Postgraduate Research

Description:

The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art has been established to support the study of contemporary Chinese art in its global contexts. The Scholarship provides a stipend allowance for a PhD to be undertaken in this research area within the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney.

Eligibility:

Eligibility:

a. Applicants must have an unconditional offer of admission for a full-time PhD in the Department of Art History in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University, and have completed an undergraduate program with first class honours, or master’s degree in a related field of study.

b. Applicants must demonstrate engagement with issues related to contemporary Chinese art, global art cultures, and transcultural studies and have academic experience in one or more of the following fields: art history and theory, Chinese studies, visual culture, and/or curatorial studies.

c. Applicants must also possess demonstrable research skills and a high proficiency in writing in English.


Selection Criteria:

a. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the basis of:

I. academic merit,
II. area of study and research proposal,
III. curriculum Vitae,
IV. personal statement which:
a.  demonstrates engagement with issues related to contemporary Chinese art, global art cultures, and transcultural studies,
b. outlines any academic experience in one or more of the following fields: art history and theory, Chinese studies, visual culture, and/or curatorial studies, and
c. demonstrable research skills and a high proficiency in writing in English.
V. feedback from two referees. One must be an academic referee, the other may be professional.

b. Preference will be given to applicants who through their cover letter also demonstrate the potential for engagement with the White Rabbit Collection and a proficiency in Chinese.

c. Shortlisted applicants may be asked to provide a writing sample and/or sit for an interview.

d. The successful applicant will be awarded the Scholarship on the nomination of the relevant research supervisor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.


 

Amount awarded:

Value:

The Scholarship will provide an annual stipend allowance of $30,000 per annum (fixed rate) for up to three years subject to satisfactory academic performance. An extension of six, or up to a maximum of twelve months is possible.

 

 

Application guide:

For further information, please refer to the terms and conditions.

Applications for this scholarship can be made through the Online Application Form.

Applicants should contact their prospective supervisor to confirm their interest.  General enquires, including further information on the area of research and requests for supervision, may be directed to Dr Stephen Whiteman, Senior Lecturer in Asian Art, at stephen.whiteman@sydney.edu.au

Contact:

Dr Stephen Whiteman on +61 2 9351 7648

Email: stephen.whiteman@sydney.edu.au

Closing date:

27 July 2018

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