2012 Postgraduate Scholarships in Race and Ethnicity in the Global South in Australia

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Two full-time postgraduate scholarships are available for suitably qualified candidates with a good honours or masters degree in history, HPS, or anthropology to undertake research studies leading to a PhD. The PhD topic should relate to the ARC Laureate Fellowship project, which focuses on the development and transmission of concepts of race and human difference in the southern hemisphere during the 20th century, especially on those ideas derived from biological or anthropological studies. Through comparative and transnational histories we seek to reveal influential debates over racial difference conducted by scientists, anthropologists and others across the global South. We are especially interested in projects that bring southern settler societies together into the global picture of 20th-century race science.

Number of Award(s):

Two Scholarships are awarded.

Duration of Awards:

It may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

What does it cover?

The scholarship is valued at $27,651 per annum.


Applicants should have a particular interest in the history of concepts of race and human difference. Knowledge of the history of science is desirable but not essential. Applications are open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. International students may apply.

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