*Closing soon (5th April)* - PhD Scholarship in Critical Heritage Studies and the Belt and Road Initiative

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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. The application should include a 3-5 page proposal, outlining project aims, literature, methodology etc.
 
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
 
Weblink: http://www.scholarships.uwa.edu.au/search?sc_view=1&id=8281&page=1&q=belt&s=1&old_key=0
 
Contact: tim.winter@uwa.edu.au
 
DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING: 5th April, 2019