[csaa-forum] PhD scholarships at Centre for Cultural Research, UWS

Centre for Cultural Research ccr at uws.edu.au
Wed Jun 1 11:10:00 CST 2005

The Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney invites
applicants for the following three PhD scholarships:

(1) Centre for Cultural Research Priority Postgraduate Research Award

To undertake research in one or more of the following areas: cultural
diversity and community relations; urban development in cultural
perspective; art, culture and heritage; cultures of media, technology and
environment; or transnational connections.

(2) ARC Discovery Postgraduate Research Award -- Globalisation and the
Biopolitics of Ageing

To develop a PhD topic in the context of a project directed by Dr Brett
Neilson, that examines the transnational spread of anti-ageing technologies
as a means to  understanding the changed conditions for ageing in the era of

(3) Discovery Postgraduate Research Award -- Cultural Complexity and
Regional Development

To develop an empirically grounded PhD topic under the supervision of
Professor Ien Ang, focusing on the increasingly complex cultural landscape
of urban regions such as Western Sydney as a result of  the very diverse
backgrounds of new and old residents and migrant settlers.

Scholarship:  Tax-free stipend of at least $25,000pa plus project support

Applicants must have a First Class Honours degree in a relevant discipline
or equivalent qualifications, and an interest in the research area applied
for. Prior relevant professional experience or research assistance
experience is desirable.


Application form and further information:  download from the web at

The Centre for Cultural Research is a Centre of Excellence at the University
of Western Sydney with a high national and international profile. The Centre
draws on an interdisciplinary range of theories and methods to advance our
understanding of the complex cultural challenges of the 21st century.
Postgraduate research at the CCR involves the application of cutting-edge
cultural  theory to issues of increasing social importance, and hence
provide significant opportunities for establishing an exciting career path.

CCR is able to provide excellent resources to candidates enrolled in its
postgraduate programs:

*  Regular workshops and seminars

*  Dedicated postgraduate workstations

*  Financial support for conferences and fieldwork

*  Opportunities for travel to international partner research centres

*  Training and preparation for publication of research results

*  Master classes taught by leading international cultural researchers

Further CCR information:  http:// <http://www.uws.edu.au/ccr>

Scholarship Enquiries  Ms Tracy Mills  Ph: +61 2 4736 0966  E:
t.mills at uws.edu.au <mailto:t.mills at uws.edu.au>

As there will be no mid-year entries to the UWS postgraduate program this
year this will be last opportunity for applications before the end of the

Centre for Cultural Research

University of Western Sydney

Contact: ccr at uws.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 9685 9600
Fax: +61 2 9685 9610

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