Applications Now Open
[su_quote cite=”Marlene Millott, Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship 2014 recipient “]
I worked on a variety of stories, from interviewing dairy cattle farmers one day, to transport industry titans the next…I strongly encourage any young member of the AIIA with an interest in Asia to apply for this year’s Scholarship
Applications are invited from young people up to age of 35 who are members of any branch of the AIIA at the time of application for a grant to travel and/or study in Asia.
Applicants should possess a genuine interest in Asia and a commitment to the deepening of knowledge and understanding of Asia in the Australian community. Ideally, they will already have had exposure to a country of Asia in a particular field or sector. Knowledge of the local language will add weight to any application.
Applications should outline how the applicant will use the scholarship to deepen an understanding of an individual country of Asia or of an aspect of Asia.
For the purpose of applications, Asia encompasses India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the Philippines; and Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
The Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship may be used for:
- Carrying out self-study and research
- Formal, specialised short-term study at recognised educational institutions
- Cost of food, accommodation and travel expenses during a work experience
- Short-term research attached to an in-country organisation.
At the conclusion of the program, the successful applicant will be expected to submit a summary of findings, reflecting a deepening awareness of Asia, and indicate what methods will be used to ensure this awareness is communicated to the Australian community.
The successful applicant will also be required to submit a financial statement covering expenditure associated with the scholarship grant.
All scholarship applications should be made in writing and accompanied by a completed application form, a current CV, two written references with contact details and a copy of the applicant’s most recent university transcript.
- Candidates must be Australian residents
- Candidates must have a current AIIA membership
- Candidates must be students, or recent graduates, of an Australian university
- Candidates should be 35 years of age or under
Download the Application Form: PDF (217KB)
Read Marlene Millot’s Testimonial: PDF (660KB)
The deadline for all applications is Friday 4 September, 2015.
Applications can be forwarded by email or post to:
– OR –
Australian Institute of International Affairs
Level 1, Stephen House
32 Thesiger Court,
Deakin ACT 2600