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Brookes Cultural Heritage Scholarship in Australia 2021

Deakin University in Australia welcomes applications for the Brookes Cultural Heritage Scholarship award for PhD education in the 2021/22 academic year.

With more than 45 years of experience as one of Australia’s foremost tertiary education providers, Deakin has won a lot of awards and teaches more than 60,000 students every year. They offer their candidates first-class programs and a lot of opportunities. Deakin programs are designed to get the best out of students and staff. They design their teaching and learning to align with graduate learning results and industry insight, via monitoring and updating programs.

They are known as an internationally connected university, with four famous campuses in Victoria, their award-winning online learning channels and offices all over the world. They provide candidates with a learning experience second to none, and are proud of being a multi-award winning, globally recognized university. With a history of being ground-breaking and cutting edge, they offer exceptional facilities, brilliant teaching and flexible learning to all their 60,000 students, be it on campus or online.

Deakin promotes an environment in which teaching and research distinction is recognized and applauded. They typically do well in the Australian Awards for University Teaching, and their researchers are recognized nationally and globally for their ground-breaking work. Deakin’s Geelong Innovation Precinct has leading-edge research facilities and capability in materials engineering and fibre science. It comprises the Australian Future Fibres Innovation and Research Centre, the world’s foremost carbon fibre research line, Carbon Nexus, and a lot of other ground-breaking establishments.

Project details:

Jewish émigrés who ran from Nazi persecution and anti-Semitism prior to, during, and after the Holocaust had a substantial impact on Australian life in a range of disciplines including art and design, industry, architecture, politics, and education. These émigrés exemplify a history that is inherently geographical, and their material and imaginative travels did not end once they got to Australia.

Through a method that focuses on transnational and diasporic histories (Curthoys and Lake 2005; Peterson 2017; Hawcroft 2017; Erll 2011, 2014) this project will discover new ways of telling stories of travel, training, and trauma in expositions linked to the Holocaust and other genocides.

How did émigrés’ education, professional practice and skills travel with them, and impact their work? What are the micro and macro influences on Australian culture? How can these personal accounts be presented within broader histories? How can the chronicling of material and creative journeys of people and relics be utilised to inform new methods to curatorial practice? How might these in turn demonstrate a more nuanced reading of the influence of migration to Australia?

They invite expressions of interest for a PhD project which tackles this wide theme.

This scholarship award and research project is backed by the Sir Wilfred and CH Brookes Charitable Foundation.

Deakin University recognizes with appreciation the support of the Sir Wilfred & C H (Roger) Brookes Charitable Foundation, especially the late Roger Brookes.
This project is motivated by the life and work of Professor Fred Jevons AO. Jevons fled Austria in 1939 on a Kindertransport, staying in the UK and becoming a pioneering educator and researcher prior to relocating to Australia in 1976, and becoming Deakin University’s pioneering first Vice Chancellor.

Worth of Brookes Cultural Heritage Scholarship

This Brookes Cultural Heritage Scholarship is obtainable over 3 years.

  • $28,600 per annum tax exempt (2021 rate)

Eligibility for Brookes Cultural Heritage Scholarship

To be qualified you must:

  • be either a domestic or foreign candidate presently residing in Australia (domestic comprises applicants with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship).
  • fulfill Deakin’s PhD entry conditions
  • be registering full time and possess an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master’s degree with a significant research component.

How to Apply for Brookes Cultural Heritage Scholarship

Deadline: Applications for Brookes Cultural Heritage Scholarship will stay open until a candidate has been selected.

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