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2011 CSC PhD Scholarships at Utrecht University, UK

The China Scholarship Council – Utrecht University PhD Scholarship Programme yearly offers PhD candidates from China the opportunity to start a PhD programme at Utrecht University on a 4 year scholarschip. Selection for this programme is undertaken by Utrecht University and by the China Scholarship Council, respectively. CSC deadline: 20 March and 31 May 2011. Following the 2007 agreement between the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and Utrecht University (UU) yearly a number of excellent Chinese candidates can come to Utrecht University to pursue a full PhD on a 4-year CSC scholarship of € 1200 per month. In general a PhD at Utrecht University takes 4 years. Qualified candidates from Mainland China in all disciplines conducting research at Utrecht University Partners (UUP)* are considered eligible. Applications from candidates who are not registered at one of the Utrecht University Partners are also welcome, but will not have a priority. Applications in the 15 Utrecht University Research Focus Areas, have a priority. This document contains information on the programme procedure. Attached to this document is an application format which can be used by the applicant to contact a Utrecht University or by a prospective Utrecht University supervisor to contact a candidate and to prepare for the CSC application. The attached application format is not the official CSC application form but will help the candidate and prospective Utrecht University supervisor to exchange necessary information before applying to CSC. Kindly check the CSC website on how to apply to CSC for this programme.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 March and 31 May 2011

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3 PhD Fellowship at Leiden Institute for Area Studies, Netherlands: Profile Area Asian Traditions and Modernities

The Leiden Institute for Area Studies ( is committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives. LIAS has as its aim the advancement of teaching and research of Area Studies at Leiden University and in the wider academic community. LIAS comprises the Schools of Asian Studies (SAS) and Middle Eastern Studies (SMES). Area specializations in SAS include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South & Southeast Asian and Tibetan Studies. LIAS staff have disciplinary expertise across the humanities and the social sciences.

Ph.D. fellows are expected to conduct research leading to a Ph.D. thesis on a topic, country or region, and discipline relevant to AMT. The three fellowships are open in terms of research topic, disciplinary orientation and supervision by one of more members of senior academic staff at Leiden University who specialize in the study of Asia. We urge applicants carefully to consider the issue of supervision and contact one or more members of academic staff in Leiden.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1 April 2011

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ANRC Overseas Travel Fellowships for PhD Students (The Netherlands): Southeast Asian Studies

Applications are invited from individuals currently enrolled in a PhD program at a Dutch university who are researching Southeast Asia. Funding is available for students to conduct specific, defined tasks in Australia related to their PhD. These tasks could include fieldwork, consulting an archive or library, engaging in language or disciplinary study, or consulting academic experts. PhD projects should address topics related to the humanities or social sciences. Funds will cover economy class return travel between the Netherlands and Australia plus a living allowance for a period of between one and six months. The research must occur within the term of the PhD enrolment, and take place in the period May, 2011 – June, 2012. Up to four Fellowships will be offered in this round.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 February 2011

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