The Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) is now accepting applications for their Euan Crone Asian Awareness Scholarship. In 2013, Euan Crone, a member of AIIA VIC who participated in the AIIA VIC 2013 Study Tour of Myanmar, decided to establish a charitable endowment fund giving grants up to $5,000 per person to deepen awareness of Asia among young Australians.
Scholarships are open to young Australian citizens and permanent residents up to the age of 35 who are members of the AIIA in any Australian State or Territory at the time of application. 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 the experience
- Short-term work or research attached to an in-country organisation
At the conclusion of the program, the successful applicant will be expected to:
- Submit a pro forma report, financial acquittal, an article to the AIIA’s blog and address AIIA members on their return.
- The final $500 of the scholarship will be paid out once the recipient has met these requirements.
How to Apply:
All scholarship applications should be made in writing and accompanied by a completed application form (Download the Application form: DOC | PDF), a current CV, two written references with contact details and a copy of the applicant’s most recent university transcript.
Please email all supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should be Euan Crone Scholarship 2017: [Your name]. It is requested that where possible attachments should be in PDF format.
The deadline for all applications is 30 September, 2017.