[TimorLesteStudies] Honours Travel Scholarship 2007 - Timor-Leste
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>Dr Damian Grenfell
>Postdoctoral Research Fellow
>The Globalism Institute, RMIT University
>damian.grenfell at rmit.edu.au +61 3 9925 3462
> >Honours Travel Scholarship - Timor-Leste
> >Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University
> >Applications Close: 4 December 2006 for Honours
> >beginning in late February 2007.
> >Damian Grenfell (Project Leader): damian.grenfell at rmit.edu.au
> >Peter Phipps (Honours Coordinator, International
> >Studies): peter.phipps at rmit.edu.au
> >Over 2007 and 2008, an Australian Research
> >Council research project undertaken by the
> >Globalism Institute will investigate the
> >long-term impact of the Truth and Reconciliation
> >Process on national identity in Timor-Leste,
> >especially in regards to the work of the
> >Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation (CAVR).
> >As part of this project, one Honours Travel
> >Scholarship is being offered to support the
> >travel costs of an Honours student enrolled at
> >RMIT University whose thesis (15,000 words) will
> >focus upon the topic of reconciliation and
> >nationalism in Timor-Leste (within the
> >parameters of this theme, the actual direction
> >of the thesis will need to be negotiated with Dr
> >Grenfell). Data and analysis generated by the
> >student will contribute towards the overall
> >project. Please see www.timor-leste.org for a
> >more detailed understanding of the research
> >undertaken by the Globalism Institute in Timor-Leste.
> >Specifically, the scholarship will cover the costs of:
> >Â§ A return airfare to Dili (Melbourne via Darwin to Dili)
> >Â§ Visa costs for Timor-Leste (for 30 days)
> >Â§ Research project-related costs in
> >country, such as work-related travel, printing and internet usage.
> >Â§ Accommodation will also be provided at
> >the Globalism Instituteâs Dili headquarters, a
> >house in the suburb of Lahane, which has been
> >furnished and has adequate facilities for both
> >living and research. The home/office has been
> >established in a secure environment, consists of
> >two living areas, two bedrooms, has electricity
> >and water, and a fully equipped kitchen.
> >Â§ The candidate can be provided with a
> >laptop for the duration of their field research.
> >Costs to be covered by the student:
> >Â§ Daily food costs
> >Â§ Personal expenses
> >Â§ Travel Insurance
> >Â§ All other costs
> >The successful applicantâs honours thesis will
> >be supervised by Dr Damian Grenfell, including
> >working under his direction during the fieldwork
> >period. The successful applicant will also need
> >to liaise with other researchers and with East
> >Timorese and non-East Timorese working in
> organisations based in Timor-Leste.
> >It is anticipated that the successful candidate
> >complete field research in Timor-Leste no
> later thalack of resources, a fluid
> >security environment, basic living conditions in
> >one of the poorest countries in Asia that has
> >experienced enormous violence and trauma. The
> >candidate must be able to adapt to circumstances
> >on the ground and realise that shifts in both
> >expectations and plans are part of experience of
> >working in such an environment.
> >To the best of the abilities of the project
> >supervisor, the candidate will receive
> >opportunities to learn more broadly about
> >Timorese culture and social life, to visit a
> >variety of sites both within Dili and beyond,
> >and to participate in cultural and social events
> >of significance. Support will also be provided
> >towards the publication of results by the
> >student, field methods, as well as preparation for postgraduate studies.
> >Requirements and Application
> >Applicants must have an undergraduate degree and
> >are required to work with a high degree of
> >independence and maturity in a challenging
> >environment, and ability to adapt and work in a culturally sensitive manner.
> >Applicants are asked to provide the following;
> >Â§ A maximum of 300 words outlining your
> >suitability to work on the project
> >Â§ A one page curriculum vitae
> >demonstrating work, academic experience and skills relevant to this project
> >Â§ An example of your writing, such as an
> >undergraduate essay or published article.
> >Â§ Contact details for two referees
> >Â§ Copies of academic results (originals
> >will need to be cited for any short listed candidates).
> >Language is not a prerequisite. However,
> >candidates should list language skills if they
> >have working knowledge of Tetun, Indonesian or
> >Portuguese, or other languages that are frequently used in Timor-Leste.
> >- For applications to the Honours Program please
> >contact Peter Phipps at peter.phipps at rmit.edu.au
> >- Scholarship applications should be sent by
> >email to Peter Phipps at
> >peter.phipps at rmit.edu.au Where this is not possible, please mail them to:
> >Peter Phipps
> >Honours Coordinator International Studies
> >RMIT University,
> >GPO Box 2476V,
> >Melbourne, Vic, 3001.
> >Short listed candidates should expect to be interviewed.
> >While only a maximum of one scholarship will be
> >awarded, unsuccessful applicants who wish to
> >continue with a research project in this area
> >should discuss their options with Damian Grenfell and Peter Phipps.
> >The panel reserves the right not to appoint if
> >there is no a suitable candidate and to withdraw
> >the scholarship if the candidate deviates from
> >the agreed areas of research. The provision of
> >the scholarship is also dependent on the
> >security situation in Timor-Leste. The
> >successful candidate must recognise that they
> >are bound by any decision by the project
> >supervisor or RMIT University where it is
> >determined that it is unsafe to commence or
> >continue the fieldwork aspect of the thesis.
> >For further information about the Scholarship
> >contact: Damian Grenfell at damian.grenfell at rmit.edu.au
> >For further information about undertaking the
> >Honours program in International Studies contact
> >Peter Phipps at peter.phipps at rmit.edu.au
> >Dr Damian Grenfell
> >Postdoctoral Research Fellow
> >The Globalism Institute, RMIT University
> >+61 3 9925 3462
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