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ANU College of Asia and the Pacific collects six of 26 prestigious Endeavour Postgraduate scholarships for graduate research and fieldwork.
Six graduate students from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific are heading to the four corners of the globe after winning prestigious 2015 Endeavour Postgraduate scholarships from the Australian government.
Endeavour scholarships and fellowships are internationally competitive grants, which allow Australians and foreign citizens to complete study, research and professional development overseas.
Only 26 postgraduate scholarships were awarded across Australia for 2015.
College students Sophia Buchhorn, Zoe Hatten, Gerard McCarthy, Timothea Horn, Justine Chambers and Thomas Power will head to Vanuatu, China, Thailand, Canada, Myanmar and Indonesia to complete their research.
Their scholarships will fund a range of important projects on a range of topics, including the commercialisation of ritual and the transformation of kinship in urban China; middle power diplomacy in arms treaty negotiation, and changing ideas of ethnic identity in Myanmar's fledging democracy.
They are joined by three other ANU postgraduate scholarship winners - Caroline Compton, Nonie Elise Tuxen and Christopher Perks - as well as ANU Endeavour Indigenous fellows Stewart Sutherland and Raymond Lovett -- two of only four winners in the Indigenous category.
Scholarship and fellowship winners received their awards from Federal Minister for Education Christopher Pyne at a gala dinner in Canberra.
“The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive scholarships which promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia and its neighbours,” Mr Pyne said.
“These scholarships will support 528 high achieving international recipients with an opportunity to study in Australia and 154 Australians to further their skills and knowledge overseas while building their international awareness.”
Applications for the 2016 Endeavour Scholarship and Fellowship round open in April 2015. Find out more at the Australian Department of Education and Training website.