September 18, 2013, by Graham Kendall

UNMC IAPS PhD Scholarships and Visiting Fellowships Now Open, and an update

This post was contributed by Micheal Connors.

The Institute of Asia Pacific Studies is now somewhat quietly established at UNMC (we will make some noise during semester).  One aspect of IAPS’ work is to attract people working on Asia to UNMC and to make ourselves known in the region. In line with that objective may I draw your attention to two schemes that I hope you may promote to the channels available to you.
IAPS is offering two PhD scholarships per year (fee waiver only).

Information may be found here

IAPS  is also hoping to attract good scholars and build networks with regional universities through a modest visiting fellowship scheme. Information may be found here
Fellows and PhD candidates may be located in any school.  Applications for both schemes end October 30th, with  another deadline for the visiting fellowship scheme of March 31st.

Just a heads up on a few things that IAPS will be up to in the coming months. We’ll be  hosting an IR Public Lecture Series in Semester 1 with quite prominent speakers  in conjunction with the Masters of IR in the KLTC. There will also be panels/debates at the main campus during semester following a very successful program of IAPS in Ningbo that I witnessed. IAPS in September is co-organizing a workshop on Southeast Asian along with Kyoto University’s Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University and next year will organize a panel at a major Asian Studies conference on Rethinking Asian Liberalisms.

IAPS exists to bring together colleagues across the Faculty who work on Asia. We’ve recently sent out a call to postgraduates working on Asia in all schools to affiliate with IAPS. The small numbers of research students means we’d benefit from creating cross-school places for scholarly exchange.

I hope you can promote IAPS in your school and suggest relevant staff and students to affiliate.

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