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African Diaspora and Pentecostalism Scholarship in PhD at WSU Australia 2019

Application is on for African Diaspora and Pentecostalism Scholarship in Ph.D. at WSU Australia 2019. This post provides information on requirements and how to apply.

This award is part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) financed venture: The African Diaspora and Pentecostalism in Australia: Fresh Perspectives on Materiality, Media and Religion.

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African Diaspora and Pentecostalism Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are welcome from a range of backgrounds: anthropology, sociology, religious studies, African studies, Migration studies or a related field. Specifically, the project is fit for applicants with solid interests in the connections of migration and religion.

The successful candidate should:

  • possess qualifications and skills equivalent to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honors) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research element, (iii) Research Master’s degree, or (iv) similar overseas qualifications.
  • be enthusiastic and highly motivated to undertake further study at an advanced level.

Submissions from scholars of African heritage are especially appreciated.

International candidates must prove English language proficiency.

African Diaspora and Pentecostalism Scholarship Benefits

  • Domestic candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs, supported by the Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset.
  • International candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $30,000 per annum for up to 3 years to support living costs. Those with a strong track record will be eligible for a tuition fee waiver and Overseas Student Health Cover (single policy).(opens in new window)
  • Support for training, conference attendance, fieldwork and additional research costs as approved by the School.

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Method of Application for African Diaspora and Pentecostalism Scholarship

  1. Contact Professor Cristina Rocha ([email protected]) to discuss your eligibility, the project requirements and your intention to apply.
  2. Review the research scholarships frequently asked questions. (opens in new window)
  3. Submit an online application for admission. (opens in new window)
  4. Complete the project scholarship application form (PDF, 89.74 KB). (opens in new window)
  5. Assemble your CV, contact details for two referees, and a one-page statement declaring how your research interests line up with the project aims.
  6. Submit your African Diaspora and Pentecostalism Scholarship application form and any supporting documentation to the Graduate Research School as follows:
  • Use the email subject line: Application_2019_072_SSAP
  • Submit to [email protected]
  • All attached documents must be submitted as PDF.
  • In the body of your email, specify your full name, your student ID (if you are a present or former Western Sydney University student) and the full name of the scholarship.

Applicants who do not submit an online application for admission will not be considered.

Incomplete applications or applications that do not conform to the above requirements will not be considered.

For more information on the scholarship, please contact the Graduate Research School via email at [email protected]

*Applications close at 11.59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).


African Diaspora and Pentecostalism Scholarship Application Deadline: 

30 June 2019

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