Postgraduate Scholarships in Humanities & Social Sciences, Sydney

Deadline: 07 December 2012
Open to: Australian, New Zealander and international candidates with a good honours or masters degree in history, HPS, or anthropology
Scholarship: $27,651 per annum


Two full-time postgraduate scholarships are available for suitably qualified candidates with a good honours or masters degree in history, HPS, or anthropology to undertake research studies leading to a PhD. The PhD topic should relate to the ARC Laureate Fellowship project, which focuses on the development and transmission of concepts of race and human difference in the southern hemisphere during the 20th century, especially on those ideas derived from biological or anthropological studies. Through comparative and transnational histories we seek to reveal influential debates over racial difference conducted by scientists, anthropologists and others across the global South. We are especially interested in projects that bring southern settler societies together into the global picture of 20th-century race science.


Applicants should have a particular interest in the history of concepts of race and human difference. Knowledge of the history of science is desirable but not essential. Applications are open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens. International students may apply, but need to contact Dr Rodney Taveira ( in the first instance.


The scholarship is valued at $27,651 per annum (tax exempt) and may be renewed for up to three years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Application process

Applications should be sent direct to Dr Rodney Taveira at Race and Ethnicity in the Global South, K6.07 A14 – Quadrangle, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006 Australia and should include a curriculum vitae, a copy of an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of at least two referees. Please note that closing date for applications is 07 December 2012!

Further information can be obtained from Laureate Fellow and Professor Warwick Anderson, Director, Race and Ethnicity in the Global South Project, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, The University of Sydney NSW 2006 (Phone: +61 2 9351 3365 ; Fax: +61 2 9351 7760; E-mail:

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