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Alphawood Scholarship at SOAS University of London in UK, 2016

Applications are invited for Alphawood Scholarship for a range of taught courses and research courses at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London. The financial aid positions will be awarded to candidates who intend to help the preservation and advancement of Buddhist and Hindu art through teaching, further study or other activities in the region. The Alphawood support will cover tuition fees in full, and a generous maintenance allowance towards the costs of living and studying in central London, as well as flights to and from the UK at the start and end of the course. The application deadline is 18 December 2015.

Study Subject(s): The studentships are awarded for students of the following programmes within the School of Arts: Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas: Postgraduate Asian Art Course Certificate (all modules are eligible, however please note that the SEA module runs every other year and does not run in 2016). Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art (a combination of three modules from the Diploma, must include the Southeast Asian art module). Taught Master’s (MA) Programmes: MA Arts of Asia and Africa, MA Contemporary Art and Art Theory of Asia and Africa, MA History of Art and/or Archaeology, MA Religious Arts of Asia. In addition, the opportunities are open to those taking the following MA programmes where the major course relates to Southeast Asian art: MA South East Asian Studies, MA Pacific Asian Studies. MPhil/PhD Scholarship focuses on Southeast Asian art.
Course Level:
The studentships are available for pursuing postgraduate taught courses (Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate or Master’s) and research degrees (MPhil/PhD) at SOAS, University of London.
Programme Provider: Alphawood Foundation
Award can be taken at:
UK

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Eligibility: To be eligible for these endowments you should:
-Normally be resident in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam. Applications will be considered from candidates who are not normally resident in these countries as long as you can show your intention and capacity to return or relocate to the region to pursue teaching or further study or otherwise intend to make a positive impact in the Southeast Asian region.
-Demonstrate your interest in Southeast Asian art, particularly Buddhist or Hindu art, and your intention to pursue teaching, further study or otherwise make a positive impact on the preservation or advancement of Southeast Asian art in the region after your studies at SOAS. When applying for your course please include evidence of this in your personal statement.
-MA applicants only: write your dissertation on a theme connected with Southeast Asian art. When applying for your course please include evidence of this in your personal statement.

Open for International Students: Applicants must be normally be resident in one of the following countries: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam.

Description: The Alphawood The studentships are part of the £15 million Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS, University of London, which has been funded by Alphawood Foundation, Chicago. The aim of the academic programme is to advance the understanding and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia through study and research, and to build and support a network of organisations and individuals in the Southeast Asian region who share and support this vision.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? The Alphawood support will cover tuition fees in full, and a generous maintenance allowance towards the costs of living and studying in central London, as well as flights to and from the UK at the start and end of the course. Visa costs will also be covered. The maintenance allowance will be provided in line with the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) guidelines for London (Doctoral) and will be calculated pro-rata for programmes of less than a year. It is expected to cover the cost of accommodation.

Selection Criteria: Candidates will be assessed on academic merit and promise. Financial need may also be taken into consideration; on past experience in the field of Southeast Asian art, as well as the candidate’s intention to make a significant impact on the preservation and advancement of the field. Academic references, transcripts and statements, and other relevant information in your application will be considered to assess the above criteria.

Notification: Successful candidates will be notified in February 2016. If you have not heard by the 27th February 2016 you should assume that your application was unsuccessful. Successful candidates will be asked to provide evidence of their English language test results by 20th April 2016.

How to Apply: There are 2 steps to the application process.
-STEP 1 Apply for your course: If you are applying for the Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate, please down load and complete the application for admission. Please send the completed form to the Course Administrators Ruth Fox or Denise Acford via email. If you are applying for a Taught Master’s (MA) please complete the Postgraduate online application form. If you are applying for an MPhil/PhD, please complete the Postgraduate Research online application form.
-STEP 2 Apply for an Alphawood Scholarship: If you have submitted an application for your course you can apply for the Alphawood Scholarship via this link to the on-line application.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 18 December 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

Alphawood scholarship at SOAS