Conducting fieldwork can be a challenge, especially when a project involves travelling to remote areas.
But The Australian National University (ANU) offers a scholarship for PhD students and recent graduates from across Australia who are interested in doing field work with Indigenous communities.
Named in honour of Minoru Hokari (1971-2004), a ground-breaking scholar who left Japan to work in remote locations with Australia’s Gurindji people, the scholarship is open to anyone currently enrolled at university, or who was graduated in the past three years.
“Undertaking fieldwork can be expensive and this scholarship provides support for students wishing to consult and undertake face to face research in urban, regional or remote locations,” says Professor Ann McGrath, Director of the Australian Centre for Indigenous History.
“The Scholarship is inspired by the inclusive scholarship and mentoring of Minoru Hokari and the endowment has been supported by his friends, colleagues and above all, the Hokari family.”
Applications close 29 May for the $3,000 scholarship. See here for details about eligibility criteria.