Learn the science of the Hobbit in this free online course

The University of Wollonggong is offering a free online course on the science of Homo floresiensis, one of the most intriguing hominid finds of recent history.

In a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores, a team of archaeologists were surprised to find the skeletal remains of a mysterious new species. This free online course follows the incredible discovery of Homo floresiensis – or ‘the Hobbit’ as it has come to be known. Join us on a quest of discovery and adventure as the mystery is unravelled piece by piece using a variety of scientific techniques and archaeological approaches.

Source: Homo Floresiensis Uncovered – Online Course

Lisa Maskell PhD Fellowships for Southeast Asians studies Humanities

The Gerda Henkel Foundation is offering full-time doctoral scholarships for African and Southeast Asian PhD candidates, particularly for programmes in Archaeology, History, Historical Islamic Studies, Art History, History of Law, Prehistory and Early History, and History of Science. A number of Southeast Asians have already been awarded the fellowship in previous years. More information can be found in the link below.

Source: Lisa Maskell Fellowships | Gerda Henkel Stiftung

Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program | Center for Khmer Studies

Applications for the CKS Summer Junior Residencies are now open; residencies are open to Cambodian, US and French nationalities. Deadline: end of March or April, depending on nationality.

CKS has been running a Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Programs in Cambodia since 2004. The program is intended for those individuals who have a genuine interest in Cambodia and Southeast Asia, and who may be considering graduate studies or careers in the region. With this in mind the focus is on striking a balance between academic rigor and extra curricula activities and field visits designed to give students a better understanding of contemporary Cambodian society. Cambodian history and culture cannot be fully understood without considering the influence of powerful regional neighbours such and Thailand, Vietnam and China, and international powers, like France, the United States, and more recently the United Nations. The program, therefore, will also focus on Cambodia’s past and present relationships with its neighbours and its place within the region.

Source: Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program | Center for Khmer Studies

Call For Applications: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2017

Applications close 5 April 2017

The Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University Kyoto, Japan, is organizing the 12th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Japan, from 28 August to 16 September, under the UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, in cooperation with UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS/ICORP and ICOM and supported by the Japanese National Institutes for Cultural Heritage (NICH).

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Centre – Call For Applications: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2017

Government to Build New $12M Building for Fine Arts University

The Royal University of Fine Arts trains Cambodia’s archaeologists and will be relocated from its campus next to the National Museum to a site just outside of Phnom Penh. Funding, however, is not confirmed.

Almost two years after the government announced the relocation of the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) from central Phnom Penh to the city outskirts, Prime Minister Hun Sen finally announced […]

Source: Government to Build New $12M Building for Fine Arts University – The Cambodia Daily

Applications open: World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2017

For eligible applicants from Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia (current member states of the World Heritage Committee)

Prior to the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee and in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme, the Polish National Commission for UNESCO and the International Cultural Centre in Krakow are proud to hold the Heritage Youth Forum 2017 “Memory: Lost and Recovered Heritage” from the 25 June to 4 July 2017, in Warsaw, Krakow (Poland).

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Centre – Call for applications: World Heritage Young Professionals Forum 2017

SOAS Alphawood Scholarships 2016/17

Applications are now open for the Alphawood Scholarships in Southeast Asian Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London for the 2016-17 academic year.

SOAS Alphawood Scholarships
Deadline: 18 December 2015

The 2016 Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS are now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 18 December 2015.

The Alphawood Scholarships are part of the Southeast Asian Art Academic Programme at SOAS 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.

NUS Asian Graduate Student Fellowships 2016

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from citizens of Asian countries currently enrolled in a fulltime Master’s or PhD degrees at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships. Offered to graduate students working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics, the fellowship will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an ‘in residence fellowship’ for a period of eight (8) weeks. The aim of the fellowship is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. The fellowship will commence on 23 May 2016, and scholars are expected to make a presentation on their work at the “Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies” to be organised in the middle of July 2016.

Deadline: 15 November 2015
More details here.

Rave Scholarships for museum technicians and curators

The Rave Scholarships support practical training for young curators, restorers, museum technicians and cultural managers from countries in transition and developing countries. Previous successful applicants have included Southeast Asians. Closing date for applications is April 15, 2016.

For more information, click here.

PhD Scholarship in Underwater Archaeology

The Honor Frost Foundation and Flinders University is offering two three-year PhD Scholarships in Underwater Archaeology, one for a citizen of an Eastern Mediterranean country, but the other is open to citizens of any country. Applications close 7 December 2015.

Details here.