SOAS Alphawood Scholarships 2015/16

Applications are now open for the Alphawood Scholarships in Southeast Asian Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London for the 2015-16 academic year. This is a great opportunity for young Southeast Asian scholars interested in a postgraduate education for the advancement of Hindu and Buddhist art.

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The SOAS 2015/2016 Alphawood Scholarships
Deadline: 18 December 2014

The Alphawood Scholarships 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.

It is intended that the greatest impact of the scholarship programme will be felt in the Southeast Asian region. The scholarships panel will therefore look to make awards to students who intend to support the aims of the programme through teaching, further study or any other relevant activity in the region. The cohort of Alphawood Scholarship students will use their learning, skills and talents in galleries, museums, heritage organisations, universities, government departments and other institutions in the Southeast Asia region, particularly in the countries of Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar/Burma, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam where Buddhist and Hindu art is prevalent. Over the five years of the scholarship programme students and alumni will make a significant and positive impact on the understanding and preservation of art and architecture in the region.

Full details here, also download the flyer here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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