Expressions of interest now open for new Myanmar-Australia research fellowship

Research fellowship

Call for expressions of interest for a fully funded one-month research fellowship in Australia for a Myanmar academic or researcher.

Closing date: November 14, 2022

The Myanmar Research Network at University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Myanmar Research Centre at Australian National University (ANU) are seeking to host a Myanmar scholar/researcher for a fully funded 4-week fellowship in Australia.

The fellowship would include 3 weeks at University of Melbourne and one week at the Australian National University, Canberra in the first half of 2023. The goal of the fellowship program is to build deeper connections between University of Melbourne/ANU and Myanmar academics and researchers in the region and catalyzing new high quality collaborative research.

The fellowship would involve

  • Seminars or public lectures in Melbourne and Canberra
  • A research and writing component at both institutions with a view to contributing to work on an academic publication by the fellow, and possible collaborative work on later publications
  • A contribution by the fellow, in Burmese or English, to working papers and blogs at the two universities
  • Internal meetings to discuss and develop potential new partnerships
  • Meetings with other Myanmar interest groups in Australia

Eligibility for fellowship

The fellow must:

  • Be a researcher or academic of Myanmar nationality based in the Asia-Pacific region (this includes researchers or academics who may not currently be active or employed, and those who are engaged with CDM).
  • Have a minimum of a postgraduate research qualification (eg Masters’ degree with research thesis component, or a coursework Masters’ degree with other experience comparable to a research thesis) or be a current PhD candidate.
  • Have research interests in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (this includes politics, development studies, history, public policy, anthropology, international relations, sociology or other related disciplines) and current research project or future research plan which can be developed through the fellowship (this can be outlined briefly in the expression of interest)
  • Demonstrated capacity for high level spoken and written English (this can be addressed in curriculum vitae).
  • Be eligible to apply for an Australia visa and able to travel to Australia in early 2023.

Expressions of interest need to include a curriculum vitae and a 200 word statement explaining:

  • your interest in the fellowship and what you hope to achieve
  • how it would assist in your wider vision for research or your career

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed.

Expressions of interest can be sent to Tamas Wells at University of Melbourne


Closing date November 14, 2022