The University of Newcastle, Australia

UON Researcher Wins Student Grants for 3-Week Cambodia Study Trip in 2015

Friday, 28 November 2014

The University of Newcastle's Dr Catherine Grant has been awarded funding for 6 undergraduate students to go to Cambodia on a graded volunteer placement program in 2015.

Dr Catherine Grant, lecturer and Research Fellow for UON's School of Creative Arts (SoCA), has been awarded student grants by the government through her project entitled Developing social awareness and engagement through the creative arts.

The $19,800 grant was awarded under the Australian Government's 2015 round of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) mobility program.  The NCP mobility program awards Australian universities and university consortia with funding to provide grants to undergraduate Australian students. The grants involve participation in a semester-based or short term study in the Indo-Pacific region.

The funding awarded to Dr Grant will provide six undergraduate students from SoCA with the exciting opportunity to undertake a three-week voluntary placement within non-government organisations (NGOs) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's capital city. 

The overseas trip is anticipated for 20 June to 11 July 2015 and only six successful applicants will be able to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.  Academic credit will be received for participating in this project and winners will be selected on a competitive basis. 

The successful students will participate in creative projects, research activities and/or community-based projects in collaboration with cultural and arts NGOs: Music Arts School, Empowering Youth Cambodia, and Cambodian Living Arts

DEADLINE for entry submissions is at 5PM Monday, 8 December 2014

To find out how students can put forward their expressions of interest for this NCP mobility program project grant, click here.

For more information, call or email Dr Catherine Grant.

  • Dr Catherine Grant
  • Phone: 61 2 4921 5838

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