Scholarship | The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art at University of Sydney

Image: Wang Qingsong, Follow You, (detail) 2013, C-print, 180 x 300 cm, image courtesy White Rabbit Collection

The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art

Applications close 22 May 2018.

The Judith Neilson Scholarship in Contemporary Art has been established to support the study of contemporary Chinese art in its global contexts. The Scholarship provides support for full-time doctoral study to be undertaken through the Department of Art History at the University of Sydney.

We invite applications from highly motivated individuals interested in engaging deeply with issues related to contemporary Chinese art, global art cultures, and transcultural studies. Prospective students must possess demonstrable research skills, high proficiency in writing in English, and academic experience in one or more of the following fields: art history and theory, Chinese studies, visual culture, and/or curatorial studies. Proficiency in Chinese is strongly preferred. Applications that demonstrate potential for engagement with the White Rabbit Collection are encouraged.

For further information, please refer to the terms and conditions.

Applications for this scholarship can be made through the Online Application Form.

Applicants should contact their prospective supervisor to confirm their interest.  General enquires, including further information on the area of research and requests for supervision, may be directed to Dr Stephen Whiteman, Senior Lecturer in Asian Art, at

To apply, please visit: Applications close 22 May 2018.

Please note: Applicants for the Scholarship must also have applied for a PhD at the University of Sydney by the closing date to be eligible for the Scholarship. To apply for admission to the PhD, please visit:

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