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The Australian National University

Funding for Chinese southern diaspora scholars

Undergraduate student essay prize

Rules and Procedures
  • The essay should be on a topic related to the Chinese diasporic experience in Australia.
  • Essays should not be less that 2,000 words or more than 5,000 words in length (including endnotes).
  • Three copies should be submitted. Submissions by fax or electronic mail will not be accepted. Each candidate should retain a copy of the submitted essay as entries will not be returned.
  • The candidate must be an enrolled student at an Australian tertiary institution in 2000. Please provide a brief note with your essay indicating what courses you are doing at which institution, with some proof of enrolment (e.g. student record, signature of course lecturer or head of department). Please ensure that a full postal address is included.
  • The essay should be written in a style appropriate for publication. For general style conventions, please refer to the Australian Government Publishing Service's Style Manual for Authors, Editors and Printers (5th edition).
  • All copy, including indented quotations, should be typed double spaced on white paper with at least a 3 cm margin on the left side.
  • The CSCSD will appoint a panel of three distinguished scholars to judge the essays. The panel's decision is final and if, in the opinion of the judges, no entry is of sufficiently high standard to justify a prize, the panel may decide not to award a prize.
  • Entries will be acknowledged on receipt. All entrants will be advised of the winner by May 2006.

All correspondence and inquiries should be addressed to The Administrator, CSCSD, School of Culture, History & Language, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200. Ph (02) 6249 3105. Fax (02) 6249 5525. Email

Visiting fellowships and Cushman prize

Both international

The Centre will provide funds for a visiting fellow for one semester every year with an amount of up to $7500. It is to support younger scholars working on the Chinese in SEA and Australia at graduate level. This endowment money is generously provided by the bequests of two late scholars who devoted their lives and careers to the study of the overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia, Jennifer Cushman and Ben Batson.

Updated:  20 February 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language /Page Contact:  CHL webmaster