The Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration (ANRC)

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Successful applications from the ANRC 2010 round of PhD Overseas Travel Fellowships

Mr Farabi Fakih (Leiden University) whose PhD thesis is 'Indonesian State Institutions during Regime Change Failures in Administrative Decolonization? 1930-1960'. Farabi is planning to spend two months at The Australian National University participating in an international workshop and consulting the library collections, as well as visiting the University of Melbourne.

Mr Bram Hendrawan (Utrecht University) whose PhD thesis is 'Indonesian Local Television: a Window to Diversity in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia'. Bram will spend three months at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra and will consult various Indonesian and Southeast Asia specialists. Furthermore he will benefit from facilities such as the National Library of Australia; the Asia-Pacific Seminar Series and the University of New South Wales library; and the Menzies and Chifley libraries and the Indonesia Study Group seminars at The Australian National University.

Mr Omar Salah, LLM (Tilburg University) whose PhD thesis is 'Islamic Finance: Structuring Sukuk in the Netherlands'. Omar will spend three months visiting the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies Australia (NCEIS), Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne to consult several experts on Islamic law and to do research on Islamic finance.

Ms Siobhan Campbell (University of Sydney) whose PhD thesis is 'Collecting Balinese Art: The Forge Collection of Balinese Art at the Australian Museum'. Siobhan's trip to the Netherlands is planned for six weeks to undertake research at KITLV and Leiden University Libraries; Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam; Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden; Museum Nusantara, Delft; and Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, in Leiden.

Mr Farid Fachruddin (The Australian National University) whose PhD thesis is 'The Anthropology of Muslim Society: Local Level Islam in Contemporary Eastern Indonesia'. Farid's travel to the Netherlands is for six weeks to undertake archival research at Algemeene Rijksarchief, The Hague; KITLV and Leiden University Libraries.

Ms Nicole Lamb (Monash University) whose PhD thesis is 'Cultivating History: Memory and Identity amongst Javanese ‘coolies’ in a Sumatran tea plantation'. Nicole's trip to the Netherlands is planned for three months to undertake archival research at the Nationaal Archief, The Hague; KITLV, Leiden; and International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam.

Mr Dirk Steenbergen (Murdoch University) whose PhD thesis is 'Social Resilience and Local Governance in Marine Protected Areas in Eastern Indonesia'. Dirk's will make a six month trip to the Netherlands to collaborate with researchers at the Rural Development Sociology Group at Wageningen University, Leiden Uiversity and the Museum of Natural History.

Ms Merridan Varrall (Macquarie University) whose PhD thesis is 'Chinese Foreign Development Assistance – a view from the inside'. Merridan's trip to the Netherlands is planned for six months to collaborate and undertake archival research at Vrije Universiteit; undertake research at the International Institute of Asian Studies, Leiden and consult with experts at Leiden University and at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.

Congratulations to these PhD students.