Questionnaire data for 'Scholarships and Connections: Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, 1960-2010'

Lowe, David and Ritchie, Jonathan 2015, Questionnaire data for 'Scholarships and Connections: Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, 1960-2010' [data collection], doi: 10.4225/16/557055D97ADC9.

Field of Research 21 History And Archaeology
Socio Economic Objective 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
Type of research activity Pure basic research
Name of data collection Questionnaire data for 'Scholarships and Connections: Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, 1960-2010'
Creator(s) Lowe, DavidORCID iD for Lowe, David
Ritchie, JonathanORCID iD for Ritchie, Jonathan
Contributor(s) David LoweORCID iD for David Lowe
Date completed 2015-05-28
ANDS collection type collection
Description of resource Questionnaire data. Approx 100 pdf files
Keyword(s) Scholarships
Regional engagement
Papua New Guinea
Colombo Plan
Australian Awards
Geographic area (subject) Indonesia
Papua New Guinea
Language eng
Summary For over fifty years Australia has welcomed students from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea to study at our tertiary institutions on government scholarships. An important premise behind the scholarship program has been the hope that the connections with Australia developed by these students will be long-lasting and mutually beneficial to Australia and partner governments. The research project ‘Scholarships and Connections’ investigates the life stories and experiences of students from Indonesia and Papua New Guinea who were sponsored for Australian-based tertiary study from 1950s-2010. By recording the personal experiences of scholarship recipients and investigating their networks of influence, this research deepens our understanding of scholarship programs and whether or not they produce outcomes that are consistent with the objective of building mutually beneficial linkages between Australia and partner countries. It examines whether the outcomes are enduring or change over time. The project is especially interested in the experiences of former scholarship-holders in positions of leadership and any networks and ongoing connections they have with Australia. This research provides a better understanding of the personal and professional networks of scholarship alumni, and encourages the sharing of experiences. The interviews will be permanently retained in appropriate repositories and drawn on for use in biographies, radio and television programs, internet applications and educational curricula for schools and leadership programs. This research promotes the values of historical research and scholarship among Indonesians and Papua New Guineans and points to the value of oral testimony from past and recent generations of mobile students for current generations facing important challenges and choices.
Contact details (email)
Contact details (physical) Jemma Purdey
Copyright notice ©Restricted
Access conditions Restricted to research group. Enquiries should be directed to the chief investigator, Professor David Lowe
DOI 10.4225/16/557055D97ADC9
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Related URL description Jemma Purdey, Scholarships and Connections: Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Working Paper Series, No.46

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