South Asian Immigration and Religious Diversity in Queensland, 1975-2018 - PhD Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually.
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 21 October 2019
Closing date 17 January 2020


This project will capture the changes that have occurred as a result of the accelerating rates of immigration from South Asia in the last 30-40 years, which accounts for Hinduism currently being the fastest growing religion in Australia. Islam, Sikhism and Jainism are also important dimensions for consideration. The central problem in this study will be assessing the factors that have influenced how South Asian communities within Queensland have established and maintained religious practices in various community settings. It will include an assessment of transnational identities, social hubs and networks, and civic participation.

This project will be supervised by Dr Adam Bowles and Dr Patrick Jory. Please contact Dr Bowles and/or Dr Jory with any questions.

The successful applicant will enrol through the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.

This PhD scholarship is one of four under the Queensland Atlas of Religion project.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Prior to applying, check your eligibility and prepare your documentation.

You should also contact Dr Adam Bowles and/or Dr Patrick Jory to discuss your suitability for this scholarship prior to submitting an application.

Please ensure that you

  1. select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'
  2. enter in the free-text field ‘QAR-AB'
  3. list the enrolling unit as the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
  4. enter Dr Adam Bowles as your supervisor

Selection criteria

This PhD project is suitable for graduates from a number of disciplinary backgrounds, including (but not limited to) Studies in Religion, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Asian Studies, Languages and Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies and Archaeology. 

Applications are closed.


Dr Adam Bowles
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.