Call for Applications - 2020 Graduate Workshop on China in the Urban Age


The University of Sydney China Studies Centre is organising the second graduate workshop under our multidisciplinary research agenda China in the Urban Age. The workshop theme isHealth, Food and Waste in the Chinese City: practical, utopian and systemic solutions, seeking to include contributions from any branch of the sciences, humanities and social sciences.

See the detailed workshop overview on our website.


Dates and location

The Graduate Workshop will be held at the University of Sydney Centre in China (Suzhou, China) from 3 to 9 August, 2020.


It will include lectures and seminars with leading experts and a series of discussion fora that will try to expand the conversation through knowledge sharing around these important challenges. See the 2019 Graduate Workshop program here.

Fees and scholarships

There is no enrollment fee for the graduate workshop. Participants will receive free accommodation. A number of scholarships will be available to help cover the cost of transport to Suzhou, relative to country of residence.


This workshop is open to current graduate research students and early-career researchers (up to five years post-PhD) who have a broad interest in questions of health, food and waste, sustainability and technology, and whose research relates to China. We firmly believe in a multidisciplinary approach to these issues, and therefore encourage applications from all fields, including the material and environmental sciences. politics, history, the arts and cultural studies, architecture, literature and the critical combination of such fields (e.g. environmental humanities).

How to apply

Please visit our website to submit your online application by 5pm (AEST) on Friday 28 February 2020.


All questions regarding the Graduate Workshop should be addressed to