Multiple scholarships now open for Arts graduate research students

Higher degree research students currently have the opportunity to apply for scholarships across a number of areas in the Faculty of Arts.

2020 Francine V McNiff PhD Scholarship in Criminology

Up to two research students have the opportunity to receive financial support to undertake their PhDs in Criminology. They will be supervised by researchers in Criminology within the School of Social Sciences, internationally renowned leaders whose global fields of inquiry include gendered violence, technology-facilitated abuse and harassment, migration and border regulation, human trafficking and the exclusion and exploitation of vulnerable populations, with an emerging profile in cybercrime and community crime prevention.

This scholarship is the result of the generosity and vision of the late Francine V McNiff; a Monash alumna (LLB 1976), former staff member, barrister, and the first female Magistrate in Victoria.  Francine was passionate about the study of law and had deep connections with Monash.

For more details concerning research and other academic matters, please contact Associate Professor Rebecca Wickes, Criminology Convener.

Deadline: Saturday 31 August 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

For further detail on the projects and candidate requirements, please click here.

PhD Scholarship Opportunities on Rights and Dignity

There are two areas of study available to apply for under this scholarship.

Project 1: The chosen applicant will be an independent researcher whose work complements existing ARC funded project on the history of feminism and women’s rights in England and Europe from 1600 to 1750. They will be working with esteemed academics from Monash, University of Queensland and McGill University (Canada).

Project 2: A successful applicant under this project will undertake research in the field of human rights, dignity and health care, such as philosophical conceptions of dignity, the meaning and function of dignity in human rights law, and whether medical ethics should include respect for dignity as an independent value. The research will complement a larger ACR funded project ‘Conferring Dignity in Law and Health Care’, and the work of an international research team from Monash, Macquarie, Tulane and KCL.

The successful candidate(s) will be supervised by researchers in the Monash Philosophy department, which is known for “outstanding performance well above world standard”. The department as a whole has a well-established track record of success in research publications and grants, including six ARC Future Fellowships and at least 15 ARC Discovery Projects in the past ten years.

In addition to the scholarship, research candidates in the Philosophy Graduate Research Program will also have access to funding for research trips spanning conferences and major events relevant to their own independent research, as well as other research-related expenses.

For more details about the research projects, please contact:

Project 1: Assoc. Prof. Jacqueline Broad, Philosophy Department, Monash
Project 2: Dr Linda Barclay, Philosophy Department, Monash

Deadline: Thursday 31 October 2019, 11:55 pm AEDT

For further detail on the projects and candidate requirements, please click here.

For further details about Monash Faculty of Arts graduate studies scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.