PhD Scholarships available

Two PhD scholarships are available to suitably qualified candidates to work with Professor Lisa Adkins at the University of Newcastle, Australia, on doctoral projects on the following topics:
  • Sociology of work and labour, especially of precarious labour and precarious labour markets 
  • Sociology of time, especially of speculation and speculative practices. 
Candidates must hold a first class honours in their Bachelors degree (or equivalent e.g. Masters level qualification with a significant research thesis component graded at first class honours) to be eligible to apply for a scholarship. The scholarships are highly competitive and only applicants with outstanding track records can be considered. International candidates for whom English is a second language must also submit a recent IELTS score where they cannot demonstrate recent university level study conducted in English.
Scholarships cover both tuition fees and provide a generous living stipend. The value of this scholarship is $25,392 per annum in 2014, indexed January 1 each year. The scholarship will be paid fortnightly for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of a six month extension.  Students will also receive a laptop computer and a minimum of $1,500 per annum to be used for research expenses. International students will not be liable for tuition fees for the duration of the award.
Start dates for each of the scholarships are flexible and will be by negotiation. ​
Applications for these scholarships have now CLOSED. Application procedures for Australian domestic applicants are available here. Applications procedures for non-Australian international applicants can be found here. ​ In addition to the application form, please note all requirements for supporting documentation, including a copy of your CV, a research proposal and a one page description of your relevant skills. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Intending applicants for these scholarship should contact Prof. Lisa Adkins ( prior to submitting an application to discuss potential topics.
Flyer with full information here.