HDR Scholarship - Beyond Recognition: Postcolonial Relationality Across Difference

Applications now open

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research related to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people’s experiences of recognition in Australia

Project Supervisor

Campus

Geelong Waterfront, Waurn Ponds or Melbourne Burwood Campus

Research topic

The PhD scholarship is intended to fund PhD research focused on understanding Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experiences of recognition. This may include consideration of constitutional recognition, treaty making and other formal processes by which Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are recognised by the Australian state or other key bodies. Alternatively, candidates may wish to propose a project exploring similar issues with Indigenous peoples in contexts outside of Australia. Applications are welcome from those with backgrounds in the disciplines of Anthropology, Politics, Development Studies, Sociology and related disciplines.

This research is partially funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council. The student will have the opportunity to work with Professor Yin Paradies, Dr Victoria Stead, Dr Samantha Balaton-Chrimes and Dr Cameo Dalley.

Project aim

In relation to recent debates about Indigenous constitutional recognition and treaty, identify and compare the forms and effects of the politics of recognition and ‘refusal’ centred on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Important dates

Applications close 5pm, Friday 23 November 2018.

Benefits

For non-Indigenous candidates, this scholarship is available over 3 years:

  • Stipend of $27,082 per annum tax exempt (2018 rate)
  • Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate or overseas
  • International students only: Tuition fee and overseas health coverage for the duration of 4 years
  • For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants, this scholarship is available over 3 years:

  • Stipend of $40,000 per annum tax exempt (fixed)
  • Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate or overseas

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be either a domestic or international candidate
  • meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component.

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Learn more about submitting a successful application on the How to apply page

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Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Prof Yin Paradies or Dr Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

Prof Yin Paradies
Coordinator Indigenous Knowledges and Culture
Email Yin Paradies
+61 3 924 43873

Dr Samantha Balaton-Chrimes
Lecturer in International Studies
Email Samantha Balaton-Chrimes
+61 3 924 43972