HDR Scholarship - Alfred Deakin Institute

Four PhD scholarships are available in Deakin's Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education. The PhD students will initiate and conduct research on one of the four research streams. The successful applicants will be based at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.

Research topic

Our research agenda is concerned with complex and often contradictory meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation at the local, national and transnational levels. In this way the differing manifestations of migration; tensions of transnational governance; viability of the nation-state; impact of globalising processes on concepts and experiences of identity, belonging, heritage and citizenship; lived politics of inclusion and exclusion; tensions in the human rights' discourse; critical importance of cultural heritage; and related questions of justice and development are explored systematically and holistically.

Doctoral research will be aligned with the research foci of one or more of our four research streams – Heritage, Indigeneity and Sustainability; Development, Inequality and Well-Being; Diversity and Identity; and Governance, Justice and Security. These scholarships will commence in January 2018.

Value and duration


  • A stipend of $26,682 per annum tax exempt (2017 rate)


  • 3 years

Important dates

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Closing date


Eligibility criteria

This scholarship is only open to domestic candidates (domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident).

Applicants must meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements, be enrolling full time and hold an Honours degree (First Class) or a Master's degree with a substantial research component. Please refer to the entry pathways to higher degrees by research for further information. The primary supervisor for the PhD must be a full member of Alfred Deakin Institute.

How to apply

Please refer to the how to apply for a research degree page for application information. Please ensure that your nominated supervisor is a full member of the Alfred Deakin Institute.

Further information

If you wish to discuss your research interests and project proposal before applying, please contact Cayla Edwards via email or phone +61 3 9244 6658.