PhD Scholarships - Understanding and Addressing Racism in Australia

Two PhD scholarships are available in the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation

Deakin University is currently inviting exceptional candidates to apply for PhD scholarships within the Racism, Diversity and Intercultural Relations (RDIR) thematic research group of the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation. The Centre focuses on the nature of belonging and citizenship in our increasingly interconnected and rapidly changing world while the RDIR thematic group considers this through the specific lens of cultural/religious diversity, migration and race/intercultural relations. Further information about the University and the Centre can be found at The PhD projects will be undertaken in conjunction with the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship Understanding and Addressing Racism in Australia held by Prof Yin Paradies.

The projects will commence during 2014 and will be principally supervised by Prof Paradies.

Project 1: The health and social impacts of racism in Australia

This PhD project will contribute to an increased understanding of the health and social impacts of racism through sophisticated quantitative analysis of a range of existing datasets as well as development, administration and analysis of online survey research.

Project 2: Population profiling of race-related attitudes in Australia

This PhD project will contribute to an increased understanding of the social, cultural and psychological determinants of racism in Australia through developing a profile of race-related attitudes and beliefs in Australia. The project will utilise sophisticated quantitative analysis of relevant representative surveys as well as the development and psychometric testing of novel survey instruments.

Application period/Closing date

5pm, 27 June 2014

Value and benefits

  • A stipend of $26,088 per annum tax exempt for 3 years
  • Additional funding for training and conference attendance may also be available
  • Possible paid research assistant position for up to one day per week

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the scholarship applicants should be enrolling full-time and possess the following:

  • A first class Honours degree, research Masters degree or equivalent
  • Well developed skills in quantitative analysis and research training, such as evident in a thesis on a relevant topic
  • Australian/NZ citizenship, or be an Australian permanent resident

Terms and conditions

Please refer to the terms and conditions (PDF, 360.1 KB) of award.

How to apply

Applicants must submit:

  1. A research proposal that outlines aims, methods and potential contribution to academic literature/policy debates of a proposed PhD project (not more than 2 A4 single-sided pages)
  2. Curriculum Vitae outlining academic qualifications, suitability for this research, nature of research training and any completed theses
  3. Names and full contact details of two academic referees
  4. Academic transcripts for all previously awarded qualifications

Please submit these documents by email to Ms Cayla Edwards by 5pm, 27th June 2014 (email: The successful applicant will then be asked to lodge a candidature and scholarship application to Deakin University.

Further information

For further information about the project, please contact Professor Yin Paradies (Ph: + 61 3 9244 3873 or email:

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