The University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship and Fellowship Melbourne in Australia is accepting applications for three PhD students as part of Professor Sundhya Pahuja’s ARC Laureate Program in Global Corporations and International Law.
The PhD scholarships will allow exceptional PhD candidates to join the Laureate team at the Melbourne Law School (which includes Professor Pahuja, two post-doctoral fellows, three PhD candidates, local and international guests, and local and international collaborators).
- Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Melbourne, Australia
- Scholarship Type: Fully funded
- Host Institution(s): University of Melbourne, Australia
- Scholarship Worth: Full fee, Stipend of 35,000 AUD per annum & Health cover
- Number of Awards: Several
- Study Level: PhD
- Nationality: International Students
The University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship and Fellowship| Details
The initiative’s goal is to achieve a breakthrough in approaches to the growing threat of global companies to democracy, as well as to build a world-class research program and infrastructure on which a better relationship between states and global corporations can be built in the future.
During the early stages of the candidature, the candidate will submit a relevant project-related topic and refine it in consultation with their supervisors.
Criteria for Eligibility
Applicants for the University of Melbourne Global Corporations and International Law PhD Scholarship must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must be qualified for admittance into a PhD program at the University of Melbourne, and the scholarship is contingent on acceptance. Because this Scholarship is offered by the Melbourne Law School, the applicant must meet the Law School’s PhD program’s entry standards as well as the ARC’s additional requirements for Laureate PhD applicants.
- A prior law degree is required, however it is not required, depending on the application, project, and other criteria. By the start of the program, applicants must have earned a first- or upper-second-class undergraduate degree with equivalent evidence of outstanding research abilities, or have an outstanding record of professional or research accomplishments since graduation.
- Laureate PhDs must be enrolled full-time, have a PhD in Law, and have not previously earned a PhD stipend from the Australian government, according to the ARC. If you’re not sure if you’re eligible, you can send the Stage 1 documents (excluding the study proposal) to Professor Pahuja for an indication of eligibility, or you can submit the Stage 2 documents.
The Scholarship Advantages
The following perks will be available to successful applicants for the Melbourne Law School PhD Scholarship:
- Fees are waived for up to four years.
- Stipend of 35,000 AUD per year (full-time study rate) for up to 4 years, with limited paid sick, maternity, and parenting leave.
- Research assistance funds under the Laureate Project for project-related travel Relocation allowance and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) where applicable
- The candidate will have access to up to $7500 in research assistance grants for the length of their candidature because they will be based in Law. As needed, the candidate will have the chance to conduct paid research to assist the project.
Other advantages include:
- You will receive extensive coaching As part of the Laureate program.
- All MLS/University of Melbourne research training activities are available to you.
- In the Law School, you can have your own personal workspace.
Procedures for submitting an application
How to Apply: There are two stages to applying for this University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship and Fellowship.
Stage 1: In the first instance, applicants should send Professor Sundhya Pahuja the following items:
- CV in its entirety (including publications, if any).
- All previous academic transcripts from undergraduate and graduate school, including full grading scales.
- Prior research (e.g., Honours thesis, Masters thesis, essays longer than 5,000 words, with titles and abstracts) should be included.
- A written sample of the applicant’s substantial assessed research paper or thesis.
- Two-page research proposal (maximum); this might be an indication of interest in a specific area of research identified in the doctorate project section, along with some beginning thoughts on a specific project.
Stage 2: If selected, Professor Pahuja will contact candidates, usually with feedback on the original research proposal, and will request the following information:
- The candidate has two referee reports. Referee reports must be delivered directly from the referees to Professor Sundhya Pahuja in order to protect confidentiality.
- A study proposal with greater substance (1,500 to 2,000 words)
Please contact Professor Sundhya Pahuja with the subject line Laureate PhD Enquiry if you have any inquiries.
Application Closing Date
The deadline for applications is April 1, 2022, and the deadline for submission is September 30, 2022.
For further information, go to the official website.