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Doctoral scholarship in Australia

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Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
Doctoral scholarship for research on intercultural interactions at university
Closing Date: 20 April 2009


A multidisciplinary research team at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated PhD candidate to contribute to an innovative research project on intercultural interactions on university campus. This project, funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery grant is led by Professor Simone Volet from Education and Dr Farida Fozdar from Sociology. The project, which includes a 3-year PhD scholarship, will involve a longitudinal research design and a multi-method approach. The successful applicant will be part of a research team that includes other doctoral students supervised by Prof Volet and Dr Fozdar.

Applicants must demonstrate their eligibility to enter a PhD programme in their own country. A background in education, educational psychology, psychology , social psychology, sociology or anthropology is desirable, including prior study and/or research experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Other key skills required for the project include excellent interpersonal skills and highly developed organisational skills.

The scholarship stipend is AUS$27,000 per year for 3 years. In addition, the study fees (equivalent to AUS$17,750 per year) will be waived. There may be an opportunity to supplement the stipend by undertaking some tutoring.  The start date for the PhD scholarship may be negotiated but must be before the beginning of September 2009.

Expressions of interest, requests for further information about the project or the scholarship, and application forms can be obtained directly from Prof Simone Volet, email: S.Volet@murdoch.edu.au or Dr Farida Fozdar, email: F.Fozdar@murdoch.edu.au.


About Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia

Since its founding over 30 years ago, Murdoch University has established an enviable reputation as a quality-driven, research-intensive university. Currently, Murdoch is home to some 15,000 students and 1,500 staff with a wide range of courses on offer and a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Murdoch is the only university in Australia to have been awarded a Five-Star rating for graduate satisfaction in thirteen out of the fourteen years since such independent ratings were introduced. The University is a member of the Innovative Research Universities Group in Australia with outstanding success in attracting government and private funding for research prospects across a wide range of topics.


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