Fully-Funded Scholarship at University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship and Fellowship 2022

Fully-Funded University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship and Fellowship 2022. The University of Melbourne in Australia is calling for applications for three scholars to undertake a PhD as part of Professor Sandhya Pahuja’s ARC Laureate Program in Global Corporations and International Law.
The PhD scholarships will enable outstanding PhD candidates to join the Laureate team (comprising Professor Pahuja, two post-doctoral fellows, three PhD candidates, local and international visitors, and local and international collaborators) at the Melbourne Law School.
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       

Melbourne Global Corporations and International Law PhD Scholarship | DETAILS

The program aims to generate a breakthrough in approaches to the growing challenge to democracy posed by global corporations and to create a world-leading research program and infrastructure on which a better relationship between states and global corporations can be based in the future.
The candidate will propose a suitable topic related to the project and refine it in consultation with their supervisors during the early stages of the candidature.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the University of Melbourne Global Corporations and International Law PhD Scholarship, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be eligible for acceptance by the University of Melbourne into a PhD program, and the scholarship is conditional upon acceptance into the PhD program. As the Melbourne Law School hosts this scholarship, the applicant must meet the entry requirements of the Law School PhD program and the ARC’s additional requirements for Laureate PhD candidates.
  • Applicants must have a prior law degree that is relevant but may not be essential, depending on the application, project and other qualifications. By the commencement of the program, applicants must have completed an accredited undergraduate degree with first-class or upper second-class honours with equivalent indications of outstanding research ability or have an outstanding record of professional or research achievements since graduation.
  • The ARC requires that Laureate PhDs are enrolled full-time, cannot already have a PhD in Law, and cannot already have received a PhD scholarship from the Australian Government. However, if you are unsure if you are eligible, you can either submit the documents required for Stage 1 bar the research proposal to Professor Pahuja for an indication of eligibility or submit the Stage 1 documents in full for potential shortlisting (recommended).

The Scholarship Benefits

Successful applicants for Melbourne Law School PhD Scholarship will receive the following benefits:

  • Full fee remission for up to 4 years
  • A stipend of 35,000 AUD per annum pro rata (full-time study rate) for up to 4 years and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave
  • Relocation allowance and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) where relevant
  • Research support funds through the Laureate Project for project-related travel

As the candidate will be based in Law, they will additionally have access to up to $7500 in research support funds throughout their candidature. The candidate will also be able to carry out paid research to support the project as relevant.
Other benefits include:

  • Extensive mentoring as part of the Laureate Team
  • Access to all MLS/University of Melbourne research training initiatives
  • A personal workspace in the Law School

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: The application for this University of Melbourne PhD Scholarship and Fellowship is in two stages;

  • Stage 1: In the first instance, applicants should submit the following items to Professor Sundhya Pahuja:
    • Full CV (including publications, if any).
    • All prior undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts, including full grading scales.
    • Information on prior research completed (e.g., Honours thesis, Masters’ thesis, essays longer than 5,000 words, with titles and abstracts).
    • A writing sample of a substantial assessed research paper or thesis by the applicant.
    • Research proposal of two pages (maximum); this may be at the general ideas stage or an expression of interest in an identified area of research set out in the doctoral project section, with some initial thoughts on a particular project.
  • Stage 2: If shortlisted, Professor Pahuja will contact applicants, usually with feedback on the initial research proposal, who will then be asked also to provide the following:
    • Two referee reports about the candidate. To maintain confidentiality, the referee reports will be sent directly from the referees to Professor Sundhya Pahuja.
    • A more substantial research proposal (1,500 to 2,000 words)
  • The Melbourne Law School admissions committee will verify the selection for all successful candidates and may require further documents in due course.

Don’t hesitate to contact Professor Sundhya Pahuja with Laureate PhD Enquiry in the subject line if you have any questions.
Application Deadline: April 01 – September 30, 2022
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