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New 2018 Scientia PhD Scholarships for Practical Justice Initiative

Friday, June 2, 2017

UNSW Scienta PhD ScholarshipsThe UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is part of the university's dedication to harnessing cutting-edge research to solve complex problems and improve the lives of people in local and global communities. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy.  The Scientia Scheme is targeted in that applicants will apply to a specific research area with an identified supervisory team and application is by nomination.

As part of the initiative, the Practical Justice Initiative is seeking to identify exceptionally strong candidates in the following research areas:

Climate Justice

Applicants are invited to apply for a UNSW PhD scholarship in the area of climate justice.

Applicants should have a background in philosophy or closely related area.

Scholarships are of four years duration with a stipend of $A40,000 per annum plus up to $A10,000 per annum support funds (for travel and/or research). There is also a tuition fee waiver attached to the scholarship.

The PhD topic is open within the area of climate justice. Philosophical issues associated with (but not limited to) the following topics are welcome:

  • Responsibility and climate harms
  • Emissions budgets
  • Resources and rights
  • Emissions trading
  • Ethics and climate transitions
  • Non state actors and climate change

Applicants should contact Professor Jeremy Moss to express interest in applying for the Scholarship. Applicants are advised to contact Professor Moss as soon as possible before June 26 to obtain intial approval to apply.

For more information on the climate justice scholarship: http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/climate-justice

Applicants MUST read the guidelines before making contact.

A Sociological Study of Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in India

Applicants are invited to apply for a UNSW PhD scholarship in the area of Antimicrobial use and resistance in India.

Scholarships are of four years duration with a stipend of $A40,000 per annum plus up to $A10,000 per annum support funds (for travel and/or research). There is also a tuition fee waiver attached to the scholarship.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is set to be the challenge of the 21st Century, and AMR itself (i.e. the proliferation of resistant bacteria) and its remedies (i.e. the restriction of antibiotics) will disproportionately affect developing countries (due to limited access to prescribed antibiotics) and poorer communities in developed nations (more prone to infection and poorer access to high-level, formalised services). There is very limited work being done globally to meld critical sociology with concerns around AMR, and virtually no work has been done in India. With an emphasis on developing new and critical understandings of the social underpinnings of antimicrobial use and resistance in India, this project will involve periods of fieldwork and data collection in the subcontinent, with a focus on how factors such as enduring and emerging inequalities, access to care, structural violence, governance practices and so on, shape antimicrobial use in the subcontinent (and beyond). Partnering with IIT Hyderabad, the project will involve immersion in communities in India to explore everyday infection management practices, the impact of resistance within communities, and the interplay of cultural beliefs and structural constraints on community antimicrobial use and misuse.

Applicants should contact Professor Alex Broom  to express interest in applying for the Scholarship. Applicants are advised to contact Professor Broom as soon as possible before June 26 to obtain intial approval to apply.

Applicants are invited to send a CV and a short abstract on their proposed research area (max 500 words). Evidence of past social engagement/impact or plans for future social engagement/impact should also be included and any past relevant professional experience.

Applicants MUST read the guidelines before making contact.

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