PhD Scholarship in Social Science at Monash University Australia 2021

PhD Scholarship in Social Science at Monash University Australia 2021

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PhD Scholarship in Social Science:

PhD scholarship is funded as an important part of an ARC funded project Sustainability transformation pathways for small to medium enterprises conducted by Associate Professor Wendy Stubbs and Associate Professor Megan Farrelly in the School of Social Sciences.

The project will examine how small to medium enterprises’ (SMEs) capacity for experimentation and innovation enables their adoption of sustainable business models to drive sustainable transformations. The research outcomes are critical for understanding and supporting innovative strategies for organizing and governing SMEs’ pathways to a sustainable society. The knowledge developed will support business sustainability transformations in Australia and internationally. The successful applicant will join the research team and contribute to the wider project but will also undertake their own distinct PhD project. The details of the PhD project are open to negotiation, but it may involve a comparative sectoral analysis of SMEs adopting sustainable business models and practices.


Monash University

Degree Level:



Social Science

Scholarship Benefits:

The successful applicant will receive a Faculty of Arts Research Living Allowance, at current value of $29,500 per annum 2021 full-time rate (tax-free stipend), indexed plus allowances as per RTP stipend scholarship conditions at: Faculty will provide the tuition fee scholarship and Single Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) for a successful international awardee.


International Students

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record in Human Geography, Sustainability and/or Social Science. Competence in both quantitative and qualitative research methods is desirable.
  • Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University which includes English language proficiency skills. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD in the Faculty of Arts are available at
  • Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus. Please note: applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by 3rd May 2021. However, there may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.

Application Procedure:

Submit an Expression of Interest

EOIs shall comprise:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant’s suitability
  • A brief research proposal not exceeding 750 words in length that fits within the broad project aims and objectives, and demonstrates some understanding of the area of research
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works, conference presentations and relevant work experience
  • A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation
  • Contact details of two academic referees

It is important that you contact Associate Professor Wendy Stubbs, School of Social Sciences, [email protected] prior to submission of the EOI to discuss the project.

Once you have discussed your EOI with Associate Professor Wendy Stubbs, EOIs should be sent, preferably in the form of a single attachment to an email, to Ms Kinda Say, Senior Graduate Research Administrator, Faculty of Arts, at the following email address [email protected].  State “EOI [your name] – PhD Scholarship in Social Science – Sustainability transformation pathways for small to medium enterprises” in the subject heading of the email.

Application Deadline:

March 15, 2021



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