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PhD Research Scholarship at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Who is it for?

Future graduate researchers, Future PhD candidates, Graduate researchers.

See also: PhD Scholarship on Knee Injury Research

 

Important Dates

Opening date

18 November 2019

Closing date

31 January 2020

 

Where is it available?

Melbourne, Australia

 

Benefits of the scholarship

  • a La Trobe Research Scholarship for three and a half years, with a value of $27,596.00 per annum, to support your living costs (2019 rate)
  • a fee-relief scholarship (LTUFFRS) for four years to undertake a PhD at La Trobe University (international applicants only)
  • opportunities to work with La Trobe’s outstanding researchers, and have access to our suite of professional development programs.

 

Background

Tech, sex and intimacy: a survey to understand the role of new technologies in Australian’s sexual and intimate lives.

We are seeking an outstanding PhD candidate to work with a team of scholars at the Australian Research Centre in Sex Health and Society at La Trobe University on an Australian Research Council funded Discovery Project exploring how new technologies are shaping sexual and relationship patterns in Australia.

The project will involve coordinating a national survey to explore how biomedical, biomechanical and digital technologies are integrated into people’s sexual and romantic lives including the use of technologies to enhance sexual experience and build sexual or romantic connections.

Candidates must have skills in quantitative research design and statistical analysis along with undergraduate qualifications in sociology, social-psychology or a related discipline. Some background in sexuality or gender studies is desirable.

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Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

(1) a Masters by research degree in social-psychology or related disciplines completed within the last ten years assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above; or

(2) an Honours degree, Masters by coursework or ungraded Masters by research degree in social-psychology or related disciplines completed within the last ten years where you achieved a weighted average mark of 70 or above across any coursework subjects; AND any of the following assessed at a La Trobe Masters by research standard of 75 or above:

  • a research thesis of approximately 15,000-20,000 words; or
  • the degree includes a written research component comprising at least 3/8 of one year; or
  • you are the lead author of a peer-reviewed publication or other research published within the last ten years
  • demonstrated skills in quantitative research design and statistical analysis
  • an interest in gender and sexuality research.

 

How to apply

  • review details on how to apply for candidature
  • your supervisors on this project will be Dr Jennifer Power, Dr Andrea Waling and Professor Jayne Lucke
  • complete and submit your application to the La Trobe Graduate Research School by Friday 29 March for admission into La Trobe’s PhD program. Please remember to tick the Scholarship box for “other” and indicate the following title: ‘LTU-NHMRC-J.Power Scholarship’.
  • The University will carefully review your application and consider you for this Scholarship. You will be advised of an outcome in May, 2019.

 

Who to contact for further information

Jennifer Power: jennifer.power@latrobe.edu.au

More information: Official announcement

 

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