Griffith University is offering a three-year PhD scholarship in sociology to highly motivated students. This PhD position in “Ethics, values and social licence in the Blue Economy” in the Blue Economy CRC is available for the academic session 2021-2022.
|Scholarship Sponsor||Griffith University|
|Scholarships level||PhD Scholarship|
|Fellowship Period||Three years|
|Study area||Ethics, Governance & Law|
|Opening date||February 25, 2021|
|Closing date||March 23, 2021|
This overarching research project will produce a world-first account of the ethical values at stake in the Blue Economy. It will provide critical outputs that help industry partners inform funders, Boards and communities to secure the social licence to operate in new environments.
The PhD project will be an integral part of this project. It will involve the application of a moral philosophical theory to the ethical issues involved in the Blue Economy. At present in the literature, there are very few moral, intellectual engagements with this rapidly growing area of industrial development and ecological concern, presenting an exciting opportunity for original agenda-setting research.
The successful applicant will have an opportunity to develop an understanding of and skills related to the operation of nationally-funded collaborative grants.
The deadline for applications is March 23, 2021
The selection of applicants for the award of higher degree research scholarships at Griffith University involves considering your academic merit and research background.
- This scholarship is open to domestic applicants.
- Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete, a bachelor’s degree with First Class Honours or in the Upper Second Class or a master’s degree (AQF Level 9) incorporating a significant research component of a standard comparable to a bachelor honours degree or be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment
- Moral philosophy will be the most relevant discipline. Still, candidates will be considered if they have honours in a related profession (e.g., law, political theory, sociology, other areas of philosophy) that applies to the ethical analysis of applied case studies and can demonstrate the capacity to research and write philosophically.
- The ideal candidate will have past scholarly experience in applied ethics—that is, in applying moral philosophical theory to complex, practical situations.
- The candidate will need to be open to interdisciplinary work to engage in the broader research project fully.
- The PhD scholarship has an annual stipend of $28,092 (likely to be adjusted for inflation) for a period of up to three years of full-time study and will commence in early 2021.
- At the discretion of the enrolling school, research support funds may be available to assist with research costs and conference travel.
What We Offer
As a scholarship holder, you will study with a University that ranks among the top 2% worldwide and spans across South East Queensland campuses. At Griffith University, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our HDR candidates and invest in our people’s skills.
Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility, and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are also to increase women’s proportion in senior academic and administrative roles and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).
Griffith University ranks #1 in Australia for the area of law in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020. It is also ranked in the top 150 globally to study law in the 2020 QS World Ranking of Universities.
Please do not select the “APPLY” button. All expressions of interest must be submitted as set out below:
- A statement addressing your suitability for the project/scholarship
- Evidence that you have completed a Bachelor Degree with Class 1 or 2A honours or will be regarded by Griffith University as having an equivalent level of attainment
- A brief CV
- Research proposal
- Two references