The Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship is open to international students from all around the world who wish to pursue PhD research at Monash University in Australia during the academic year 2022-2023. A $5,000 annual stipend will be provided through this PhD Scholarship.
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Monash University and Museums Victoria have formed the Robert Blackwood partnership to stimulate and enable innovative research project ideas and activities that lead to high-impact collaborations and considerable external financing.
Two scholarships are available each year (subject to the availability of appropriate applicants):
one of the fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).
One of the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
Monash University is an Australian public research university located in Melbourne. It was created in 1958 and is Victoria’s second oldest university, named after a notable World War I general, Sir John Monash. The university has four campuses in Victoria (Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula, and Parkville), as well as one in Malaysia. Monash University also operates a research and teaching centre in Prato, Italy, as well as a graduate research school in Mumbai, India, and a graduate school in Suzhou, China. Monash University offers courses in a variety of locations, including South Africa.
- Level of Study: PhD
- Institution: Monash University
- Study in: Australia
- Opportunity Focus Areas: Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) disciplines. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines
- Program Period: 3-4 years (full time).
- Number of Scholarships: 2
Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship will provide an annual stipend of $5,000.
To be eligible for Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship, candidates must fulfill following requirements:
- Required Language:
- English Language Test requirements for General: (6.5) overall (no band less than 6.0) in IELTS, and (79 +) Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21 in TOEFL.
- English Language Test requirements for Arts, Business and Economics: (7) overall (no band less than 6.5) in IELTS, and (94 +) Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20 & Writing 24 TOEFL.
- Eligible Countries: All world countries
- A commencing or continuing full-time PhD student and enrolled in Research Quarter 1 (in the following year) at a Monash campus in Australia.
- Working on projects which are either co-supervised by Monash and Museums Victoria, or are substantially focused on some aspects of Museums Victoria’s collection.
- In the first two years of candidature and must meet all course requirements in a timely manner (e.g. milestones).
- A bachelor’s degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant field, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field.
- A course leading to a level rated by the relevant department, faculty and committee as equivalent to an honours 1 or 2A in a relevant field.
- A master’s degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, including at least 25% of one full time equivalent year of work, including a thesis. It is normally expected that a grade of honours 2A has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners’ reports will be taken into account.
- Have qualifications which in the opinion of GRC are deemed equivalent.
- Scholarships are awarded based on an applicant’s academic record, research output and prior research experience.
- Have not previously held an Australian Government or Monash-funded Postgraduate Research Award for more than six months.
To retain this scholarship:
- You will be required to comply with Monash University’s RTP Scholarship policy and procedures.
- You must be willing to participate in activities showcasing the Robert Blackwood Partnership (e.g. research seminars, promotional events).
- You will be required to complete a report on the collaboration with Museums-Victoria following submission of your thesis.
How to Apply for Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship?
Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship:
- You will need to discuss your project with a relevant Museums Victoria curator.
- You will be required to provide a letter of support from Museums Victoria as well as a written recommendation (maximum 1 A4 page) from your proposed/current supervisors regarding the relevance and quality of the project as part of your application.
- Click here to apply for the scholarship.
- Academic curriculum vitae.
- Official academic transcripts, degree certificate or testamur from awarding institution (including an explanation of the grading schema).
- Proof of citizenship.
- Proof of meeting the English language proficiency requirements.
- Invitation to Apply.
- Research proposal.
Should no pre-existing relationship with a Museums Victoria Curator exist, please contact Mr Timothy Stranks (Museums Victoria) by email ([email protected]).
To apply and know more about Monash University – Museums Victoria PhD Research Scholarship, please visit the Official Website.