PhD Scholarships at the University of Newcastle, Australia


The Sociology & Anthropology discipline at the University of Newcastle, Australia, is seeking applicants for three Research Higher Degree Scholarships. These are open to domestic and international students.

Sociology & Anthropology is one of the largest discipline areas within the School of Humanities and Social Science, with a vibrant research and postgraduate community. Sociology at the University of Newcastle is ranked in the world Top 200 (QS World University Rankings) and in the last 4 years has entered into a sustained period of capacity building.

The Research Scholarships are in the broad areas of:

1. Sociology of health professions, especially of professions linked to complementary medicine.

2. Sociology of work and labour, especially of precarious labour and precarious labour markets.

3. Sociology of time, especially of speculation and speculative practices.


Eligible candidates will have a Bachelor Degree with First Class Honours or equivalent in Sociology or another area of social science.

Scholarship stipend

The value of this scholarship is $25,392 per annum in 2014, indexed January 1 each year. The scholarship will be paid fortnightly for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of a six month extension. Students will also receive a laptop computer and a minimum of $1,500 per annum to be used for research expenses. International students will not be liable for tuition fees for the duration of the award.

Academic contact

For more information about the available opportunities or to discuss potential research topics prior to applying (strongly recommended), please contact:

Topic 1 - Dr Caragh Brosnan on or +61 2 4921 6348;

Topics 2 and 3 - Professor Lisa Adkins on

Start date

Start dates for each of the scholarships are flexible and will be by negotiation.

Closing Date

Application procedures for domestic applicants are available at: and for international applicants at: The application form and all required supporting documentation, including a copy of your CV, a research proposal and a one page description of your relevant skills

should be submitted by 30 June 2014. You are required to specify in your application that you are applying for a 'Sociology and Anthropology Scholarship'.
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