Applications are currently being accepted for the ARC Grant-Funded PhD/Masters Scholarship in Philosophy at the University of Adelaide Australia for the 2021/2022 academic session.

The scholarship is part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project. Incidentally, the recipient of the scholarship will have the project’s Partner Investigators involved in their supervision.

Of particular importance is the fact that the project anticipates to generate new knowledge in metaphysics. This is as well as exploiting the recent ‘locative turn’ to revitalise perennial questions about existence, persistence, and change.

Of further importance and interest is the fact that the project, of which the HDR candidate’s research will form part, aims to critically examine a number of accounts of how (and if) we may reconcile what we know about ordinary objects with the unexpected things science has taught us about space, time, and the fundamental building blocks of nature.

Worth of Award

For  a fact,

  • The three-year full-time study for the PhD and two years for the Master of Philosophy comes with a stipend of $28,092 per annum (2020 rate), indexed annually.
  • It is likely to be tax-exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.
  • Then again, the successful candidate will be eligible to receive research support funding from the grant of up to $10,000. While Masters candidates get up to $5000.

Fortunately, this is in addition to being able to apply for other University of Adelaide HDR funds which postgraduate students are eligible for.

Eligibility

So, in order to be eligible for the ARC Grant-Funded PhD/Masters Scholarship in Philosophy at University of Adelaide, applicants must be

  • citizens or permanent residents of Australia, citizens of New Zealand, or
  • permanent humanitarian visa holders at the time of application.

On the other hand, applicants for the PhD will have a minimum of a

  • First Class Honours or equivalent in Philosophy or Physics (or other relevant disciplines) and
  • must be accepted as candidates for a PhD by Research degree at the University of Adelaide.

While applicants for the Master of Philosophy must have

  • completed and been awarded a relevant Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Philosophy or
  • Physics (or other relevant disciplines) and
  • achieved a minimum GPA of 6.0, or
  • completed a relevant Honours degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours or equivalent and
  • must be accepted as candidates for a Master by Research degree at the University of Adelaide.

Of a truth, the possibility of significant ongoing restrictions on international travel are prevalent. Thus, prospective applicants who reside outside of Australia at the time of application should contact Antony Eagle in advance of making an application.

How to Apply

For this reason, your application needs to follow this two-stage process:

  1. Application for ‘Admission Only’ must be submitted using the Online Application Form. It is available at https://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/future-students/how-to-apply.
  • While doing that, ensure to indicate the name of the scholarship in the research interests field in the form.

2. In a similar vein, an email summary of your application for admission should be sent to [email protected] It should include “Application for PhD/MPhil scholarship” in the subject heading.

  • It would interest you to note that you can request a copy of your application summary. All you have to do is email [email protected] with the subject heading ‘Request for application summary’.

Deadline: Applications are open until filled.

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