Macquarie University Research Excellence PhD Scholarships
The Legal Governance Concentration of Research Excellence (CORE) in the Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, is offering up to two full time Macquarie University Research Excellence PhD Scholarships (MQRES) under the supervision of Professor David Weisbrot AM, the co-convenor of the CORE.
Please quote the allocation reference numbers 2010313 and 2010314 on your application form.
The successful applicant will join an innovative team of researchers at Macquarie Law School who are undertaking inter-disciplinary research on contemporary issues related to legal governance and public policy.
Applicants may pursue doctoral studies in one of the following areas:
- the governance and ethical, legal and social implications of new medical technologies, especially genetics and nanotechnology
- the changing nature of legal practice, and the implications for the regulation and organisation of the profession, as well as for education, ethics and professional responsibility
- freedom of speech, expression and assembly
- Pacific Islands legal systems, especially the interplay between customary law and western law
- the nature, methodology and impact of modern institutional law reform agencies
- information law, including privacy, freedom of information, secrecy laws, archives, and the handling of classified and security sensitive information
- animal welfare law
For further information and discussion regarding this project, candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Weisbrot: telephone: +61 2 9850 8760; email: email@example.com; web: http://www.law.mq.edu.au/html/staff/dweisbrot.htm
Applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree with first-class honours (in law, legal studies, the humanities, social sciences, medicine or life sciences, or some combination of these areas), or demonstrate equivalent research qualifications, such as publications or a Masters degree with a substantial research component.
The scholarship pays a living allowance currently $22,500 per annum tax exempt (2010), and the tenure is 3.5 years full time, subject to satisfactory progress. Tuition fees will be funded for the scholarship tenure. Office space and additional support for projects and conference travel will be available from the Faculty.
These scholarships are open to both domestic and international applicants, although only one is currently available for an international student.
Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to: http://www.hdr.mq.edu.au/information_about/applications for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer. Please quote the allocation numbers on your application.