ISF will, on occasion, have opportunities to offer postgraduate research scholarships outside of its traditional application process.
When these opportunities are available and open for applications, details will be posted on this page.
The Institute for Sustainable Futures is seeking applications for one PhD student to research innovative methodologies to examine the impacts of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions on gender equality.
The research will focus on development and testing of innovative qualitative methodologies, complementing development of a quantitative multi-dimensional index by the wider research team. This PhD forms part of the DFAT Water for Women Water Research Awards study (2018-2021) ‘Gender equality and women's empowerment in WASH’. The PhD will involve research with civil society partners, most likely in Nepal and/or Cambodia.
We are seeking a PhD student with an interest in qualitative methodological development in relation to sustainable and inclusive WASH service delivery, gender equality and international development. The successful candidate will be comfortable using a variety of qualitative research methodologies and working with cross-cultural teams in developing country contexts.
You will have an interest in working across disciplines and contributing as part of a wider research team towards development of rigorous evidence and its practical application.
Ideally, you will have experience or interest in one or more of the following topics: qualitative research methodologies and impact evaluation approaches; gender equality, women’s empowerment, rural sanitation, rural water supply.
This position is available to domestic students (i.e. students who do not require a visa). The successful candidate with not have to pay course fees and will receive a living stipend of $27,082 pa for full-time study (indexes annually). The deadline for applications is Friday 27 July 2018. The PhD will be supervised by Professor Juliet Willetts.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their resume and written responses to all selection criteria by Friday 27th July 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview on Thursday 9 August 2018.
The successful candidate will then be required to complete and submit a formal PhD application to ISF. Please note that the successful candidate will still be assessed and ranked by the Institute for Sustainability on their suitability for undertaking a PhD.
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The Institute for Sustainable Futures are pleased to announce that we are seeking applications for one PhD student to join our Joint PhD program with the Technische Universität Berlin (TUB): ‘Transport service towards 2050: shaping an innovative mobility paradigm’.
We are seeking a PhD student with an interest in articulating the features of a newly emerging user focussed mobility paradigm – or practitioner mind-set – that we call ‘Service Engineering’. The focus of this PhD is to investigate approaches to integrating sensitivity to a spectrum of passenger needs and experiences in the operational tools used to manage congested public transport environments.
The successful candidate will be comfortable using a mix of methods that are appropriate to incorporating user perspectives. You will have an interest in improving mobility experience for all passengers in congested public transport systems. We welcome applicants from any discipline but especially welcome those with a person-centred focus to complex urban systems, such as sociology, human factors, health, design, education and urban planning.
A joint PhD program is one where candidates undertake a jointly supervised program between two universities. Candidates are enrolled in a primary institution, in this case UTS, and complete their first year requirements ahead of going to the secondary institution TUB for a minimum of one year. The candidate completes one thesis in English and undergoes a single examination process agreed by both institutions. At completion of the doctoral assessment process, candidates receive one testamur from their home institution.
This PhD opportunity is only available to Australian domestic students (i.e. students who do not require a visa). The successful candidate with not have to pay course fees and will receive a living stipend of $27,082 pa for full-time study (indexes annually).
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Establishment of Climate KIC Australia: assessing impact through the co-evolution of innovation, strategy and social networks
UTS Business School in collaboration with UTS-Institute for Sustainable Futures invites applications for a PhD scholar to undertake research at the intersection of innovation, business strategy and social networks, and study the establishment of Climate KIC Australia.
Climate-KIC Australia is a Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) to catalyse a national response to climate change and the global-scale opportunities it presents. Climate KIC’s purpose is to help bring to market innovative climate change solutions by connecting key players across the whole innovation pathway that includes the research community, government and business via a model developed in the European Union.
Working in partnership with Climate KIC Australia, the successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to undertake trans-disciplinary research into organizational development, network evolution, innovation and business strategy to better understand the impact and outcomes of a knowledge-innovation community in a real world context.
The project will be jointly supervised by Dr Jochen Schweitzer UTS-Business and Dr Rebecca Cunningham UTS-ISF with input from a range of UTS academics, government policy makers and business leaders involved in Climate KIC Australia.
The scholarship is available for three years.
Interested candidates please complete an EOI and note in your application that you are applying for the Climate KIC Australia scholarship.