Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp

Current Opportunities

Work with experienced researchers in a supportive environment.

 Work with experienced researchers in a supportive environment.

As a doctoral student, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with experienced researchers 'through our research streams and networks. Our institute's vibrant research environment supports excellence, innovation and collaboration among theorists and problem-oriented researchers, who examine contentious and critical social issues.

We support our members through mentoring and training schemes, and help to develop career pathways for our early-career researchers and doctoral students. We're open to new ways of thinking about and studying social phenomena, and our membership is drawn from diverse disciplines and areas of study. We share a commitment to lead high-impact knowledge creation that has a meaningful and measurable effect on lived human experiences.

Current scholarship opportunities

PhD Scholarship - Does Intercultural Dialogue work in Fragile Contexts?

Two PhD scholarships are available to initiate and conduct research on the topic 'Does Intercultural Dialogue work in Fragile Contexts?' led by Prof Fethi Mansouri (Deakin University) and Dr Serena Hussain (Coventry University).

These PhD scholarships are part of the Cotutelle arrangement between Coventry University, UK and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. The candidates will spend time at Deakin and Coventry, with a supervision team drawn from the two Universities. This project is offered as part of the Deakin-Coventry cotutelle program where the student is enrolled at both Deakin University and Coventry University (UK). This rewarding program offers international research experience undertaken at both institutions with a tailored program.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 31 March 2019.

More information available on the Scholarships website.

PhD Scholarship - Migrant Youth, Multiculturalism and Human Mobility

Two PhD scholarships are available to initiate and conduct social science research on migrant youth, multiculturalism and human mobility.

The PhD students will undertake research on migrant youth, multiculturalism and human mobility. These scholarships are part of an project led by Professor Fethi Mansouri in collaboration with colleagues in Canada and the UK. This research is partially funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council.

We are looking for innovative PhD research projects that creatively engage with the possibilities and opportunities embodied in young migrants’ identities and competencies (rather than the tensions or problems that are often associated with diversity). The position will suit students with a background in sociology, politics and international relations, anthropology or a similar social science discipline. Empirically the PhD projects will focus on Australia, although comparative research with Canada and the UK is also welcome. Successful applicants will be based at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus and will be supervised by Prof Fethi Mansouri.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 31st May 2019.

More information available on the Scholarships website.

PhD Scholarship - Conspiracy Theories and the Propogation of Misinformation in the Muslim World

A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the dynamics and critical elements involved in effective strategic communication campaigns to counter conspiracy theories and the propagation of misinformation (‘fake news’) in the Muslim world.

The PhD candidate will work with Prof Ihsan Yilmaz, Prof Greg Barton and Dr Matteo Vergani, and is strongly encouraged to undertake research in the contexts of Indonesia and/or Turkey, and to consider the relationships between offline and online environments. This means that, ideally, the candidate has the capacity to conduct research in either Indonesian or Turkish.

Applications close 5pm, Saturday 15th June 2019.

More information available on the Scholarships website.

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