The University of Melbourne is actively offering the Global Corporations and International Law Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship to three scholars. Applications are now open for three scholars to undertake a PhD.
About the University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, it is Australia’s second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria.
About the Scholarship Program
The Program aims to generate a breakthrough in approaches to the growing challenge to democracy posed by global corporations and to create a world-leading research program and infrastructure on which a better relationship between states and global corporations can be based in the future.
It will investigate the relationship between corporations, companies, states and international laws from the early modern period to the present day, to examine the role of international law in enabling global corporate power, and identify the potential for international law and institutions to limit it and harness it to public benefit.
About the PhD Scholarship
The PhD scholarships will enable outstanding PhD candidates to join the Laureate team (comprising Professor Pahuja, two post-doctoral fellows, three PhD candidates, local and international visitors, and local and international collaborators) at the Melbourne Law School.
Professor Pahuja will be the primary supervisor, with co-supervision by one or more members of the Laureate Team and MLS/University of Melbourne faculty. The candidate will propose a suitable topic related to the project and refine it in consultation with their supervisors during the early stages of the candidature.
The scholarship is open to candidates of any nationality and from any location.
Applicants must be eligible for acceptance by the University of Melbourne into a PhD program and the scholarship is conditional upon acceptance into the PhD program.
As this Scholarship is hosted by the Melbourne Law School, the applicant will need to meet the entry requirements of the Law School PhD program, and the ARC’s additional requirements for Laureate PhD candidates.
By the commencement of the program, applicants must have completed an accredited undergraduate degree with first-class or upper second-class honours with equivalent indications of outstanding research ability, or have an outstanding record of professional or research achievements since graduation.
Full fee remission for up to 4 years.
A stipend of 35,000 AUD per annum pro rata (full-time study rate) for up to 4 years, and includes limited paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.
Relocation allowance and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) where relevant.
Research support funds through the Laureate Project for project-related travel.
As the candidate will be based in Law, they will additionally have access to up to $7500 in research support funds over the course of their candidature. The candidate will also have the opportunity to carry out paid research to support the project, as relevant.
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Number of positions
September 30, 2022
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