$28,854 University of Adelaide 2022 Research Scholarship Understanding and Addressing Informal Voting in Australia

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    All
  • Country of the Scholarship

    Australia
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

    2022
  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    University
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

    Offline
  • Applier's country

    All
  • Expenses covered

    All
  • Scholarship Contact Details

      The University Of Adelaide Adelaide, South Australia 5005 Australia

The University of Adelaide has financed the project “Understanding and Addressing Informal Voting in Victoria” to support a full-time PhD student who intends to conduct research in the subject of electoral and political behavior. The scholarship is part of an ARC Linkage Project, and our partners are the Victorian Electoral Commission, who are providing unprecedented levels of support and cooperation, including detailed analysis and categorisation of every single informal vote cast in three Victorian state and local elections between 2020 and 2024. The findings will be used to make recommendations for future improvements to the way elections are handled in Victoria. Despite the fact that our research focuses on Victoria, the findings will be applicable to all Australian jurisdictions and comparable settings worldwide. Aside from Lead CI Hill, the other CIs are A/Prof. Rodrigo Praino (Flinders University), Paul Thornton-Smith (VEC), and Mr Warwick Gately, the Victorian Electoral Commissioner. Prof. Lisa Hill will oversee the PhD applicant, who will be co-supervised by A/Prof. Rodrigo Praino. The following is a synopsis of the project: The informal vote rate in Victoria is high and rising. To address the issue of hundreds of thousands of “lost votes” in Victorian state and local government elections, we must first comprehend it. Using four distinct studies, this partnership with the Victorian Electoral Commission addresses the problem at both the state and municipal levels during three election cycles. To present a comprehensive and multidimensional view of informal voting, we mix experimental data, aggregate-level data, and individual-level data. We will next recommend cures that will be trialed and evaluated. Our research will be the first multi-dimensional study of informality to be done in any Western democracy.

 

About the Scholarship:

The Institution of Adelaide is an open university that was founded in 1874 and is the third oldest university in Australia. The institution conferred its first degree, the Bachelor of Arts, in 1876. It is also the first university in Australia to elect a woman to the University Council. Furthermore, the University of Adelaide is the first in South Australia to push an anti-smoking campaign. This agenda empowered the university’s security guards to limit smoking on campus. The university’s residential sections have likewise been made smoke-free. The Institution of Adelaide is an open university that was founded in 1874 and is the third oldest university in Australia. The institution conferred its first degree, the Bachelor of Arts, in 1876. It is also the first university in Australia to elect a woman to the University Council. Furthermore, the University of Adelaide is the first in South Australia to push an anti-smoking campaign. This agenda empowered the university’s security guards to limit smoking on campus. The university’s residential sections have likewise been made smoke-free. Edward Charles Sterling (Advocate for Women’s Suffering), Brendon Coventry (Discoverer of the Immune Cycle), Howard Florey (Nobel Prize in Psychology), J.M. Coetzee (Won Nobel Prize in Literature), Alexander Fleming (Development of Penicillin), and Margaret White are among the university’s notable alumni (First female judge of Supreme Court, Queensland). The university’s academic curriculum is divided into five faculties: the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Mathematics, the Faculty of Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. These faculties comprise a variety of schools that provide students with the chance to select from a diverse range of disciplines based on their area of interest. The School of Civil Engineering, School of Mining Engineering, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, School of Architecture, School of Music, and School of Physical Sciences are among those on the list. Undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate degree programs, and specialist degree programs are all available at the university. Furthermore, it runs student exchange programs that assist pupils learn a diverse curriculum. Adelaide has a history of forging new ground. We were the first university in Australia to admit female students. The first to provide degrees in science and business. The first with a music conservatory.

Australia’s first female prime minister, the first Australian astronaut to travel in space, our country’s first Indigenous Rhodes Scholar, and Australia’s first female Supreme Court judge, state governor, and university chancellor are among those who have studied, taught, or performed research here. This is in addition to the 2021 Young Australian of the Year, the 2020 Australian of the Year, and five Nobel laureates. Our audacity continues to propel us forward. In terms of education, we are ranked among the top 100 institutions in the world in 23 different subject areas. In addition, we are ranked first in our state for graduate employability**. You’ll obtain both deep discipline knowledge and wide, transferable skills here, ensuring you’re well prepared for a multifaceted career in the future workforce. In research, we are meeting problems in a wide range of sectors, with work that is universally acknowledged as world-class or above. In fact, our output is recognized as ‘far above’ the global standard in 41 different areas. These include space sciences, materials engineering, and artificial intelligence, as well as cardiorespiratory medicine, crop production, and environmental science. The prospect – and reality – of making history is a source of pride and inspiration for the Adelaide team. Our employees collaborate with world-class colleagues, experience continual professional development, and work in a diverse setting. Students from over 100 nations make up our community. And over half of our academics were born abroad or had dual citizenship. The University is dedicated to conducting world-class research that has a global effect. Our research output has been judged to be of world-class quality or higher, with work in 41 academic fields receiving the highest possible ranking. We are also South Australia’s only member of the distinguished Group of Eight research-intensive universities in Australia. Agriculture, food and wine; defense, cyber, and space; health and biotech; creativity and culture; energy, mining, and resources are now areas of research focus at the University. South Australia, home to some of Australia’s most innovative and acclaimed winemakers, is an excellent site to learn about how the wine industry works. This adaptable degree prepares you to have a positive impact on the entire wine value chain – a skill in high demand among wine business professionals worldwide. This course is intended for present and aspiring wine business owners, marketers, managers, winemakers, sommeliers, and professional staff.

 

Scholarship Sponsor(s): University of Adelaide

Scholarship Country: Australia

Scholarship Worth: $28,854

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students

 

Scholarship Offer: 

The scholarship will last three years and will provide a stipend of $28,854 (indexed yearly) every year.

  • Eligibility for Scholarship.
  • All nationalities are welcome.
  • Postgraduate research at the university’s Faculty of Arts.
  • To be qualified, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
  • International students admitted as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

 

Nationality

The University of Adelaide 2022 Research Scholarship Understanding and Addressing Informal Voting in Australia is open to all international students

 

Application Procedure

  • Expressions of interest should be sent to Professor Lisa Hill at lisa.hill@adelaide.edu.au by 2 April 2022, with the scholarship name in the subject line. Please make sure to include the following documents:
  • University diplomas (testamurs)
  • Academic transcripts in their entirety
  • Non-English documentation translations
  • Proof of English language ability
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)

 

Application Deadline

The application deadline for University of Adelaide 2022 Research Scholarship Understanding and Addressing Informal Voting in Australia is April 30, 2022

 


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