$33,000 Flinders University 2023 Ph.D. Scholarship– Social Policy – ARC Discovery Grant

Written by David on May 18, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Government, Law
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Sturt Rd, Bedford Park South Australia 5042

The Australian Research Council (ARC) is offering a full-time PhD scholarship to a highly qualified individual to work on the research project “Young People with Disability & Young Carers: Opportunities & Contributions” for a period of three years. Flinders University and Lancaster University (UK) have collaborated on a groundbreaking social policy project. Young people are involved in the design process both as community researchers and as advisors.  

Nearly one in five Australians between the ages of six and fourteen receives some form of disability-related support, and nearly one in ten Australians under the age of twenty-five provides care for a family member who is disabled. The Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (2008) and the Carer Recognition Act (2010) are two examples of Australia’s efforts in recent years to recognize the rights of young people with disabilities and young carers. Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (2013) and interventions to support young carers at school are only two examples of the country’s heavy expenditure in social policy programs. These policy measures have not prevented the material disadvantage, low educational achievements, unemployment, or social marginalization that young people with disabilities and young carers continue to face.


We know very little about the opportunities that young people with disabilities and young carers value (e.g., with respect to education or employment) or the contributions that they regard as important (e.g., in terms of caregiving, family formation, or active citizenship), or the role that policy plays in supporting the contributions of young people with disabilities and young carers.

By focusing on the experiences of young persons with disabilities and young carers (aged 12–24), the PhD study should seek to fill this information gap. To generate evidence on how policy interventions assist young people’s goals and access to opportunities they value, the project might make use of current large-scale survey data or engage in in-depth qualitative research. Qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as policy analysis, will be taught and practiced. Applications from any field (e.g., social sciences, public health, education, disability studies) that informs discussions about social policy will be considered by the project’s organizers. The PhD candidate will be supervised by Professor Gerry Redmond (College of Business, Government & Law), Professor Sally Robinson (College of Nursing & Health Sciences), and Professor Joanne Arciuli (College of Nursing & Health Sciences), with assistance from emeritus Professor Eric Emerson (Lancaster University).


About the Scholarship Provider:

Flinders University, like the other top universities of today, is forward-thinking and highly values its students and alumni. At Flinders, they encourage you to “seize the day” and make the most of every opportunity. You’ll find all the resources necessary for academic achievement on this campus. Flinders University holds its own against the world’s other top schools. attended a prestigious institution of higher learning from which they graduated as top students. There is a community of serious thinkers at Flinders University. One must be inherently inquisitive, innovative, and risk-taking to think creatively and exhibit initiative. This research will allow you to form a well-informed opinion of Flinders University. It’s quite an honor to be named Australia’s top employer of new college grads.

Because of the high regard in which our degrees are held, graduates are often given intriguing internship, mentoring, and practicum opportunities. Times Higher Education ranks Flinders University as number 43 in Asia and the Pacific and number 271 worldwide. This is the 2020 update of the ultimate ranking of the best universities in the globe. Long-term, we hope to increase our company’s good impact by deepening our ties to the communities in which we operate and by partnering with organizations throughout the world that are tackling pressing problems in areas like education and scientific research.


The degree programs at Flinders University have been considered some of the best in the world since the university’s inception. Graduates of these illustrious institutions have a bright professional future ahead of them. Several well-known companies have their roots at Australia’s Flinders University. Interning at one of these companies will provide you hands-on experience with cutting-edge business practices. The primary campus of Flinders University is located in the heart of Adelaide’s commercial district. The nearby communities, which include Bedford Park. The trendy hotel is conveniently located near the city’s main business sector, as well as the beach. Both the Student Center and the Plaza’s budgets are included in these totals. There will be a wide variety of businesses and nonprofits housed in the tower. Flinders Village is home to a wide variety of unique stores, restaurants, and cultural events. Flinders University students’ high GPAs can be traced back to the liberal arts education they receive there.

Many different kinds of orientation and orientation-related services are available to international students at Flinders University to help them adjust to life in Adelaide and Australia. We keep in touch with overseas students long after orientation has ended. Ninety percent of our international students would recommend studying at our institution to a friend. After the opening of the Flinders Village station and line in 2020, it will be more convenient to visit the Flinders Medical Centre, which is connected with the University of Adelaide. People who live and work downtown will save an average of 22 minutes per day on their journey. Both time and effort can be saved. The Bedford Park campus of Flinders University may be found around 12 kilometers south of Adelaide’s central business district. From here, you can see the harbor and the city in all their glory.


The natural Australian flora and the picturesque lake are in sharp contrast to the futuristic architecture. Bedford Park is a beautiful and convenient neighborhood in Adelaide, South Australia, where Flinders University is located. When compared to other major cities, Adelaide has low living costs. “(2016 World Liveability Report)” “(2016 World Liveability Report)” “(2016 World Liveability Report)” “(2016 World Liveability Report)” “(2016 World Liveability Report)” “(2016 World Liveability Report)” “(2016 World Liveability Report)”

The University of Flinders is committed to student-initiated innovation across an expansive variety of academic fields. Flinders University provides academic guidance and financial aid to help students select a major and establish practical, long-term goals. Students, teachers, and visitors will find it much easier to travel to the heart of Adelaide and the Tonsley innovation zone once the New Flinders Rail Station opens in 2020. Flinders Village’s commercial district has expanded greatly in recent years due to new building.


SeNSS is one of only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC, and they will be offering a handful of fully-funded ESRC doctoral studentships beginning in September 2023. SeNSS is one of the only 14 Doctoral Training Partnerships in the United Kingdom that is sponsored by the ESRC.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Flinders University

Scholarship Country: Australia

Scholarship Worth:  $33,000

Study Level: Postgraduate 

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • The following are part of the scholarship:
  • A research training program fee offset to cover the cost of all tuition fees (this benefit is only available to domestic students). A stipend with a value of $33,000* per year that is exempt from taxes.
  • Support financially, in the form of flexibility, to pay the costs of fieldwork, conferences, or editing.
  • The duration of the scholarship is limited to no longer than three years. Recipients have the potential to receive an additional six months of funding if they submit a request to the Scholarships Committee and meet the requirements.
  • Applicants having personal experience either as a young person living with a disability or as a young caregiver are encouraged to submit their applications.


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Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • A student must fulfill the following requirements in order to be considered for the awarding of this scholarship:
  • Be an Australian citizen, a citizen of New Zealand, or an Australian permanent resident as of the closing date for applications; be an international student who satisfies the postgraduate entry requirements and the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students at the time of application; and be able to demonstrate that you have met all of the requirements listed above.
  • Participate in or be able to begin a research higher degree program at Flinders University in the second semester of 2023 or the first semester of 2024; and
  • possess a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade of Second Class (Division A) Honours or an equivalent level of academic proficiency in a discipline that is relevant to the position being filled.
  • You must also fulfill the other general requirements of the award, which will be in line with the requirements that are currently in place for Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships.



The Flinders University 2023 Ph.D. Scholarship– Social Policy – ARC Discovery Grant  is open to all International Students


If a student enrolls in one of the degree programs offered by SOAS University of London, they may be eligible to receive a fee waiver award in the amount of £5,000. This award is available to students who are interested in receiving a degree from SOAS University of London.


Application Procedure

  • The initial step for applicants is to get in touch with Professor Gerry Redmond at [email protected].
  • In the event that you are requested to submit an application, you will be required to submit certain supporting papers.  You are welcome to attach the application form which may be found below as a supporting document for your submission.
  • Visit this website at https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/apply/apply-research-degree/how-to-apply for comprehensive information regarding the application process for admission to Flinders.
  • Those who are selected for the position will have the opportunity to submit an application for an additional scholarship worth $5,000 per year.
  • The application period will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5th, 2023.
  • The beginning date is open for discussion, however, it should take place no later than September 2023.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Flinders University 2023 Ph.D. Scholarship– Social Policy – ARC Discovery Grant is  June 5, 2023.

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