PhD Scholarship to be awarded!

Flinders University

ARC Discovery Project – College of HASS PhD scholarship (Flinders University, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

Closing date Friday 27 September 2019 (due date extended)


The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University is offering a three-year PhD scholarship for full-time research on the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project entitled ‘Resilient Humanitarianism: The League of Red Cross Societies, 1919-1991’. This project has Chief Investigators at Flinders University as well as partners from the University of Hull and the University of Stirling in the UK.

Further information on the project can be found on the project website.

The PhD student will focus on a case study of either blood transfusion initiatives, a core public health programme of the League, or the Junior Red Cross movement, the largest global international youth organisation in history.

The successful applicant will undertake their research within the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. The student would be supervised by Professor Melanie Oppenheimer, Professor Susanne Schech and Dr Romain Fathi, chief investigators on the project.  Professor Neville Wylie (University of Stirling) and Dr Rosemary Cresswell (University of Hull) will be available for additional support and consultation. The supervisory panel would also encourage the establishment of a cotutelle / jointly awarded PhD, based on the candidate’s circumstances and research priorities.


The scholarship is open to students wishing to commence a PhD in 2019/early 2020 and is valued at the APA rate of AUD $27,596 (2019 full time rate) per annum (tax free). The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of three years. Additional funding for conference and research support is available from College research support schemes and the ARC project.

Domestic students will receive a Research Training Program Tuition Fee Offset scholarship.

International students will receive a full international tuition fee waiver.  Please note overseas student health cover and relocation expenses will not be covered.


To be eligible for the award of this scholarship the applicant must:

  • Meet the PhD entry requirements of Flinders University (HDR Eligibility). Award of the scholarship is conditional on the selected applicant being admitted to the PhD program.
  • Intend to enrol as a full-time student at Flinders University by 28 February 2020


Applicants should direct their inquiries and apply for the scholarship to:

Professor Melanie Oppenheimer

Please forward the following documentation:

  • CV including two academic referees with good knowledge of the applicant
  • Indicative research proposal referencing one of the two case studies above
  • Academic Transcripts (only for non-Flinders students)
  • A sample of recent academic writing