PhD Scholarship

PhD scholarship to study loneliness - apply by Sunday 11 June 2023

Express your interest in studying a PhD with full scholarship under Professor Thomas Astell-Burt's supervision at UOW and affiliated with PowerLab. The focus of the PhD is on loneliness, its links with health and spatial inequities, and what can be done to prevent it. 

The PhD will involve multiple methods including literature review, survey analysis and qualitative methods, with expert support available to the candidate from the supervisory panel and scholarly networks across UOW and internationally through PowerLab.

This 3-year PhD scholarship covers tuition fees and includes an annual living allowance of AUD 28,612. The applicant must begin their PhD studies no later than 31 August 2023.

You will be asked below to copy/paste your coverletter and resume (no uploads). Please ensure that your coverletter includes the following details:

1) Mention of a 1st class or 2.1 (high distinction or distinction grade) undergraduate degree, graduation year and institution; this is an essential pre-requisite;

2) IELTS scores for applicants whose first language is not English, as the PhD will be conducted in English, it is essential to have well-developed speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Please see here for details: 

3) Confirmation that you will be able to begin the PhD no later than 31 August 2023

Highlighting prior research experiences, interests in the topic and evidence of scholarly publication (with an indication of how you contributed to it) in the resume is desirable.

Expressions of interest will be considered shortly after receiving them until a successful applicant is identified. Please complete the form below to express your interest. We may not be able to respond to all expressions of interest.

Apply by Sunday 11 June 2023