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PhD or MPhil Scholarship - Centre for Governance and Public Policy

Applications are open until 30 September 2016.
About the scholarship:
Griffith University's Centre for Governance and Public Policy (CGPP) is offering a full-time 3-year scholarship for a new PhD or MPhil candidate to work alongside Professor Brown and a 10-person research team.
CGPP is the hub for a major international research project into public interest whistleblowing called Whistling While They Work 2: Improving managerial responses to whistleblowing in the public and private sectors (ARC Linkage Project LP150100386).  This is the first research project to systematically compare managerial responsiveness to the reporting of organisational wrongdoing across multiple organisations in both the public and private sectors, and between countries.
The successful candidate will play a significant role in analysis and publications on one of more key themes of this important and original research, including their own original and significant contribution to knowledge in one or more of the research fields involved.
Eligibility criteria: 
  • Applicants must fulfil the criteria for PhD Admission and Scholarship at Griffith University.
  • Applicants should have advanced research experience via a high level of achievement (including existing thesis or equivalent publications works) in undergraduate Honours, a previous postgraduate qualification including a significant research component, or equivalent professional experience in research leading to academic publications or official reports, in one or more of the following fields: applied psychology, organisational behaviour, management, workplace relations, governance, compliance, regulation, public integrity, business intelligence.
  • Applicants should have familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods, including experience, skills or demonstrable capacity in statistical analysis and interviewing.
  • Applicants will have an appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent with first class Honours and should have experience in a clinical area (e.g. medicine, physiotherapy or psychology).
  • Domestic and International applicants may apply.
Duration and value:
The scholarship is for a period of three years and will be valued at $25,406.
How to apply:
Applicants should visit the Griffith University website and follow the process for applying for entry to a Griffith University Higher Degree Research program. When applying for entry, applicants should specify the 'Whistling While They Work 2: Improving managerial responses to whistleblowing in the public and private sectors' in the scholarship they wish to be considered for in their application.
More Information
More details about the Whistleblowing research project can be found via the Griffith website or the Whistling While They Work 2research project website.
For administrative enquiries please contact:
Griffith Graduate Research School
Phone: (07) 3735 3817
Email: hdr-scholarship@griffith.edu.au

For research related enquiries please contact:
Professor AJ Brown
Email: a.j.brown@griffith.edu.au

PhD Scholarship in Social Science

Job No: 499440

The School of Chemical Engineering

The School of Chemical Engineering is an international leader in the chemical engineering field and has an excellent international reputation which has been built over four decades at the University. With 35 academic staff, including 17 professors, the School provides quality programs and leadership in chemical engineering education, research and development, and expert consulting to support the process industries.

The role

This PhD project will look at the growing influence of social media, blogs and electronic news media in which there is a plethora of information being made available for readers - although not all of it is accurate or based on scientific evidence, nor is it often placed a wider context of future choices. This component proposes to engage with the range of media avenues that exist (blogs, news print and social media) on the topic of CCS in both China and Australia. A protocol for media analysis will be developed and agreed upon across both countries.

The person

Applicants should possess an Honour's or Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline and so eligible to apply for an APA. You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career in low carbon energy technologies. You will possess good general research skills, an understanding of qualitative and quantitative research, very good writing abilities, and the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams.


This is a full-time, PhD scholarship position for a 3.5 year appointment . The stipend will be the 2016 APA rate of $26,288p.a. tax free, plus additional top-up scholarship of up to AUD $10,000/year are available when permitted by the base scholarship conditions.

Position Description


To discuss this role please contact Professor Peta Ashworth on +61 409 929 981 or p.ashworth@uq.edu.au.
To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter and Resume.
For information on completing the application process click here.

Application Closing Date

6 September 2016 11:55pm E.Australian Standard Time


PhD Scholarships - Griffith Criminology Institute Projects

Applications close 30 September, 2016
The Griffith Criminology Institute is proud to be introducing two new, targeted PhD scholarships. These scholarships are linked to projects designed by experienced academic staff and provide a framework for candidates to collaborate with a supervisory team with direct interest and expertise on a clearly designed project. Two PhD scholarships are on offer, one for each project described below.
Project 1: Market differentiation in crypto markets: Mapping difference in illicit drug supply platforms and types of suppliers in 'Dark Net' markets.
This project aims to explore the nature of illicit drug cryptomarkets on the 'Dark Net' and explore the extent to which parts of cryptomarkets can reasonably be compared to elements of traditional 'material' illicit drug markets. Cyber-crime and security issues are some of the fastest growing areas of concern to the criminological and criminal justice arena and experience on this project will position the successful PhD candidate at the forefront of the field.
Project 2: Developing a better understanding of police-youth encounters: Taking a procedural justice perspective.
This project examines how young people perceive the police and how police might reduce conflict and increase cooperation in encounters with young people. The successful PhD candidate will examine the factors that facilitate compliance and cooperation with police based on young people's interactions with police. The project will require a strong aptitude in statistics and would be best suited to someone who has an honours (preferably first class) in either criminology or psychology.
Successful candidates will be awarded funding for three years at a value of $30,000 per annum. These scholarships are available for full time study only.
  • Applicants must fulfill the criteria for PhD Admission and scholarship at Griffith University.
  • Applicants must have completed, or expect to complete a bachelor degree with honours (equivalent to IIA class) and be intending to enrol full-time in an approved doctoral program.
  • Applications from individuals with study, work or research experience in areas relevant to the project may also be viewed favourably.

How to apply
  • Applicants should visit the Griffith University website and follow the process for applying for entry to a Griffith University Higher Degree Research program, which also includes a section for scholarship application. When applying for entry applicants should specify the Griffith Criminology Institute PhD Scholarshipunder "Other" in the scholarship they wish to be considered for in their application.
More information
  • Visit the Griffith Research Scholarships page
  • Eligible applications will be assessed by a selection panel and successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified of the outcome by the Griffith Graduate Research School.
  • Shortlisted applicants for the scholarships will be contacted and asked to provide a CV and covering letter that describes their interest in the project, including any past experience or research in the field.
  • Potential candidates will then be contacted to be interviewed (which may take place via Skype for candidates who are not local).
For research enquiries please contact:
Professor Ross Coomber
Phone: 07 5552 9238
Email: r.coomber@griffith.edu.au

For administration enquiries please contact:
Griffith Graduate Research School
Phone: 07 3735 3817
Email: hdr-scholarship@griffith.edu.au