INSTITUTE FOR CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Applications for PhD Study now open
The University of Western Sydneys Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) invites applications
from outstanding candidates for PhD study. Funding is available for a number of Scholarships.
About the Institute
The ICS is internationally recognised for its high quality, innovative research on the
transformations in culture and society in the global era. Headed by Director, Distinguished
Professor Ien Ang, and Research Director, Professor Brett Neilson, the ICS is especially interested
in PhD proposals in the following areas:
● Cities and Urban Cultures ● Intercultural Dialogue and
● Institutions, Governance and Citizenship ● Cultural Economy and Globalisation
● Heritage, Environment and Society ● Digital Research and Cultural
● Australian Cultural Fields ● Culture and Education
Candidates with backgrounds in cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, human geography, cultural
history, media and communication studies, Asian studies and other disciplines are encouraged to
apply. Applications from international candidates are particularly welcome. See here to find out
more research conducted at ICS.
Good Bachelor Honours degree (Class 1/2.1), an internationally recognised Masters that includes
a research based dissertation, or equivalent qualifications and/or experience.
Research or professional experience in a relevant field of humanities or social science.
Domestic students are encouraged to apply for the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA).
Further details available here.
ICS offers a number of competitively awarded scholarships for students of exceptional research
The scholarships include a tax-free stipend of AUD $34,653 per annum for the period of three years
(indexed annually) and a funded place in the doctoral degree programme. Outstanding international
students may also be offered a tuition fee waiver.
Self-funded candidates are also welcome to apply.
Further Information and Application Process
To apply, candidates should submit an application form, 3-4 page research proposal and CV by
September 22nd, 2013. The application form is available at:
Candidates are strongly advised, however, to initially submit a 1 page Expression of Interest
to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The expression of interest should include a short
summary of their proposed PhD research topic (1/2 page), the names of 2 potential ICS supervisors,
and details of proposed funding (as above).
For further details about enrolment and scholarships, please contact the Research Scholarships
Development Officer, Ms Tracy Mills email@example.com
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