The Murdoch University Indo-Pacific PhD Scholarship

Updated: 14 days ago
Deadline: 31 Jul 2024

The Murdoch University Indo-Pacific PhD Scholarship

Murdoch University is proud of its deep engagement with countries in the Indo-Pacific region, and of our extensive regional alumni networks. In recognition of this important focus, Murdoch University is offering a PhD scholarship to an Australian scholar of exceptional talent to undertake doctoral research that will contribute to Australia’s knowledge of and partnership with countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

The PhD project will be hosted by the Indo-Pacific Research Centre (IPRC, formerly the Asia Research Centre) and supported by the disciplines of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Murdoch University.

The PhD project must align with the research priorities of the IPRC. The objective of the IPRC is to address the challenges faced by countries in the region: these challenges can be broadly political, socio-cultural or environmental.

In addition to the scholarship and superior academic supervision, the Scholarship will also offer a bespoke professional training program to support the PhD scholar.

Research focus:



Politics, Human Security and/or International Studies

Public Policy

History and/or Culture

Asian Studies

Scholarship duration: 3.5 years

Murdoch University
No. of Scholarships:
Duration of Award:
Duration of degree
Level of study:
  • Research

Study Area:
  • Social and Cultural Studies

  • Eligibility
  • How to Apply


Applicants must be full time and meet the admission requirements of the required HDR degree to be eligible (first or upper second-class Honours degree, Masters degree by research, or equivalent).

A doctoral project that will enhance Australia’s knowledge of and partnership with countries in the Indo-Pacific region within the disciplines of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and fitting with the political, socio-cultural and environmental focus of the IPRC.

How to Apply
  • Submit an expression of interest with the required documents detailed below to [email protected] by 31 July 2024
  • If you are short-listed, you will be contacted by 15 August 2024 to formally apply for the Scholarship via the online application platform.
  • Indo-Pacific Research Centre Director, Prof Jacqueline Lo: [email protected]

    Required Documents
  • Cover letter detailing your interest and relevant background in the proposed research topic
  • Summary of your PhD proposal (2 pages)
  • CV outlining academic qualifications and achievements
  • Samples of previous academic work (essays/thesis/publications)

  • Payment Method

    Fortnightly stipend payments

    Tax-exempt living allowance of $33,000 (AUD) p.a.


    Scholarship Value:
    Up to $115,500
    Opening Date:
    1 Feb 2024
    Closing Date:
    31 Jul 2024
    Student Type:

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