Full Tuition PhD Scholarships in Global Corporations and International Law will be offered at the University of Melbourne until 2022.The goal of the initiative is to achieve a breakthrough in the approach to the growing threat to democracy posed by global corporations, as well as to build a world-class research program and infrastructure on which future relations between states and corporations can build. It examines the relationship between corporations, corporations, states, and international law from the early modern period to the present, examines the role of international law in enabling global corporate power, and identifies the potential that international law and institutions can constrain and use it for the good of the common good.
Law is the only subject available under this scholarship program.
Scholarship benefits include:
- Fees are waived for up to four years.
- Scholarship of A$35,000 per year (full-time tuition rate) for up to 4 years, with limited paid sick leave, maternity and parental leave.
- Research grants under the Laureate Project for project-related travel, relocation allowance, and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), if applicable.
- The candidate will have access to research assistance grants of up to $7500 during their application as they will be law residents. If necessary, the candidate will be given the opportunity to conduct paid research to support the project.
Other advantages are:
- As a member of the Laureate team, you will receive full mentoring and access to all MLS/University of Melbourne research training activities.In law school, a personal workspace/
- Candidates of any nationality and field are eligible for the scholarship.
- Applicants must be qualified for admission to a PhD program at the University of Melbourne and the scholarship is conditional on acceptance. As this scholarship is awarded by Melbourne Law School, the applicant must meet the admissions standards of the Law School’s PhD program as well as the ARC’s additional requirements for Laureate PhD applicants.
- In the first step, applicants should provide Professor Sundhya Pahuja with the following documents:
- Complete curriculum vitae (incl. publications, if available).
- All previous academic certificates from primary and secondary school, including complete grading scales.
- Preparatory studies (e.g. honors thesis, masters thesis, essays with more than 5,000 words, with titles and abstracts)
- A written sample of the applicant’s main assessed research work or thesis.
- Bilateral research project (maximum); This could be an indication of interest in a particular research area identified in the PhD project section, along with some initial thoughts on a particular project.
- Professor Pahuja will contact applicants when they are shortlisted, usually with feedback on the first study proposal. Applicants will then be asked to provide the following:
- The candidate has two referee reports. Reviewer reports must be submitted directly from the reviewers to Professor Sundhya Pahuja to maintain confidentiality.
- A more thorough research proposal (1,500 to 2,000 words)
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