RMIT University PhD Scholarship – Our Watch: Preventing Violence Against Women 2017, Australia

Publish Date: May 30, 2017

Deadline: Jun 04, 2017

RMIT (GUSS) PhD Scholarship – Our Watch: Preventing Violence Against Women

A PhD scholarship, jointly supervised by RMIT and Our Watch, investigating primary prevention of violence against women, with a focus on young people’s engagements via social media.

Value and duration

  • $30,000 per annum pro rata (full-time study) for 3 years, with the possibility of a 6 month extension. This stipend amount increases yearly in accordance with indexation.
  • Up to $2,500 funding for data collection, conference attendance and other research activities from the School HDR Funding Scheme for the PhD candidate.
  • Paid sick, maternity and parental leave, within the limits of the Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions (PDF 327kb, 10p).


To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • have completed a 4-year Bachelor Degree (majoring in Criminology, Sociology, Public Health or cognate discipline) with First Class Honours and a minor thesis, or a Masters by Coursework with a minor thesis or have demonstrated an equivalent level of academic attainment as determined by RMIT;
  • be currently enrolled in, or have applied for, a full-time postgraduate research program at RMIT. Part-time scholarships may be approved for students with exceptional circumstances e.g. for medical reasons or due to significant care commitments; part-time scholarships are not tax exempt; and
  • meet the entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy as a domestic applicant. The scholarship is not available to international students.

You will be considered ineligible for this scholarship if:

  • you are undertaking a Masters by Research and you already hold a Research Doctorate, Research Masters or an equivalent research qualification;
  • you are undertaking a Research Doctorate and you already hold a Research Doctorate or an equivalent research qualification;
  • you have previously held a Commonwealth-funded postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the scholarship’s payments, or;
  • you are currently receiving another equivalent award, scholarship or research related salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the 2017 APA base rate ($30,000).

How to apply

There is a two-step process for applications.

Step one. Send your expression of interest by email to Dr Anastasia Powell at and include your full CV, copies of tertiary qualification transcripts and a copy of your minor thesis by 4 June. You will need to be available for phone/skype/personal interview in the week after that date. Applicants will be advised to make a formal application to RMIT after interviews have been completed.

Step two. Complete the admission application process. Please note applications for this School-based scholarship will only be accepted within the dates advised on this advertisement. The scholarship is not part of the RMIT PhD and Research Masters Scholarship scheme.

Terms and conditions

The duration of an RMIT Postgraduate Award will be reduced by any periods of study undertaken towards a research degree prior to the commencement of the Award. The duration of a research master’s scholarship award is two years full-time. The duration of a research doctorate scholarship award is three years full-time.

A doctoral candidate may apply for an extension of up to six months subject to satisfactory progress and school approval.

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