ARC grant-funded PhD/Masters Scholarship in Philosophy
Applications are invited for a scholarship leading to the degree of PhD or Master of Philosophy (as appropriate) in the School of Humanities, Department of Philosophy, University of Adelaide.
The scholarship is part of an Australian Research Council Discovery Project, DP200100190, Everything In Its Place: Location, Persistence, and Change, Chief Investigator: Dr Antony Eagle. The scholarship recipient will also have the project’s Partner Investigators involved in their supervision: Professor Cody Gilmore (Philosophy, UC Davis) and A/Prof Shieva Kleinschmidt (Philosophy, University of Southern California).
The project, of which the HDR candidate’s research will form part, aims to critically examine a number of accounts of how (and if) we may reconcile what we know about ordinary objects with the unexpected things science has taught us about space, time, and the fundamental building blocks of nature. We anticipate generating new knowledge in metaphysics, exploiting the recent 'locative turn' to revitalise perennial questions about existence, persistence, and change.
The HDR candidate’s project is expected to be in the fields of metaphysics or philosophy of physics; students with an appropriate background in philosophy or physics are encouraged to apply. There is no specified project topic; students will be supported in developing their own topic within the remit of the project.
As part of the application process, candidates are required to provide a research proposal, detailing in a preliminary way a research question and approach that falls within the scope of the project. Candidates should contact Antony Eagle in advance via email (details below) to confirm the suitability of their proposal for the project. We especially welcome proposals on topics relating to the philosophy of space and time, the metaphysics of location, and the nature of change and identity over time.
Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, citizens of New Zealand, or permanent humanitarian visa holders at the time of application. Applicants for the PhD will have a minimum of a First Class Honours or equivalent in Philosophy or Physics (or other relevant discipline) and must be acceptable as candidates for a PhD by Research degree at the University of Adelaide. Applicants for the Master of Philosophy must have completed and been awarded a relevant Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Philosophy or Physics (or other relevant discipline) and achieved a minimum GPA of 6.0, or completed a relevant Honours degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours or equivalent and must be acceptable as candidates for a Master by Research degree at the University of Adelaide.
Due to the possibility of significant ongoing restrictions on international travel, prospective applicants who reside outside of Australia at the time of application should contact Antony Eagle in advance of making an application.
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