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Students at the Centre for Work + Life


Future students

The Centre for Work + Life encourages prospective PhD and Honours candidates to consider undertaking research at the Centre for Work + Life.

The Centre includes research academics from many different disciplinary areas including economics, gender studies, public health, psychology, industrial relations, sociology, political science, education, labour studies, social work and legal studies. Joint supervision of students with staff from across the University enables study in other disciplines on related topics.

PhD scholarships at the University of SA usually commence in Feb/March each year and online applications for these must be lodged by 31 October in the preceding year.

Information regarding the Centre's research is available on the website. Students should contact the Centre directly if they would like additional further information.


PhD scholarships offered in 2012 CURRENTLY OPEN

 Work, Gender Equality and Regulation Scholarship

One new scholarship is being offered to a high calibre PhD candidate to consider research on topics that would fit within the broad remit of the Work, Gender Equality and Regulation research program. This may include topics such as:

More information about this scholarship and application processes are available on the University's  Research Degrees Scholarships webpage.  Enquiries to Sara.Charlesworth@unisa.edu.au

Work, Life and Flexibility Scholarship

A new Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) scholarship funded under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project Grant  entitled A study of flexibilities that enable workforce participation and skill development and use, and their implications for work-life outcomes in Australia.

The successful candidate will undertake research on topics that would fit within the broad remit of the Work, Life and Flexibility Research Project and may address research questions such as:

More information about this scholarship is available here and by contacting: Dr Natalie Skinner, email natalie.skinner@unisa.edu.au or by phone 08 83024250. Further scholarship details and application processes are available on the University's  Research Degrees Scholarships webpage. Additional information regarding the Work, Life and Flexibility Research Program is available here


Summer Research Scholarships

Summer scholarships at the Centre  may be possible through  UniSA Summer Research Scholarships when these open for application in August from students in their second, third or Honours year. The close-off date for these scholarships is September.

In addition, applications will be invited shortly for EAS Undergraduate Research Vacation Scholarships  for UniSA undergraduates, who will complete their third or honours year this year.

Further information including possible summer research research project areas at the Centre is available here.

Potential candidates are encouraged to register their interest in research by contacting the Centre Co-ordinator, Ph: 8302 4288

Centre Postgraduate and Honours Students

The Centre currently has six PhD students: Details of PhD research projects underway are available here. In 2009, two students undertook Honours at the Centre.

Summer Research Scholarships

Summer 2010/2011
The Centre had one summer research student David Duong who was a UniSA EAS Undergraduate Research Vacation Scholarship holder.

Summer 2009/2010
The Centre had six summer research students. Three were recipients of UniSA/ANU Vice Chancellors' Summer Research Scholarships and three were UniSA EAS Undergraduate Research Vacation Scholarship holders.

Summer 2008/2009
The centre had two Summer Research Scholarship placements: Natalija Vujinovic worked on the Work, Home and Community Project and Stephanie Kempson worked with the Centre in identifying significant literature for the Lochiel Park study.
 

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