PhD Scholarship with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

A new PhD scholarship is being offered by the Melbourne Social Equity Institute in partnership with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). It will examine the impact of values-based conversations in positively changing attitudes towards people seeking asylum.

The ASRC is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people seeking asylum through the provision of aid, justice and empowerment programs. In 2015, the ASRC commissioned the Words that Work research project, which has informed the organisation’s current approach to advocacy, campaigning and community engagement. The partners are interested in examining the effectiveness of the ASRC’s approach to community organising and whether participating in a values-based conversation leads to sustained attitude change.

This Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship will be located within the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences under the primary supervision of Professor Nick Haslam. The scholarship provides a full fee waiver and a stipend valued at $27,082 per annum (2018 value; tax-free) for full-time students and is available for three years. This opportunity is open to domestic students only.

Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 15 June.

Visit the Melbourne Social Equity Institute website to find out more.