Each year the Institute for the Study of Social Change offers a limited number of PhD Writing Up Grants for recent University of Tasmania PhD graduates to assist them in publishing from their research. Applicants must have a supervisor who is an Institute for the Study of Social Change affiliated researcher. The Institute has an open membership which consists of scholars from across the University of Tasmania whose research interests align with the Institute's areas of interest. We now have more than 200 affiliated researchers. If you are a University of Tasmania staff member or HDR candidate and you would like to affiliate with the Institute please get in touch.
Preference is given to applicants who do not have access to alternative sources of research support, and to applicants whose research interests align with one of the three main theme areas of the Institute:
- Evidence and Impact – Research with clear policy relevance and implications.
- Community and Place – Research with a focus on social change and community development including in relation to the unique role of place in mediating such change.
- Identity and Equality – Identity politics and rights, social and economic inclusion. Empowerment and democratic participation.
Successful applicants are awarded up to $4,000 paid in the form of a once-off bursary payment to work intensively for two to three months to produce outputs related to their doctoral research that are in the form of agreed publications, including media writing (oped, Conversation article or blog).
Applications for the 2018 grant round closed on Monday 26 March 2018.