6 March 2023
About the research project
Insurance is an important part of everyday life, with complex and dynamic networks of insurance providing emotional and financial security in the face of adverse circumstances. This includes insurance directly associated with the home (e.g. house and contents, health, pets, funerals), and public liability insurance, professional indemnity insurance, and property insurance for assets held by government bodies and infrastructure providers. As part of the University of Tasmania’s insurance research program, you will work with Dr Kate Booth – a leading expert in insurance geographies and critical insurance studies – to develop a project focusing on the adaptative and maladaptive qualities of insurance networks.
Primary SupervisorMeet Dr Kate Booth
Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:
- a living allowance stipend of $28,854 per annum (2022 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
- a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
- a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)
If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.
As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- English language score must be above minimum entry requirements for this project
Applicants from the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:
- Applicants with a background in the social sciences (including human geography) and humanities
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
There is a three-step application process:
- Select your project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
- Contact the Primary Supervisor, Dr Kate Booth to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- Submit an application by the closing date listed above.
- Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
- As part of your application, you will be required to submit a covering letter, a CV including 2 x referees and your project research proposal.
Following the application closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.