1 February 2024
Domestic / International
About the research project
Culturally shared, institutionally embedded impressions of selves—who they are, and what they can and cannot do—continue to construct identity-based collectives. Yet no community is made of disembodied actors; the social meaning of bodies, and one's experiential familiarity of the same, converge. Analysing this interplay produces tangible insights on the nature of sex, gender, ability, and orientation-based oppression. In a world structured by identity-based hierarchies, social justice movements have much to gain from interrogating the lived experiences of harm these social dynamic produce. We welcome projects that propose to undertake analysis of socially salient identity at the junction where corporeal experience and social imaginings converge to produce meaning-generating narratives and compelling normative expectations. The proposed philosophical framework is open, however, the project will have its foundations in feminist philosophy.
Primary SupervisorMeet Dr Louise Richardson-Self
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 $32,192 per annum (2024 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.
Other funding opportunities and fees
For further information regarding other scholarships on offer, and the various fees of undertaking a research degree, please visit our Scholarships and fees on research degrees page.
Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.
Ensure your eligibility for the scholarship round by referring to our Key Dates.
Additional eligibility criteria specific to this project/scholarship:
- Applicants must be able to undertake the project on-campus
The project is competitively assessed and awarded. Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.
Additional essential selection criteria specific to this project:
- Applications are open to applications from a Philosophy or Gender Studies background only
- Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
- Contact Dr Louise Richardson-Self to discuss your suitability and the project's requirements; and
- In your application:
- 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.
- Submit a signed supervisory support form, a CV including contact details of 2 referees and your project research proposal.
- Apply prior to 1 February 2024.
Following the 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.