Masters by research
25 September 2023
Domestic / International
About the research project
Antarctic Governance relies upon a framework of treaties supported by just over 25% of UN member states. The once remote continent revered for it natural values and ability to test human endurance is increasingly part of international life and discourse. This is due, in part, to the 100,000 plus tourists each year and its central role to physical global weather patterns. The ATS faces several challenges as it's 65th anniversary approaches. This thesis will take an interdisciplinary approach to examine the key challenges, global commitment and good will to preserve the essence of the ATS and recommendations for governance reform to future proof the ATS.
Primary SupervisorMeet Dr Rachel Baird
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 $31,500 per annum (2023 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
- Bachelor degree
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:
- Strong research skills demonstrated by Masters research in law, policy, management or submitted written work
- Demonstrated interest in or work in the area of Antarctic policy, governance.
- Select your project, and check that you meet the eligibility and selection criteria, including citizenship;
- Contact Dr Rachel Baird 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 25 September 2023.
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.