The University of Adelaide invites applications for the Research Scholarship for Artisanal Making & Small-scale Local Production in Australia for the 2022/23 academic session. 

The scholarship is funded to support a full-time PhD student who is commencing research in cultural studies, media and communication studies, or a cognate discipline. The successful applicant will work with researchers Dr Michelle Phillipov (University of Adelaide). S/he will also work with Professor Susan Luckman (University of South Australia) to develop their own independent research project on a subject of relevance.

Applications are especially welcome from qualified applicants interested in undertaking research on the role of small-scale and artisanal production. This is especially in tourism and place-branding in regional economies (especially South Australia, Victoria and/or Tasmania). Or those interested in critical analysis of the recent history of ‘buy Australia’ or ‘Australian made’ marketing campaigns.


Worth of Award

The scholarship will be for 3 years and has a stipend of $28,854 (indexed annually) per annum. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.


To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must

  • have completed and been awarded a relevant Bachelor Degree with Honours (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.
  • have excellent academic writing and communication skills.
  • be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia/international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.

How to Apply

Expressions of interest should be submitted to Dr Michelle Phillipov ([email protected]) with the name of scholarship in the subject heading. Please ensure you include all of the following documents:

  • Evidence of Australian or New Zealand citizenship, or Australian permanent resident status (if applicable)
  • Degree certificates (testamurs)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of non-English documentation
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Curriculum vitae

You should also include with your

  • Expression of Interest,
  • cover letter (1-page max.) outlining your interest in the research and
  • a brief (1–2 sentence) summary of your proposed project.

You may be invited to submit a more detailed research proposal before the final selection is made.

Deadline: Applications for the Research Scholarship for Artisanal Making & Small-scale Local Production should be sent no later than March 31, 2022.


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