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Phd Scholarship - Centre For Transformative Innovation

Swinburne University of Technology - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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  • Make substantial research contributions to the economics of innovation
  • Centre for Transformative Innovation
  • Full time, 3-year scholarship commencing in 2021 - $28,596 per annum

About The Scholarship

If you are seeking rigorous graduate training, and want to make a substantial research contribution to the economics of innovation, the Centre for Transformative Innovation (CTI) at Swinburne University of Technology is offering a fully-funded PhD scholarship in Innovation Economics covering all fees and a stipend to suitably qualified individuals.

The Scholarship Is Available For PhD Research In All Areas Of Innovation Studies And Innovation Economics, But Preference Will Be Given For Outstanding PhD Research Proposals Which

  • Develop/apply advance panel data econometrics and/or social network analysis using microlevel data
  • Focus in any of the following areas:
  • The link between science, innovation and economic performance.
  • Intellectual property rights protection and innovation.
  • Mobility of scientists, researchers and inventors.
  • The role of public policy and research institutions .
  • Social aspects of STEM education, using social network methods.

  • As a student at the Centre of Transformative Innovation, you will be part of a team of academics and researchers at the cutting edge of research on innovation economics using large datasets and advanced data science methods. Our Centre is the largest interdisciplinary academic research body on innovation in Australia which studies knowledge; how it accumulates and how it can be used to benefit all. PhD candidates will be provided with excellent research support from the Centre’s data scientists and collection of databases.

    About Swinburne University Of Technology

    Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

    Forge strong industry connections, become workplace ready and gain an edge on the competition. Swinburne’s Faculty of Business and Law equips you with the knowledge and skill-set to thrive in the future of business, including the opportunity to conduct impactful research into the changing shape of industry, economy and society.

    About You

    To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Completed a Master’s degree in economics with a thesis component and 80% or higher overall mark or first-class honours undergraduate degree in economics/statistics/data science with courses taken in microeconomics and applied econometrics at an advanced Master’s level.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent (e.g. Pearson Test of English (PTE) examination certificate with a minimum overall score of 6.5
  • Enthusiasm for learning new research and data analysis skills and systems
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a collaborative manner

  • The successful candidates will also need to meet the conditions of Swinburne University’s Postgraduate Research Award.

    A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

    How To Apply And Further Information

    Please also note that due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Australia’s International borders are currently closed. International students are welcome to apply and start their candidature offshore, however, please be aware that scholarship payments can only be made to students who are onshore. International students will be back paid when they arrive in Australia.

    To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit the following:

  • A one-page cover letter summarising your academic background, research interests, and motivation for applying.
  • A detailed CV (including name and contact details of two referees)
  • A one-page response to the key selection criteria
  • Two page research proposal
  • Degree certificate and grade transcripts (including grades for each course)
  • GMAT and GRE Scores
  • TOFEL/IELTS Scores (if from a non-English speaking country or if previous degree qualification is not from an institution in an English speaking country)

  • For further enquires please contact Associate Professor Alfons Palangkaraya ( apalangkaraya@swin.edu.au ).
    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

    Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Manager Diversity & Inclusion at inclusion@swin.edu.au . For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au

    Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

    Applications close at 5pm on 28 February 2021

    Melbourne, VIC

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