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Developing a baseline understanding of the social and community structure and resilience in the Eyre Peninsula and West Coast region of South Australia

A PhD scholarship is available to investigate the existing social and community characteristics of the Eyre Peninsula and West coast region. The successful PhD candidate will collect and synthesise quantitative and qualitative data describing the people and communities in the region. They will contribute a baseline understanding of social and community characteristics, and the extent and depth of social capital, networks, and resilience amongst the Indigenous and non-Indigenous population of the Region. The outcome of this work will be a systematic and detailed understanding of the social structure of the Eyre Peninsula and the West Coast region of South Australia.

The top-up is available for Australian Postgraduate Award or Divisional (PhD) scholarships of $15,000 per annum (for 3 years), with $10,000 to augment the Ph.D. scholarship and $5,000 for operating.

The PhD candidate will be based at the University of Adelaide and supervised by researchers at the University of Adelaide. The successful applicant will enroll in a PhD program at the University of Adelaide and work as part of the multi-institution team, participating in field and laboratory research programs on socio-economic analysis.

The successful applicant will be required to enter into a formal agreement setting out the specific terms and conditions governing their participation in the GAB Program.  For more details on these terms and conditions please contact Dr Steven Lapidge, Research Director Great Australian Bight Research Program, SARDI: steven.lapidge@sa.gov.au, 0401 990 367.

The top-up scholarships are for PhDs who commence early in 2015.

For more information on the research theme and details of how to apply for the scholarship please contact Prof Andrew Beer (University of Adelaide): andrew.beer@adelaide.edu.au; ph: 08 8313 3216.