Theology and Philosophy

PhD Scholarships in Virtue, Reason and Justice

Two PhD scholarships are being offered as part of a research project lead by Professor Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame and ACU).

A start date around the middle of the year is envisaged.

The scholarships will run concurrently with the operation of the new Centre for Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics in the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry. Projects within the Centre are aimed at uniting theoretical work – particularly on reasons and virtues – with applications to questions of the distribution of benefits and burdens within just and fair societies, and on questions of the treatment of the vulnerable, particularly in areas where agency and autonomy are undermined.


Applicants should provide evidence of:

  • An Honours or research Master’s degree in philosophy, with first class honours (or H1 equivalent).
  • Academic excellence (including but not limited to academic awards or grants)
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute skilfully to a team
  • A high level of verbal and written English proficiency
  • Prior research experience and publication of research findings are desirable

Study mode:

Full-time only

The scholarship provides:

A tax free stipend of $25,000 (per annum) for three years only, subject to satisfactory progress
Tuition fees for overseas students are not included.

How to apply:

Please use the Postgraduate Scholarship Application Form. Applicants should also include a cover letter of not more than two pages providing evidence of:

  • Academic excellence, including, but not limited to, academic awards or grants;
  • Ability to contribute to a team;
  • English language skills; and
  • Previous research experience.

Scholarship Applications should be forwarded to:

Graduate Research
Australian Catholic University
PO Box 968
North Sydney NSW 2059

Closing date: May 29, 2015

For more information email either:

with the subject line ‘Virtue, Reason and Justice: Integrating Theory and Practice,’ for further information regarding enrolment and scholarships.