The Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS) Program of the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry at ACU in Melbourne invites applications for competitive PhD scholarships in connection with its new research project ‘Religious Mobilities: Medieval and Early Modern Europe and the World.’ A major new international research collaboration with partners in Leuven, London, Princeton, Stanford, and Toronto, ‘Religious Mobilities’ seeks to investigate the multiple and intersecting roles that religion has played in relation to mobility in this critical period for the formation of a globalised world. More information about the scholarships can be found at https://www.acu.edu.au/research-and-enterprise/our-research-institutes/institute-for-religion-and-critical-inquiry/study-with-us/phd-scholarships-for-religious-mobilities
ACU is a world-leading research university in our priority areas of education, health, theology and philosophy and other liberal arts. Research excellence at ACU is aligned with our mission and identity as a Catholic university and attracts leading experts, students and collaborators from across the globe. Ranked in the top 300 universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings 2021), ACU was rated above or well above world standard across twelve fields of research in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.
ACU’s MEMS program is a dynamic, supportive, internationally engaged research community based at ACU’s Melbourne Campus, with activities also on ACU’s Rome Campus. PhD candidates in ACU’s MEMS program are fully immersed in the intellectual life of the program, work closely with supervisors, draw extensively on the talents of the MEMS team, participate in the program’s seminars, workshops, and special lectures, contribute to our international collaborations, and pursue research opportunities with our international partners and in relevant archives. Learn more about our research interests, publications and activities online here.
The eligibility criteria for the PhD at ACU can be found in the Higher Degree Research Regulations
Full-time for three (3) years based at the Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry Melbourne Campus, commencing as soon as possible.
For Domestic applicants: these scholarships are for commencement as soon as possible.
For International applicants: these scholarships are for onshore commencement though temporary offshore commencement may be possible in certain circumstances (refer 1 ‘If you receive an offer’ for further information).
Successful applicants will be awarded:
Currently Open until ideal candidate is found. Closing date TBC.
As part of the application process, candidates may be invited to a virtual interview.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the MEMS director, Prof. Megan Cassidy-Welch (email@example.com), to discuss their application and proposed projects in connection to the key aims of the ‘Religious Mobilities’ project.
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit all documentation required for an application to the PhD program at ACU, as detailed in the ‘How to Apply’ instructions on the ACU Research Web Page, plus:
For general candidature enquiries, email Candidature Services on firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “PhD Stipend Scholarships: specialist research area: Medieval and Early Modern Studies ‘Religious Mobilities’ ”.