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[Commlist] Fully-funded PhD scholarship opportunity

Fri Aug 21 13:47:32 GMT 2020

The graduate program in Literary and Cultural Studies at Monash University in Melbourne has opened applications for its Cecile Parrish Memorial Scholarship, a fully-funded 3-year+ full-time research opportunity:

Planned research projects need to be in the general field of 'critical study of English literature', broadly defined as literature in the English language.


Cecile Parrish Memorial Scholarship for Research Excellence

Job No.: 610636

Faculty/Portfolio: Faculty of Arts, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Location: Clayton campus

Duration: 3-year and 3-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a Cecile Parrish Memorial Scholarship for Research Excellence, currently valued at $35,000 per annum 2020 full-time rate, (tax-free stipend), non-indexed. The conditions of this scholarship mirror the RTP stipend scholarship conditions at For an international awardee, the Faculty will also provide a tuition fee scholarship and Single Overseas Health Cover (OSHC).

The Opportunity

This Scholarship is endowed by the Cecile Parrish Memorial Fund, established by the trustees of the late Renee Parrish of Singapore in commemoration of her daughter Cecile, a onetime member of the staff of the Department of English, Monash University. The Fund is administered by Monash University and provides scholarships specifically for the critical study of English Literature.

Monash University is the largest university in Australia and regularly ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide. Monash has six globally networked campuses and international alliances in Europe and Asia. The applicant(s) will be based at the Clayton campus in Melbourne.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed graduate research student to undertake research in English Literature, broadly defined as literature in the English language, in the Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Research Program, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

Candidate Requirements

The successful candidate will have a background in the discipline of English literary studies and be of outstanding merit. The scholarship will enable a PhD scholar to pursue a full-time program of research.

Applicants will be considered, provided that they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University which includes English language proficiency. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD in the Faculty of Arts are available at

Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus. Please note: applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by 1 March 2021. However, there may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.


Professor Jarrod Hayes: (jarrod.hayes /at/

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

To apply, an EOI must be sent, in the form of a single pdf attachment to an email to Kinda Say, Senior Graduate Research Administrator, Faculty of Arts, at the following e-mail address (arts-agr-apply /at/ State “EOI [your name] - Cecile Parrish Memorial Scholarship for Research Excellence” in the subject heading of the email.

It is important that you contact the Project Lead, Professor Jarrod Hayes prior to submission of the EOI to discuss the project.

EOIs shall comprise:

A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant’s suitability A brief research proposal not exceeding 750 words in length that fits within the broad project aims and objectives, and demonstrates some understanding of the area of research A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works, conference presentations and relevant work experience A full statement of academic record, supported by electronic copies of relevant certified documentation
    Contact details of two academic referees

Please note that the Cecile Parrish Scholarship for Research Excellence is administered outside of Monash University’s central graduate research scholarship rounds. If you would like to be considered for other Monash graduate research scholarships in addition to the Cecile Parrish Memorial Scholarship for Research Excellence, please indicate this in your EOI submission.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by video call. The interviews will be conducted in English.

Closing Date

Friday 25 September 2020, 11:55 pm AEST
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