Dear colleagues,

Expressions of interest for the 2019 round of the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme are now open, and will close at 11.59pm on20 July 2018. For information on the next application round, visit UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme.

Prospective PhD students in the field of Development Geographies or similar are urged to apply for the prestigious Scientia Scholarship at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

Project Title: Remittance Economies and Inclusive development in the Asia Pacific
Supervision team: Associate Professor Wendy Shaw, Associate Professor Krishna Shrestha and Dr Tanya Jakimow

Remittances have become an important sources of income and livelihood for many poorer communities in the Asia Pacific. However, evidence for improvements to life and livelihoods, particularly for women at the local level, is unclear. This research investigates the impacts of remittance economics (eg in Nepal and a Pacific place). It critically analyses the social and environmental implications of payments using socio-cultural analyses to unpack the vagaries and unevenness of remittance economies, at the local level. It will generate evidence to rethink global and national remittance policies around the developing world.

The ideal candidate will hold a bachelor degree with Honours (first class) or equivalent.

You will have a background in social science research methods as demonstrated in Honours (or equivalent) research.

Evidence of published research is essential.

To apply for this project, go to:

Expressions of interest will need to be uploaded through the UNSW Scholarships Portal using the link above.

Scholarship Details:

UNSW Scientia PhD scholars are awarded a prestigious scholarship package of $50,000 per annum, comprising a tax-free living allowance of $40,000 per annum for 4 years, and a support package of up to $10,000 per annum to provide financial support for career development activities.

For details go to:

(The project link can also be accessed from this link using: Strategic Area: Social Justice, Government and Health Policy; Faculty: Science; Or use 'remittance' in keywords)

Apologies for cross-posting 

On behalf of the supervisory team, we welcome your inquiries and applications.

Wendy Shaw

Wendy S. Shaw

Associate Professor, Human Geography

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of New South Wales

Sydney 2052


Tel: +61293853715




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