Resilient Melbourne in Action PhD Scholarship

This scholarship provides a stipend worth $30,000 a year to a domestic research student enrolled in a PhD associated with the 100 Resilient Cities initiative. Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, this initiative is aimed at achieving a shift in the way cities around the world are managed, enabling them to be better prepared for chronic stresses and acute shocks. The PhD will be partly embedded with the Resilient Melbourne Delivery Office, providing insight and experience in local government urban governance experimentation. The scholarship is co-sponsored by the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

Application dates

Applications are currently closed

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $105,000

Applicable study areas

Architecture, building and planning

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be enrolled in a PhD in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning aligned with the themes and requirements of the Resilient Melbourne initiative
    • have experience and demonstrated skills in conducting ethnographic research

    Selection criteria

    An academic background in urban studies is desirable.

  • Application process

    Contact Professor Lars Coenen at with your Expression of Interest and attach a 1-4 page research proposal, resume, academic transcript and grading scale from your previous degree. In addition to standard information there will be an interview as part of the shortlist process.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The successful candidate will be informed of the outcome of their application in time for a preferred start date before 13 August 2018.

What are the benefits?

A stipend worth $30,000 a year and a RTP (covers fees)

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