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Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Urban Resilience in the Asia-Pacific


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  Dr Science HDR  Applications accepted all year round  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

This Scholarship aims to support a student undertaking a PhD in Geography within the School of Geosciences, Faculty of Science.

The focus of the research will be on the geographies and materialities of flood protection infrastructures in the context of rapid urbanisation and climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia and/or Suva, Fiji. We will investigate how key materials – including water and sand – are assembled to build resilient urban infrastructure in Jakarta and Suva. Using social science research methods, we will identify the impacts of these landscape, market, and labour transformations across sites of extraction, circulation, and use.

This Scholarship is funded through ARC DECRA Project on ‘Building Urban Resilience: Adaptation Economies in the Asia-Pacific’ (DE210101443) and School of Geosciences, Faculty of Science. 

You must:

  • have an unconditional offer of admission to study full time in a PhD within Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney
  • be willing to undertake research independently about urban resilience infrastructure in either Jakarta or Suva
  • must also hold at least an Honours degree (First Class or Second Class Upper) or a Masters degree in Geography or a related field, with a substantial research component, or equivalent. 

Please Note: An Applicant without an unconditional offer of admission may apply and be selected, however, no scholarship offer will be sent until the applicant has an unconditional offer of admission. 

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