- The value of the scholarship is $32,788
- This scholarship will be available for 3.5 years.
This project aims to better understand and synthesise the socioeconomic dimensions of biosolids uptake in agriculture in order to provide a conceptual framework of potential barriers and enablers.
ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource: ICHDR (PhD): Social dimensions of Biosolids innovation
The project will be conducted in four work packages incorporating literature reviews, broad scale empirical research with potential and existing end-users and other stakeholders, focused research on two value chains, and synthesis and knowledge translation. This particular PhD project will contribute to all work packages and the wider Centre, but focus on mixed methods analysis of an emerging biosolids value chain in Victoria to understand its social, cultural and political characteristics. The particular focus and case studies will be developed in conjunction with the successful applicant, but will analyse existing, emerging and possible biosolids uses and associated stakeholder relations.
Applications are open now.
1 July 2021.
The successful PhD applicant will be part of the interdisciplinary Centre for Urban Research within the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University, Melbourne. They will be part of a strong community of PhD students and leading scholars on critical urban issues such as food security, resource use, water management, value chains and climate change. They will be supervised by Profs Lauren Rickards (RMIT) and Matthew Kearnes (UNSW), among possible others, and will be provided with a range of opportunities for professional development and connections to other initiatives and industry linkages at RMIT.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.