Masters by Research in Creating Respectful Work Environments in STEM-M scholarship

Undertake a Master by Research degree as part of an existing research team working on several ground-breaking projects on Women in STEM-M.

This opportunity will allow a highly motivated and qualified student to undertake a Master by Research degree as part of a research team working on several projects on Women in STEM-M. The cross-disciplinary research team comprises leading researchers with expertise in gender and gender violence, women in STEM-M and higher education.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on a project exploring STEM-M leadership and gender equity, and respectful relations in universities and research training. The candidate will have supervised access to a large existing dataset derived from interviews with 20 STEM-M leaders from industry and higher education. The candidate will have a unique opportunity to complete a thesis on an important and timely topic, and work with team members on numerous joint publications.

  • $31,885 per annum
  • Two years.

Applicants must:

  • Satisfy the University’s Masters by Research entry requirements
  • International applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements
  • Be able to commence in June-July 2021. Project timelines will not allow for commencements beyond June-July.

Understanding Australian borders are presently closed and unlikely to reopen by June 2021, international applicants who are not currently in Australia are ineligible to apply.

Register your interest in this project by providing a current CV and statement outlining your enthusiasm in this project to by 17 May 2021.

Applications are open now.

5pm, Friday 21 May 2021.

This scholarship will be governed by RMIT University's Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

For further information, contact Prof. Denise Cuthbert via

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