UNSW ARC Laureate PhD international awards in Australia

  • PHD
  • $28,597 p.a. + $5,000 p.a. top-up

The Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney, wishes to offer two PhD Scholarships for applicants with outstanding research potential and an interest in how society might best regulate the rise of data and its algorithmic analysis.

This PhD scholarship is available to applicants who are interested in undertaking research for an ARC Laureate project entitled “The Financial Data Revolution: Seizing the Benefits, Controlling the Risks", led by Scientia Professor Ross Buckley.

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The University of New South Wales is an Australian public research university located in the Sydney suburb of Kensington.

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Applicants may be Australian citizens, permanent residents or international.

Students currently enrolled in or holding an offer to commence a full-time PhD in the UNSW Faculty of Law & Justice in 2021 may apply, provided that, by the application deadline, they shall have been enrolled for no longer than twelve months and they are not already holding or have been offered a scholarship for study at UNSW.

The Scholarship is for study on a full-time basis only, unless there are exceptional personal or medical circumstances that would require study on a part-time basis for all or part of the PhD program. This Scholarship is not open to students already enrolled in a PhD program elsewhere.

Applicants must possess:

  • an undergraduate degree in Law or a related discipline with a minimum Honours Class II, Division (I) that includes a substantial research component (or equivalent); or
  • a postgraduate qualification in Law or a related discipline (including a substantial research component) with an average that equates to a minimum Distinction average at UNSW (75%); or
  • equivalent research or professional experience, supported by references and a detailed CV.

Previous research experience, including completion of a research thesis and / or publications will be highly valued. Selection will be based on (a) the applicant’s academic qualifications, (b) their written communication skills, (c) the quality of their research proposal, (d) their research experience and potential, (d) the fit between the applicant’s proposal and the focus areas of the Laureate Project.

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The scholarship stipend will be equivalent to the value of a Research Training Program Scholarship (for 2021, this rate is $28,597 p.a.), plus Faculty top-up ($5,000 p.a.). These scholarships generally receive favourable tax treatment.


Applicants must complete the Application Form for the Faculty of Law & Justice PhD Scholarship. Application forms are available either by emailing Jenny Jarrett on j.jarrett@unsw.edu.au or to download online:

Application Form

Applicants should attach copies of ALL academic transcripts, relevant publications, a CV, and their research proposal. Details for two academic or professional referees must be provided (referees will be contacted only if an applicant is being considered for shortlisting).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview, which will take place either in person (preferable) or by Skype or Zoom Conference. Shortlisted applicants may also be asked to produce short pieces of written work or research as part of the selection process.

The application process is separate from applying for admission to UNSW. The successful scholarship applicant will also be required to complete the formal admission process.

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