PhD Scholarship Opportunity: The Monash Rudewych PhD Scholarships in Ukrainian Studies

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 08:30 pm - Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:00 pm
Melbourne, Commonwealth of Australia
By registration only

The Opportunity

Four PhD stipends, each of equal value to an Australian Postgraduate Award, are available to support research in Ukrainian Studies or in related fields within the humanities or social sciences.

The Scholarships are made available in fulfilment of one of the conditions of a major gift by Mr Victor Rudewych and Ms Maria Rudewych. The value of the benefaction, whose purpose is to support Ukrainian Studies at Monash University, is $1.52 million.

The aim of the Scholarships is to enable innovative research into topics related to Ukraine and Ukrainians, including the culture, literature, language, history, society and politics of Ukraine and Ukrainian communities outside Ukraine. The Scholarships also aim to encourage research into comparative and interdisciplinary topics where the principal focus is on Ukrainian subject matter.

Supervision teams for successful applicants will comprise the director of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies and one or more members of the University from the discipline or disciplines relevant to the topic.


1.  Any published material resulting from research carried out by Scholarship holders will acknowledge the Scholarships and their founders.

2.  These are three-year scholarships. There will be no extensions.

3.  Monash University's graduate research programs incorporate research training skills development. For more information, please go to: [1]

Candidate Requirements

Successful applicants will have excellent academic track records in Ukrainian Studies and/or in the disciplines in which the research will be undertaken.

Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD in the Faculty of Arts are available at: [2]

The scholarship will be awarded at the equivalent of current Australian Postgraduate Award rates. Prospective international applicants should note that Monash University's Faculty of Arts will cover the international student tuition fee. Candidates will be required to meet Monash entry requirements which include English-language skills. Scholarship holders must be enrolled full time and on campus.


We offer a scholarship to the value of $25849.00 per annum full-time rate (tax-free stipend).


Enquiries concerning intended topics for research and other academic matters should be directed to:

Professor Marko Pavlyshyn, Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian StudiesnMonash University, e-mail: [3]

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Expressions of interest shall comprise the following:

- CV - Full academic track record - Contact details of 3 referees - A research proposal not exceeding 1000 words in length - Evidence of English-language proficiency (international students only)

Expressions of interest shall be sent electronically to: [3]

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, over Skype if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.

Closing date for receipt of EOI's: Friday 30 January 2015, 11:55 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time