PhD Scholarship in Centre for Transformative Innovation, Economics

Location
Boroondara, Australia
Posted
07 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2018
Ref
0153_01/18_A1
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Faculty of Business & Law, Centre of Transformative Innovation
  • PhD scholarships in Innovation Economics, SUPRA Scholarship
  • 3 years (with a possible 12 months extension), Hawthorn Campus

About the scholarship

If you are looking for a rigorous graduate training, and want to make a substantial research contribution to the economics of innovation, the Centre for Transformative Innovation (CTI) at Swinburne University of Technology is offering a fully funded PhD in Innovation Economics scholarships covering all fees and a stipend to suitably qualified individuals.

The scholarship is available for PhD research in all areas of innovation economics, but we specifically encourage PhD research proposals in the following areas:

  1. The link between science, innovation and economic performance.
  2. Intellectual property rights protection and innovation.
  3. Mobility of scientists, researchers and inventors.
  4. The role of public research institutions such as the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) 

Amount Awarded:

The scholarship provides a stipend of AUD 27,082 per year, is tenable for one year in the first instance, and may be renewed annually for a further two years and in special circumstances up to one additional year subject to satisfactory performance review. There is the opportunity to undertake research assistance work. 

The scholarship comes with waiver of any tuition fees payable.

About Swinburne and the Centre for Transformative Innovation:

The scholarships would be with the Centre of Transformative Innovation (CTI) at Faculty of Business and Law, Swinburne University of Technology. Swinburne is fast becoming a world leading research university. In fewer than 25 years Swinburne University of Technology has achieved a place in the top 400 universities in the world (and one of the top 75 in the world in physics. 

As a student at the Centre you will be part of a team of academics and researchers at the cutting edge of research on innovation economics using large datasets and advanced data science methods. Our Centre is the largest interdisciplinary academic research body on innovation in Australia which studies knowledge; how it accumulates and how it can be used to benefit all.

Current research programs at the Centre for Transformative Innovation include:

  • Global value chains and innovation and intellectual property rights protection
  • International intellectual property systems as a level playing field for all countries
  • Translation of science into economic value
  • Innovation and the dynamics of networking
  • Global mobility of scientists and researchers

The hallmark of our Centre is the dedication to using data to explore what works; what is important and what is not. PhD candidates will be provided with excellent research support from Centre’s data scientists and collection of databases including:

  • Web of Science (WoS) database of 90 million records and 800 million citations. Swinburne is the only University with access to this data and one of fewer than a dozen worldwide
  • Global intellectual protection application database including patent and trademark
  • Access to unpublished population data of Australian businesses
  • Australian government program recipient database

About the scholarship:

The scholarship provides a stipend of AUD 27,082 per year, is tenable for one year in the first instance, and may be renewed annually for a further two years and in special circumstances up to one additional year subject to satisfactory performance review. There is the opportunity to undertake research assistance work.

The scholarship comes with waiver of any tuition fees payable.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Master’s degree in economics or an honours undergraduate degree with knowledge in microeconomics and applied econometrics at an advanced Master’s level
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or equivalent (e.g. Pearson Test of English (PTE) examination certificate with a minimum overall score of 6.5
  • Willingness to undertake research

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit your electronic application including:

  • A one-page cover letter summarising your academic background, research interests, and motivation for applying
  • A detailed curriculum vita, including the names and addresses of two references
  • In a single PDF file please submit the below supporting documents:
  • A one-page research proposal.
  • Degree certificates and grade transcripts (incl. grades for each course)
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • TOEFL/IELTS scores if from non-English speaking countries or if previous degree qualifications are not from institutions in English speaking countries.

Short listed candidates will be asked to provide reference letters.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact contact Associate Professor Alfons Palangkaraya (apalangkaraya@swin.edu.au).

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Applications close at 5 pm, Wednesday 28th February 2018.

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