CSIRO - UQ Responsible Innovation Program

Be part of an elite PhD cohort working with CSIRO and UQ

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. Its chief role is to improve the economic and social performance of industry for the benefit of the community.

The CSIRO-UQ collaboration on Responsible Innovation was established to build and raise the profile, scale and credibility of social science expertise in the ethical, social and legal consequences of new and disruptive science and technologies in the Australian innovation system.CSIRO logo

The CSIRO-UQ Responsible Innovation PhD program provides an opportunity to attract eight outstanding graduate students with a strong interest in applied social science. This PhD cohort, all focused on exploring similar governance questions and societal challenges but across multiple technology platforms, provides a rich research environment that delivers valuable scholarly and applied outcomes across multiple disciplines and research organisations. PhD students will be jointly supervised by experts from both UQ and CSIRO.

Eight scholarships available

Eight scholarships are available with six available to Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and New Zealand citizens and the other two scholarships available to international or domestic students. This group will form a CSIRO-UQ Responsible Innovation cohort. Each of the eight students will work on one of the eight projects below.

Scholarship value

The scholarship offers a living stipend of $32,096 per annum. This includes a base scholarship of $27,596 (indexed annually) plus a $4,500 per annum top up, for up to four years. You will also have a project budget of up to $16,000 over the course of your PhD candidature to complete the project attached to this scholarship.

Important dates

Applications close: 31 January 2019
Shortlist and interview: February 2019
Outcomes announced: March 2019
Successful applicants commence: April 2019

 

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