PhD scholarship (Autonomy in Reproductive Genomics), UNSW

PhD scholarship (Autonomy in Reproductive Genomics), UNSW

Closing date: 25 June 2021

ARC are offering a scholarship ($28,597 per annum (tax free)) for a PhD candidate as part of an interdisciplinary research project: Theories of Autonomy in Reproductive Genomic Technologies (TARGeT: You will be based in the School of Social Sciences and the Disability Innovation Institute, University of New South Wales.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be currently resident and eligible to work legally in Australia.

The candidate must be eligible to enrol in an accredited Research Doctorate at UNSW. Applicants for this scholarship will not be considered if they do not meet the minimum UNSW requirements for doctoral candidature. Please first check the requirements for admission for candidature before completing this form, to ensure that all eligibility requirements are met.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Evidence of academic research experience in bioethics, philosophy, social science or other relevant discipline, such as a Master’s degree with a relevant research component, publication track record, or equivalent;
  • Interest in undertaking empirical research using qualitative methods;
  • Excellent writing and analytic skills;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Capacity to engage with a range of stakeholders, including researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and prospective and actual parents;
  • Capacity to undertake empirical exploration of sensitive issues in an open-minded, non-judgemental way;
  • Interest in integrating empirical data with normative reflection;
  • Strong interest in helping to shape the normative and policy landscape of reproductive genomic technology in Australia and internationally.

How to Apply

  • Formal applications should be emailed to and should include:
  • Your CV and copy of your academic transcript
  • Names of two academic referees
  • One sample of written work appropriate for an academic audience (e.g. undergraduate dissertation, peer reviewed journal article, etc)
  • A “Statement of Purpose” outlining your reasons for applying, how you meet the eligibility criteria, and your longer term goals (max. 1-2 pages).

The subject line for your email should be: PhD Scholarship in Stakeholder views of autonomy in reproductive genomics

Please note, you will also be required to submit an Expression of Interest for admission to the PhD at UNSW Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. Please see here for more details.

For any further information please email Professor Jackie Leach Scully (

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