Making Plants Better, Making Australia Better? A history of genetic modification science, policy, and community attitudes in Australia.

Type: Scholarship

Name: ARC-Funded Project: "Making Plants Better, Making Australia Better?"

Location: Adelaide, Australia

Application Deadline: October 31, 2014

Sponsoring Institution: University of Adelaide, Discipline of History


Details:

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide welcomes applications for the mid-year round for higher degree (PhD) scholarships in all disciplines, including the ARC-funded project (funded 2014-16) “Making Plants Better, Making Australia Better? A history of genetic modification science, policy, and community attitudes in Australia”.

This scholarship is associated with the above ARC Discovery Project directed by Professor Rachel A. Ankeny and will be supervised via the Discipline of History. It aims to produce a comprehensive historical account of the sociocultural, political, and scientific aspects of the development of genetic modification (GM) technologies for food/agricultural purposes, including community attitudes, activism, and policymaking in Australia over the last 40 years. The anticipated PhD project will be thematically related to the overall project, but independent from it in that the PhD student will produce a free-standing, original dissertation in addition to one or more publications that will contribute to the overall project. We are particularly interested in candidates who wish to focus on the history of GM activism in Australia or the history of state policies with regard to GM, and those with an honours degree in history, history of science/technology, or politics/policy. For more information on this project and/or the suitability of potential research topics, prospective applicants may contact rachel.ankeny@adelaide.edu.au.

Eligibility: applicants will have a minimum of Honours 2A result or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, or citizens of New Zealand, by the closing date of 31 October 2014.

Stipend: AU$25,392 per annum (2014 rate), indexed annually. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.

For more information, see: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/admission/application-rounds/domestic Apply at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/admission/ and please provide a copy of your application by email to the project director at the email address above.


Contact Information:
Rachel Ankeny
rachel.ankeny@adelaide.edu.au

Posted: October 13, 2014