HDR Scholarship – A Transcultural Approach to Belonging and Engagement among Migrant Youth

A PhD scholarship is available in the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI), School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education. The PhD student will initiate and conduct research on the topic ‘A Transcultural Approach to Belonging and Engagement among Migrant Youth’ led by Professor Fethi Mansouri. The successful applicant will be based at the Melbourne Burwood Campus.


Research topic
Comparative experiences of transcultural capital among migrant youth in Melbourne, Birmingham and Toronto. This project is expected to start on the 1st June 2018.

Project aim
This project aims to map comparatively the experiences of migrant youth in developing and accessing transcultural capital, a set of skills, resources and knowledge accessed through multiple cultural repertoires. This will be undertaken in the context of three highly diverse cities: Melbourne, Birmingham and Toronto each exhibiting unique socio-political characteristics. The project will examine how transcultural capital can affect young people’s ability to instigate, negotiate and maintain socio-cultural connections locally, trans-locally, and transnationally.

Value and duration
A stipend of $27,082 per annum tax exempt (2018 rate) for 3 Years

Important dates
Opening date – 22/02/2018  Closing date – 31/03/2018

Eligibility criteria
This scholarship is only open to domestic candidates (domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand Citizenship).
Applicants must meet Deakin’s PhD entry requirements, be enrolling full time and hold an Honours degree (First Class) or an equivalent standard Master’s degree with a substantial research component. Please refer to the entry pathways to higher degrees by research for further information.

How to apply
Please refer to the how to apply for a research degree page for application information.

Further information
If you wish to discuss your research interests and project proposal before applying, please contact Ms Cayla Edwards via email or phone +61 3 9244 6658