The James Cox PhD Scholarship in Architecture

The Family of James Cox and the Plenary Group are delighted to offer a PhD Scholarship in Architecture in conjunction with Monash Art Design & Architecture at Monash University in 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to pursue a program of architecture design research to develop Melbourne's urban environment.

The opportunity will suit a top research candidate whose imaginative and experimental idea/project, has demonstrable practical outcomes with significant social and community benefits.

The scholarship comprises a tuition fee offset, a living allowance for up to 3.5 years and provision for a period of international research or placement relevant to the project. Candidates will normally have first or second class division, a honours in their prior studies and an outstanding folio of design achievement. The candidate may be embedded in a practice environment.

This scholarship commemorates James Cox, founder of CPR projects, founding Director of the Plenary Group and visionary leader in public-private partnerships with a passion for outstanding design and practical outcomes in the development of the urban environment.

Employment Type:Full-time

Duration: 3.5-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a tax-free living allowance of $29,000 per annum. Annual research consumables budget of $1,500 and a travel allowance of $10,000 over the period of candidature for approved off-site research.

Candidates must meet entry requirements for a PhD, administered by the Monash Graduate Research Office. The candidate:

Will be an architectural graduate prepared to undertake a full-time PhD, which may include a period of international research
Will be an Australian or New Zealand citizen
May be "embedded" in a practice environment
Will not be already in possession of any other Monash scholarship or sponsorship
Will demonstrate a connection to/understanding of Melbourne and will reside in Melbourne for the duration of the candidature
The research topic/project
Should contribute to Melbourne's urban environment, advance architecture and improve the human condition. It should also be practical, engage the architectural and related communities and incorporate an international outlook
Will focus on the architectural design of Melbourne's urban environment, with the potential for application to other urban contexts
Will be undertaken with reference to the current state-of-the-art in the field
May involve the professional community either through the attachment of the candidate to a major project or through a professional mentor
Will be published/exhibited upon completion to maximise the impact of the study
 To apply for the scholarship please complete the EOI Form and include the following documents:

Full transcripts of your academic qualifications, including, for each degree, results for each semester/unit
Where relevant, proof of your English language competencies (IELTS results, transcripts)
A draft research proposal following these Guidelines
A writing sample (for thesis-only applicants) or a folio (for practice/studio applicants)
A Curriculum Vitae

For more information please contact Dr. Jason Crow on

Expressions of interest close date:
Tuesday 15 December 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT-DNI

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