PhD Scholarship in vulnerability, food security and the politics of social protection in Indonesia.

This PhD Scholarship in the Crawford School of Public Policy is attached to an Australian Research Council discovery grant which will conduct research on vulnerability, food security and social protection in rural Indonesia. For further details on the nature and scope of the project, contact Associate Professor McCarthy

Field of study

Students with a background in sociology, geography, anthropology, political science, or related disciplines may apply. Those with Indonesian language proficiency or development experience are particularly welcome.  


 $25,406 (ARC stipend rate) per annum, tax free, paid in fortnightly instalments.

Other benefits

Funding for fieldwork in Indonesia 


Three and a half years (full time only)

Take up by

February 2015

Eligible Programs

Anthropology, Public Policy and Environment, College of Asia and the Pacific


It is essential that you have high level Indonesian language capabilities and a high level of academic achievement in a relevant bachelor’s degree (first class honours) or master’s degree.
You must also be an Australian resident or citizen under the ARC funding rules. 


Graduate research

Closing date

30 October 2014

Further information

Associate Professor John F McCarthy 
Crawford School of Public Policy, 

T +61 2 6125 0494


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