PhD Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies at Monash University

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The Research Project

Monash University Arts Graduate Research is offering a PhD scholarship generously funded by the Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia (USFA).

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed graduate research student to undertake research in Ukrainian Studies, including but not limited to Ukrainian literature, in the graduate research program in Literary and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

The Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University is one of the world’s leading institutions for the study of Ukrainian culture. While preference will be given to outstanding candidates with projects pertaining the study of modern and contemporary Ukrainian literature and culture, projects related to other subjects within Ukrainian Studies such as history and political science will also be considered.

Monash University is the largest university in Australia and ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide.

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will have an outstanding academic track record in Ukrainian Studies.

Applicants will be considered if they meet the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University. In its assessment, the Committee will prioritise applicants who hold an Australian or New Zealand bachelor's degree with first-class honours or qualifications (including international) and/or research experience deemed equivalent by the University. Details of eligibility requirements, including English-language proficiency skills, to undertake a PhD in the Faculty of Arts are available at

Scholarship holders must be enrolled full time and on campus.

This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationality.

Successful applicants will be expected to enrol by 30th August 2020, but there may be some flexibility regarding the date of commencement.


Dr Alessandro Achilli, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics,

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

EOIs shall comprise:

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the applicant’s suitability;
  • A brief research proposal not exceeding 1000 words in length;
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works, conference presentations and relevant work experience;
  • A full statement of academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation; and
  • Contact details of two academic referees.

You may contact Dr Alessandro Achilli ( prior to submission of the EOI to discuss the project.

Your EOI should be sent in the form of a single attachment to an e-mail to Ms Sally Riley, Senior Graduate Research Administrator, Faculty of Arts, at the following e-mail address: State “EOI [your name] Monash – USFA PhD Scholarship in Ukrainian Studies” in the subject heading of the email.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (by video call if necessary) in April.

Closing Date 

Tuesday 31 March 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT

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