PhD Scholarship in Historical Studies
Monash University

PhD Scholarship in Historical Studies – Second Generation Vietnamese overseas: Links with Vietnam

Job No.: 611485

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year and 3-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a Faculty of Arts Research Living Allowance. Current value: AU$29,000 per annum 2020 full-time, tax-free stipend

For scholarship procedures and conditions, please click here

The Faculty will provide the full tuition fee scholarship and Overseas Single Health Cover (OSHC) for a successful international awardee.

The Opportunity

This PhD scholarship is funded as part of an important Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Discovery Project The Refugee Legacy for the Second Generation: The Vietnamese in Australia conducted by Chief Investigator Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen.

Both domestic and international students are eligible for this scholarship.

Refugee crises around the world highlight issues of identity and belonging among second generation refugees and migrants. By focusing on second generation Vietnamese in Australia, this project strives to examine identity formation, secondary trauma, and linguistic and cultural interactions in the wake of war and the refugee experience. It aims to provide a deeper understanding of Australia’s largest refugee community, foster positive community relations, and strengthen Australia’s social fabric.

The ARC application proposed that a PhD student would contribute to the wider project by researching links between second generation Vietnamese overseas and Vietnam, and would produce a PhD and a journal article or book chapter. The precise details of the PhD research are flexible and responsive to the successful applicant’s expertise and interests, and will be confirmed through discussions between the successful applicant and the supervisors. 

Monash University is the largest university in Australia and regularly ranks in the top 100 universities worldwide. Monash has six globally networked campuses and international alliances in Europe and Asia. The applicant will be based at the Clayton campus in Melbourne. Melbourne is frequently cited among the ‘Most Liveable Cities in the World’.

As one of Australia’s leading centres for historical research, Monash History received a top rating of ‘5’ in the 2015 and 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia ranking exercises and is represented by 9 Fellows of the Australian Academies and multiple ARC Discovery and Linkage Grants, including several projects focusing on oral history and memory studies, gender history and family history. The Monash History postgraduate environment, comprising expertise in the relevant fields of oral history and memory studies, gender history, family history, migration history, indigenous history and Australian social and cultural history, and an active postgraduate culture of workshops and seminars for just under 100 research students, will provide outstanding student training opportunities for the PhD student on this project.

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record in History. An excellent track record in related relevant disciplines in addition to History (e.g. Sociology, Gender Studies, Family Studies), and experience in research on Vietnamese refugees and oral history are also desirable.

Applicants will be considered if they fulfil the criteria for PhD admission at Monash University. Details of eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD in the Faculty of Arts are available here

Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus. Candidates will be required to meet Monash admission requirements which include English-language proficiency skills.

Please note: applicants who already hold a PhD will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by 1 March 2021. However, there may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.


Enquiries concerning the research project and other academic matters should be directed in the first instance to Associate Professor Nathalie Nguyen by email:

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 750 words in length that fits within the broad project aims
  • 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
  • Contact details of two academic referee

It is expected that applicants will have been in discussion with Associate Professor Nguyen prior to submission of the EOI.

EOIs must be sent, in the form of a single pdf attachment to an email to Ms Kinda Say, Senior Graduate Research Administrator, Faculty of Arts, at the following email address  State “EOI [your name] – PhD Scholarship in History – Second Generation Vietnamese overseas and links with Vietnam” in the subject heading of the email.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, via Zoom or Skype if necessary. The interviews will be conducted in English.

Closing Date

Friday 23 October 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT

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