Research Scholarship in Inclusive Practices in Museums
Monash University Scanlon Foundation Research Institute

Masters by Research Scholarship: Inclusive practices in Museums

Job No.: 639211

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: The successful applicant will receive a Research Living Allowance, at current value of $30,000AUD per annum 2022 full-time rate (tax-free stipend), indexed plus allowances as per RTP stipend scholarship conditions at: A tuition fee scholarship and Single Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) will be provided for a successful international awardee.

The Opportunity

This graduate research opportunity is part of a cluster of scholarships that are focused in areas of research and scholarly excellence with leading Faculty of Arts supervisors. They form part of the Monash 2030 Global Impact program of research. The closing date for all applications is 31 August 2022.

The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute in partnership with Museums Victoria are launching a project to reimagine practices of inclusion from recruitment, staff development and marketing, etc., through to programming, audience communications and ongoing community engagement.
Under a supervisory team comprised of Anthea Hancocks, CEO of the Scanlon Foundation Research Institute, and Professor Paul Long of the Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre, this Master’s project can follow one of two broad paths:

  1. To work with Scanlon with a focus on the formulation and implementation of project elements such as its professional development curriculum as a contribution to project objectives; or
  2. to map and locate the project in the wider context of the politics and pedagogies of cultural inclusion.

Undertaking this industry-focused Masters by Research has several advantages: The successful candidate will be integrated into an already existing successful research agenda of the Monash Intercultural Lab, and will have access to funding to support fieldwork, transcription, travel, and conference attendance. The candidate will furthermore benefit from expert supervision from research leaders in cultural and creative industries, and by entering a Masters project with a pre-existing structure.

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.

Candidate Requirements

The successful applicant will have an excellent academic track record in a cognate discipline.

In its assessment, the selection committee will prioritise applicants who hold an Australian (or equivalent international) Honour’s degree (in a relevant field), with a significant research component and with first-class honours/H1 awarded.

Details of eligibility requirements, including English-language proficiency skills, to undertake a Masters by Research in the Faculty of Arts are available at Applicants should ensure they familiarise themselves with these requirements before deciding whether they should apply.

Scholarship holders must be enrolled full-time and on campus. Please note: applicants who already hold a Masters by Research or PhD will not be considered.

The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by 30 November 2022. However, there may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.


Professor Paul Long, Director, Monash Intercultural Lab,

Submit an Expression of Interest

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 and objectives, and demonstrates some understanding of the area of research
  • 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 referees
  • Copy of your current passport (if available)

It is important that you contact Prof Paul Long, prior to submission of the EOI to discuss the project.

Once you have discussed your EOI with Professor Paul Long, EOIs should be sent, preferably in the form of a single attachment to an email, to Ms Kinda Say, Senior Graduate Research Administrator, Faculty of Arts, at the following email address State “EOI [your name] – Masters by Research Scholarship: Inclusive practices in Museums” in the subject heading of the email.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed (over Zoom if necessary). The interviews will be conducted in English.

Closing Date

Wednesday 31 August 2022, 11:55pm AEST

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