Faculty Scholarships and Awards

Faculty specific scholarships and awards for graduate researchers.

Faculty Scholarships

Call for Expressions of Interest: Emerging transport technologies: finding new practices in urban governance

Expressions of Interest are called for a PhD Scholarship “Emerging transport technologies: finding new practices in urban governance” funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC DP 210101391).

New transport technologies are reshaping urban transport systems in complex and important ways, and it is vital that there is a smooth transition that will allow any social and commercial benefits of the new technologies to be realised at an affordable cost. There are many policy instruments available to governments to manage this transition. These include:

  • new mechanisms for pricing of road space in real-time;
  • regulation of ride-share operators to avoid unhealthy monopolies;
  • conditions on the use of road space for vehicles operating with new technologies;
  • regulation of technical specifications for safety or performance.

Our research is focused on the potential effectiveness of these and other policy instruments (some familiar and some new to Australia) in assisting governments and planning agencies to choose the right mix to meet transport policy objectives in the short and long-term.

Based in the Informal Urbanism Research Hub in the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP), this PhD project will help generate new knowledge in the design and use of policy instruments for policy, planning and governance to meet environmental and social needs and to ensure that the potential benefits of the new technologies are fully realised in Australian cities.

This scholarship is open to domestic/local candidates or to international students who can be in Australia.

Short-listed applicants will be invited to participate in a Skype or Zoom interview and to apply for University of Melbourne graduate research candidature and appropriate fee waivers.

Applicants must address all questions in the EOI and submit online with all necessary additional evidence and information. All queries should be directed to Associate Professor Crystal Legacy.

Closing date: August 31st.

Faculty awards

Dean's Prize for Best Publication for Graduate Researchers

This prize is awarded annually to the graduate researcher with the best refereed publication. Publications that have been included in the Faculty’s annual publication collection are automatically considered for this prize.

First prize is valued at $2000; second prize is valued at $1000. The prize is awarded at the Annual Deans Honours Award Night.

Please use the links below to enter your publications by 20th December of the year of publication.

John Grice Prize (Architecture)

This prize is awarded for excellence in a PhD or MPhil thesis by a graduate research candidate in architecture. All eligible theses are automatically considered.

Ellis Stones Memorial Award (Landscape Architecture)

This prize is awarded for the best piece of published research on landscape architecture for the calendar year of the award. Eligible publications are automatically considered.

Chartered Institute of Building Research Award

This prize is awarded for excellence in building research. Eligible publications are automatically considered.

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