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PhD Scholarships, School of Architecture, University of Queensland – Deadline: August 21, 2016

The School of Architecture at the University of Queensland invites applications for two research projects:

1)  How Meston’s ‘Wild Australia Show’ Shaped Australian Aboriginal History 

The Wild Australia Show (1892-93), staged by a diverse company of Aboriginal people for metropolitan audiences, provides the focus for an interdisciplinary study of performance, photography, collections, frontier environments and race relations in colonial Australia. Using archival and visual records, and in partnership with key cultural institutions and Indigenous communities, the research seeks to produce an authoritative and original interpretation of the Show situating it within local, national and transnational narratives informed by contemporary Indigenous perspectives. It aims to illuminate Aboriginal agency in the ensemble, reconnect Aboriginal kin to performers, and chart changing concepts of race at a critical juncture in Australian history.

Students with backgrounds in history, architecture, anthropology and related fields are encouraged to apply.

Professor Paul Memmott is the Chief Investigator ( . For enquiries please contact: Dr. Brit Winnen, Research and Projects Manager ( Please apply online:

2) Architectural design to improve Indigenous health outcomes

The goal of this research project is to improve the experience and use of healthcare architecture for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  The aim is to identify the best design principles  and practices through an analysis of existing clinics and hospitals and surveys of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander users.

The overarching research question is: “When it comes to health service engagement, does design matter to Indigenous people, and how does it affect their decisions around accessing health care?”

Professor Paul Memmott ( and Tim O’Rourke ( are the Chief Investigators.  For enquiries please contact: Brit Winnen, Research and Projects Manager ( Please apply online:

Scholarship Applications and Details

APA scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Government to provide assistance for living costs to domestic students during completion of a PhD. This special APA round offers scholarships for projects which are aligned with recently awarded ARC and NHMRC projects. Work with leading researchers, and learn to conduct research independently and think critically, while contributing to large projects of national significance.

Scholarship value: $26,288 per annum, indexed annually. Tuition fees do not apply.

Closing date: Sunday 21 August. Offers will be sent to successful applicants in late September or very early October.

Commencement: Monday 3 – Monday 31 October, 2016.

Apply Online: UQ APA Special Round to Support ARC & NHMRC Projects