PhD Scholarships in Tourism – Southern Cross University, Australia

Southern Cross University is celebrating its 30th anniversary of teaching and researching tourism in 2019. As a way of marking this significant achievement, the University’s Graduate School has allocated two Australian Government Research Training Domestic PhD scholarships to the Tourism Research Cluster in the School of Business and Tourism.

Accordingly, the Tourism Research Cluster is inviting applications from highly motivated and capable Australian and/or New Zealand citizens with an Honours Class 1 or 2.1 (or equivalent) who are interested in undertaking a PhD on one of the following topic areas:

  • Impacts and implications of online peer-to-peer accommodation platforms at tourist destinations
  • Low carbon tourism such as cycle tourism, walking tourism, cycle-ways
  • Aspects of sustainable tourism such as climate change adaption or minimising resource use (such as plastics) in tourism or events
  • Visitor management in protected natural areas
  • Agri-tourism
  • Tourism and Indigenous cultures
  • Digital innovation in tourism
  • Political economy of tourism or gambling

Applications will also be considered on topics that are not directly related to those listed above providing there is alignment with the research interests and supervisory capacity within the Cluster.

The RTP Scholarship is valued at AU$27,596 (tax free) with an additional $5,000 available across the candidature to support research-based expenses. In addition, the successful candidates will be eligible for a maximum of $3,000 across the candidature for conference support.

The scholarships are available to Australian and New Zealand citizens.

For further information please contact Professor Kevin Markwell, Tourism Discipline Lead, [email protected]

Applicants are asked to submit an Expression of Interest that includes a brief (500 word) research proposal together with an up-to-date CV and the names of two referees by 30 October 2019.  Expressions of interest are to be emailed to [email protected]  Please use ‘EoI PhD Scholarship’ as the email subject heading.