Two scholarships are available for PhD studies at the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Technology Sydney, in collaboration with the United Nations International Labour Organisation. The PhD projects will work at the intersection of environmental sustainability and decent work in the textile and garment industry in Asia.
The PhD projects are part of a larger project, Decent Work in the Garment Sector Supply Chain in Asia, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA’s) regional strategy for Asia and the Pacific 2016-2021 and implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The ILO is the specialised agency of the United Nations whose work involves adopting international labour standards and providing policy guidance, capacity building and technical assistance to governments, employers and workers in its 187 member States on employment and labour issues.
The PhD projects will be hosted at Institute for Sustainable Futures at UTS. ISF is a leading applied interdisciplinary research centre with a mission of creating change towards sustainable futures. Established for more than twenty years, ISF has worked with numerous governments,industry and community organisations internationally, to incorporate sustainability into their processes and practices through high quality interdisciplinary research.
Our renowned postgraduate program includes retreats, peer support groups, workshops and professional development seminars to help create a supportive community of scholars. The successful applicants will also benefit from the wider scholarly environment provided by the SIDA-ILO project, including other international research and policy collaborators across Asia, as well as opportunities to be based at the UN Regional Office in Bangkok for some duration of their studies.
The Scholarship stipend is AUD$34,000 tax-free per annum for three years, and there are additional funds for travel and project work. Two scholarships are available; one for a domestic resident applicant and one for international applicant.