Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS)

Contemporary Epistemic and Ethical Landscapes

  Degree type: MRes/PhD

Closing date: 18 July 2022

Campus: Hobart

Citizenship requirement: Domestic/International

About the research project

From issues of political legitimacy to worries about the role of social media in the fixation of belief to collective action dilemmas, we face a range of challenges in an apparently changed and charged epistemic and ethical landscape.  The philosophy program invites applications for projects centred on research problems that apply debates and positions in philosophy to contemporary events and issues. These include (but are not limited to) research questions in applied epistemology, philosophy of science, feminist philosophy, applied ethics, and environmental philosophy.

Primary Supervisor



Applicants will be considered for a Research Training Program (RTP) scholarship or Tasmania Graduate Research Scholarship (TGRS) which, if successful, provides:

  • a living allowance stipend of $28,854 per annum (2022 rate, indexed annually) for 3.5 years
  • a relocation allowance of up to $2,000
  • a tuition fees offset covering the cost of tuition fees for up to four years (domestic applicants only)

If successful, international applicants will receive a University of Tasmania Fees Offset for up to four years.

As part of the application process you may indicate if you do not wish to be considered for scholarship funding.


Applicants should review the Higher Degree by Research minimum entry requirements.

Applicants from the following discipline are encouraged to apply:

  • Philosophy

Selection Criteria

The project is competitively assessed and awarded.  Selection is based on academic merit and suitability to the project as determined by the College.

Application process

There is a three-step application process:

  1. Select your project, and check you meet the eligibility and selection criteria;
  2. Contact the Primary Supervisor, Dr David Coady to discuss your suitability and the project’s requirements; and
  3. Submit an application by the closing date listed above.
    • Copy and paste the title of the project from this advertisement into your application. If you don’t correctly do this your application may be rejected.
    • As part of your application, you will be required to submit a covering letter, a CV including 2 x referees and your project research proposal.

Following the application closing date applications will be assessed within the College. Applicants should expect to receive notification of the outcome by email by the advertised outcome date.