[SydPhil] Domestic PhD Scholarship in Philosophy at Macquarie University

Richard Menary richard.menary at mq.edu.au
Tue Jan 21 16:45:46 AEDT 2014

A full-time PhD Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) is available for a suitably qualified prospective PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy associated with successful ARC Future Fellowship FT130100960 for the following project.

Project Name: The Enculturated Brain: How Culture Transforms the Brain and Extends Our Cognitive Capabilities.

Closing Date 28 february 2014

Project Description:

The PhD will be part of the ARC Future Fellowship project (FT130100960): Enculturated Brains, awarded to Dr. Richard Menary. The project will investigate how our brains have evolved to be highly plastic and modifiable by the social and cognitive environments in which we grow, learn and develop. The outcome of the project will be a theoretical model of the evolution and development of our cultural brains. PhD’s might focus on the following problems: 1 How did our brains evolve in richly social and cultural environments? 2 how does the human brain develop in such an environment? 3 how does culture transforms the brain? How does the cultural transformation of our brains results in culturally extended cognitive systems?

The scholarship must be taken up by the second semester 2014

Interested prospective candidates should contact Dr. Richard Menary (richard.menary at mq.edu.au) for further information and before submitting an application form.

The 2014 MQRES full-time stipend rate is $25,392 pa tax exempt for 3 years.

Prospective PhD applicants should have completed the equivalent of Macquarie University’s Master of Research (MRes) degree, MPhil or other 2 year Masters degree with a major research component with excellent results. Refer to the HDR Entry Criteria webpage for more information.

To be eligible for a PhD scholarship applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance, especially in the research Masters degree, and additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity, awards and/or prizes in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the HDR Scholarship Requirements webpage for more information.

Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to the HDR Applications webpage for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation number 2014087 on your application




Dr. Richard Menary

Macquarie University

ARC Future Fellow

Department of Philosophy

ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders

Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics

Google Scholar Page

academia.edu site

Phil Papers Profile

Cognitive Integration Palgrave Macmillan and Amazon
The Extended Mind (ed.) MIT Press

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