[SydPhil] Domestic PhD Scholarships in Philosophy at Macquarie University

Robert Sinnerbrink robert.sinnerbrink at mq.edu.au
Fri Jan 24 14:39:13 AEDT 2014

*MQRES PhD Scholarships (Arts): Philosophy*

Project: Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film

Closing Date: 31 March, 2014

Reference Numbers: 2014093 2014094

Two full-time Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES)
are available for suitably qualified prospective PhD candidates in the
Department of Philosophy associated with successful ARC Future Fellowship
project FT130100334.

*Please quote the allocation reference numbers 2014093 & 2014094 on your
application form.*

These two MQRES Scholarships are part of the ARC Future Fellowship project
(FT130100334) on Cinematic Ethics awarded to Dr Robert Sinnerbrink. This
project is a study of cinema as a medium of ethical experience and critical
reflection. It brings together philosophy, film theory, aesthetics, and
ethical theory, to understand how film can evoke ethical experience through
images and narrative. Although recent work in philosophy of film has begun
exploring the question of ethics, there is comparatively little theoretical
reflection on what this means: how do movies evoke and express ethical
ideas? How can they reveal the complexities of a moral or political
situation? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process?
Can the aesthetic elements of film be ethically significant? The successful
PhD candidates will contribute to exploring these and related questions in
order to theorise how film, through its power of aesthetic presentation,
can exercise our moral imaginations and enhance our ethical understanding.

The successful candidates would be expected to produce research with a
complementary yet stand-alone focus with respect to the research project
outlined above.

The scholarships must be taken up by second semester 2014.

Initial inquiries should be directed to Dr. Robert Sinnerbrink, email:
robert.sinnerbrink at mq.edu.au, phone: +61 (0)2 9850 9935 before submitting
an application.

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
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
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
for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the
successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.
*Please quote the allocation reference numbers 2014093 & 2014094 on your
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