New PhD Scholarship on offer for Research into Russian Jewish Immigrants to Melbourne

Applications now closed.

Thank you for your interest.

Avram Zeleznikow PhD Scholarship – Russian Jewish Immigrants

Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Faculty of Arts, Monash University

Research topic, “The settlement experience of Russian Jewish immigrants in Melbourne after 1975 and the patterns of integration of their children”.

The research project is to further understanding of the immigrant waves from the former USSR who settled in Melbourne after 1975, and of the second and third generation, with reference to integration into the Victorian Jewish community and Australian society. 

The project will include consideration of the ongoing impact on the immigrants of their experience of life in the Soviet Union, their current financial status and future financial expectations, their sense of responsibility in supporting ageing family members, and their attitudes to participation in voluntary work and communal fundraising.

AZ picThe scholarship is established in memory of the late Mr Avraham Zeleznikow, OAM, who provided leadership to the Jewish community, to Jewish Care and its predecessor organisations over more than half a century, and who had a special interest in assisting the Russian immigrants who settled in Melbourne.

The scholarship recipient will be under the primary supervision of Professor Andrew Markus of the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation.


Annual Stipend $26,288 (As per Monash University postgraduate 2016 stipend rate)

Candidate Requirements

Applicants will be considered provided that they fulfil the criteria for PhD/MA admission at Monash University and demonstrate excellent research capability.

Eligibility requirements to undertake a PhD/MA…


Enquiries about the Scholarship should be directed to:

Professor Andrew Markus


Professor Leah Garrett

Submit an Expression of Interest

Please email the following to:
Michelle Mei,
Graduate Research Coordinator

  • A cover letter that includes a brief statement of the your suitability
  • A research proposal
  • A curriculum vitae, including a list of any published works
  • Full academic record, supported by scanned copies of relevant certified documentation
  • Contact details of three referees
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (for international applicants only)

It is expected that applicants will have been in discussion with Professor Andrew Markus prior to the submission of the expression of interest.

Please note the Zeleznikow Scholarship is a scheme which is administered outside of Monash University’s central graduate research scholarship rounds. If you would like to be considered for other Monash PhD scholarships in additional to the Zeleznikow Scholarship, please indicate this in your EOI submission.

Closing Date

Monday 16 November 2015, 11.55 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time.