Cecile Parrish Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Research

Graduate Research Program in Literary and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts

Clayton Campus, Monash University

$26,288 p.a. (indexed) plus allowances as per APA/MGS conditions

The Opportunity

We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed graduate research student to undertake research in English Literature, defined as literature in the English language, in the Literary and Cultural Studies Graduate Research Program, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.

This Scholarship is endowed by the Cecile Parrish Memorial Fund, established by the trustees of the late Renee Parrish of Singapore in commemoration of her daughter Cecile, a onetime member of the staff of the Department of English, Monash University. The Fund is administered by Monash University and provides scholarships specifically for the critical study of English Literature.

The Scholarship is awarded to enable a PhD or Masters scholar to pursue a full-time program of research. The Scholarship shall be awarded to an applicant of outstanding merit who has a background in the discipline of English literary studies.

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…

The successful applicant will be expected to enrol in March 2017. There may be some flexibility as to the date of commencement.


Enquiries about the Scholarship should be directed to:

Associate Professor Kevin Foster
Director, Literary and Cultural Studies Program
+61 3 9905 5259

Submit an Expression of Interest

Please email the following to:
Merci Ikeda,
Graduate Research Admissions Officer

  • 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 a potential thesis supervisor prior to the submission of the expression of interest.

Please note the Cecile Parrish 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 Cecile Parrish, please indicate this in your EOI submission.

Closing Date

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 11.55 p.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time.