Mr Fluffy - impact on the ACT community.
A high benefit PhD scholarship and flexible field of study project is being offered by the Population Health Exchange (PHXchange) ANU.
The successful applicant will conduct research that explores the impact of loose fill asbestos insulation (commonly known as 'Mr Fluffy') on the ACT community and society as whole.
Important: While this scholarship sits within the College of Health and Medicine, it is open to all disciplines, and we encourage applicants from any research background to apply. It is not necessary to have identified your exact research question. Our team can help you plan your application, so please contact us with your expression of interest, and we will help you develop an application.
This is an opportunity for scholars to make a significant contribution to their chosen field of research. Applicants have the freedom to outline a project and choose one or more disciplinary approaches, based on their own strengths and preferences. The Scholarship provides an opportunity to undertake inquiry into aspects of the community experience other than physical health, for example mental health, creative, social and/or policy responses, etc. .
Applications are encouraged from, but not limited to, people with relevant lived experience with Mr Fluffy for example as a resident, as part of the policy response, or private industry.
Applications are also encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people with culturally diverse background and those who identify as LGBTIQ+.
This PhD Scholarship is funded by the ACT Government and was a recommendation of the Community and Expert Reference Group.
*For applicants who hold, or are applying for, an AGRTP scholarship (or similar), a Research Award of $10,000 per annum is available to support research on this topic. Further information is available here.