The Family of James Cox and the Plenary Group are delighted to offer a PhD Scholarship in Architecture in conjunction with Monash Art Design & Architecture at Monash University in 2020. This is an exciting opportunity to pursue a program of architecture design research to develop Melbourne’s urban environment.
The opportunity will suit a top research candidate whose imaginative and experimental idea/project, has demonstrable practical outcomes with significant social and community benefits.
The scholarship comprises a tuition fee offset, a living allowance for up to 3.5 years and provision for a period of international research or placement relevant to the project. Candidates will normally have first or second class division, a honours in their prior studies and an outstanding folio of design achievement. The candidate may be embedded in a practice environment.
This scholarship commemorates James Cox, founder of CPR projects, founding Director of the Plenary Group and visionary leader in public-private partnerships with a passion for outstanding design and practical outcomes in the development of the urban environment.
Candidates must meet entry requirements for a PhD, administered by the Monash Graduate Research Office. The candidate:
The research topic/project
- Will be an architectural graduate prepared to undertake a full-time PhD, which may include a period of international research
- Will be an Australian or New Zealand citizen
- May be “embedded” in a practice environment
- Will not be already in possession of any other Monash scholarship or sponsorship
- Will demonstrate a connection to/understanding of Melbourne and will reside in Melbourne for the duration of the candidature
- Should contribute to Melbourne’s urban environment, advance architecture and improve the human condition. It should also be practical, engage the architectural and related communities and incorporate an international outlook
- Will focus on the architectural design of Melbourne’s urban environment, with the potential for application to other urban contexts
- Will be undertaken with reference to the current state-of-the-art in the field
- May involve the professional community either through the attachment of the candidate to a major project or through a professional mentor
- Will be published/exhibited upon completion to maximise the impact of the study