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Humanitarian migrants' settlement in Australia: A longitudinal study funded by the Australian Research Council- Discovery Grant

Over the last 20 years, there has been an unprecedented increase in humanitarian migrants all over the globe. The limited available evidence suggests humanitarian migrants settle less successfully, both economically and socially, than other migrants. Despite national and international attention, and huge expenditure of public funds, there appears to be little progress in improving the settlement outcomes of humanitarian migrants. Part of this gap in is due to the shortage of quality data. Additionally, previous work on humanitarian migrants’ settlement has been limited by and the use of cross-sectional data, which, not only fail to produce causal associations, but also miss the complexity of changes in settlement patterns over time. Using multiple rounds of panel data from the Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) survey and longitudinal techniques, this project will address the following key research objectives, which are central to our understanding of humanitarian migrants’ settlement:

  • Investigate the economic settlement outcomes of humanitarian migrants
  • Examine the sociocultural settlement outcome of humanitarian migrants
  • Investigate the political settlement outcome of humanitarian migrants
  • Examine access to and use of government and non-government services and welfare benefits and their contribution to economic, sociocultural and political settlement of humanitarian migrants

Advisors are :Associate Professor Santosh Jatrana, Dr Yaqoot Fatima, Professor Gilbert Gee (University of California, Los Angeles)

Student Type Higher Degree Research including PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters by Research, Honours Year
Area of Study Demography/ Epidemiology
Total Value $27,609.00 per year
Duration 3 years
Number of Scholarships available 1
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Humanitarian migrants' settlement in Australia: A longitudinal study funded by the Australian Research Council- Discovery Grant
is open to competition among candidates who are:

  • Honours, Masters or Equivalent in the Social Sciences with priority given to those with experience within the following fields: Demography, Economics, Epidemiology, Sociology of Health, Biostatistics/Medical Statistics.
  • Experience with quantitative statistics software (SAS/SPSS/STATA)
  • Meet the JCU’s admission requirements
  • Apply as a full-time candidate
  • Be available to start in July 2021
  • This scholarship is for full time study in Australia and is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens, or onshore international students who are not currently receiving a scholarship.

This is a full scholarship (living stipend)

Prospective applicants are asked to provide:

  • a cover letter
  • an up-do-date CV
  • full academic transcript
  • a summary (up to two pages) of your career outlining your experience in: Demography, Economics, Epidemiology, Sociology of Health, Biostatistics/Medical Statistics.
  • Details of three referees (email/address/contact number).

Please email completed applications to Associate Professor Santosh Jatrana
Phone: +61 436940336
Email: santosh.jatrana@jcu.edu.au

Your application is checked for completeness and eligibility. After the closing date it will be individually assessed and put forward to a selection committee who will rank your application against others who have applied.  Once an applicant is selected, they will be invited to submit a full application for JCU.  Only successful applications will be notified.

You may be asked to attend an interview.

This scholarship shall be administered by the Graduate Research School (GRS), on behalf of the Selection Committee. The funds of the scholarship shall be held in an account in the name of the University and shall be administered by the Graduate Research School in the payment of a fortnightly stipend.