Behaviour Change Scholarships offered for the first time
In an Australian first, Monash University has offered 18 lucky PhD candidates behaviour change scholarships.
Run through the Monash Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) program, the Behaviour Change GRIP seeks to fill a gap in the market for graduates who are able to straddle the worlds of government and academia and fulfil a strong demand for behavioural experts to work on public policy issues.
The GRIP is supported by leading government agencies such as WorkSafe Victoria, VicRoads, VicHealth, the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Environment Protection Authority (Vic), among others, with applicants able to choose from a range of real-world projects that impact policy and practice.
The students will commence their candidature in March 2018 and be supported through their three-year GRIP journey by leading academics from BehaviourWorks Australia, the Faculties of Arts, Law, Business and Economics, the Monash University Accident Research Centre and Monash Sustainable Development Institute.
Candidates will not only gain a better understanding of how big picture problems can be addressed through behaviour change, but experience working with some of Australia’s leading behaviour change practitioners.
They will learn from each other as a new cohort and gain practical skills and experience that will set them up for a successful career in this fascinating field.