PhD Scholarship Available ― Lethal Autonomous Weapons (open focus)

The Values in Defence & Security Technology Group at the University of New South Wales within the Australian Defence Force Academy has recently received funding from the United States Department of Defence to pursue research on lethal autonomous systems and, as such, is currently seeking students with an interest in working on this topic from any humanities or social science angle.

International and domestic candidates are welcome. Interested persons must have a Bachelor's degree with First Class Honours or an equivalent/higher degree (i.e. Masters by Research).

The annual stipend for 2018 is approximately AUD$26,682, plus an additional AUD$11,200 per annum top-up. The stipend is paid in fortnightly instalments.

Students will benefit from access to a team of autonomous systems experts, a collegial work environment, a generous travel allowance, and an opportunity to engage in international opportunities to contribute to the design of responsible autonomous systems for deployment in the real world, through the Principal Investigator, Dr. Jai Galliott.

Formal applications close 12 October 2018, with offers released from 6 December 2018. For those within Australia, this would be for commencement in Term 1 2019. For international candidates, this would be for commencement of studies in Term 2 or 3 2019.

Interested persons are advised to contact as soon as possible to discuss particulars.

Applications will be competitively assessed via the standard UNSW process.