Manchester Melbourne Dual Award 2022/23 (Safeguard or constraints? An ethical analysis of the criteria for the treatment of gender diverse minors)

Type of award

Project Specific Studentship

Project summary

The clinical management of gender-diverse children and adolescents is highly contentious, high on the policy and political agenda, and subject to increasing legal, clinical, ethical, social and cultural debate. Due to the controversial nature of gender-affirming treatment, particularly for minors, gender-diverse young people wishing to access hormone treatment must meet a number of eligibility criteria. This project will investigate the impact of these access criteria on young people. .

Principal investigator

Prof Simona Giordano, Dr Fae Garland (The University of Manchester) Prof Lynn Gillam, Dr Ken Pang, A/Prof Michelle Taylor-Sands (The University of Melbourne)

Managing department

School of Social Sciences


Tuition fees: Home/International

Stipend: Approx £16,062 per year 

RTSG: up to £5,000 per year

Travel: up to £1,250 (whole programme)

Health insurance while at Melbourne

Specified use

Tuition fee


Travel costs associated with the programme

Health Insurance (while at Melbourne)

Tenable period

3.5 years full-time or 7 years part-time (stipend will be pro rata for part-time)

The successful candidates will spend a minimum of 12 months at the partner institution

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available


Funding provider

The University of Manchester The University of Melbourne

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available to students undertaking study in:

  • Law

Academic requirements

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to all nationalities.

Application procedure

Candidates should submit a PhD application for the PhD programme and indicate that they wish to be considered for this project. 

Application form

Closing date

14 Mar 2022

14 March 2022

Decision date

May 2022

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