Scholarships

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QUT PhD scholarships 

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for HDR students to undertake research in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child.

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for HDR students to undertake research in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child that reflects the Centre’s transdisciplinary focus and aligns with one or more of our program themes: Healthy, Educated and Connected.

Students can enrol in a PhD, Professional Doctorate or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) course. Up to two scholarships are available at QUT.

You’ll receive:

  • a scholarship of $33,637 per annum, tax exempt (for full time students only) for up to 18 months for masters students, and 3 years for PhD students, including four weeks of paid leave per year
  • a top up scholarship of $10,000 per annum
  • a full tuition fee sponsorship for international students.

An extension of up to 6 months may be considered, subject to satisfactory progress and budget availability.

Deadline for applying is 31 October 2024.

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Curtin University HDR scholarships 

The Curtin Healthy Digital Child team has the goal to enhance the lives of children and their families by supporting technology use in ways which are beneficial to children’s physical health. We are offering PhD scholarships funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child.

Projects will involve different research methods and designs in research areas:

  • Community perspectives on children’s technology use, and how these influence practices and child health and development.
  • Patterns and correlates of technology use by children and families.
  • Physical impacts of screen and non-screen digital technologies.
  • Better methods to capture children’s technology use, postures and movements.

This scholarship provides a living stipend of $36,500 p.a. based on full-time studies, for up to a maximum of 3.5 years.

Deadline for EOI is 29 February 2024.

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Deakin University HDR scholarships 

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a student who will undertake research at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, based at the Centre’s Deakin University node.

The scholarship is a unique opportunity for a student to be involved in research that will contribute to an innovative body of knowledge on children’s digital experiences, working with supervisors who are leaders in their field to develop their research practice.

The Deakin node of the Centre sits within the Strategic Research Centre in Education, Research for Educational Impact (REDI), located in the School of Education at Deakin University. Embedded in the Deakin node, the successful candidates will benefit from a research intensive and collegial environment.

The research conducted by the successful applicant will fit under one of the following three research areas.

  1. Data and datafication and digital childhood – exploring how datafication takes place in the context of children’s lives; and/or is experienced and understood by young children and their families; and/or the role of companies and institutions in datafication.
  2. Digital play – exploring children’s digital play in the home and education settings; and/or the ways in which families, educators and peers engage with digital play with children; and/or the affordances of digital play in supporting children’s communication and language.
  3. Platforms and political economy of digital childhood – exploring the role of digital platforms in the lives of young children and their families; and/or how political economy theories and approaches can be applied to aspects of ‘digital childhood’; and/or how aspects of commercialisation of childhood take place on or through digital technologies and their platforms.
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