HDR Scholarships for Australian and New Zealand Students at Deakin University

  • Phd
  • $28,612 p.a.

Project aim

There are three scholarships available, one for each research area outlined below.

  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.

Research project proposals are to fall under one of these three areas.

Eligibility

You must:

  • be a domestic candidate or international candidate. Domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship.
  • meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component.

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Benefits

A scholarship of $28,612 per annum for a period of 3 years will be provided to each of the successful applicants.

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