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.


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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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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