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