Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Creative practice and communication and design


Australian or New Zealand

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a living allowance of $28,597 each year for three years, indexed annually.

The scholarship is for full-time study and can be used to support living costs. A six-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval.


You must:

  • apply and be offered a place in QUT's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (research masters or Honours degree, or equivalent experience (e.g. research expertise or extensive relevant industry expertise) are required for PhD study at QUT)
  • start your research in Semester 2, 2022 (July 2022).


  • the project suits someone who is a digital artist or interaction designer
  • the applicant should be interested in the creative process and creative outcomes
  • the applicant may have previously made interactive art installations – e.g. using tangible media, physical computing/ mechatronics/ robotics, projection mapping, 3D graphics, gaming or virtual or augmented reality, web or creative coding; or other digital products or services
  • the applicant should be highly motivated and self directed, and able to research to find out what they don't already know.

How to apply

Step 1: Review the research topic

Read more about the research project, Designing interactive art experiences that engage people with the issues around aged care, including information about research activities and expected outcomes.

Contact the supervisor, Associate Professor Jen Seevinck, if you have questions or to notify her of your intent to apply.

Step 2: Apply for a PhD

To be considered for this scholarship, you will need to apply for and be accepted into a PhD at QUT.

How to apply for a research degree

Submit your expression of interest to study a PhD by 26 November 2021.

Indicate your interest in this scholarship by nominating Associate Professor Jen Seevinck as principal supervisor, and include the name of this scholarship in the financial details section.

What happens next?

We'll assess expressions of interest, and you may be invited to an interview to determine your suitability for the project.

If your expression of interest is accepted, you'll be invited to submit a full application, including a research proposal, to finalise your application.


This scholarship will be governed by the QUT Postgraduate Research Award (Domestic) rules.

About the scholarship

Research problem

This practice-based PhD project seeks, overall, to ask how interactive art might engage people with the issues around giving voice to marginalised communities and issues, including aged care in Australia. The PhD contributes critically to the above ARC Discovery project, as the interactive art component will engage the public with these difficult issues. The art installation and potentially, its creation, are means to give 'voice' to a vulnerable and often silent demographic. Situated within the nascent area of interactive art, it will contribute new understandings and research into the form and design of interactive art works; and new insights into audience experience of interactive art.

Research activities

The PhD project is practice-based, requiring the practical development of interactive art/interaction design alongside a thesis.

The PhD student can expect to be doing the following activities:

  • conduct literature review and develop expert understanding of interactive digital art
  • develop understanding of the key issues surrounding aged care, including the commission report and the findings
  • create interactive artworks.


This effort is a significant part of an overall aim to create new groundbreaking and socially significant interactive art systems. It is anticipated that this PhD project will deliver the following outcomes:

  1. one to two interactive art systems
  2. public exhibition of these works
  3. publications
  4. thesis


  • Associate Professor Jen Seevinck (Principal)
  • Professor Evonne Miller

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