Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area

Creative practice and communication and design


Australian or New Zealand

Application dates

Applications close
26 November 2021

What you'll receive

You'll receive:

  • a living allowance $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:

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

This PhD, concerned with the creation of interactive art works and funded through an ARC/QUT scholarship, is part of a larger ongoing project: ARC Discovery DP210100589 "Amplifying the Impact of the Royal Commission into Aged Care" (CI's Miller, Holland-Blatt, Thompson Seevinck, Gott.)

Find out more about the project: Designing interactive art experiences that engage people with the issues around aged care.

Research problem

This practice-based PhD project asks how interactive art might engage people with the issues around aged care in Australia.

The PhD contributes critically to this project, as the interactive art component will engage the public with these difficult issues. The art installation and its creation are means to give 'voice' to a vulnerable and often silent demographic.

Situated within the nascent area of interactive art, this project will contribute:

  • new understandings and research into the form and design of interactive art works
  • new insights into audience experience of interactive art.


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

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