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PhD Scholarship in Digital Platform Regulation

Future student scholarship
A scholarship for future PhD students studying in the creative industries.

Scholarship details

Study levels

Research

Student type

Future students

Study area

Creative practice and communication and design

Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

Citizenship

Australian or New Zealand and International

Application dates

Applications close
30 September 2019

What you'll receive

You’ll receive:

  • a living allowance for 3.5 years, indexed annually ($27,496 in 2019). This scholarship can be used to support living costs
  • a total of $3,000 (over a 3.5 year period) to support other related research costs
  • additional research support to attend conferences, symposia, industry events, and other activities related to the project.

Eligibility

You must have received first-class honours (H1) or completed a research masters in one of these fields:

  • media and communications
  • law
  • other relevant social science discipline (e.g., economics, political science).

How to apply

Applications for our annual scholarship round are now open for students starting in 2020.

Apply for a research degree and a scholarship any time between now and 30 September 2019.

You must register your interest for a scholarship when you apply for your course by completing the 'Scholarship application' section of the research degree application form. Indicate on your application that you want to be considered for a scholarship as part of our annual scholarship round.

You'll be considered for all scholarships you're eligible for.

If you have already applied for admission and want to be considered in the annual scholarship round, register your interest by contacting the Research Students Centre.

Read our guide to applying for research scholarships (PDF file, 1.2 MB)

Follow our step-by-step guide to apply for a research degree

Explore the Digital Media Research Centre website

For further information on this exciting opportunity, contact Professor Terry Flew.

What happens next?

We'll assess applications and make offers in mid-November. If your scholarship application is successful, you'll need to accept the offer by the response date provided in your offer. We expect you to begin your research degree early in the following year.

Eligibility for admission to a PhD is determined by the Research Students Centre. Scholarships applications will be assessed by the faculty you’re applying to study with.

Conditions

Your scholarship will end when you submit your thesis, or at the end of the award's tenure, whichever comes first.

Read the terms and conditions for this scholarship:

To keep your scholarship, you must:

  • make satisfactory progress in your studies
  • remain studying at QUT
  • be enrolled as an internal student
  • remain studying full-time.

You can't:

  • hold another scholarship that is worth more than 75% of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award.

About the scholarship

This is a unique opportunity for a PhD student to work with a world-leading team on a major Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, The Platform Governance Project: Rethinking Internet Regulation as Media Policy.

The project is led by researchers in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre, working in collaboration with an international team including University of Sydney, Duke University, and the University of Salzburg. You will be working with internationally renowned researchers such as Professor Terry Flew (current President of the International Communication Association) and Professor Nicolas Suzor (ARC DECRA Fellow).

We are seeking a PhD candidate whose work can situate digital platform companies in the shifting political economy of digital media, with particular reference to the changing nature of media industries and markets, issues around content governance, and the turn towards greater regulation of digital platforms as global tech giants increasingly dominate the internet.

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