PhD Scholarship in cultural and linguistic diversity in automated decision-making

The PhD research project will be located in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S Centre) at RMIT Australia. The candidate will be part of the research team on “Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in ADM: Australia in the Asia Pacific”. The project aims to better understand the landscapes of ADM (automated decision-making) across the region, including the role of NGOs, industry, government and other stakeholders; empower community members to participate in dialogues concerning diversity in ADM; and build capacity for community organisations in collective bargaining with public policymakers for inclusive and equitable ADM policies.

A stipend of $34,841 per annum pro rata (full-time study) for three years, with a possible extension of six months

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Have strong social research (quantitative/qualitative) AND/OR humanities research skills 
  • Meet RMIT University’s entry requirements for the Higher Degree by Research programs 
  • The scholarship is open to both domestic and international applicants, but the applicant must be living in Australia upon commencement of the PhD.

Open now

31 December 2024

To enquiry and lodge an expression of interest, please submit the following documents to Prof Haiqing Yu (

  • Your CV
  • A research proposal, outlining the research problem and research questions to be studied, proposed methodology/methods, and brief reference list

Once approved, prospective candidates will be required to submit an application for admission to an appropriate PhD program at RMIT University.

We are open to negotiation on the focus and scope of your PhD research project. We’d prefer a candidate with multidisciplinary research background who is familiar with qualitative research methods in social science as well as some quantitative methods in data collection and analysis. Experience in conducting research among culturally and linguistically diversified communities and individuals in the Asia Pacific would also be preferred.

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Prof Haiqing Yu (

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