This project aims to design an incentivisation model for blockchain technology in health equity and inclusivity in underserved and vulnerable communities, leveraging the work of Unicef’s blockchain strategy.
This project will be completed in the STEM College and is funded by a 3.5-year scholarship under a Data61/CSIRO Next Generation Artificial Intelligence program in collaboration with Quaefacta Health.
Data61/CSIRO Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Graduates program and Quaefacta Health will provide a PhD stipend scholarship for 3.5 years of $40,500 per annum. The program will also supply $5,000 per annum for training expenses and $5,000 per annum for travel expenses for the candidate. The program will further provide each candidate with a 6-month industry placement opportunity.
The application will close once the position is filled.
Applicants must have a first-class or 2A honours or a master's degree in Computer Science &IT, or Engineering or equivalent in a related discipline.
Applicants must satisfy RMIT University’s Doctor of Philosophy entry requirements.
Applicants must be Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents.
Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to an interview. The selected applicant will be supported to develop a formal PhD application to RMIT. A scholarship application will only be successful if the prospective candidate is provided with an offer for admission from RMIT University.
Working in collaboration with the Principal Investigators, the specific responsibilities of the PhD candidate include:
Acknowledgement of Country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.