PhD Scholarship in digital learning and creative, transferrable skills.

This PhD scholarship is attached to an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project that will design and launch a digital micro-credential in 21st century skills in collaboration with a number of peak Arts Industry bodies.

We are seeking applicants interested in communication design, digital learning design and youth arts to undertake a PhD that exploring online frameworks for capturing learning experiences in youth arts. 

The University will fund the Scholarship for a fixed term of 3 years offering a stipend of $32,841 per annum pro rata (full-time study).

One scholarship available. 

To be considered for the PhD Scholarship, applicants must hold or be currently completing: 

  • a Master by research
  • a Master by coursework with a significant research component graded as high distinction, or equivalent
  • a Honours degree achieving first class honours
  • a 4 year bachelor degree achieving a GPA of 4 or equivalent (80% or above).
  • If you do not hold one of the above qualifications, you will only be considered for scholarship if you have previous publications or significant research experience. All other applicants will be considered ineligible. 

Before applying for the Scholarship, contact Anna Hickey-Moody and establish if your research is aligned.

Further details on RMIT University’s research strategy can be found here

Three years' duration with the possibility for extension. The scholarship will be $32, 841. 00.

One (1) scholarship is available.

First class honours.

All applicants should email the following to Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, and Dr Stephen Gaunson

  • a cover letter, this should detail alignment with research areas at RMIT,
  • your Curriculum Vitae, and
  • a two-page research proposal. The research proposal is a key part of the application process where applicants must demonstrate the value of their research and their suitability for scholarship selection. Your proposal should be divided under the following headings:
    • Title and topic
    • Research questions you plan to investigate in the context of existing research/literature in the area
    • Significance and impact of the research
    • Methodology/research tasks required to undertake the research. The methodology should include ethnographic and/or codesign components that engage young participants in the experience of online learning. 

Applications are now open.



For further information contact Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, and Dr Stephen Gaunson

Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, and Dr Stephen Gaunson

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