PhD scholarship in Australian Journalism, Trauma and Community

This PhD scholarship is attached to an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery 2024 project.

We expect that a professional journalists will use this opportunity of our unique professional reserach symposium PhD program to create a  podcast which will become a public outcome for the wider research project focussed on investigating the professional and personal costs of reporting on trauma for Australian journalists and the communities they engage with.

$34,841 per year for three years

One (1).

Applicants should meet RMIT HDR admission requirements, this scholarship is primarily targeting Australian (audio) journalists,  but international students may be considered subject to the approval.

High quality applicants with relevant background to email their Resume and Application letter to Associate Prof Alexandra Wake


1 December 2027.

This project is specifically looking at trauma and traumatic events. It is important for the candidate to consider their own personal wellbeing before signing up to take part in a project which will immerse them in such content for a period of years. While the team's mental health will be at the forefront of our activities, it is important that anyone applying for this role already has strong well being practices in place. 

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