PhD scholarship in music industry research in Australia

This scholarship will support a project on music making in Australia

Applications are invited for enrolment in a scholarship-supported ($5000 above normal APA scholarship rate) doctoral study associated with an Australian Research Council Discovery project that explores digital music making in regional Australia. The PhD project topic is deliberately open to allow candidates to develop their own specific ideas and interests drawing on their existing skills and experience, subject to negotiation with supervisors. However, in order to align with the overall project, topics that focus on areas such as the following are particularly welcome:

  • Music making in regional Australia
  • The intersections of grassroots music making and government policy and infrastructure in urban or regional settings
  • Musicians’ utilisation of ‘maker spaces’
  • Social inequalities in digital music making.

The successful applicant will supervised by three of the Chief Investigators on the ARC project, Associate Professor Catherine Strong (RMIT), Professor Andy Bennett (Griffith) and Dr Ben Green (Griffith). 

$33870 for three years.

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For scholarship eligibility, please visit the How to apply page.

Please contact Dr Catherine Strong ( with a CV and one page document outlining why you are interested in this scholarship and what project you would propose.

Please contact Dr Strong if you wish to discuss your ideas before applying.

Applications are open now.

8 August 2024.

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