PhD Scholarship in Technology, Communication and Policy

The Technology, Communication and Policy (TCP) Lab at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC) is calling for expressions of interest from prospective postgraduate research candidates.

Value and duration

The scholarship will provide a stipend of $30,000 per annum, subject to indexation. Successful international applicants will be provided with a tuition fee scholarship that also covers the cost of Overseas Student Heath Cover.

The duration of this scholarship is three years full-time.

Number of scholarships available



To be considered for this scholarship you must:

  1. hold or be currently completing a research-inclusive Masters degree or a first class honours degree in a relevant discipline.
  2. meet RMIT's entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy.

Applications are open to all local and international candidates.

How to apply

Email applications to Research Coordinator, Hannah Withers, on

Cover letters can be addressed to TCP Lab Director, Professor Julian Thomas.

Include with your email application:

  1. Current CV including educational qualifications.
  2. Brief statement outlining your proposed topic and which priority area it is aligned to.

Open date

1 September 2017

Close date

1 October 2017

Terms and conditions

Research scholarship terms and conditions (PDF 327kb 10p)

Further information

The successful applicant will work on a topic closely aligned with one or more of our four priority areas:

  • Digital inclusion
  • Spatial and locational dynamics of communication
  • Media and communication industry transformations
  • Automation, trust, and social aspects of artificial intelligence

Find out more about:


Research Coordinator
Hannah Withers