ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child (ECU node) PhD Scholarships

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Mount Lawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 30 Oct 2022

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child is the world’s first research centre dedicated to creating positive digital childhoods for all Australian children with a research focus on children age birth to 8 years of age. The ARC Centre for the Digital Child comprises researchers from six Australian universities, including Edith Cowan University, and is led by and headquartered at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane. The Centre’s research innovates and intersects across a range of inter-connected cross-disciplinary projects, providing evidence focused on three key program areas – the Healthy Child, the Educated Child and the Connected Child. We are currently seeking expressions of interest to undertake doctoral research at the ARC Centre for the Digital Child, based at the Centre’s Edith Cowan University node, in each of the three key program areas.


Important dates
Opens: 13-07-2022Closes: 30-10-2022
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ARC Centre for the Digital Child (ECU node) PhD Scholarships
We are currently seeking expressions of interest to undertake doctoral research at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, based at the Centre’s Edith Cowan University node, in each of the three key program areas: Healthy Child; Educated Child; and Connected Child. Research projects must focus on children age birth to 8 years of age and digital technology. Applications are welcome for full-time study on-campus. Online study may be considered in some circumstances. Students who wish to apply for online PhD enrolment should contact the relevant program leader before applying.


Eligibility guidelines

Completion of a Bachelor degree with Honours, or a Master by Research degree in an area associated with the relevant program area; Research level English language proficiency (international, where applicable).


How to apply

Please send the documents below to Olivia Slater

  • Qualifications and academic transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research proposal (maximum 2 pages) including the following: NOTE: applications for the Healthy Child program must be related to the existing project, Supporting children’s digital agency with a self-administered health literacy tool. Applicants must read the attached project overview and contact the program leader for further information.
    • Provisional title
    • Objectives of the project
    • Overview of the topic
    • Proposed methods
    • Selected Digital Child program (Educated Child: learning in diverse settings; or digital technology design to inform learning; or active learning and play in the digital world; Connected Child: data analytics and the digital child; or children online; or commercialisation and the digital child; Healthy Child: existing digital health literacy tool project)
  • A brief ½ page statement outlining your experience researching or working in the area of children and/or digital technology
  • A brief ½ page statement of your interest in conducting research with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child

Selection process

Applicants will be assessed by a panel of Centre for the Digital Child ECU node members, including Centre chief investigators, according to the applicant’s experience, qualifications and their proposed project’s alignment with Centre research programs and projects. Successful applicants will be required to apply for a Working with Children card.


For more information

Questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to:
Healthy Child program: Assoc Prof Amanda Devine ; or Dr Leesa Costello
Educated Child program: Assoc Prof Lennie Barblett ; or Dr Pauline Roberts
Connected Child program: Prof Lelia Green ; or Dr Kylie Stevenson


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