Media Transition Doctoral Scholarship
UTS is offering scholarships to research the effects and implications of disruption and transition in the media sector. Students will work with the Centre for Media Transition, an interdisciplinary unit established to explore and develop responses to the dramatic and ongoing movements wrought by digital disruption to the media industry.
To encourage interdisciplinary research, the scholarships are being offered as a joint initiative of the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, and the Connected Intelligence Centre. Candidates will be enrolled through one of the faculties but will work on an interdisciplinary project. Candidates’ research topics need not directly cross all these disciplines, but preference will be given to proposals that include elements from at least two disciplines.
The successful candidate will be awarded $27,000 per annum over 4 years. All scholarships at UTS are dependent upon ongoing satisfactory academic progress.
How to apply
Applications for the Media Transition Doctoral Scholarship must be submitted by 31 October 2017 for commencement in Autumn session (January 2018). Applicants for the scholarship must also apply and be admitted to the PhD degree at UTS. International students must apply for admission to a PhD degree by 30 September 2017, while new domestic students must apply by 31 October 2017.
Applicants should send a single Word document comprising a one page statement which outlines your experience, training and expertise relevant to this project and a 200-300 word summary of your proposed project, along with a CV and the names and email addresses for two referees, by EMAIL to Law.Research@uts.edu.au.
Students currently completing Honours or Masters degrees should list academic results to date, and likely date for completion (which must be before the PhD degree application dates mentioned above). Applicants should also consult the additional application procedures for the applicable faculty. Law applicants should read the information on the pre-assessment process for higher degree research students.
If you would like more information about the scholarship, such as eligibility requirements and selection criteria for the scholarship, please email Law.Research@uts.edu.au. In your email, please reference the Media Transition Doctoral Scholarship in the subject field.
Sir Gerard Brennan Scholarship for Indigenous Australian PhD students
The University offers Sir Gerard Brennan Scholarships for Indigenous Australian students undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Law. The scholarship provides a stipend and research support for three years with the possibility of extension to a maximum of four years to undertake full-time PhD studies at UTS.
Other Higher Degree Research Scholarships
The UTS Graduate Research School provides information about other research scholarships available for local and international students applying to commence a Doctoral or Master of Laws (Research) program at the Faculty of Law.