This is a unique opportunity for a HDR student to be involved in research that will contribute to an innovative body of knowledge on children’s digital experiences, working with supervisors who are leaders in their field to develop their research practice.
There are up to two scholarships available and can be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest for up to two students to undertake PhD research at the UOW node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child.
The Centre’s research innovates and intersects across fields of health, education and connectivity to offer a holistic view of young children and their digital experiences. Read more about our research programs.
We are seeking interest from students who wish to undertake a higher research degree connected to research projects including:
- The interaction between children’s self-regulation and their digital engagement.
- Children’s interactions in digital spaces (e.g. UOW Children’s Technology Play Space).
- Digital technologies for storytelling.
- Digital technology use among children and families from diverse communities (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, regional and remote).
- Digital technology use, physical activity, sleep and healthy development among young children.
The scholarship is a unique opportunity for a student to be involved in research that will contribute to an innovative body of knowledge on children’s digital experiences, working with supervisors who are leaders in their field to develop their research practice. The Centre is a collective of six Australian universities, led by Queensland University of Technology (QUT), with partners Curtin University, Deakin University, Edith Cowan University (ECU), The University of Queensland (UQ) and University of Wollongong (UOW).
- Faculty: Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
- Study area: Education; Early Learning; Public Health; Media Studies; Technology Studies
- Student type: Domestic students; International students
- Student status: Current students; Future students
- Scholarship Value: Successful candidates will receive a tax-free stipend of $29,863 for the duration of the award. Paid leave of four weeks per year is included in this amount.
- Duration: 3 years
Please submit a 1-page expression of interest outlining your preferred area of research, together with a recent CV, by Friday 1 December 2023. Applications will be assessed via a competitive process. All ‘Expressions of interest’ will be reviewed and assessed. If successful, you will then be invited to submit a full application at UOW.
You must be eligible for entry into UOW’s PHD or PHD (Integrated) degree to be eligible for this scholarship. Due to funding arrangements for the scholarship, applicants must be a domestic or international student currently located in Australia with study rights and available to commence studies in 2024.
Application closing date: 22-Dec-23
Research projects with parents @ Edith Cowan University
Are you the parent of an infant?
This ECU study is looking for parents of infants (birth-12 months) who are or are not using infant feeding apps to help with their feeding routine. We would like to interview you about your feeding routines and bonding with your infant.
ECU Ethics Approval #2022-03677-GREEN. Email Carmen and Emma at email@example.com for more information.
Are you a first-time parent?
This ECU study is looking for Australian parents with their first child who is aged between birth and four (before school). We would like to ask some questions about your thinking about how your child might use or experience digital technologies (e.g. phones and iPads) as they grow up.
ECU Ethics Approval #2021-03027-GREEN. Email Carmen and Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Digital Connections: Communication across home and non-compulsory early education settings study
Home-education communication is foundational for children’s positive educational experiences in the early years. Download the project flyer here.
Communication approaches have changed since the days of taking notes home from school. This study is interested in the many ways that parents, caregivers, and educators share information. We will explore how parents, caregivers and educators work together to connect and promote children’s positive educational experiences. A key focus of the study is to understand how relationships are built through digital and non-digital modes of communication.
The aim of the project is to understand how communication happens, who communicates, the frequency of communication, when and where different communication modes are utilised, and the reasons for communication.
Parents, caregivers, centre directors, teachers, educators, and other staff of non-compulsory early education settings are invited to complete a survey about digital communication practices.
How to participate
To find out more about the study and to complete the survey please follow the link. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Deakin HDR scholarship EOI
Applications will remain open until candidates have been appointed
About the scholarship
We are currently seeking expressions of interest for three students to undertake research at the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Digital Child, based at the Centre’s Deakin University node. The Deakin node of the Centre sits within the Strategic Research Centre in Education, Research for Educational Impact (REDI), located in the School of Education at Deakin University. Embedded in the Deakin node, the successful candidates will benefit from a research intensive and collegial environment.