APPLICATIONS FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP HAS NOW CLOSED.
This Design & Creative Practice ECP PhD Scholarship supports critical examinations of the increasingly pervasive role of location metadata (or geodata) in Australian smartphone practices and cultures and the implications this has for users, industry, and public administration.
Central to the growth of smartphone ownership and use has been the rise of location-based services. Taking a critical perspective across the full ecosystem — from users of digital media to services and developers — the project responds to a crucial need to understand and make sense of how digital media increasingly provoke new forms of engagement with location, and the implications of the geodata produced through this engagement.
The primary aims of the project are to:
The project will deliver online and open resources to enhance public understanding of geodata and geoprivacy, as well as industry and policy recommendations that address the crucial issue of ‘location awareness’ in everyday digital media use.
To be considered for the PhD Scholarship, applicants must hold or be currently completing:
If you do not hold one of the above qualifications, you will only be considered for scholarship if you have previous publications or significant research experience. All other applicants will be considered ineligible.
$30,900 per year for three years with a possible six-month extension.
Before applying for the Scholarship, contact the Design & Creative Practice ECP and establish if your research is aligned with RMIT’s research focus and strengths. Contact details are listed below.
All applicants should email the following to Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth:
The research proposal is a key part of the application process where applicants must demonstrate the value of their research and their suitability for scholarship selection.
Your proposal should be divided under the following headings:
See the research scholarship terms and conditions for further information.
If you have any questions, please contact Distinguished Professor Larissa Hjorth, Design & Creative Practice ECP Director, via email.