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QUT PhD Scholarship in Digital Platform Regulation

12.09.2019 14:10 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

QUT Digital Media Research Centre, Australia

Deadline: September 30, 2019

This is a unique opportunity for a PhD student to work with a world-leading team on a major Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project, The Platform Governance Project: Rethinking Internet Regulation as Media Policy.

The project is led by researchers in the QUT Digital Media Research Centre, working in collaboration with an international team including University of Sydney, Duke University, and the University of Salzburg. You will be working with internationally renowned researchers such as Professor Terry Flew (current President of the International Communication Association) and Professor Nicolas Suzor (ARC DECRA Fellow).

We are seeking a PhD candidate whose work can situate digital platform companies in the shifting political economy of digital media, with particular reference to the changing nature of media industries and markets, issues around content governance, and the turn towards greater regulation of digital platforms as global tech giants increasingly dominate the internet.

You must have:

  • Completion of Masters qualification or equivalent higher qualification in Media & Communications, Law, or other relevant social science discipline (e.g. economics, political science);
  • Received first-class honours (H1) in fields as listed above.

You’ll receive:

  • a living allowance for 3 ½ years indexed annually ($A27,496 in 2019). This scholarship can be used to support living costs.
  • a total of $A3,000 (over a 3 ½ year period) to support other related research costs.
  • additional research support for the attendance of conferences, symposia, industry events, and other activities related to the ARC Discovery-Project.

Applicants are advised to follow the required scholarship submission guidelines available at:

For more information on the Digital Media Research Centre and the Creative Industries Faculty go to

See also ‘DMRC Research Training’ here:

For further information on this exciting opportunity, in the first instance please contact Professor Terry Flew

This scholarship will close on 30th September 2019.



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