PhD scholarship: Digital Platform Regulation

The DMRC is calling for applications from exceptional students to complete a PhD on digital platform regulation.

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).


You’ll receive:

  • a living allowance for 3.5 years, indexed annually ($27,496 in 2019). This scholarship can be used to support living costs
  • a total of $3,000 (over a 3.5 year period) to support other related research costs
  • additional research support to attend conferences, symposia, industry events, and other activities related to the project 



You must have received first-class honours (H1) or completed a research masters in one of these fields:

  • media and communications
  • law
  • other relevant social science discipline (e.g., economics, political science).


How to apply

Applications close 30 September 2019. For full details on the application process, please visit QUT Scholarships.


What happens next

We’ll assess applications and make offers in mid-November. If your scholarship application is successful, you’ll need to accept the offer by the response date provided in your offer. We expect you to begin your research degree early in the following year.

Eligibility for admission to a PhD is determined by the Research Students Centre. Scholarships applications will be assessed by the faculty you’re applying to study with.



For full details on the scholarship conditions, please visit QUT Scholarships.