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RMIT University PhD Scholarship in Media and Communication in Australia for 2022/2023

The goal of this PhD Scholarship in Media and Communication is to conduct social research on the Australian 5G rollout. The scholarship is associated with an ARC Discovery Project called ‘5G and the Future of Public Communications’. 

The successful applicant will work with and be overseen and mentored by Associate Professor Rowan Wilken and Dr. James Meese from the School of Media & Communication at the Melbourne (CBD) campus of RMIT University, and collaborate with Professor Catherine Middleton (Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada).

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a public research university in Melbourne, Australia. Established in 1887 by Francis Ormond, the university started as a night school offering classes in art, science, and technology, in response to the industrial revolution in Australia.

The university was a private college for more than a hundred years before joining the Phillip Institute of Technology to become a public university in 1992.

RMIT University has an enrolment of around 95,000 higher and vocational education students, making it the largest dual-sector education institution in Australia. 

However, with annual revenue of around A$1.5 billion, the university is also one of the wealthiest universities in Australia. It is ranked a five-star university by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and is rated 15th in the World for art and design subjects in the QS World University Rankings, making it the top art and design university in Australia and Oceania.

The main campus of the university is located on the northern edge of the historic Hoddle Grid in the city center of Melbourne. The university has two satellite campuses in the city’s northern suburbs of Brunswick and Bundoora and a training site found on the RAAF Williams base in the western suburb of Point Cook. 

Benefits:

PhD Scholarship in Media and Communication awards:

  • a stipend of $32,841 per annum with a possible extension of six months. This amount is subject to indexation yearly.
  • international candidates in receipt of this scholarship are also awarded an RTP International Tuition Fee Offset Scholarship (RIFOS) or an RMIT Research International Tuition Fee Scholarship (RRITFS).
  • all local candidates, Australian and New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia are equipped with an RTP Fee Offset scholarship. Applicants in receipt of an RTP Fee Offset scholarship are not needed to pay tuition fees for the maximum duration of their candidature.
  • a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating to take up their postgraduate research program, up to $515 per adult and $255 per child to a maximum of $1,540
  • paid sick, maternity, and parenting leave (within the limits of the Scholarship Terms and Conditions).

Requirements for PhD Scholarship in Media and Communication

To be qualified for this PhD Scholarship in Media and Communication, you must:

  • satisfy RMIT University‚Äôs Doctor of Philosophy entry prerequisites.
  • hold first-class honors or 2A honors or equivalent or a master by research degree in Media and Communications or a related discipline.

How to Apply for PhD Scholarship in Media and Communication

Interested candidates should first email Associate Professor Rowan Wilken through rowan.wilken@rmit.edu.au and Dr. James Meese through james.meese@rmit.edu.au by 30 June 2022, with:

  • A cover letter (outlining interest and alignment with the proposed research, and addressing the selection criteria)
  • A copy of electronic academic transcripts
  • A short CV (including the contact details of two referees).

The successful candidate will be supported to create a formal PhD application to RMIT. PhD Scholarship in Media and Communication applications will only be successful if future candidates are provided with an offer for admission from RMIT University.

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The Application Deadline for the Scholarship is June 30, 2022.

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