The School of Media and Communication, RMIT University Australia offers a 3-year PhD scholarship for an ethnographic study of mobile and social media in 1-2 Pacific countries.
International and Australian nationals with a BA, BA with Honours or MA/MSC in Communication, Anthropology, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Informatics, Media Studies or other related discipline are eligible to apply. Candidates must be willing to undertake ethnographic fieldwork in up to two countries in Melanesia, Micronesia or Polynesia with a focus upon online and mobile media.
The candidate work will contribute to a recently funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant "Mobilising Media for Sustainable Outcomes in the Pacific Region" focusing on the adoption of communication for development as a strategy to improve the effectiveness of Australia's development assistance.
The Scholarship, which covers tuition, fees, a small stipend and other research expenses, will begin in March 2013. Initial expressions of interest should be sent to Dr. Heather Horst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications deadline is October 31, 2012.
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