Funded research projects

Below are existing PhD research projects with scholarship funding that are NOW recruiting.

Practice PhD Scholarship in a Multimedia Digital History Project: Using Virtual and Augmented Reality to engage audiences in the impact of convicts on Australian democracy

Monash University Arts Graduate Research is funding an inter-disciplinary Practice/Exegesis PhD scholarship to investigate how virtual and augmented reality and enhanced data visualizations can be used to understand the impact of transported convicts on Australian democracy. The research will form part of an ARC funded research project and will contribute to specific components of the project, notably a travelling digital exhibition, an online transmedia hub delivering content to a variety of display devices, and educational resources.

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PhD Scholarship in Media and Emerging Technologies: Workers in transition through automation, digitisation and robotisation of work

This scholarship is invited by The School of Media, Film and Journalism (Faculty of Arts) and the Emerging Technologies Lab (Faculties of Art Design and Architecture and Information Technology) at Monash University and will be expected to spend time at both Monash University in Melbourne, and the NTNU Social Research in Trondheim, Norway. The successful candidate will participate in a collaborative research project on automation, digitalization and robotization of work (

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PhD Scholarship Opportunities in Evolutionary Moral Psychology (2 positions)

The Australian Research Council and Monash University Arts Graduate Research are offering two PhD research scholarships, connected to the ARC Funded project “The Evolution and Economics of Sacred Values”. The project uses methods from a variety of disciplines to understand the possible evolutionary role of the distinctive moral psychology associated with sacredness, its links with religious ritual, with moral outrage, and social norms.

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Designing AI for aged care: how to increase trust and engagement in new technology

Are you interested in undertaking research that advances the wellbeing of older people? Do you wish to explore the role that technology—specifically AI—may play in empowerment in later life? This exciting project focuses on designing AI for aged care to increase trust and engagement in the technology.

This project will engage with stakeholders and end-users to examine their views and attitudes towards current and future AI technology as applied to aged care, aiming to fill in the gap between the promise of existing technologies and what end-users need. It will shed light on how AI may be designed and implemented to ensure that it is trusted by aged care residents and their families, health and aged-care professionals, and the public to address needs and aspirations of older people.

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