PhD scholarships: Internet-distributed television and platform governance

Photo of Mark Zuckerberg with mediaInternet-distributed television: Cultural, industrial and policy dynamics

Supervisor: Distinguished Professor Stuart Cunningham (

This project investigates the impact of global subscription video-on-demand platforms on national television markets. As U.S.-based services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video open up these markets to unprecedented competition, the project will provide much-needed comparative analysis of how governments are responding and what the implications are for debates about local content, local screen production, and media diversity. Analysis of original production and programming strategies will identify new forms of transnational media flow. Conceptually, the project aims to advance our understanding of an emerging paradigm of globalising, multiterritory television.

The PhD project sits within a wider Australian Research Council-funded project (conducted by Ramon Lobato (RMIT University), Amanda Lotz and Stuart Cunningham (QUT)). You are invited to propose an area of focus, for example, on a particular streaming service, institution, national context, production practice, policy issue.

The Platform Governance Project: Rethinking Internet regulation as media policy

Supervisor: Professor Terry Flew (

The Platform Governance Project is an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project that investigates the regulatory and policy implications of understanding global digital platforms as media companies. Responding to ongoing public concern about these companies’ self-management of online communication and social media, this project will address these concerns by developing detailed recommendation for reform based on international case studies, enabling media policy makers to more effectively regulate digital media platforms to better align with contemporary public interest rationales. As part of a research a team led by Professor Terry Flew (QUT), and working with Nicolas Suzor (QUT), Fiona Martin (Sydney) and Tim Dwyer (Sydney), the PhD candidate will conduct research on the changing political economy of digital platforms, the value ecology of content distributed online through these platforms, and the shifting relationship of media and communications policy to such challenges. It would be advantageous to have a research background in media and creative industries, and an interest in media law and policy.

Applications must contain the following:

  1. A two page research proposal demonstrating alignment to the selected project including proposed project title, project outline, research question or problem statement, a brief overview of previous relevant research, objectives of the program of research and investigation, research methods/methodologies and plan including references to key literature/contextual sources.
  2. Full Curriculum Vitae including three referees (two referees must be academic).
  3. Academic Transcripts from previous undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Applications close midnight (ADST) Friday 25th January 2019.

Applicants will be notified of outcome by Friday 15th February 2019.

Applications are to be sent as a single pdf to the QUT Digital Media Research Centre Coordinator at

For further information about the projects please contact the listed project supervisor directly via email.


To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at QUT, including any English language requirements for international students.

You must also:

  • have completed a first-class Honours degree, a research Masters degree, or a coursework Masters degree with a significant research component from a recognised institution and in a cognate discipline
  • be able to take up the scholarship and begin full-time study no later than July 2019 and enrol full-time
  • develop a research proposal that responds to and aligns with the aims of either the Internet-distributed television or Platform Governance Project
  • demonstrate excellent capacity and potential for research.

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Funded PHD Studentships in Sport, Media & Gender

The Media group in the Faculty of Arts Design and Social Sciences is
currently inviting applications for fully-funded doctoral studentships
in the field of *Sport, Media and Gender* to join our PhD programme at
Northumbria University through the AHRC Northern Bridge Consortium.

For details and to apply (deadline: 9th January 2019), please visit the
Northumbria University website

*Project Title: *New approaches to the study of representations of
sportswomen and/or femininity in British sports media

*Project Rationale and Description:*
The development of rigorous, theoretically informed explanations of the
meanings, effects and practices of the sports media’s construction of
femininity has a long history dating back to the 1970s. However, there
are contemporary challenges to our understanding of the role and
influence of sports media in the representation of gendered identity,
not least due to the recent scale and pace of technological change in
the media such as, for example, the advent of social media as well as
the emergence of new forms of femininity such as the “pretty and
powerful” third wave female athlete. Both these phenomena have
significantly altered the ways in which sports media representations of
femininity are produced, disseminated and interpreted.
The aim of this project is to investigate the contemporary
socio-cultural construction of female identity in the sports sector
through the representations of female athletes and/or female
non-athletes in the coverage of men’s sport. It can draw on
inter-disciplinary conceptual approaches and theoretical tools
(including, but not limited to, sociology, cultural studies, human
geography and politics), and can encompass discussion of British
print/broadcast/online sports media, so long as it has been created
within the last decade (approximately).
The nature of this project is that it is open to a wide variety of
approaches. Possible topics could include, but are certainly not limited
to, the following:

* The gendered context of sports media industries
* Sports media representation of female non-athletes
* Sports media, gender and race
* The impact of social media on female athletes’ self-representation
* The impact of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements in sports media
* Inclusive and exclusive framing of trans athletes
* Representations of Muslim sportswomen and femininity
* Gender-marking within sports marketing

This PhD studentship is based within the Department of Social Sciences
at Northumbria University. Potential applicants are advised to identify
a potential supervisor to work with in formulating their application,
and to ensure that the ‘fit’ between the proposed project and the
research context and environment at Northumbria University is clearly

Enquiries can be made to Roger Domeneghetti
The deadline for applications for October 2019 entry is *9 January 2019
(5pm) *but it is important to make contact as soon as possible.
For further details, please visit:

CfA – 1 PhD and 1 Postdoc position – “Mapping Transnational Conflict Heritage” funded research project, University of Amsterdam (deadline: 28 February 2019)

Applications welcomed for two positions within my research project
“Mapping Transnational Conflict Heritage: Radio Collections in Europe,”
funded via the NWO-Vidi grant, which will be hosted by the Amsterdam
School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) and the
Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

*1. PhD position ‘Media Collections as Conflict Heritage in
Central-Eastern Europe, 1930-1960’

*2. Postdoc position ‘Digital Media History – Mapping Transnational
Conflict Heritage’

For both positions, the deadline for applications is 28 February 2019,
with the intended starting date as 1 August 2019.

Please feel free to distribute this message widely in your networks, and
you will also find both job positions advertised on <>.

Call for Applications: Asian Graduate Student Fellowships 2019 (6 weeks In-residence) at Asia Research Institute, NUS, Singapore

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from citizens of Asian countries currently enrolled in a fulltime Master’s or PhD degree at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships. Offered to graduate students working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics, the fellowship will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an ‘in residence fellowship’ for a period of six (6) weeks. The aim of the fellowship is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.



A limited number of students may be selected to take part in a two-week long intensive course on English academic writing. This program is specifically intended for students who struggle with writing and/or communicating in academic English. You are asked to indicate in your application if you see a need for participating in this course. If you have already received training in this field or if you are a (near) native speaker you might not benefit from this course. Please note that those students who enroll in the English academic writing program will thus have two weeks less time to conduct research locally. Please consider carefully what is more important to you at this stage of your career.



The fellowship will commence on 17 June 2019, and scholars are expected to finish a paper of 8,000 words and make a presentation on their work at the “Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies” to be organized from 22 to 26 July 2019. You are requested to have a draft of your paper and to submit it not later than two weeks before commencing the fellowship program (04 June 2019). This paper will be shared with your local mentor in preparation for your interactions with her/him.


Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:

  1. A one-time allowance of SGD500.00
  2. A one-time round trip travel subsidy by the most economical and direct route (via budget airline if available) on a reimbursement basis upon being accepted for the fellowship.
  3. Access to library and computer resources on campus. You can look forward to excellent library and internet computer facilities at NUS’ main library (, the library at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) ( and the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library ( to facilitate your research for the dissertation. NUS’ main library has 2 million volumes covering all topics while ISEAS’ library has 200,000 on Southeast Asian topics, half of which are in Southeast Asian languages.
  4. Exposure to seminars by various experts in the field.
  5. A mentor/advisor will be appointed based on candidate’s research topic.
  6. The Training Employment Pass and Visa will be arranged for by ARI.
  7. On-campus accommodation will be arranged by ARI.



Interested applicants are invited to e-mail:

  1. The Application Form, click here for Application Form.
  2. A 2-page outline of your research proposal in English. The 2-page research proposal must include the following details:

a)      whether the data collection or fieldwork stage of the research has already been completed;

b)       how the fellowship will contribute to the research

c)       the types of sources to be consulted in Singapore

d)       proposed work plan during the fellowship.


  1. One letter of reference from your principal thesis supervisor must be sent confidentially to the same e-mail address by the deadline of 15 December 2018. Since this fellowship offers the opportunity to enroll in an English Academic Writing Course specifically targeted at graduate students who might benefit from this, make sure  your referee addresses how and why you would benefit from such a programme. If your wish is to conduct research locally in Singapore please make sure your referee addresses the usefulness and feasibility of this.



  1. Eligible candidates must have completed their fieldwork by the time the Fellowship starts in June 2019.
  2. Basic proficiency of the English Language.


Please send the completed application documents to Mdm Kalaichelvi at by 15 December 2018. Referee must send the letter of reference in confidence to the same e-mail address.

See original webpage

Deadline Dec. 1: Rosanna Fund @ Utrecht University

ROSANNA Fund: application and criteria



The ROSANNA Fund is dedicated to talented and under-privileged women students and scholars who are seeking further higher education at Utrecht University. The fund wants to help women researchers and students who cannot find other forms of financial support for crucial transition points in their academic trajectories. The grant is to ensure that no gifted mind is denied access to higher education due to lack of funds.


The ROSANNA Fund gives out short term grants between 2.500€ and 10.000€. The amount awarded to a candidate will depend on the candidate’s financial situation, plans, and needs.

The grant from the ROSANNA fund can vary per candidate, and the candidate can apply for any sum within the grant limits noted above. The candidate’s application must clearly show that she needs the stated sum to help her reach her academic goals. For instance, the grant could be used for the following:

  1. Coverage of tuition fees (master, pre-master, PhD).
  2. Short term living expenses (3 to 9 Months), allowing the candidate to study or gain work experience through unpaid internships.
  3. Coverage of costs of coaching, courses or counselling (or any other activities) which will help the candidate to further her academic career.


The ROSANNA Fund is open to talented women candidates from all over the world who fit the following criteria:

  1. Candidates should have limited financial means and must show demonstrable need for additional financial support in order to complete their education.

  2. Demonstrate a link to Utrecht University:
  • Candidates who seek coverage for tuition fees have to be, or will be, admitted to the Utrecht University to follow a program such as a master’s degree or PhD.
  • Candidates who need support in order to further their academic career seeking a post-doc, tenured position, or a professorship must prove their link to Utrecht University.
  1. Candidates must have a strong academic background and a good record of achievement for subsequent education.


The next deadline for receiving application is 1 December 2018.

Applications will be reviewed once a year. Deadlines for receiving applications will be published on our website.


Candidates are required to submit the following documents (in English):

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of motivation including an explanation of the eligibility for applying for the ROSANNA Fund and short description of academic interests, academic background, and academic ambition
  • Description of the candidate’s financial situation
  • An overview of financial expenses the candidate expects the grant to cover
  • Comprehensive bachelor’s/ master’s diploma transcript in English from the Examination Office, including all marks and grade for final thesis
  • Letter of recommendation from previous academic supervisor regarding academic qualification

All documents should be sent by email to with the subject header ROSANNA Fund Application.

After submission, the Board will review the documents. The Board will then decide whether or not to invite the candidate for an interview round, either in person or via Skype. The review procedure can take up to two months.

For more, see this

$150,000 PhD Scholarship at Concordia University, Film Studies Program.

The Ph.D. Program in Film and Moving Image Studies at Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) is holding its annual competition to pre-select applicants to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program competition for 2019-2020.
The Scholarship is worth $150,000 ($50,000 per year for a duration of 3 years) and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students. Successful applicants must also apply to the PhD in Film and Moving Studies (to start the program in the Fall of 2019), and hold an MA in film and media studies or cognate discipline at time of matriculation. Students who enter our doctoral program with a Vanier Scholarship will also receive an additional Entrance Award worth $10,000 from Concordia.

Selection criteria are the following:
Academic excellence, as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions (first-class average, CGPA 3.7, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent);
Research potential, as demonstrated by the candidates research history, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field.
Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability): includes involvement in academic life (roles in academic/professional societies; organization of conferences, panels; mentoring/teaching; publishing, editing academic work; curating; etc.); civic engagement; personal achievement; community outreach/volunteerism; other)

Submissions are to be sent via email to the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema’s Graduate Program Assistant:
Deadline for submission is August 1, 2018
For any additional information, please contact Dr Masha Salazkina:

Candidates need to submit the following documents with their application:
·       An updated CV
·       A copy of university transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, unofficial)
·       A leadership statement (description of leadership and communication skills, 1 page) detailing the impacts of your academic and non-academic activities/accomplishments, your leadership activities and why you judge yourself to be deserving of a Vanier CGS.
·       A program of research (2 pages) providing a detailed description of your proposed research/thesis project and indicating the names of potential supervisors among the Full-Time Film Studies Faculty at Concordia.
Please note: The leadership statement and research proposal must respect the following guidelines:
Text must be single-spaced, with no more than six lines per inch.
The acceptable font is Times New Roman (regular, minimum 12-pt.) or any comparable serif font.
Set margins at a minimum of 2 cm (3/4 of an inch) all around.
Use a left-justified, standard page layout.
Include your name in the page header (on every page).

Applicants must intend to pursue, in the academic year following the announcement of results (2019-20), full-time doctoral studies and research at the nominating institution (Concordia);
have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your institution, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent (i.e., CGPA 3.7 for most North American institutions)
must not hold, or have held, a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
Candidates are expected to have familiarized themselves with the Vanier program and with its eligibility and selection criteria:

STIP: PhD studentship, Norwich/London

October 01, 2018
Application deadline: May 7, 2018

PhD FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: AHRC CHASE Collaborative Doctoral Award


Is a broken artwork useless?
What can only a fragment of something tell us about the past?

The University of East Anglia, in partnership with the Museum of
London, invites applications from suitably qualified UK/EU candidates
for a full-time or part-time Collaborative Doctoral Award, funded by
the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council through the CHASE doctoral
training partnership, to conduct research as part of the Beautiful
Fragments Project.

This Collaborative Doctoral Award will support PhD research into the
role played by fragmentary objects in understanding the art and visual
culture of the later Middle Ages (c.1000-1500).

Jointly supervised by specialists at both the Museum of London (MoL)
and the University of East Anglia (UEA), the research will focus on
works in the MoL’s medieval display collections and archaeological
archive, which houses artefacts from over 8,500 sites investigated in
London over the past century. These collections offer an encyclopaedic
reservoir of medieval material culture, however their fragmentary
nature means they have often been overlooked by art historians. This
research will instead present a doctoral student with the opportunity
to reconsider the value of such carefully crafted yet incomplete
objects to medieval art history, shining a light on the vital
information they have to offer about London in the later Middle Ages.

Throughout the first six months of the award—in consultation with
their supervisors and on the basis of their own expertise, training,
and interests—the student will determine the specific focus of their
research along one of four rich material strands represented in the
MoL’s collections: 1) ceramics, including glazed and decorated jugs,
bowls, cups, and tiles; 2) glass, including delicate blown vessels,
stained panels, and beaded jewellery; 3) leather, including stitched
and tooled clothing, shoes, straps, and other functional garb; and 4)
metalwork, including fragmentary tools, specialist instruments,
cutlery, and horse furniture. Focusing specifically on one of these
four categories, the PhD researcher’s work will not simply catalogue
MoL’s collections; rather it will interrogate the ways in which these
material remains speak to remarkable patterns of survival, exploring
how fragmentary objects that ended their life in London might give
voice to an otherwise lost world of late medieval artisans and users.

The three-year studentship will start on 1 October 2018 and will be
based in the vibrant research community of the Department of Art
History and World Art Studies at UEA. The successful candidate will
also work directly with curators at the Museum of London, where they
will receive curatorial training and be given privileged access to the
museum’s collections for their research.
The project will offer the award-holder access to:
– the complementary research cultures of a world-class museum and a
world-leading university
– close and careful research supervision by leading specialists in the field
– training to develop a range of valuable research and curatorial skills
– engagement work with the wider public, presenting research to
non-specialist audiences

The successful candidate will contribute to the intellectual framing
and practical organisation of a project conference to be held at UEA
in 2021, and in addition their research will feed into ongoing
discussions within MoL concerning the major redisplay of its
collections to the public in 2023.

Supervision will be provided by Dr Jack Hartnell (UEA), Dr Glyn Davies
(Head of the Curatorial Department, Museum of London), and Prof Sandy
Heslop (UEA).

The award will cover University of East Anglia tuition fees and
provide the standard AHRC maintenance award for three years (£14,777
for 2018 entry). Additionally, the student will be a CHASE doctoral
researcher with access to enhanced support for approved travel and
expenses funded by CHASE as well as being able to participate in
specialist researcher training and work placement opportunities
offered by the DTP if desired. At UEA they will have access to study
space in the department’s offices in the Sainsbury Centre for Visual
Arts, membership of the university’s various libraries and research
facilities, and will be welcomed as part of a highly active research
community, including both faculty and PhD researchers in a number of
fields relating to the project. At MoL the student will be provided
with a museum pass—giving free admission to exhibitions at a number of
major London museums—as well as access to the curatorial library.

CHASE AHRC studentships are open to UK and EU students who meet the
residency requirements set out in the RCUK Conditions of Research
Council Training Grants.

Candidates must also have:
– A First Class or high Upper Second BA Hons degree in a relevant
discipline, such as Art History, History, Medieval Studies, Cultural
Studies, Archaeology.
– An MA with Distinction or Merit in a relevant discipline by 1 October 2018.
– Research experience in at least one of the following areas: art
history, visual or material culture, medieval history, medieval
archaeology, the history of London.

Applications for this studentship must be made via the CHASE Online
Application Form (

Applicants must also apply for a place of study at the University of
East Anglia (

Along with their application candidates should provide two separate statements:
1) a statement outlining your academic qualifications, relevant
research experience and expertise (including language skills), and
motivation to pursue this Collaborative Doctoral Award (max 500 words)
2) a provisional outline of a research topic within the thematic and
chronological parameters given above, setting out your aims and
objectives, key research questions, and potential methods and sources
(max 500 words)

Candidates must also arrange for two academic references to be
submitted to the University of East Anglia by the deadline, one of
which must be provided by a referee who has had recent and direct
experience of your academic work.

The deadline for applications is Monday 7 May 2018

Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates at UEA on Monday 14
May 2018. Skype interviews will be possible for candidates unable to
attend in person.

Informal enquiries regarding the award can be addressed to any of the
three supervisors:
– Dr Jack Hartnell (
– Dr Glyn Davies (
– Prof Sandy Heslop (

Reference / Quellennachweis:
STIP: PhD studentship, Norwich/London. In:, Mar 9, 2018.

PhD Fellowships at Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Project

JOB: 13 Fully Funded PhD Positions, Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Project

Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the UK, October 01, 2018
Application deadline: Mar 15, 2018

13 PhD positions in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie-Skłodowska-Curie

The European Training Network “Participatory Memory Practices.
Concepts, strategies, and media infrastructures for envisioning
socially inclusive potential futures of European Societies through
culture” (POEM) invites applications for 13 PhD fellowships with
international focus to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie ITN
Action as part of the H2020 Programme of the European Commission. POEM
is a consortium of high profile universities, acknowledged memory
institutions, civil society organizations, and SMEs located in Cyprus,
Denmark, Germany, Sweden, and the UK.

Short programme description
Diverging forces across European societies, most visible in both the
contemporary nationalist movements and Islamist radicalization, demand
a socially inclusive public memory. Its implementation calls for new
strategies, practices, and infrastructures for staging and empowering
membership and contribution of people from diverse social and cultural
backgrounds for past and future development in Europe. To reach this
goal, research needs to develop a comprehensive understanding on
concepts, practices, and media infrastructures that facilitate the
par-taking of people from various backgrounds in the heritage building
work of memory institutions (libraries, archives, and museums). The
Innovative Training Network “Participatory Memory Practices. Concepts,
strategies, and media infrastructures for envisioning socially
inclusive potential futures of European Societies through culture”
(POEM) will provide this comprehensive knowledge by studying in
practice theoretical approaches on how con-nectivities are built by 1)
institutions, 2) people and groups, and 3) media infrastructures for a
socially inclusive, participatory heritage work and what facilitates
or hinders collaboration. Therefore, a new generation of
profes-sionals will be trained through an innovative training
programme and supervised by peer networks of transdisci-plinary
knowledge to act as change agents, brokers, and problem solvers in
this contested field of heritage work. The comprehensive
transdisciplinary composition of the consortium involving
universities, memory institutions, civil society organisations, and
SMEs from public and private sectors will therefore provide the POEM
fellows with transdisciplinary knowledge on cultural and social
analysis as well as on transferrable skills with respect to the
changing socio-technical, organisational, legal, economic, and ethical
issues to address future challenges for participatory memory work.

Public memory, cultural heritage, social media, digital media,
ethnography of infrastructures, empowerment, social entrepreneurship,
open knowledge, participatory design, digital heritage, digital
museology, co-creation

Number of fellowships available
13 PhD fellowships

Key dates
15.03.2018: Deadline for online application for PhD fellowships
18.05.2018: Recruitment event at the University of Hamburg, Germany
(travel expenses will be covered for applicants from EU countries;
shortlisted candidates from overseas will be invited to join by
videoconference) This project has received funding from the European
Union’s Horizon 2020 research and inno-vation programme under the
Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859. 2

01.10.2018: Start date of PhD projects

Host for PhDs
University of Hamburg (Germany), Aarhus University (Denmark), Cyprus
University of Technology (Cyprus), University of Glasgow (UK), Uppsala
University (Sweden), Ashoka UK (UK), Museum Europäischer Kulturen in
Berlin (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Stiftung Preußischer
Kulturbesitz, Germany).

Career Stage
Early stage researcher, i.e., postgraduate with 0-4 years of academic

Research Fields
Critical Heritage Studies, Critical Data Studies Cultural
Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Design Anthropology, Digital Cultures,
Digital Anthropology, Digital Heritage, Digital Humanities, Digital
Museology, European Ethnolo-gy, Human Computer Interaction,
Information Behaviour, Information Studies, Media Anthropology, Media
Stud-ies, Memory Studies, Museology, Museum Studies, Participatory
Design, Science and Technology Studies, So-cial Anthropology, Software
Studies, Visitor Studies, Visual Anthropology, Visual Sociology.

Benefits and salary
The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in
accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. The
exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on
the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of
living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living
allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if married).
The guaranteed PhD funding is for a 3-year full-time contract (i.e. EC
funding, additional funding is possible, depending on local
supervisor). In addition to their individual scientific projects and
the excellent institutional environment, all fellows will benefit from
continuing measures for career development, which includes
secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transfer-able
skills courses, and active participation in workshops, conferences and
public events.

Reference / Quellennachweis:
JOB: 13 Fully Funded PhD Positions, Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Project.
In:, Jan 21, 2018. <>.