FIT PhD Scholarship

FIT Funded MATS PhD Scholarship

A PhD scholarship funded by FIT has been announced, to support theĀ Monash Assistive Technology & Society Centre (MATS).

The PhD project is designed with the aim of making a positive difference to the life experience of people with disabilities.

Projects that fall into one (or more) of the following themes are encouraged:

  • Innovative Assistive Technology: The co-design and evaluation of new assistive technologies that address the real-world needs of people with disability. These might, for instance, utilise conversational agents, computer vision, mixed reality, wearables etc.
  • Disability, Technology, and Society: Research with a sociological or anthropological focus on the use of bespoke and/or mainstream technology for disability inclusion and/ or barriers to access.
  • STEM Participation: Research addressing barriers and increasing participation in STEM education and STEM careers by people with a disability.
    Community and Workplace Participation: Research investigating the use of assistive technologies to increase participation in cultural, sporting and other community activities and technologies that address barriers currently restricting employment.

The proposed project may focus on the experience of people with disability in Australia or other parts of the world where the student and/ or supervisory team have strong links to relevant disability communities.

Please note that this scholarship is for domestic students only.

  • The candidate must be an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, NZ Citizen and a person entitled to stay in Australia, or to enter and stay in Australia, without any limitation as to time.

The candidate should also have strong links to disability communities through lived experience of disability and/ or track record of successful work/ co-research with people with disabilities.

  • Candidates who identify as having a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by Wednesday 15 November 2023, 11:55pm AEDT.

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