Indigenous peoples' experiences of cyberbullying: an assemblage approach

Indigenous peoples' experiences of cyberbullying: an assemblage approach

Programs Available

PhD or MRes Year 2 + PhD 

Reference Number

20202739 

Opening Date

01 Jan 2020 12am AEDT 

Closing Date

31 Oct 2020 12am AEDT 

Scholarship available to

Domestic 

Description

The proposed project aims to explore Indigenous peoples’ experiences of cyberbullying. Little is known about how Indigenous people understand, experience and respond to cyberbullying. This project expects to generate new knowledge on what has been described as a ‘national crisis’, with documented correlation with self-harm and suicide. Expected outcomes of this project include the development of detailed site-based ethnographies focusing on Indigenous students, parents, Elders and LGBTQI community members. This should provide significant benefits, including advancing academic scholarship and public understanding of cyberbullying, informing policy and program development, and generating Indigenous-specific educational resources.

Indigenous candidates are also eligible to apply for the Indigenous Macquarie University Research Excellence Top-Up Scholarship. More details on this award can be found here.

Availability

This scholarship is available to eligible candidates to undertake either an MRes Year 2 + PhD program or a direct entry 3-year PhD program commencing Session 1, 2020.

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants are expected to have a record of excellent academic performance and preferably, additional relevant research experience and/or peer-reviewed research activity in line with the University’s scholarship rating guidelines. Refer to the Rating Scholarship Applicants section for more information about these guidelines.

Scholarship Components

The scholarship is comprised of the Tuition Fee Offset and a Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) Living Allowance/Stipend. The stipend component of the scholarship is currently valued at AUD $28,092 per annum (2020 rate, tax exempt).

Indigenous candidates are also eligible for the Indigenous Macquarie University Research Excellence Top-Up Scholarship. The value of the top-up is $8,000 p.a.for Mres Year 2 and $10,000 p.a.for the PhD.

Contact Details

Name: Professor Bronwyn Carlson
Email: bronwyn.carlson@mq.edu.au
Phone: 0448833413

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