The networked society is raising many research questions that cut across disciplinary domains. To address these issues interdisciplinary research skills, methodologies and approaches are required.
To foster an interdisciplinary research culture and build interdisciplinary research capacity at the University of Melbourne the Melbourne Networked Society Institute is establishing a Doctoral Academy.
The Doctoral Academy brings together a cohort of PhD students who are engaged with research relating to the networked society. The Academy provides a forum for graduate research students to connect, collaborate and build interdisciplinary linkages.
The Academy connects students with the Institute, provides knowledge about the networked society and seeks to enable an interdisciplinary research culture. The Academy will provide support for students and seek to encourage and catalyse innovative research and development activity.
The Academy program runs for twelve months and consists of a series of seminars and workshops specifically designed for members. Doctoral Academy members will also be able to actively engage with the Institute’s program of activities.
Following the academy and to further collaborative interdisciplinary research, the Institute will provide the small-scale seed funding to support collaborative research activities arising from association with the program.