Innovation PhD Scholarship

The Melbourne Networked Society Institute is looking for a talented student to undertake a PhD focusing on innovation in the networked society.

The Institute has available one scholarship for an appropriately qualified student to undertake research in this exciting area.

Innovation in the Networked Society

The increased diffusion of connectivity has brought about rapid changes to the economy. New products and services have emerged disrupting and displacing traditional industries. The networked society has been the source of much innovation over the past twenty-five years.

This scholarship is seeking a student to research how innovation occurs in the networked society, some of the new and emerging challenges and limits facing further innovation in this field, and how connectivity can enable the creation of new industries. Focus can include the process of innovation, market structure and financial disruption, specific technologies – i.e. blockchain, distributed sensor networks, Internet of Things, or big data.

About you

You will have an education background in business, management, marketing, finance or economics; technology or engineering; computer science; or related field.

You should have obtained a first class Honours or Masters Degree and you will need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Applicants are required to meet the University of Melbourne’s requirements for a Research Higher Degree candidature and the award of an Australian Postgraduate Award.

About the Scholarship

The Institute is offering one scholarship for a student to undertake research on innovation in the networked society. You will receive an Australian Postgraduate Award, which provides a fortnightly stipend. Also, MNSI will support successful applicants with an additional $3,000 payment and $2,000 for travel expenses each year.

As scholarship holder, you will also be a member of the Institute’s Doctoral Academy.

Project Supervision

Project supervision could be in the Melbourne Business School or Melbourne School of Engineering depending on the candidate.

About MNSI

The Melbourne Networked Society Institute (MNSI) is an interdisciplinary research Institute that seeks to examine the challenges and opportunities arising from the increased connectivity between people, places and things. The Institute supports a wide range of innovative research projects that aim to further understanding and utilisation of the networked society.

How to apply 

Please complete the expression of interest form (below) and send a completed copy, along with a letter describing your relevant background and experience, your CV, writing sample (thesis chapter or publication), academic transcript and academic references as a single pdf document to Fiorella Chiodo: by 5:00pm Friday 2 September 2016

MNSI Innovation PhD Expression of Interest Form

Please note that, if successful, you are also required to submit an application for a University of Melbourne Graduate Research Degree and Scholarship.