PhD Scholarship on Diaspora Humanitarians and Their Online Activities


Scholarship in 'Diaspora Humanitarians and their Online Activities' is available for candidates who are willing to undertake research into how and why Australia-based migrant groups use social media platforms to organize and respond to humanitarian crises abroad.

Field of study

Computational Social Sciences


Essential criteria:

  • Eligible candidates must have a Bachelor degree with First Class Honours or equivalent;  and Master's degree with a significant research thesis component and/or relevant experience.
  • Must have secured an offer of admission into the PhD program in International Relations.
  • Prospective domestic candidates are eligible.
  • Prospective candidates must be able to commence their program in 2022.

Desirable criteria:

  • Demonstrated technical skills in computational social science, regional studies, data analysis, or computer programming (with a strong preference for R or Python).
  • Competence in both qualitative, quantitative and/or computational research methods.
  • Social media data collection and analysis skills (e.g. Natural Language Processing (NLP), text mining, network analysis).
  • Data visualisation skills.

It may be advantageous to have skills in related areas such as: content analysis, corpus linguistics, humanitarian data analysis, population analytics, econometrics, social informatics, big data analysis, geospatial analysis, immersive analytics, interaction design, API programming, or machine learning / deep learning.


No additional benefits.

How to apply

To apply for admission to the ANU PhD Program:

Further information

Scholarship cannot be deferred.