Digital Cultures & Societies - Funding Opportunities

Digital Cultures & Societies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a five-year research initiative funded via the support of the Vice-Chancellor’s Strategic Funding Scheme and the HASS Faculty. The purpose of the initiative is to build a vibrant research and intellectual culture together with quality outcomes, engagement and infrastructure in digital cultures & societies research. It includes investigators from disciplines across the humanities and social sciences, a digital research infrastructure including data science and software development support, and research fellows.

Digital Cultures & Societies works with researchers across the humanities and social sciences to:

  • Foster vibrant, collaborative, and inter-disciplinary culture around digital cultures & societies research focussed on creativity, quality and diversity.
  • Create scale to compete for competitive funding, act as node in larger bids, establish ourselves as an ongoing centre and infrastructure.
  • Develop partnerships across other universities, public sector, cultural institutions, civil society, industry.
  • Invest in engagement through public events and storytelling.
  • Support the development of diversified research income.

From 2022 until 2026 there will be a series of annual and one-off funding and postdoctoral opportunities for researchers working in the humanities and social sciences.

Anyone considering the opportunities below must contact the Director and Coordinator at digitalcultures@hass.uq.edu.au before applying.

Applications are now invited from HASS researchers with projects ready for commencement in 2022. These projects may address the  initial themes:

  • Digital and social media
  • Digital cultures, lives, bodies and intimacies
  • Digital platforms
  • Digital Asia
  • Algorithmic recommendation and the shaping of social reality
  • Computational language and media
  • Automation

Applications are welcome from researchers whose work intersects with digital cultures & societies in ways not specifically addressed in these themes.

Before contacting Digital Cultures & Societies to discuss you project ideas please review and consider the following:

The 2022 round has now closed.

 

 

Applications are invited from researchers for community and industry collaboration activities to be undertaken in 2022. These projects may address the initial themes:

  • Digital and social media
  • Digital cultures, lives, bodies and intimacies
  • Digital platforms
  • Digital Asia
  • Algorithmic recommendation and the shaping of social reality
  • Computational language and media
  • Automation

Applications are welcome from researchers whose work intersects with digital cultures & societies in ways not specifically addressed in these themes.

Before contacting Digital Cultures & Societies to discuss you collaboration ideas please review and consider the following:

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 1 August 2022.

The Fellows will engage in research to develop or further their expertise and growing research profile to achieve national recognition in their discipline and aligned to the themes of the Digital Cultures & Societies.

The successful applicants will be appointed as a Digital Cultures & Societies Research Fellow in a Research-Focused (RF) appointment at either Level A (Postdoctoral Research Fellow) or B (Research Fellow). Part-time appointments will be supported. The appointment will include 20% time allocation to other duties (e.g. teaching, industry engagement, university service etc.) as negotiated.

We now invite applications from researchers for 2-year research fellowships to commence in 2022 or early 2023. Applications will be open to internal and external applicants. To apply go to UQ Careers for more details. Applications close 1 July 2022.

The Selection Committee reserves the right to make appointment at the appropriate level based on the track record and fit of the applicant. Subject to Selection Committee recommendations, interviews and final approvals appointments could commence from October 2022.