Purpose and Approach

Digital Cultures and Societies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences works with researchers across the humanities and social sciences to:

  • Foster vibrant, collaborative, and inter-disciplinary culture around digital cultures and 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, and industry. 
  • Invest in engagement through public events and storytelling.
  • Support the development of diversified research income.

Funding is available for 2023 for HASS researchers to pitch activity for completion during 1 July to 31 December. Applications are welcome that provide innovative ways to:

  • advance a research collaboration that needs targeted support to take it to the next level on a project idea.
  • foster an emerging external partnership that would be supported by directed activity/engagement.
  • prepare and submit an external funding bid that would be benefit from strategic support.
  • complete a key research output that will boost track record development of you and your team.

Scheme Documentation


Applicants are required to discuss their projects before applying with the Director at digitalcultures@hass.uq.edu.au to ensure they meet the scheme objectives and draw on both cash and in-kind contributions from DCS where appropriate.

Applications must be submitted to digitalcultures@hass.uq.edu.au by Monday 19 June 2023.