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Australian Research Council International PhD Scholarships in Music Industry Research

Are you passionate about delving into the dynamics of the music industry, particularly in regional Australia? An exciting opportunity awaits as we announce the availability of a prestigious International PhD Scholarships in Music Industry Research , generously funded to support doctoral studies associated with an Australian Research Council Discovery project.

This scholarship aims to facilitate groundbreaking research in the realm of digital music making, focusing on diverse aspects such as grassroots movements, government policies, musician engagement with ‘maker spaces’, and social inequalities within the industry.

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The Australian Research Council (ARC) is a key government body dedicated to advancing Australia’s research and innovation landscape. Established to foster excellence in research and collaboration, the ARC plays a pivotal role in funding and supporting high-quality research projects across various disciplines. Through its competitive grant programs and strategic initiatives, the ARC empowers researchers and institutions to tackle complex challenges, drive discovery, and generate impactful outcomes for society.

Application Deadline: 8 August 2024.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Australian Research Council
  • Department: Music Industry Research
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: $33,870 for three years (above normal APA scholarship rate)
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: One (1)
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in: Australia


  • Eligible Countries: All nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: Any subject offered by the university related to music industry research
  • Admissible Criteria: Applicants must meet all the following criteria:
  • Hold a strong academic background in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in music industry research, particularly in the specified areas.
  • Possess excellent communication and research skills.
  • Fulfill the admission requirements for the PhD program at the respective university.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Catherine Strong ([email protected]) with a comprehensive CV and a one-page document outlining their interest in the scholarship and proposed project. Prior discussion with Dr. Strong to refine project ideas is welcome and recommended. The application deadline is August 8, 2024.


The successful applicant will receive a significant financial package totaling $33,870 per annum, extending over a duration of three years, which surpasses the standard APA scholarship rate. Furthermore, the scholarship provides an invaluable opportunity to work closely with distinguished academics, including Associate Professor Catherine Strong, Professor Andy Bennett, and Dr. Ben Green, who will serve as supervisors, offering guidance and mentorship throughout the research journey. Additionally, the recipient will benefit from the rich academic environment and resources available at the participating institutions, further enhancing their research experience and career prospects in the field of music industry research. Don’t miss out on this chance to contribute to groundbreaking research and advance your academic and professional aspirations in the vibrant landscape of music scholarship. Apply now and embark on a transformative journey towards becoming a leading voice in music industry research!

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