2020 Scholarship Deadlines: 31 August.
We have several PhD projects with the prospect of scholarships for students with backgrounds in computer science, machine learning, linguistics, anthropology, and other language-related fields. We have relationships with several Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, potential field sites for PhD projects.
Technology and wellbeing in Indigenous communities. A project to investigate the processes of designing, implementing and evaluating mobile technologies for use in remote communities, with applications to material culture, land management, food practices, health messaging, and so on.
Efficient processing of oral languages. A project to investigate new methods in transcribing and analysing speech recordings, to provide useful functionality in Indigenous languages, such as text input, spell checking, and language learning.
Storytelling and language vitality. A project to investigate the connection between public storytelling and pride in linguistic identity, and the impact on language use and transmission.
To discuss these and other project topics please email Steven Bird with information about your previous research experience; how your interests align with ours; and your curriculum vitae. For information about the application process please visit hdr.cdu.edu.au.