At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian citizens, Australian Permanent Residents and NZ citizens
International student

Students with skills in interaction design, computational linguistics, language documentation and revitalisation, speech processing, computer science and engineering, social robotics, education, machine learning; useful technical skills include python, Unity, ROS, C++.

Award value:
Base stipend of $27,596 per annum (2019 rate), indexed annually, and tuition fees.
Applications open: 
8 October 2018
Applications close: 
10 March 2019
  • Eligibility

    We particularly welcome applications from Indigenous candidates, and candidates with experience working and living with Indigenous communities, developing technology to support linguistics and language preservation and revival, and with co-design experience in developing technology with community groups. Indigenous candidates are eligible for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Scholarship rate. 

    We are looking to recruit students with skills in interaction design, computational linguistics, language documentation and revitalisation, speech processing, computer science and engineering, social robotics, education, machine learning; useful technical skills include python, Unity, ROS, C++.

    Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, and either an honours degree or at least two years of relevant experience or relevant research experience. Publications and other indications of research experience and activity are an advantage but not essential.

    For more information about the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ, please visit the Graduate School's website

    See the terms and conditions for more information.

Indigenous languages in Australia are rich with local ecological knowledge and social and spiritual knowledge systems. Technology can augment communities’ continued use of Indigenous languages, and assist in language revival programs. An empowering way of supporting the ongoing use of currently spoken languages is to ensure that they can be used in the digital domain, such as on social media, and with new technologies such as social robots.