VU & Young And Well CRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Are you interested in a three-year PhD scholarship to work with the growing network of technology clubs for young people with High Functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome?

The VU & Young And Well CRC Scholarship aims to support a PhD research project which will generate new knowledge from and about an existing innovative technology project for young people with Asperger's Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.

The successful applicant will receive a living allowance equivalent to the current APA rate ($24,653 per annum in 2013) for three years.

The focus of the PhD project will be:

  • the development of innovative, technology-informed research methodologies that respond to the needs of young people with High Functioning Autism and accurately reflect participants' 'voices';
  • the use of these methodologies to better understand how the Lab works, especially in its interaction of the technological and the social; and develop cross-Lab evaluations that accurately capture impact on participants and families; and
  • the development of protocols and guidelines for new Labs that are designed to facilitate maximum positive impact based on evaluation data.

All applications will be assessed against Victoria University's minimum admission criteria for entry to the PhD program. The new closing date for applications is November 1, 2013.

For further information, or to apply, see the VU & Young And Well CRC Postgraduate Research Scholarship application form and guidelines

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