HDR Scholarship - Turkish Diaspora Groups in Australia

Applications now open. A PhD scholarship is available to initiate and conduct research on the topic 'Turkish Diaspora Groups in Australia'.

Research topic

The PhD candidate will work with Prof Ihsan Yilmaz and Dr Nicholas Morieson to conduct research on Turkish diaspora groups in Australia with a focus on their use of cyberspace. The candidate is strongly encouraged to consider the relationship between offline and online environments.

Project aim

The student will work towards completing a PhD thesis to investigate the main features of the political mobilization through digital technologies among the Turkey-originated diaspora groups in Australia.

Some of the aims of the thesis project are listed below but the student is not limited to these suggestions:

  • How these diaspora groups use digital and streaming media.
  • Assess the impact of online platforms, streaming media and digital technologies on the Turkey-originated diasporic communities in Australia in terms of inter-group conflict and social cohesion.

Important dates

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 15 May 2024.


This scholarship is available over 3 years.

  • Stipend of $34,400 per annum tax exempt (2024 rate)
  • Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate
  • International students only:  Tuition fees offset for the duration of 4 years. Single Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of the student visa.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic or international candidate. Domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship.
  • meet Deakin's PhD entry requirements
  • be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard master's degree with a substantial research component.

Please refer to the research degree entry pathways page for further information.

Additional desirable criteria include:

  • fluent in Turkish

How to apply

Please email your full CV, expression of interest and statement of purpose to Professor Ihsan Yilmaz. The CV should highlight your skills, education, publications and relevant work experience. If you are successful you will then be invited to submit a formal application.

Please see below the expression of interest form

Expression of interest form

Contact us

For more information about this scholarship, please contact Professor Ihsan Yilmaz

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