Since 2012, I have been successful in over 70 grants and awards for research, publishing, and teaching, amounting to AUD391,160 in 13 cities around the world. A summary of each of these awards is presented in the following sections comprising details of my Research Fellowships, Research Grants, Research Awards & Accolades, Publications Grants & Awards, Teaching Awards, and Travel Awards.

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RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

On top of my current Postdoctoral Fellowship and previous PhD candidature, I have been actively participating in 7 research fellowships in specialized research centres around the world. I have secured competitive fellowships in Belgium (remotely), Jönköping, and Stockholm, and been invited as a research fellow in Melbourne, Perth, and Singapore.

Research Fellow, Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council (Jul 2017–)

Adjunct Research Fellow, Centre for Culture and Technology (CCAT), Curtin University (Mar 2017–)

Visiting Researcher, Department of Internet Studies, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Curtin University, Mentored by Assoc Prof Tama Leaver (Feb–Mar 2017)

Writing Fellow, OpenCare Research, Edgeryders (Aug–Oct 2016)

Visiting Scholar, Tembusu College, Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Cluster, National University of Singapore, Mentored by Dr Connor Graham (Aug–Sep 2015)

Visiting Researcher, Digital Ethnography Research Centre (DERC), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Mentored by Assoc Prof Heather Horst (May 2015)

Visiting Doctoral Fellowship, Media Management and Transformation Center (MMTC), Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University, Mentored by Asst Prof Mart Ots (Jan–Apr 2015)

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RESEARCH GRANTS

Since 2012 I have been successful in 9 competitive research grants schemes for 6 separate research projects, amounting in total to more than AUD361,458. Of these, I was the sole/chief investigator of 3 projects in Australia, Singapore, and Sweden, and co-investigator of 3 projects in Australia and Singapore. These grants supported my fieldwork, conference, and public speaking travels in 8 countries, including Australia, England, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, and the USA.

Research Grant SEK680,000 (~AUD103,380) awarded by Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council, Chief Investigator: Dr Crystal Abidin (Jul 2017)

Fieldwork Grant SGD1,005 (~AUD965) awarded by The Substation, Chief Investigator: Dr Crystal Abidin (Apr 2017)

Heritage Research Grant SGD58,230 (~AUD55,901) awarded by National Heritage Board, Chief Investigator: Asst Prof Liew Kai Khiun, Co-Investigators: Asst Prof Lai Chee Kien, Asst Prof Natalie Pang, Dr Crystal Abidin (Mar 2017)

Research Collaboration Award AUD30,000 awarded by University of Western Australia, Chief Investigator: Assoc Prof Rob Cover, Co-Investigators: Prof Jane Lydon, Dr Kyra Clarke, Dr Crystal Abidin, Prof Ben Light, Dr Marc Botha, Dr Jules Sturm, Dr Amy Dobson, Scientia Prof Peter Aggleton, Prof Mary Lou Rasmussen, Assoc Prof Kath Albury, Dr Daniel Marshall, Dr Brady Robards (Oct 2016)

Humanities and Social Sciences Seed Fund SGD40,000 (~AUD38,406) awarded by National University of Singapore, Chief Investigator: Dr Connor Graham, Co-Investigators: Dr Eric Kerr, Prof Michael Fischer, Assoc Prof John William Phillips, Dr Crystal Abidin, Asst Prof Natalie Pang (Aug 2016)

UWA Scholarship for International Research Fees (SIRF) AUD72,500 awarded by University of Western Australia, PhD Candidate: Crystal Abidin (Jan 2013–Jul 2015)

University Postgraduate Award (International Students) (UPAIS) AUD49,306 awarded by University of Western Australia, PhD Candidate: Crystal Abidin (Jan 2013–Dec 2014)

UWA Safety-Net Top Up Scholarship AUD7,000 awarded by University of Western Australia, PhD Candidate: Crystal Abidin (Jan 2013–Dec 2014)

School of Social Sciences Graduate Research Fund AUD4,000 awarded by University of Western Australia, PhD Candidate: Crystal Abidin (Jan–Sep 2012)

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RESEARCH AWARDS

Since 2009, I have won 16 competitive research awards and accolades across Australia, England, and Singapore. These amount to AUD2,612 in prize money, and include 11 awards for my research papers and talks, and exclusive participation in 5 competitive research programmes in Brisbane, Daegu, Oxford, Perth, and Singapore.

Nominee (outcome pending), Annual Dissertation Award, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) (Mar 2017)

Nominee (outcome pending), Jean Martin Award (best PhD thesis in a social science discipline), The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) (Mar 2017)

Nominee for University of Western Australia, PhD Best Thesis Award, Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) (Aug 2016)

Honorary Mention/Runner-up, The Joan Cahalin Robinson Prize (best-presented paper by an individual delivering his or her first paper at the SHOT annual meeting), Society for the History of Technology (SHOT2016) (Jun 2016)

30 Top Thinkers Under 30, Next generation of leaders in economics, education, the environment, and more, Pacific Standard Magazine (Mar 2016)

Mentee, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA), Mentored by Dr Lisa McDonald (Mar–Dec 2015)

Participant, IR15 Doctoral Colloquium, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) (Oct 2014)

Best Student Presentation, SDP 2014 Award, Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme (OIISDP), University of Oxford (Jul 2014)

Participant, Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme (OIISDP), University of Oxford (Jul 2014)

Semi-finalist, UWA Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, University of Western Australia (Jul 2013)

Participant, CCI Winter School (CCIWS), ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), Queensland University of Technology (Jul 2013)

People’s Choice Award AUD500, UWA Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, The University of Western Australia (Jul 2012)

Rosie Heng-Ko Poh Choo Gold Medal SGD400 (~AUD383), Best Female Graduate from the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (Jul 2011)

Gender Studies Prize SGD2,000 (~AUD1,920), University Women’s Association (Singapore) (Jul 2011)

Mentee, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Mentorship Programme (FASSMP), National University of Singapore (Aug 2010–Jul 2011)

Special Book Prize (Sociology) SGD200 (~AUD192), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (2009–2010)

Dean’s list (Semester 2), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (2009–2010)

Dean’s list (Semester 1), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore (2009–2010)

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PUBLICATION GRANTS & AWARDS

Since 2013 I have received 11 publication grants and awards for actively publishing refereed articles and chapters throughout my PhD candidature. These awards amount to AUD2,500, and include being the only Western Australia nominee for the 2016 Best Thesis Prize by the Australian Anthropological Society, and a Special Commendation Prize in the Higher Degree by Research Achievements awards by the University of Western Australia.

UWA Nominee, Australian Anthropological Society Best Thesis Prize (Aug 2016)

Publications Grant (three awards) AUD750, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia (Sep 2016)

Publications Grant (three awards) AUD750, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia (Sep 2015)

Publications Grant (two awards) AUD500, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia (Sep 2014)

Special Commendation, Higher Degree by Research Achievements 2013, Graduate Research School, University of Western Australia (Sep 2013)

Publications Grant AUD500, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia (Sep 2013)

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TEACHING AWARDS

Since 2013 I have been nominated for 2 teaching awards and received Special Commendation in a competitive professional development in teaching programme.

Special Commendation, International Tutors Program, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), University of Western Australia (Feb–Jun 2014)

Nominee (as Project Officer of Trove), Contributions to Student Learning Awards 2013, UWA Teaching and Learning Committee (Nov 2013)

Nominee (as Project Officer of Trove), Matilda Award for Cultural Excellence, Convocation (Oct 2013)

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TRAVEL GRANTS

Since 2012 I have been successful in 24 competitive travel grants schemes, amounting in total to more than AUD24,590. These grants supported my fieldwork, conference, and public speaking travels in 8 countries, including Australia, England, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, and the USA.

Travel Funding (invited panelist) ~AU2542, Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (Jul 2017)

Travel Subsidy (keynote speaker) AUD300, The Selfie and Social Activism Symposium, University of New South Wales (UNSW) (Sep 2016)

ACS Fund AUD720, Association for Cultural Studies (Sep 2016)

Travel Subsidy SGD 2,000 (~AUD1,920), National University of Singapore (Jul 2016)

Travel Funding USD500 (~AUD664), New Media and Citizenship in Asia Pre-Conference, International Communication Association (ICA) (Jun 2016)

Travel Funding GBP1,000 (~AUD1,694), The Sociological Review Foundation Limited (Jun 2016)

Travel Funding (invited speaker) SGD750 (~AUD720), Homo Sapiens, Mortality and the Internet in Contemporary Asia, Asia Research Institute (ARI) (Mar 2016)

AAS/ANSA 2015 Travel Grant AUD450, Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA), Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) (Nov 2015)

CSAA Conference Bursary AUD300, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (CSAA) (Nov 2015)

Travel Bursary AUD750, Digital Intimate Publics (DIP) Symposium (Nov 2015)

IR16 Travel Grant USD500 (~AUD664), IR16: Digital Imaginaries, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) (Oct 2015)

Travel Funding (visiting scholar) SGD750 (~AUD720), Tembusu College, Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Cluster (Aug 2015)

Travel Funding (plenary speaker) GBP240 (~AUD407), Digital Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University (Apr 2015)

Travel Funding (visiting speaker) ~AUD150, The Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS), University of Borås (Mar 2015)

Travel Funding (visiting speaker & guest lecturer) ~AUD300, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norges Teknisk-Naturvetenskapliga Universitet (NTNU) (Mar 2015)

Travel Funding (visiting speaker) ~AUD500, Mobile Life Center (Feb 2015)

Travel Funding (visiting doctoral fellow) ~AUD4,500, Media Management and Transformation Center (MMTC), Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), Jönköping University (Feb 2015)

IR15 Travel Grant USD500 (~AUD664), IR15: Boundaries and Intersections, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) (Oct 2014)

Convocation Postgraduate Research Travel Award 2014 AUD2,000, Convocation, University of Western Australia (Aug 2014)

Conference Scholarship AUD75, CSAA Intermezzo Symposium 2014, Cultural Studies Association of Australasia (Apr 2014)

PSA Conference Travel Award AUD750, Postgraduate Students’ Association, UWA Student Guild (Dec 2013)

Postgraduate Respondent Travel Grant ~AUD800, Consumption, Lifestyle and Asian Modernities Symposium, Telemodernities (Sep 2013)

AAS/ANSA Postgraduate Travel Grant AUD500, Australian Network of Student Anthropologists (ANSA), Australian Anthropological Society (AAS) (Sep 2013)

School of Social Sciences Conference Fund AUD750, University of Western Australia (Sep 2012)

Graduate Research School Travel Grant AUD1,750, University of Western Australia (Jan–Sep 2012)

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