John Smyth Award

This prize celebrates research excellence in the Doctor of Education. This prize is named in honour of John Smyth, Principal of the Training College in Victoria (which subsequently became the Melbourne Teachers’ College) from 1902 to 1927 and the first Professorial Chair of Education at the University from 1919 until his death in 1927. John Smyth was a respected figure in education in Victoria who valued scholarship, and who recognised the benefits to both the individual and the community from the advanced study of education.

Application type

No application is required. You will be automatically considered for this award.

Benefit type

Single payment
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student
International student

Total value

up to $550

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded


  • Eligibility & selection criteria


    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    • be graduating from the Doctor of Education

    Selection criteria

    This prize is awarded to the student who submits the most meritorious thesis for the degree Doctor of Education in the preceding year.

  • Application process

    No application is required.  Eligible students will be automatically considered for this award.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    May at the latest.

What are the benefits?

This prize is valued at up to $550.

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