PhD Scholarship ARC Discovery Project: Global Childhoods: Lifeworlds and educational success in Australia and Asia

We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a PhD scholarship for an ARC Discovery Project entitled: Global Childhoods: Lifeworlds and educational success in Australia and Asia to be based at the University of Melbourne.

Applications open

15 Jan 2019

Applications closed

2 Mar 2019

Application type

Application required
How to apply

Benefit type

General allowance
Full benefit details

Citizenship requirements

Australian / domestic student

Total value

up to $90,000

Applicable study areas

Education, teaching and training

Number of scholarships awarded

1

  • Eligibility & selection criteria

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

    To be eligible for the award of this scholarship a student must:

    • be an Australian citizen; or a New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident at the closing date for applications; and
    • have completed a Bachelor degree with Second Class (Division A) Honours or above, or an equivalent level of academic attainment
    • Other general conditions of the award will be as per current conditions of award for Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarships.

    Prior to submitting their applications, prospective applicants are advised to contact the Lead Investigator, Professor Nicola Yelland via email at: nyelland@unimelb.edu.au

    Selection criteria

    We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a PhD scholarship for an ARC Discovery Project entitled: Global Childhoods: Lifeworlds and educational success in Australia and Asia to be based at the University of Melbourne. This exciting project is a partnership between The University of Melbourne, The University of Southern Queensland, The University of Newcastle, the National Institute of Education in Singapore and the Education University of Hong Kong.

    The project investigates how everyday lifeworlds of Year 4 (9-1O years of age) students in Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore shape children's orientations to educational success. The research will explore the connections between policy contexts, school experiences and everyday activities of children growing up in the Asian Century. One candidate whose research topic pertains to policy analyses in each global city, has been appointed to the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) with Prof Sue Saltmarsh as the Principal Supervisor. Associate supervision will be provided by the other members of the research team located within Australia (Prof Yelland, The University of Melbourne; Prof Saltmarsh, USQ; Dr I-Fang Lee, UoN).

    This scholarship will be based at the University of Melbourne with Professor Yelland as the Principal supervisor. The research project will focus on teaching and learning contexts in schools and in and out of school (Year 4) and will be aligned with the overall aims of the ARC project.

    Those wishing to apply should in the first instance complete a candidature and scholarships application form available from the links below for the University of Melbourne. Include information on research experience, an indicative research proposal, and a sample of recent academic writing. Candidates with relevant interdisciplinary research backgrounds in policy studies, cultural studies, childhood studies, Asian studies, comparative education or educational studies are encouraged to apply.

  • Application process

    Prior to submitting their applications, prospective applicants are advised to contact the Lead Investigator, Professor Nicola Yelland via email at: nyelland@unimelb.edu.au

    IMPORTANT: Those wishing to apply should in the first instance complete a candidature and scholarships application form available from the links below for the University of Melbourne. Include information on research experience, an indicative research proposal, and a sample of recent academic writing. Candidates with relevant interdisciplinary research backgrounds in policy studies, cultural studies, childhood studies, Asianstudies, comparative education or educational studies are encouraged to apply.

    The successful candidate will ideally begin no later than September 2019.

  • When will I know the outcome?

    The successful candidate will ideally begin no later than September 2019.

What are the benefits?

The scholarship includes:

  • a stipend valued at approx. $30,000* per annum tax free (*increased annually by consumer price index)
  • a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship to cover tuition fees for Australian Citizens, NZ Citizens and Permanent Residents.

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of three years. Recipients may be eligible for one 6-month extension subject to application and consideration by the Scholarships Committee.

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