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PhD scholarship available

Passionate about early childhood education? Monash Education is offering a PhD scholarship in early childhood education.

The successful applicant will help conduct research activities for the Conceptual PlayLab research project – a five-year government-funded project run by Laureate Professor Marilyn Fleer.

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PhD Scholarship

Early Childhood Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Education

This five-year, Australian Research Council funded project intends to change the quantity and quality of science, engineering and technologies learning of infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers in play-based settings - such as child care and preschool - and at home. Quality early experiences can impact positively on life choices and career pathways, benefiting Australia’s supply pipeline of people choosing science, engineering and technology careers.

The Faculty of Education is offering one more PhD scholarship in 2020 to undertake research in Early Childhood Education. Five such scholarships have already been awarded.

This PhD scholarship will involve you doing important research into how young children form concepts about science, engineering and technology in homes and play-based settings. The living allowance scholarship is valued at $28,000 per annum.

You will complete your PhD under the supervision of Professor Marilyn Fleer, the Australian Research Council’s 2018 Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic candidate
  • have the necessary qualifications, such as a research masters or Honours, to meet the selection requirements into the doctoral program (see Monash University PhD entry requirements)
  • be enrolling full time

How to Apply

Scholarship applicants must complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form below.
The closing date for EOIs is 31 May 2020.

Further Information

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Expression of Interest

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