Teachers and Teaching (PhD scholarships)

Queensland University of Technology
June 30, 2023
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Application dates

Applications close

30 June 2023
What you'll receive

There are scholarships available for three students to join this project.

You will receive a stipend scholarship of $32,500 per annum for a maximum duration of 3.5 years. The duration includes an extension of up to 6 months, if approved for your candidature. This is the full-time, tax-free rate which will index annually.

If you're an international student, you will also receive a tuition fee sponsorship for your research degree.


To apply for this scholarship, you must meet the entry requirements for a QUT Doctor of Philosophy, including any English language requirements for international students.

The essential criteria for the scholarship include:

  • meet the academic and English language entry requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy (IF49)
  • have a first-class honours (H1) qualification or equivalent
  • have research interests that align with the topics listed above.
  • propose a research topic that reflects an interest in social justice.
  • Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    How to apply

    Apply for this scholarship at the same time you apply for admission to a QUT Doctor of Philosophy. You must submit an Express of Interest (EOI) for consideration to apply for this scholarship. For information on how to apply, follow the how to apply steps.

    Your application must be submitted by 30 June 2023 and must indicate that you are applying for this specific scholarship in the financial details section of the EOI. Ensure you nominate Professor Martin Mills as your principal supervisor, and enter this scholarship name in question 2 in the financial details section.

    If your EOI is accepted, you will be invited to submit a full application including a research proposal to finalise your application.

    What happens next?

    Professor Martin Mills will consider the submitted expressions of interest and select the suitable candidates. Applications will be assessed based on:

  • academic record
  • research experience
  • suitability of your research interests
  • availability of a suitable second supervisor.
  • A shortlist of applicants will be invited to attend an interview with a small panel chaired by Professor Mills. This interview may be conducted remotely.

    A start date can be negotiated, but you must start your research no later than September 2023.

    For more information about the scholarship or application process, contact Professor Martin Mills.


    The conditions for retaining the scholarship are set out in the rules of the QUT Postgraduate Research Award (Domestic).

    About the scholarship

    The scholarships are funded internally by QUT.

    Three scholarships will be available for candidates wishing to pursue a PhD in one of theses projects:

    Ensuring that all young people have access to a high-quality curriculum

    The candidate will have an opportunity to be part of an ARC funded project with the Queensland Department of Education, and to also work with researchers from Griffith University and University of Southern Queensland.

    Addressing absenteeism through school-community partnerships

    The candidate will have an opportunity to be part of an ARC funded project and to also work with researchers from The University of Queensland.

    Social justice and teaching (other areas considered)

    This project will involve research that considers issues of social justice in relation to teachers’ work, alternative schooling, gender, and leadership. Other areas will be considered.

    Successful applicants will have significant discretion in determining the scope of their research within these areas. However, it is expected that the candidates will have a strong commitment to social justice.

    In addition to working on their PhD, you'll have the opportunity to work with a small team consisting of Professor Mills, two postdoctoral fellows and another PhD candidate on other projects addressing social justice and education.

    The successful applicants will join the Teachers and Teaching Research Group, led by Professor Mills. You'll be able to access all the benefits associated with membership of this research group.

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