Apply for a 2023 CRADLE PhD Scholarship Now!
February 8, 2023
Apply by 5pm Friday 17 March 2023
Applications for CRADLE’s PhD Scholarship Scheme for 2023 are now open! If you’re a domestic or international student interested in assessment and/or digital learning, come and study with us at CRADLE!
The scholarship is available for projects that align with CRADLE’s research themes and our current programs of research. Alternative project topics that support CRADLE’s research agenda will be considered. Visit our dedicated blog page for more details.
What is the scholarship?
This scholarship is open to domestic and international students (international candidates must already be in Australia or be able to gain a visa and travel to Melbourne before the end of 2023), will be awarded on a full-time basis, and will be based at CRADLE’s Melbourne CBD location, Deakin Downtown. The successful applicant will work on a project that considers assessment and/or digital learning in higher education, and will contribute evidence to inform assessment research, policy, and practice. We welcome submissions that align to CRADLE’s research themes, and also encourage applicants to consult our list of proposed doctoral topics. Applications close at 5pm Friday 17 March 2023.
Our Team and Research Themes
Our team of leading higher education researchers includes Alfred Deakin Professor David Boud, Professor Phillip Dawson, Professor Margaret Bearman, Professor Rola Ajjawi, Dr Joanna Tai and Dr Mollie Dollinger. We collaborate with all of Deakin’s faculties and divisions along with a range of industry partners and international collaborators.
Our underpinning premise is improving learning in higher and professional education.
We have three broad and intersecting research themes.
Assessing for Learning
Learning in a digital world
Learning through, and for, work
CRADLE’s research program seeks to establish what works to improve learning in higher and professional education. Our current programs of research include:
|The digital world and its impact on learning and teaching||Feedback and feedback practices|
|Learning in and for the workplace||Evaluative judgement|
|Assessment security and academic integrity||Inclusion and belonging in a digital world|
|Representation in and beyond assessment|
Throughout this research we use cross-cutting approaches, including innovative methodological and theoretical approaches, and knowledge transition.
- Stipend of $30,000 per annum tax exempt (2023 rate).
- Top-up stipend of $5,000 per annum tax exempt.
- Relocation allowance of $500-1500 (for single to family) for students moving from interstate.
- International students only: Tuition fees offset for the duration of 4 years. Single Overseas Student Health Cover policy for the duration of the student visa.
- Be either a domestic or international candidate (Domestic includes candidates with Australian Citizenship, Australian Permanent Residency or New Zealand Citizenship).
- Meet Deakin’s PhD entry requirements.
- Be enrolling full time and hold an honours degree (first class) or an equivalent standard Master’s degree with a substantial research component.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying in any of these topic areas please contact the relevant Supervisor directly for a discussion relating to your application and proposal. If you are successful you will then be invited to submit a formal application.