Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

Application dates

Applications close
30 October 2020

What you'll receive

  • a living allowance, indexed annually ($28,092 in 2020) for 18 months for Masters applicants and three years for PhD applicants. The scholarship is for full-time, internal students, and can be used to support living costs. Extensions to the scholarship are also possible, subject to satisfactory progress and approved by QUT
  • international students will also received a research degree tuition fee sponsorship.

The Scholarship conditions will be governed by QUTPRA rules.


Students must be:

  • eligible for admission to either the M.Phil or PhD at QUT
  • able to commence their studies in Australia by 15 January 2021 - deferrals will not be offered.

How to apply

We encourage students to contact a member of the supervisory team to discuss their application prior to submission.

When ready to apply, please refer to QUT's How to Apply website.

About the scholarship

About the Centre

The Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE) in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) and the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) is pleased to announce that one M.Phil or PhD scholarship is available for suitable applicants. The scheme is open to new domestic or international applicants, who are able to commence (and be in Australia) by 15 January 2021.

Project Focus

Student engagement with learning through enterprise education in remote, rural and regional schools.

Collaboration & Resources

This collaborative project is positioned within the Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE) and seeks to address the systemic challenges of engaging all Australian youth with entrepreneurial thinking to enhance their futures, in business, employment, and everyday living. The successful candidate will have access to the collective resources of Australia’s leading Faculty of Education in partnership with ACE and ACER. Affiliation with ACER will be recognised through Fellow status at ACER’s Centre for School and System Improvement, which will provide access to ACER’s extensive networks and resources during this project.

Supervisory Team

Principal Supervisor: Dr James Davis, Centre for Inclusive Education, QUT.

Co-Supervisor: Prof Martin Obschonka, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research, QUT.

External Supervisor: Prof Pauline Taylor-Guy, Centre for School and System Improvement, ACER.

Possible Topics

  • How can we leverage identifiable and meaningful heterogeneity in students and communities to engage them with learning through enterprise education?
  • What forms of enterprise education successfully engage students in different schools and how is enterprise engagement and learning influenced by community expectations?
  • Why do different school communities view different forms of enterprise education as important and what institutional reforms are needed to support engagement with enterprise education by diverse school communities?

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