Scholarship details

Study levels


Student type

Future students

Study area


Eligibility criteria

Academic performance

Application dates

Applications close
31 January 2022

What you'll receive

The Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE) has one scholarship available, either at a Masters or Doctoral level. You'll receive:

  • a living allowance of $28,597 each year (18 months for Masters, 3 years for Doctoral students), indexed annually
  • International students will also receive a tuition fee sponsorship.

A three-month extension to the scholarship is also possible, subject to approval.

As a C4IE HDR student, you will be part of an exciting research culture and will have the opportunity to participate in regular seminars, workshops, and the C4IE HDR Support Network.


You must:

  • be eligible for admission to either QUT's Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy
  • commit to internal, full-time study
  • be able to commence in February 2022
  • have a background in education, psychology, allied health, design/architecture or a related discipline
  • include a letter detailing why you are interested in this opportunity.

A knowledge of inclusive education is desirable.

How to apply

To be considered for this scholarship, you will need to apply for and be accepted into either a MPhil or a PhD at QUT.

More information on our application process is available on our how to apply page.

Your EOI must indicate that you are applying for this scholarship in the financial details section,

Feel free to contact the Centre Coordinator Lara Maia-Pike for more information.

What happens next?

If your expression of interest is accepted, you'll be invited to submit a full application, including a research proposal, to finalise your application.


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

About the scholarship

The Centre for Inclusive Education (C4IE) is a group of academics and HDR students with a common interest in students’ educational experiences and outcomes.

The purpose of the Centre is to develop and nurture a critical mass of talented researchers who share a common passion: reducing exclusion and increasing inclusion to provide all children and young people with equitable opportunities to learn and develop as independent and valued human beings.

Key strengths of C4IE’s Chief Investigators include: children’s rights, classroom interactions, dis/engagement, equity; student achievement, behaviour, student voice, bullying, inclusive education, learning design and environments, school discipline policy and practice, and teacher-student relationships. Our supervisors are leaders in their fields and offer exceptional mentoring support.

Possible topics include:

  • How can teachers best support students in their social emotional learning/social understanding? Principal supervisor: Dr Sofia Mavropoulou.
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Futures: A study of inclusive teachers embracing risk and innovation. Principal supervisor: Dr James Davis.
  • What will it take to close special schools? A critical analysis of policy, intent, and practice. Supervisors: Dr Glenys Mann and Prof Suzanne Carrington.
  • How can university teaching become more inclusive? Evaluating the impact of universal principles on the engagement and learning of students in tertiary education. Principal supervisor: Dr Sofia Mavropoulou.
  • Building inclusive school environments: Supporting young people’s agency and wellbeing through voice-informed co-design. Principal supervisor: A/Prof Jenna Gillett-Swan.

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