Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Research

The Early Childhood Interdisciplinary Research group is offering one PhD scholarship to attract a domestic candidate to grow the evidence-base supporting interdisciplinary research in the early years.

The scholarship will be awarded on a competitive basis to students undertaking innovative research aligned with one or more of the priorities below:

1: Early childhood interdisciplinary practice in regional Australia

In this theme we explore models of interdisciplinary practice in the first 2000 days and how successful models could be translated to optimise outcomes for infants and children in regional Australia.

2: International children’s communication

In this theme we explore how interdisciplinary practice can be harnessed to privilege children's rights and communication capacity.

3: Listening to children’s perspectives using drawing

In this theme we explore how children's drawings enable communication to transcend the inherent disciplinarity within education, health and wellbeing

  • Eligibility
    • Commencing a Charles Sturt University PhD program
    • Enrolling as a full-time student
    • Evidence of Academic Merit (Honours Level 2A or above or equivalent)
    • Research experience relevant to the proposed project
  • Award value

    The scholarship provides the following benefits:

    Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $28,854 per annum (2022 rate), payable in fortnightly instalments.

    Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period of three years for PhD at full-time study.

    Operating Funds: Scholarship candidates are allocated an allowance to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with a candidate’s research.

  • Scholarship duration

    Three years FTE

Applications are open and will close 13 June 2022.

Applicants must apply via an Expression of Interest.