PhD Scholarship in Early Childhood Education

Monash University Faculty of Education


Conceptual PlayLab PhD Scholarship for Research in Early Childhood Education

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $28,000 p.a. pro rata tax exempt stipend

The Opportunity

Do you have a passion for Early Childhood Education? Do you want to make a contribution to knowledge through research?

The Conceptual PlayLab PhD Scholarship is offered for full-time research at postgraduate level in the Faculty of Education at Monash University. The award is available to an applicant to undertake a PhD under the supervision of Laureate Professor Marilyn Fleer as a part of her government-funded research project in Early Childhood SET (Science, Engineering and Technology) Education.

The awardee will be determined by a panel in a merit-based selection process, and will complete their PhD under supervision of a minimum of two academic supervisors, including Professor Fleer, from the Faculty of Education at Monash.

Candidate Requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • be a domestic candidate
  • have the necessary qualifications, such as a research masters or honours year to meet the selection requirements into the doctoral program (see Monash Education PhD entry requirements)
  • be enrolling full time and on campus
  • not already hold a PhD
    The successful applicant will be expected to enrol by 30th June 2021, but there may be some flexibility regarding the date of commencement.


Monash Education Graduate Research Office


Phone: +61 9905 2770

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)

Scholarship applicants must complete the online EOI form including details of their proposed research topic by the closing date.

Closing Date

Friday 30 April 2021, 11:55 pm AEST

In your application, please refer to


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