The Australian Centre for Student Equity and Success acknowledges Indigenous peoples as the Traditional Owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated. With a history spanning 60,000 years as the original educators, Indigenous peoples hold a unique place in Australia. We recognise the importance of their knowledge and culture, and reflect the principles of participation, equity, and cultural respect in our work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future, and consider it an honour to learn from our Indigenous colleagues, partners, and friends.

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Applications are invited from Master and Doctor of Philosophy students with an interest in student equity in higher education to participate in the Australian Centre for Student Equity and Success (ACSES) Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Stipend Scheme.

Now in its 11th year at Curtin, ACSES is a What Works Centre dedicated to advancing equity in higher education through research, trials and evaluation, and data-driven collaborations.

The ACSES HDR Stipend Scheme is an opportunity for the Centre to help develop Australia’s next generation of researchers. Successful applicants will receive $10,000 to scope out a research project that will lead to the development of a journal paper manuscript suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal in the field of higher education.

Interested applicants must be students enrolled in either a Master by Research degree or equivalent (AQF Level 9) or a Doctor of Philosophy degree or equivalent (AQF Level 10) at any one of Australia’s Table A Provider universities.

Students from all disciplines are invited to apply, but research projects must be on a topic relating to equity in Australian higher education practice and policy.

Applications open on Friday, 15 December 2023 and close at 4pm (AWST) on Friday, 29 March 2024. ACSES will acknowledge receipt of all applications submitted, and outcomes will be announced in May 2024.

For more information on the ACSES HDR Stipend Scheme, including details on how to apply, please refer to the below.