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Call for applications 2017

  1. The NTEU Carolyn Allport Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies by research – $5000 per year for a maximum of 3 years. This scholarship has been created in recognition of Dr Carolyn Allport’s contribution to the leadership and development of the Union in her 16 years as National President.
  2. The NTEU Joan Hardy Scholarshp for post-graduate nursing research – $5000. The scholarship recognises the contribution the late Joan Hardy made to higher education and higher education unionism in over 30 years of activism.

The application deadline for both scholarships is Friday 28 July 2017. 

Further information: See below for further details.

Contact person: Helena Spyrou, Union Education Officer; t: +61 3 9254 1910; e: [email protected]; a: PO Box 1323, South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

Carolyn Allport Scholarship for postgraduate feminist studies, by research. 

$5000 per year for a maximum of 3 years.

The NTEU has established a postgraduate scholarship in feminist studies in recognition of Dr Carolyn Allport’s contribution to the leadership and development of the Union in her 16 years as National President.

Dr Carolyn Allport was National President of the NTEU from 1994 to 2010. Carolyn became a prominent lobbyist at both the national and international levels including as a consultant for UNESCO, through Education International. Described as a ‘warrior for women’, Carolyn was tenacious in advocating for women’s rights to employment equity. She was particularly influential in the struggle for paid parental establishing the NTEU as the leader in setting high benchmarks for other unions and employers to match.

Carolyn is also recognised as a leading advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, employment and social justice. Within the NTEU structure, she was a driving force to ensure that Indigenous business is core NTEU business. Prior to becoming NTEU National President, Carolyn worked as an academic for over 20 years at Macquarie University in New South Wales.

Her teaching and research publications were in the areas of economic history, urban politics, public housing and women’s history.

Applications

The scholarship will be available for a woman undertaking postgraduate feminist studies, by research, in any discipline.

The scholarship will be paid in yearly instalments for up a maximum of 3 years.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in postgraduate studies, by research, in an academic award of an Australian public university.

Applications should include the following information:

  • A current CV
  • Details of current study focus – what question is being examined and its value to feminism
  • Evidence of award enrolment
  • Expected date of completion of award
  • References from the relevant supervisor and head of research committee of the university where enrolled.
  • Evidence of trade union membership from the relevant trade union.

Further information:

Helena Spyrou
NTEU Education & Training Officer
PO Box 1323, South Melbourne VIC 3205

email [email protected]



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