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The Elisabeth Murdoch Scholarship

This scholarship is for postgraduate coursework or research students specialising in the field of deafness and hearing loss.

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In 1988, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch established a scholarship fund aimed at developing expertise in, and knowledge of, deafness.

Today, NextSense, as the trustee, awards this scholarship every two years.

Early childhood, educational, and health professionals are invited to apply for a scholarship to:

  • undertake studies in the field of hearing loss and deafness
  • conduct research in fields that add to the evidence base for family-centred early intervention services in support of children who are deaf.

Studies must be undertaken at a Masters or PhD level at a tertiary institute in Australia.

Offer holders for the Master of Disability Studies in the deaf/hard of hearing specialisation are invited to apply.

About the scholarship

Value: based on the needs of the applicant up to a maximum value of $5,000 per year for a two-year master's course and $10,000 per year for a two-year PhD research.

Eligibility: open to offer holders from an Australian university in the relevant fields.

Selection criteria: the scholarship is awarded based on need, relevance, quality of the study or research and overall contribution to advancing education in the field of deafness and hearing loss.

Selection process:

  • written applications submitted via the form/s below are reviewed. Note that applicants must have an offer from an Australian university in the relevant field before applications will be assessed
  • shortlisted applicants may be invited to present to the selection committee
  • successful applicants will be notified. This may take up to three months
  • recipients will be sent a scholarship agreement to review and sign.

How to apply

Applications are currently closed.

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