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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 for 2022 open Monday 20 December 2021 and close 5pm, Friday 18 March 2022.

There are two application forms on this page. To apply for the scholarship, you only need to fill out one form.

If you are a Masters student, please fill out the Masters Coursework application form.

If you are a PhD student, please fill out the PhD application form.

The Elisabeth Murdoch Scholarship—Masters Coursework application form

Contact details
Full name of applicant
Academic records

Please enclose copies of academic transcripts via email to ems@nextsense.org.au

Please provide details of your experience in the education and/or support of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Provide details of all professional positions held and any other relevant experience in the field.

(a) How this scholarship will help facilitate your studies.

(b) How your program of study is related to the education and/or support of deaf or hard of hearing children.

(c) The nature of the contribution you will be able to make to this field with this additional qualification.

Details of course
Mode of study *
Financials

If you are receiving financial support (cash or in-kind) in the form of scholarships, grants, support from your employer, government (state or federal) or any other agency, please indicate the source, nature and term.

Application confirmation

Please ensure you have emailed all attachments as requested to ems@nextsense.org.au

I accept the conditions of application. I confirm everything in this application is true, and all required documents have been emailed to ems@nextsense.org.au.

Conditional Submission Checked *

The Elisabeth Murdoch Scholarship—PhD application form

Contact details
Full name of applicant
Academic records

Please email copies of academic transcripts to ems@nextsense.org.au

Please provide details of your experience in the education and/or support of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Provide details of all professional positions held and any other relevant experience in the field.

Details of course/research supervisor(s)
Financials
PhD research statement

Please submit the following documents to ems@nextsense.org.au

Phd Submission Requirements *
Application confirmation

I accept the conditions of application. I confirm everything in this application is true, and all required documents have been emailed to ems@nextsense.org.au

Conditional Submission Checked *

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