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Scholarship details

PhD Scholarship for Education (in Language Education)

Status: Closed

Applications open: 1/04/2018
Applications close: 1/05/2018

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About this scholarship

One PhD scholarship (covering the living stipend for three years), funded by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Award and Curtin University, is available for the holder to conduct research in a project that investigates bi/multilingual, indigenous and English speakers in Australia. The project will explore how linguistic discrimination - a violation of basic human rights based on an individual’s use of language (e.g., how they speak English, different accents, speech styles, indigenous and other additional languages) - is experienced in the everyday online and offline lives of Indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse young Australians. The project aims to generate new knowledge in the area of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics theories, addressing the critical need to review the linguistic disparity experienced by bi/multilingual speakers. The successful PhD student will be supervised by a language education researcher (Dr Sender Dovchin) from the School of Education at Curtin University.

  • Future Students
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Higher Degree by Research
  • Year twelve students
  • Male identifying
  • Female identifying
  • Australian Citizen
  • Australian Permanent Resident
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • Merit Based

$27,094 per annum

Scholarship Details


• Hold an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Language Education, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, Sociolinguistics or related disciplines of high quality.
• Good command of written and spoken English
• Willingness to work with vulnerable young people
• Willingness to work with multicultural and indigenous people
• Willingness to integrate in multilingual research team

Application process

Interested applicants please email your CV, transcripts and expression of interest to Dr Sender Dovchin or Prof Grace Zhang. Please explain why you wish to do your PhD in this specific field and topic. Shortlisted applicant will be contacted to apply for admission via Curtin online e-application:


Enrolment Requirements

• Indicative starting date: May 1, 2018
• Duration: 36 months
• Conduct research in the given theme under the guidance of supervisors
• Publish research results and present them at conferences, workshops, etc.


For more detail or informal discussion of the research project and/or your suitability, please contact:

Dr. Sender Dovchin:

Prof. Grace Zhang:


Further Information

For more detail on the research project, please check the link below and search for Associate Professor Sender Dovchin:


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