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Alison Lee 'Theory in Educational Research' Scholarships

The Alison Lee ‘Theory in Educational Research’ Scholarships

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Deadline for applications for the Sunshine Coast Workshop is 8 October 2018. 

AARE has established the Alison Lee ‘Theory in Educational Research’ Scholarships to assist postgraduate students and early career researchers to attend the theory workshops. Professor Alison Lee, who passed away in 2012, is remembered for her strong advocacy for research training opportunities, including networking, for novice researchers. She was a member of the AARE Executive and was passionate about the pedagogy of doctoral education. Her research focused on the changing nature of the university and how this related to the world of work, the professions and social participation. She emphasised strong critical educational research and practice and promoted the development of inter-professional relationships. This was evident in her work that supported doctoral education. She wrote widely on doctoral supervision and academic writing and generously supported doctoral students throughout her career.

The AARE theory workshops are held in different locations across Australia each year and they provide opportunities for novice researchers to be immersed in theory, to consider how theory applies to their research, to learn from expert researchers, and to network with experienced researchers as well as other novice researchers.

Postgraduate students and early career researchers (within five years of being awarded a doctorate) are invited to apply. Each year AARE offers up to six scholarships valued at up to $1500 each, generally offering two for each theory workshop weekends that are conducted. An individual can be awarded only one scholarship.

Applications should be submitted on the form provided. The application has two parts:

A statement by the applicant (up to 500 words) explaining how the scholarship will benefit the applicant and enable the research training values that Alison Lee was so passionate about. A statement by the Head of School, Associate Dean of Research or Supervisor of the applicant (up to 200 words) in support of the application.

Applications will be considered by a panel, which will include members of the AARE Executive. The panel’s decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entered into. Applications should be sent to by the appropriate due date:

Further information about Alison Lee, her support of research training and her academic work can be found at:

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