PESA has awarded two doctoral scholarships since 2006. It is delighted that many awardees have now completed their PhDs. Some have now published books, others have gained jobs and promotions and contributed to the society, including being on PESA Executive and organising PESA conferences. This energy and input from our newer scholars augurs well for PESA's future.

The Society offers up to two scholarships each year to further the interests of the Society and to encourage doctoral students to engage with philosophical issues in education. The value of each scholarship is AUD 10,000. Any scholarship awarded will be according to the terms of the PESA Doctoral Scholarships Policy as published on this website and updated from time to time. Applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their application.

Extra information for applicants is available in the PESA Scholarship Policy - pdf.

Please Note: The closing date for scholarship applications in any given year will be 1st May as indicated in the application form.

All enquiries about scholarships should be emailed to the Scholarships Subcommittee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The aims of PESA

(1) The objects of the Society are-
(a) to promote the advancement of, and research and teaching in, the Philosophy of Education;
(b) to organise meetings and conferences on topics of interest to Philosophy of Education;
(c) to provide a clearinghouse of relevant published information, including a register of members, their qualifications, publications and appointments; and
(d) to publish appropriate material related to Philosophy of Education in the Society's journal Educational Philosophy and Theory and in other appropriate forms of publication.

Accordingly, in the spirit of (1) (a)-(d), the PESA Executive welcomes requests from members for financial support to host conferences, seminars, symposia, and other events consistent with the objects of the Society. The PESA Execeutive also applications from members for grants to support research projects in philosophy of education. PESA also offers an annual Book award to encourage publication of works in the philosophy of education.

Please see the following links for guidelines and information on how to apply for our available awards and grants.

Application Deadlines

There are now two rounds of funding for event support and research grants:
Applications for the first round of funding close on the 1st of May, 2020.
Applications for the second round close on the 1st of October, 2020.
Funding application for amounts of AUD 1000.00 or less are accepted throughout the year.
Applications for the book award must be submitted by the 1st of May, 2020.

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