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Noah’s Ark in partnership with RMIT University School of Education

Fully Funded PhD Opportunity in Educational Research – Inclusive education.

This is a unique opportunity to undertake a fully funded PhD (fees + living stipend) in educational research. The successful applicant will work with academics at RMIT’s School of Education and with industry partner Noah’s Ark, who are the project funders. The successful applicant will work between the University and the industry partner to design, develop and carry out the research project named below. 

Noah’s Ark in partnership with RMIT University School of Education 

This is a 3 year fully funded PhD (fees + living stipend) in educational research. 

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The applicant will need either a BA (Hons) or a master's degree with at least a 25% research component and a distinction average GPA to be eligible. The scholarship is only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents. 

Prospective candidates should submit an application for admission to the 

PhD program DR209 (Education) as per instructions available on the School of Education website.

At the same time as submitting your application to RMIT, you should email Dr David Armstrong ( and provide:

  1. a curriculum vitae
  2. a short statement of experience, expertise and interests relevant to this PhD topic (no more than two pages).


Applications are open now.

30 September 2026.

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